Who claps when you win?

Last week, I had a sudden realization that I have willingly allowed people to starve me of unwavering support. I’ve had people claim they love me and have my back but when I win, they never clap. When I win, they pinpoint why it wasn’t good enough or how much better it could have been.

Last week, I felt genuine happiness when my best friend won. I screamed at the top of my lungs because I was proud and our prayers had been answered. For days after that, I couldn’t stop smiling because I felt unexplainable joy for a win that wasn’t even mine.

Last week, I learned that true friendship claps when you win. True friendship supports your dreams, holds your hand in prayer until you accomplish your goals and continues to push you to attain even more.

Last week, I learned that if a person claims to love and support me but offers me any less, I should walk away.

Different.

We’re all different. Just like our faces are different, so are our callings. People need to stop getting things confused and trying to follow other people’s life paths. We’re all struggling to find our place in the world but can we try doing just that? Finding our own place. A place where we’re genuinely comfortable and confident in who we are, a place where we have next to no regrets and happiness is exactly what we’ve made it.
Can we try to understand ourselves before looking to other people to explain to us who we really are and what we’re really made of? Can we try following our own dreams and strive to accomplish our own goals? Can we try speaking our own truth and not be influenced by society’s unwritten standards?

I PRAY.

I pray…
For the strength to stand tall in trying times
For discernment
For direction when life throws me off
For clearer vision
For grace to accomplish goals
For calmness in the midst of adversity
For separation from unfriendly friends
For the ability to love my loved ones as much as they love me
For good health and a sound mind
For the peace of God that surpasses all understanding
For uncommon wisdom, knowledge and understanding
For spiritual, academic and financial stability
For total peace of mind.

Small Minds.

Ever met a narrow-minded person? 

You know that person that always views situations from a less than smart perspective? The person you let in on your goals and ambitions and they’re so quick to shut you down or belittle you. Sometimes, you’d be made to believe you’re dreaming too big. No, that’s not it. They’re thinking too small. You need to distance yourself from that type of energy. You don’t need everyone to believe in your dream or understand it. If you believe in yourself and understand what you’re trying to achieve, that’s more than enough. It might not make sense to a lot of people but that’s okay. Don’t dream any less because of words out of a small mind. 

 “Small minds can’t comprehend big dreams”