Sunday, December 30, 2018

How Does Your Garden Grow!!

Why, why does this happen??
Every year even before I have taken my Christmas decorations down, the question starts coming in.
“What is your New Year Resolution?”
 I must admit I use to be one of those people who would begin the year by resolving to do this or that.  Exercise, lose weight, start a hobby, go back to school, better my career or any other such thing.
I am not that person anymore.
Everyday I wake up is a day that I am working on myself.  Every day I wake up is a day to accomplish growth.  Every day I wake up is a day to get it right!!
I strive and push towards being a better me every day.  Why would I wait (procrastinate) to the New Year to grow??
I am planting seeds along the way. I wake up every day with the expectation of seeing a blossom break the ground.  The seeds I have put in the ground are not dead, they are planted!  I water them with my blood, sweat and yes, tears!
I also have seeds that were not planted personally by me.  These are seeds that have found me by just being around people who are bloomed.  Because I am in proximity of their open blossoms, the wind occasionally blows pollen from them onto me.  Unexpected blessings!!
So, you see, every day I am planting, tending, anticipating and sometimes surprised by blessings. 
When the clock chimes midnight on December 31st, 2018 and rolls me into January 1st, 2019 I will walk into my garden and Bloom!!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Are You Really That Beautyful!

Recently……. okay being honest it was just today.  I had someone DM me to ask if I REALLY think I am beautiful.  I did not answer the DM and my hope is that person reads my blog because I am choosing to answer the question here.

Do you think you are that beautiful??  Heck Yeah!!

Have you seen this dark ebony skin?  I once paid a lot of money for a purse simply because it was this perfect blend of Hershey’s and Godiva.  So of course, I think being a breathing, talking, walking version of that color is priceless.
Have you seen these large eyes?  Walk into your local pet store and not fall in love with tiniest of puppies with the biggest of eyes.  Go ahead, I dare you!  So of course, when I look in the mirror and these large eyes stare back at me, I fall in love too.
What about them thick thighs?  Have you ever watched a sporting event, especially with women athletes?  The strength and explosion they exhibit with their thighs reminds me of gazelles AND lions!  So of course, whether I am in a pair of Converse or 6-inch heels, I strut on these legs.
Well what about that kinky hair?  Wars were fought, and millions of people died over the soft, frizzy, fluff of cotton.  It costs lives!!  So of course, as I twist, braid, and twirl my kinks into this style or that I feel no less than Cleopatra or Nefertiti.
So again, person in my DM, Do I REALLY think I am worthy of the moniker Beautyful Dark Skin Girl??
Of course, I am fearfully and wonderfully made by a God who made flowers, sunrises, rainbows and Prince! 😄
A resounding, YES!!
And I hope that you do too!

Saturday, December 15, 2018

What Do You See, When You See Me?

I LOL when I hear them say,
What will she look like today?
But when I walk in they look shocked anyway,
As if I can’t change or grow or Sashay.
If they open themselves up beyond my superficial display,
What will be seen is the illuminated result of this morning’s pray!!
original poem by BeautyfulDarkSkinGirl.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

It's Time......When Grace Meets Growth!!

I have been on this awesome journey of spiritual, intellectual and emotional growth.  It has not always been easy, but it has definitely been worth it. 
I am a music lover, especially when song lyrics speak to me and/or a situation, music is a monumental part of my life.  Kirk Franklin has lots of songs with some awesome lyrics.  Though provoking, foot tapping singing in the shower type of music.  One in particular is, It’s Time. 
The lyrics state, “When destiny and victory finally collide, there no sound more sweeter then when God says it’s time!!”  I feel like I am right smack in the middle of this song.
The doors that are opening, the blessings that have been falling in my lap, and the peace that I have been feeling through it all.  In reality I should be exhausted, and probably freaking out with everything going on right now but nope.  Because I know I did not devise this, it also let’s me know I am not in control of it. 
Please don’t think that knowledge negates the fact I have stuff to do!  I won’t be sitting back on my haunches waiting for opportunities to knock on my door.  I am committed to using the gifts God has given me and running down every path He leads me to. 
I am blessed to be a blessing!!
I am a successful to show others they can have success!!