#ThankfulThursday- I love you!

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Everything about you is special. It’s your differences (flaws) that sets you apart from the rest. Embrace it, inhale it, respect it, LOVE it!

I don’t know who you are but I love you. It has nothing to do with your looks, your talents, your skills or anything else other than you simply being you. I am connected to you. When you hurt, I hurt.  When you cry, I cry. When you rejoice, so do I. My desire is to help you, not harm you. Whatever you need from me, within my ability to make happen, I will do it. It’s my love for you that takes me over the edge.  It’s my compassion that makes me go beyond.  I am here for you!images-52

Don’t be afraid or ashamed of me because  I look or talk differently. Don’t turn or run me away. I have something powerful to give and it’s enough for you to share.  I show you love, I offer peace, I give you me. You can count on me being everywhere and in everything. I can help you gain it all but you mustn’t overlook me. I am DIVERSITY!

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Allow people to be who they are; for in doing this you’re showing love and freedom in who you are. Truth is, it’s only when you love yourself you can truly love others!

(Leave a comment, share the post, love diversity!! Humans aren’t going anywhere. Get over it and LOVE already!)

Much Love,

Tracy B

I see what it is now…..

We were so young, so clean, so unaware of the Future, but I’m  Present for it NOW!! I usually don’t post personal pictures but this one really spoke to me.

A friend of mine came across some pictures I’d left over some years back and I, like anyone else had to look through them. I smiled, laughed, got a little choked up over some but for the most part they were all beautiful memories. Then, I came across this picture. I tried to bypass after gazing but I couldn’t. Their eyes called out, which made me take notice. I thought of where I was mentally at that time and wanted to revisit her, him, them and thought, if I could just go back to that moment I would  warn them of a time they’ll face in life that I’ve called ‘the valley’  I know it sounds strange but that’s what I felt when this picture touched my hand. We,my brother Cortez and I, were attending my cousin Germaine’s wedding. Our outer appearance screamed we’re ready, focused, and determined  but our eyes, the keys to our souls, spoke confusion, distracted and make-believe. (Side note) I’m not the ‘me’ I was in the picture but I love and respect her for all she’s had to endure. She fought with just a glimmer of hope, no real direction, but that little bit of hope has gotten her to ME. Praise God!

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My desire in sharing this is hopes that someone who may be experiencing ‘the valley’ of what I’ve gone through can learn to embrace the journey of it, knowing all of it, good, bad, or indifferent, is working for good.

I would tell us, my brother Cortez and I, that we don’t know much of anything and what we think we know to be truth will change over time. I would tell us to live life without limitations and be free in being who we creatively are for that will bring us true happiness. I would warn us that everyone that says they believe in us don’t, but don’t feel any heartbreak, it’s best this way. I would warn us that the very people we depended on then will not be around for us to continuously lean on but do not despair, it’s best this way. That the hard times are really here to show us what we’re made of, what’s inside that needs to come out. It’s not to kill us or make us give up or feel defeated, but to show us the valley times are when we become completed. It’s a time of testing  with the benefits being learned lessons of never repeating that same test. It’s a time when you learn that decisions based  on mastered emotions were birth from overcoming roller coaster emotions first. It’s when we learn we don’t need anyone or anything and solely trust in ourselves.  We leaned this because other’s have either gone on to glory or turned their backs and walked away like they were never there.  It’s when we find our purpose and define our destiny because we’re now isolated without distractions and can finally hear. It’s when we learn the true meaning of faith and seeing things unseen spiritually manifest physically. This only happened because we had so much hate and were determined to prove the naysayers wrong. It’s when we learn the meaning of discernment and how our choices based on discernment is our own. It’s also when we learn our choices of yesterday, good or bad, shapes our tomorrow.  We learn so much during the valley times and it’s all due to some hardship along the way so don’t give up, don’t try to stop it  or speed it up, or get stuck thinking it will always be this way. Don’t let go of yourself. You MUST keep going because each test shows you, YOU. You can breeze through this if you stop fighting and start following, believing and trusting in you..  

Always remember the warning given before take off of any flight. They advise,  in case of emergency FIRST place on your oxygen mask THEN go and assist someone else. The moral of the story is ‘ you can’t help anyone until you’ve helped yourself’.  ‘The valley’ is strategic in teaching you to help yourself. Embrace it – it’s all working for your good anyway!

I love you,

Tracy B

A letter to you…..

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There’s more to you but for some reason you’re afraid to show it.

You’ve spent so much time replaying what someone else spoke over your life that it has become your goal to achieve. It’s not who you are, that’s why they label you liar. You are not being authentic to the true you.  You know who you are. You know what you tell yourself internally.  You know what you’re replaying is a lie. Stop being afraid! Believe what you’re speaking about yourself.  Believe that dream you had 3 years ago. Believe that vision you had 7 days ago.  Believe that good thought you had 1 minute ago.  It’s not going to hurt you to believe in your greatness. It hurts when you live a lie that you don’t even believe.

It’s time out for excuses and explanations. It doesn’t sit well with you anyway. You can’t even sleep at night. You toss and turn looking for a remedy; a pill, a drink, a smoke, but nothing really helps. When you can end your day knowing you are at peace with you and the decisions you’ve made, then you’ll find great rest. When you experience great rest, you’re refreshed for the present day awaiting your consciousness. When you’re refreshed, you make better decisions. When you make better decisions, you experience peace. When you’re peaceful, you experience great rest. All this says is your actions are the determining factors in your life’s outcome.

If you have a problem with where you are in life, then by all means please take action and charge over it. Your family, enemies, fr-enemies, and whoever else you look to blame is not the escape route to your happiness or demise. We didn’t come into this world sharing hearts (even twins are individuals). This is your life. Believe what you know to be true about you. Stand in your truth. Be authentic, be bold, be brilliant, be You.

A ship sinks, not because of the water around it but by the water that got in it. It doesn’t matter what’s going on around you or being said about you, allow only good to enter from this day forth. Don’t worry what others say. I believe in you! Now what are you going to do with your life?

Much Love,

Tracy B

 

 

Do you remember when you started lying?????

We say the pledge of allegiance but why???

He’s showing me so much. I can’t type or write fast enough to contain it all. He took me back to childhood when I would be forced to stand and pledge allegiance to the flag. ‘One nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.’ For all of who I asked. I can see the shape of this world today. There’s not much love in this world. Instead of people stepping up to make a difference they’re recording from a distance.  Instead of people helping the poor, especially the rich, we talk down with judgment but we’re just one paycheck shy of being in the same predicament. Instead of forgiving people for the wrongs they do or have done, we label folk mistakes and even constantly replay the day they fell victim to such wrong. Yet we pledge ‘one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.’

america-2So, for the sake of argument, lets say the majority of this world confesses Christianity and read the bible. With that being the case, we know the word says God forgives and even throws our sins into a sea of forgetfulness. We appreciate that, well I know I do. We thank God for such grace and mercy, for hiding our sins from others. However, it amazes me we don’t have that same compassion or tolerance for others. How dare we desire God’s forgiveness and we don’t care to forgive. We even make memorials of it so that others wont forgive or forget. Yet we pledge ‘one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.’

Remember, the manner in which you treat others will be the manner of your treatment from others. You want love, show love! Choose to forgive and forget, so that when we pledge ‘one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all’ we really mean it. Then we’ll see the hands of God heal our lives and land!!

Much Love,

Tracy B