Category Archives: You Can’t Define Me

motivation and inspiration

It Wasn’t Happenstance…It Was Destiny

They say life is a series of random happenstances if you take one step to the left instead of the right you could set off a series of events that change the course of your life. But when it comes to you I suspect there was more than happenstance at play. With you I believe it was destiny.

Because it was on the day that I met you I turned left when I always turned right and there you were. I knew immediately that everything up until that moment was preparing me for you. Every step I had ever taken was leading me to you. I had unknowingly been walking a path toward you my whole life.

No one ever has and no one ever will make me feel the way you did when you first:

Smiled at me
Made me laugh
Held my hand
Kissed me
Said I love you

As crazy as it sounds I know that when I turned left when I always turned right it wasn’t happenstance it was destiny.

Because of You

Because of you I want to be the man that

Opens your door.
Cooks your dinner.
Gives you flowers just because.

Because of you I want to be the man that

Takes the time to truly understand you.
Supports and encourages you.
Fulfills your wants and desires.

Because of you I want to be the man that

Is a strong shoulder for you to lean on.
Is a sounding board for you to vent to.

Because of you I want to be the man that

Never stop telling you I love with my words.
Never stop showing you I love her with my actions.

Because of you I want to be the man that

With every kiss leave you lost in the moment of passion so powerful it says I will always love you and I will never leave your side.

Because of you I want to be that man.Be the man

Shhh Be Quiet It’s Raining

Shhh be quiet
Be still and listen closely
Do you hear it?
It’s raining

Some curse the rain but that is only because they have never taken the time to listen to it’s voice. But if you listen closely you’ll hear it as it talks to us. Each shower unique. Hear it yell as its thunderclaps explode above you. Hear it whisper as it’s drops touch down around you.
Feel it as it softly touches your skin. Take it all in because rain is nature’s way of talking us, cleansing our very souls as it cleanses the earth.  Lighting the sky to guide us through the darkness, washing away the past and showering the seed to a new beginning.

Shhh be quiet it’s raining and there is nothing more beautiful than that.

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We are not perfect but this is who we are

We should understand that we may be:

Flawed
Weird
Moody
Quirky
Stubborn

That we have failed before and will fail again.

We are not perfect but it is who we are, Imperfections and all. But our imperfections alone do not define us because each new sunrise brings a chance to break free of society’s judgmental eye and step out of the box it believes we belong in. To embrace who and what we are because it is precisely who and what we are that makes each and everyone of us special and once we accept that we will be able to see that nothing is impossible when we put our faith in the Lord and dare to dream.

Life – The Continuous Journey

Ups and downs

Twist and turns

Endless roads and dead-ends

Life is a continuous journey defined by one experience after another. Not all these experiences are pleasant in fact some of them are downright unpleasant but here’s what we need to understand about those unpleasant experiences.  As much, if not more than, the pleasant the unpleasant has shaped us into who we are at this moment.  The key is how we treat those experiences.

Will we let it paralyze us with fear?

As children we feared the boogeyman but as we grew older we realized that there was no such thing as the boogeyman and there was nothing to fear. As adults we must grasp the concept there is no such thing as fear.  Fear is only a state of mind it is not real.  Many of us fear the unpleasant thought of failure, but failure is not something to fear. Failure is something to learn from, to grow from, to gain strength from. Failure can be our most powerful motivator if looked at through the proper lens

Will we let it scar us?

Yes, some experiences will scar us there is no denying that, we cannot escape that, we cannot pretend the experience did not occur. But we can embrace it. We can wear our scars proudly as a symbol of our rebirth, our survival. A sign that we fell but got back up and we are stronger for doing so.

It is only when we accept that all of our experiences are but stops in our continuous journey of growth that we will be able to unlock our minds and our hearts to our true potential.

Thursday

Good Morning all we wake to another day thanks to the Lord our God and that day is Thursday. Thursday! Yeah I know Thursday just that day you’ve got to grind through to get to Friday. But let’s make this Thursday one to remember. Go out be bold today. Do something you’ve been wanting to do but were to afraid too, as long as it’s legal 😄. Treat yourself to a gift, as long as it doesn’t break the bank.  Take that special someone to lunch or dinner. Buy that special someone roses for no reason other than to say I you love, yes that means you too ladies. Do whatever it takes because Thursday isn’t just that day you have to grind through to get to Friday Thursday can be whatever you want it to be. So make it great! 

Embrace the Positive. Discard the Negative.

Take a minute to take stock of your life. Identify who and what is a positive influence. Be that by their guidance, friendship or love. Embrace them and move forward with them. Then negative influences? Discard them and move on. Everyone and everything can not come along with you on your path. Reaching for the stars is hard enough by itself don’t let yourself be weighed down by those that bring only negativity to the table.