- Love as if love never ends.
- Create time for family.
- Your mom will always be your best friend.
- Hubbies are God’s gift to show who you can still become.
- Motherhood is never final.
- Work to be recognized, but more importantly, work to self-actualize.
- Friendships should never feel forced.
- Prayer time is cultivated and prioritized above all.
- Marriage is God journeying with you both in love.
- Trials are embraced, for it is in tasting bitter that we appreciate what’s sweet.
- Live life unapologetically.
- If you can, give.
- God gives us everything, all He asks is faith.
- It is in silence that we find the answers.
- Sing like there’s no tomorrow.
- Enjoy a cup of really good cappuccino.
- Great things happen when you believe.
- Money should always be a means to propel love, not stifle it.
- When you listen to your heart, you listen to what’s true.
- You will meet people who’ll break your heart, but have people who will help mend it together
- In trial, ask, “What do I need to work on Lord?”
- Find time to be alone with your thoughts.
- When you are gifted a best friend, cherish the gift for the rest of your life.
- It is human to envy, but wipe it immediately with gratefulness.
- If someone hurts you, hurt for awhile but don’t dwell on it. Life wasn’t made to focus on the pain, but what you become because of it.
- Remember: You. Are. Special. (Repeat)
- Smile. When you wake up and before going to sleep.
- Mindfully experience the “moments”.
- Opportunities come to you because God intended it.
- Be confident in your gifts but humble in your prayers.
- Remember, your work should always lift you up, not tear you down.
- Find your truth first so you will never have to lie.
- Embrace differences and smile in spite of them.
- In the end, what matters is how well you lived.
I suffer from an ironic kind of dichotomy.
I love myself yet I know that I do not really love myself. Though I like who I became, I cannot say I am fully embracing who I really am.
I am very competitive, yet I hold myself back every time I want to be the center of attention.
I am very outspoken. Though I bite my tongue when I am not very comfortable with my environment.
I love presenting to people, yet I do not necessarily take the opportunity to shine more often, taking a backseat, wanting to be in the sidelines.
I believe I can be a good host, a good speaker, a good presenter, but I shy away when asked, only letting go fully when I am forced to present.
I love how I drive for results, but I tend to slow down for fear of wanting too much.
I feel guilty with wanting to be on top of the corporate ladder – for fear of not being a good mom.
I hold myself accountable for aiming so high. I hold back thinking it is so prideful.
I shy away from opportunities to shine for fear of being “out there” too much.
I deliberately try to be low key. But I really am not.
I do not know why but I feel like I am not fully free.
I love some people who are extremely comfortable in their own skin, and show so much of themselves, uncaring and unapologetic.
I feel like I filter more than I need to. For fear of judgment. For fear of being talked about.
I fear rejection, not being able to belong. I fear dreaming too big, too fast, even if I know in my heart I am capable, and I have the gift for it.
I know I can go a long way, but I set lower expectations for fear that wanting so much means that I am not content with where I am and where God put me.
I realize that anything less than my perceived potential and what I am capable of is injustice because God expects us to multiply His gifts, not keep it hidden. For He gave these gifts always for good.
For what is a gift if unused?
A potential if untapped?
A dream if unrealized?
A goal if unaccomplished?
And so I pray to God to give me the courage to shed off a little bit of “me” everyday, letting go and letting it be.
I shouldn’t be afraid. Because God made us and God never, ever, makes mistakes.