Everyone dies... but not everyone really, truly lives. Let us make it our mission to LIVE before we die!
If last year taught me anything of value it is this: No matter what calamity befalls us in our lives, we must continue to LIVE, OUT LOUD. Sounds pretty elementary, doesn't it? But there are some things that can cripple us if we don't keep our wits about us.
Has anything ever brought you down to your knees...I mean broke you all the way down?
While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation.
Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
Anxiety, frustration, and worry can crowd, congest the mind and affect our every action. We may find ourselves pacing the floor, biting our nails, turning the bottle up, snorting, smoking, banging; you know, whatever your personal pacifier, trip or hang up may be! Only The Creator knows what we had to come thru just to be here now... Some have come thru addictions and substance abuse; some have come thru divorce, some have come thru child abuse and rape; some have come thru mistakes, trouble, and woe; some have come thru secrets that you've never told anyone about and scars, which have left you with the inability to communicate with anyone.
Last year, last month, just yesterday we could have breathed our last breath... but you and I are still here, and for that, we can give God praise!!!
So after the dawning of my drama, my crisis, my milepost, I've decided to use it, not as some woe-is-me downer, but as a lesson, a call to action, and a sign from my Creator as bright as a burning bush to LIVE my life to the fullest!
I just want to encourage you who may be reading this, YOU, yes you, to do the same! LIVE YOUR to the fullest!!! No matter what comes up before you, keep on living it, whether you fail or fly... keep grinding your individual grind until you die! You may have to stumble, fall, bust your ass, every now and then, but keep on living! Trust me, those other crabs in your bucket, your competitors, enemies and haters will HATE that resilence in you.
Life is a dance, and yes, sometimes, you may have to sit this particular dance out, but the music will keep on playing and jamming on the one.
So, like a drowning man snatches for a lifeguard, or a starving hip-hop artist (or writer) might snatch at a contract, and the obese might snatch at sweets, damn it... Snatch JOY!
That's it. That's all.
Always Be Encouraged and Be Blessed!!!
And yes, in the Spirit of Survival and Self-Celebration: Happy Natal Day To Me!