Yesterday, I spent some time with someone dear to me, and I was reminded of some things.
1. Being around good people makes all the difference
2. Having a discussion is good for the soul.
3. I am not responsible for others' happiness.
4. Love is key
I am blessed. Every day I live, I'm a success. Waiting on God is a painful exercise of faith. I can't give up on dreams, they rob God of his Omnipotence and my faith in Him. If I give up, I'm robbing God. I'm okay with disappointing self, but God, it's not negotiable.
When I was born in this country, I won the lottery. It pains me to think of what life could've been had this not been. How far I've come? It's remarkable. Remembering the pain is a necessary evil for me. It reinforces my thankfulness, it fuels the fire of who I need to be.
I bought a bangle yesterday. It reads: Blessed
Two of the places I've been blessed to see are Washington, D.C. and Assisi, Italy.
The nation's capital used to give me hope, now it just brings me cynicism. I need to believe that the capital of the nation I love, can be a nation under God. Where our legal tender, with its In God we trust means something. Where we stand firm, yet love one another.
Assisi, Italy- The country I most wanted to visit as a teen. As I walked into that town, walked into that church, heard the music play, and let myself feel the love of the God. After walking out and finding a German father, who was not an American because he spoke English, yet reassuring us because we could understand him was a blessing.
Venice was a close second because it's a place I originally didn't want to visit, and yet it was one of my favorites.
I have two dreams on my heart, but I will not let them go. I need to trust God will fulfill the desires of my heart.
I hope that God will give you what you need.