I have been honored to be a part of a group of friends that I so affectionately call my family!
There is no coincidence that I am occupying this space at this moment in my life. No, I am not the booming business owner, wife, mother or billionaire (yes, I said billionaire!) that I am going to be yet, but I am learning some valuable lessons in this stage of life.
I am beginning to understand that this is the foundation to ever good thing....my character...my good character...my integral character! A character that understands that my word is only as valuable as the action that is taken to make that word come into fruition.
Taking Lessons From a "Miracle Fruit"
There is a tiny little berry that has become popular in the last few years called the "Miracle Fruit" or it's scientific name Synsepalum dulcificum. Although the fruit is flavorless it has amazing properties that psych tastebuds into thinking sour, bitter and spicy tasting foods are really sweet.
Pretty awesome in my book, and gave me a new found way to greet life. Yes, things that we take in are sometimes sour and downright nasty, but we don't have to ingest it that way. In other words, it's not always the trial that makes a trial bad, but how we perceive that particular trial.
We have all heard the saying about lemons that rings true. Lemons don't always have to be sour if we take the time to find out how to make those lemons lemonade!
The ugly bouts of low and high self-esteem happen, but do not have to take over!
I admittedly have bouts of both from time to time, and am learning new ways to overcome both. There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance, as well as surety and insecurity. Well, the fine line I want to walk folks! As a matter of fact, I am determined to walk the fine line, not teetering on either extreme. A determination that has a healthy attitude and outlook on who God has really created me to be!
Simply put..the best is yet to come!
In its blank state
It's coming together quite nicely!
So, thank you Nerd family! You inspire me to press forward more than you know! I love you all!
Pearls of Wisdom:
The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you.
~ Kendal Hailey