It’s been a minute since I have put my fingers to work on a post, and it feels…I’m not sure how it feels. But I’m gonna write and I hope you read. My aim is not to write soley for entertainment purposes, but if you chuckle or smile whilst reading that is a definite bonus. My aim is to encourage you to think, reflect and then act…make a move…hopefully towards God and the good things in life.
In the last few days, two beautiful women I know have passed on. Two very unfortunate circumstances, and two sets of ‘they had so much more to live for’.
Death doesn’t usually move me to tears, but yesterday I found myself hysterically saying to God that ‘this was unfair’. One of my biggest cheerleaders passed away yesterday, I thought about how much my cousin had achieved in her short time on earth. I thought of all she had given, and how much more she had to give.
Achievement isn’t just about the accolades and tangible things you acquire, it is about the impact that you make. The way you inspire others, your ability to encourage and pull the best of those you meet.
My uncle wisely reminded me that while she was young, she lived a good life and this may have just been her time and we are to cherish the beautiful memories we shared.
Thinking about how kind, loving, caring and giving she was I went on Instagram and scrolled through one of my favourite bloggers page Kyrzayda Rodriguez. I started following Kyrzayda a couple of years ago because I was in love with her hair, but she also had amazing style! But as she shared with us her battle with cancer, I had a new found love and respect for her. Even in her dying days she kept working, to inspire us, to encourage us. She fought the fight with cancer fiercely but with so much grace – to her followers and readers she never gave up, and even in her dying moments she wanted to continue giving.
I woke up today telling myself
You Mustn’t Stop Giving. You Mustn’t Stop Doing.
Do It For Yourself First, Then Do For Others.
Whatever your ‘IT’ is, do it till you can’t do it anymore, give it till you can no longer give it.
So my ‘doing it’ for today is putting out this post. I feel tempted to include disclaimers of the quality of this post, the images used…but this will be an excuse for me not giving it.
So today 01.10.18 I encourage you to DO IT, and give IT your absolute best shot.
Happy new month
In truth and with love,