Disclaimer: I wrote this in 2011 and I just found it again but it is still relevant. I had to share it with you, hope you enjoy!
For My Girls…You Are Leaders In My World…
It is absolutely important that today you start to become the real you. You no longer have the luxury of being mediocre and great at times; the world needs you at your best. In order to become this Great woman that you are you have to stop being the person that you use to be. You can no longer carry around hurt and pain from the past. You can no longer blame your new spouse for your ex’s faults. You cannot be angry at your sister for that thing that happened that time. You can no longer be jealous, judgmental and confused. And you can’t be impatient with the car in front of you for going the speed limit because you decided to sleep that extra 10 minutes and now you are running late. We have to be bigger and better. The world needs us to be.
I for one have tried the relationship thing and failed miserably each time. I have mastered the smoking thing until it made me sick, I have been bad and ugly as it gets, said things that I wish I could take back…but I can’t. Now it is time for me to work on Beautiful and Great! In order to become the new me, I must start by forgiving the old me. I forgive her for those cruel, nasty, unladylike words she allowed to come out of her mouth at times. I forgive her for ignoring obvious warning signs, not paying attention to stop signs and wasting so much of my time. I forgive her for not always being honest with herself about herself and about the people she allowed in her life. I forgive her for not loving herself so much that love from anywhere else would just be bonus. Today I FORGIVE her.
Now, I must surround myself by only Good People, make sure I pray more, enjoy being outside in the beautiful weather as much as possible and inhale the fresh air. I am going to make sure I take care of my health so that I can age gracefully, peacefully. I will confront my issues right away so they don’t fester and build. I will be more generous and kind to strangers, greeting people with smiles and hello’s and understanding if they don’t return the gesture…because I’ve done that before. I must maintain a clear and focused mind so that I can hear God’s voice more so I will always know what move to make.
Don’t mess this up. This time it is too important. It is bigger than you or anything you have ever imagined. Stop living in this fantasy world of foolishness and dividing your greatness with moments of blissful pleasures and unnecessary distractions. Become the woman you’re destined to be in this reality. God has already written and planned you to be great! He is crying for your attention so that he can give you everything your heart desires. But if you keep asking for the wrong things and allowing yourself to be distracted by worldly things it will be hard for Him to give you what you really need (to those that much is given, much is required). To live out of this world you must really live out of this world, every single day. Your spirit is too powerful to be suppressed.
You have to change now. People are dying in massive amounts around the world from natural disasters, children are killing their parents, fish are washing up on the shores, and they are poisoning us through our food. We have to get strong. We are powerful women and it is time for us to tap into it like never before, stand together and change this world. Time is not waiting on you nor will it guarantee you another opportunity like this. Momentum is the hardest thing to get back. Pay attention to the lessons you’ve learned…they will guide you along this journey.