My Father’s Daughter.

“Thanks for all that you do to raise us. We are not easy. We are not simple. We will talk back, we will rebel and we will probably say awful things to you as we grow up. We won’t always understand you and we definitely won’t always agree with you as long as we know each other. We know you are not perfect and we don’t expect you to be. But as much as you don’t think we are, we are watching you. We are paying attention to you and through some sort of odd familial osmosis, we are learning from you.

Thanks for showing us strength and resilience. Thanks for showing us our worth, even if you weren’t always sure of yours. While our mother has taught us love for others, you have taught us love for ourselves.

And as we walk through the life, we know that because you raised us, we will have the tools to wade through the challenges. But, also know that because of this resilience, we will also have the ability to create, seek out and live the joys ahead.

Happy Father’s Day.

#Soulful Sunday: Love Changes Everything

“Love changes everything.” After an exhaustive week & weekend (mentally, emotionally and physically), I’ve arrived at the next chapter in this book. Tonight, I sought spiritual comfort. And the community that started to embrace me a few months back certainly showed the strength of their embrace again tonight. As I walked into the dark auditorium with ballads…

#Thankful Thursday: Time 

I’ve left the fourth city on my travel leg this month. I love the city of Chicago during the summer. I have so many great memories of being in Chicago in the summer. There seems to be a “seize the summer” spirit of Chicago that is infectious. Everyone maximizes their moments to go out and…

“Kick the Shit out of Option B”

You’ve probably heard/read this statement and seen it reposted dozens of times over but I’m going to write about it anyway. Why? Because Sheryl Sandberg is showing the world why she is incredible woman. And she believes we can all be incredible women. And because once I read this post that was sent to me…

STAND & Face Life

Rain, shine or my own inner hurricane, I’m STANDING and FACING the world. This sounds boastful but I HAVE to verbalize and be proud of this so that I may keep moving forward. I’ve kept my shit together even if I didn’t know whether I could.

The Art in Suffering

In order to find yourself, you must lose yourself. In order to fulfill yourself, you must forget yourself. In suffering, we learn to fight and wrestle with our sins and through this battle, we learn how to manage ourselves.

In essence, suffering cultivates character.

#MindfulMondays: Embracing Failure

Despite the failures you will encounter in life, there will be hope. Hope that your next venture and next attempt will be better than the last.