Tuesday, September 18, 2012

MISSED OPPORTUNITY

We are not too different...
But then again we are not quite the same....
I was given many opportunities...
That you did not get a chance to attain....
Born into a good two parent family.....
Not poor not rich but able to live comfortably...
Beginning life with the ability to...
Be successful in whatever I desired..
Well not everything but many things to be admired.....
But the opportunities were not just handed to me....
Devotion like no other, determined not to miss
I had to fight constantly for what I wanted.....
Winning some, losing out on others.....
Some my fault, others controlled by different factors
Opportunities based on age, race, sex, and religion
Does not seem fair but life is not fair...
So I took my chance and will continue to take.....
Until the strength to take a chance has withered away....

Until that time arrives...
I want to give you the opportunity....
To overcome your current circumstances......
If I can not give it...I will show you how to obtain it.....
But I can only show you what I know....
I can only give what I have received.....
It is my way of giving back
To the many individuals that gave to me.....
Sitting back waiting for it to arrive....
You will miss it if you do not give it a try....
Stay a step ahead...not one step behind....
No more missing chances that are meant to be....
Still uncertain...it is okay
We both know it may not happen today....
Realizing that an opportunity given to me....
Does not make me better than you.......
And the lack of an opportunity
Does not make you lesser than me....
We all deserve the same opportunities...
You missed the first train, but never let that be an excuse.
Catch the next one....
There is an opportunity out there waiting to be discovered.








NEVER GOOD ENOUGH

So consumed with being beautiful....
The reflection in the mirror.....
 Doesn't match what I see on TV or in magazines.....
So a far as I can see there is no beauty in me
So I begin to transform until I'm satisfied.
Replacing the real with fake....
With hopes of becoming beautiful......
Maybe then I will be accepted....
Love will definitely find me now.....
Not knowing that what is presented to me is not the real beauty....
Makeup...made up to appear beautiful temporarily....
Never really satisfied because you can't perfect that which is already beautiful...
If you only knew, beauty comes in all races, shapes, and sizes...
Time spent on imitating another's beauty.....
What a waste of valuable time.....
Embracing what you are not....
Instead of embracing the natural beauty that you already have.....
Look again closely.....
Can you finally see that beautiful reflection staring back at you?



I may not be good enough for you, but I'm good enough for me.

Monday, September 17, 2012

IN GOD WE TRUST.....


If that statement was further from the truth. Yeah, maybe when things are going wrong in our lives we put our trust in God. As soon as everything is going our way we put our trust right back in ourselves and in the things that keep us happy. We act as if we are in control of our lives.We will trust in the president, government, judge, police, jobs, money, home, and cars before we trust in God.When we walk out the door in the morning we trust that we will get ourselves through the day. We trust that our car or mode of transportation will get us to work. How can we have so much trust in things and not trust in the creator of these things?  I'm sure you can relate to friends or family members that only reach out to you when they need something of you. Well, that is how God feels about us. Many times we resort to God when everything else doesn't work out. Many times we pray to God or read our bible when we need something to happen for us. Just as you want to feel loved and appreciated each and everyday, God expects the same from us. He doesn't want an off and on relationship, he wants us to be committed to him with our whole hearts.You can't trust God with a portion of your life and not all of it. Can you imagine how much better your life could be if you were to trust God with all of it? Instead of just saying that you trust in God, show him that you trust in him. If you put God before everything, you can trust and believe that everything concerning your life is already worked out.