In the beginning of 2017 I claimed it would be the year of “the do over”. I wasn’t quite  sure where or how to start. I had spent the last 2 years reading scriptures and journaling. I wasn’t happy with what I was seeing around me and spent a lot of time fixing and mending situations and circumstances that surrounded me.  What I learned along the way was that I was never supposed to “fix” anyone or anything.  I was trying to fix my life from the outside , when my focus was supposed to be changing from the inside out. Common sense right?? Transformation takes time and it can be painful at times. Was it all worth it…absolutely!! I’ve learned over time to be content in circumstances, that the circumstances are opportunities to mold you into the person you are supposed to be.  They teach you that you are bigger than your problems and that your are stronger than you think….we are meant to be overcomers not victims. Changing your mind and making a decision to refuse to sink is a decision  each person has to make in their own time.

In a time, where I feel people are less relational and being bombarded with all kinds of images it would be nice to be a part of a community where people to come together and share experiences; as well as, share how they have learned to overcome.  For me I’ve held onto my faith and am willing to share what I’ve learned along the way. Maybe others of done it differently, regardless of how you do it I think its important for people not to feel isolated or alone.  I think there is great value in encouraging people not to give up and to build people not break them. Sometimes people just want to be heard and sometimes people just need a different perspective, a fresh lens to help you see a little better. If you have nothing to leave in this world I believe you can leave a fingerprint on someones life even if its just one person, that says you where here you mattered and had an opportunity to help build another person up. Refuse to sink….and join in.

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