“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically – to say no to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger yes burning inside.”
~ Stephen Covey (thanks Fran)!
The quote above and the song below reflect the same ideals- just described in different ways. Never consider that YOUR priorities are not important. While I do feel (because I have dealt with the results of ruthless people pushing a so called “spiritual agenda”) what is important to you is important.; this does not give you license to run over other people but certainly frees you to say NO! No, I don’t have time to do….. No, I will not be able to attend…. Be strong, stand up for yourself.
Finding YOU is a journey. This journey should start from the past, work its way up to your NOW and reflect all you truly desire in YOUR future. If you are not looking out for you- who else will and who else SHOULD?
Be of strong courage- Say yes to yourself with love, and in joy.
I Still cry when I hear this song. Something about the raw honesty of wanting a “true” family and family HOME. Please know that while we all have not had the best of childhoods, forgive what you can-let go of what no longer serves you and find your real family. All of us belong to a “spiritual” family. This is the “family member” that you click with immediately, the one person you have stayed in touch with long after you or they left a job. Those chance meetings that bring both friendship, solidarity and joy to both of your lives. It is here for you. That I can assure you of!
Be blessed and thanks for reading!
Michelle D. Smith is a visionary and spiritual gladiator seeking to share awareness with many. She is a published author who writes a relationship column for Black Refer.com.The different niches for each site allow her to reach a variety of people to amuse, entertain and inspire.
Her self published book, My Life As A Mermaid was selected for inclusion in the Baltimore County Public Library's Local Author collection!