Short stories

Enjoy the moment

Good Afternoon!!!

Hope everyone is having a beautiful love filled holiday break. I can not express how happy having this time off from work has made a difference.

There are people that I’ve met during this time that have really made me appreciate living and all the appreciation that has transpired from getting to know people different than me. I have to catch myself sometimes, because many times I can only see the forest for the trees. Meaning; I can only place value on the things in front of me at the time. When in reality life is soo much more than we can grasp. There are so many complexities and we struggle on the daily to make sense of them all.

It’s the same when it comes to people and the way they may act towards us or treat us. For a long time I was raised to believe and be mindful of what other people may be going through. I really believe growing up with this in mind helped me to not judge people for how they react in certain situations. It always kept me aware “No one is perfect”.

The crazy thing is, even though we know none of us could ever be perfect we still continue to beat ourselves up even though we know it is something that could never be possible.

So the next time you find yourself being just a little to hard on yourself, please keep in mind, “You have room for errors. Also there is no reason for you to constantly beat yourself up for something you didn’t get right. The main lesson is to keep trying til you do.

As Always 

empowering · motivational

Stay Inspired

Good morning Friends,

Hope all is well.

I was thinking…. of something that never really made any sense to me until now, and that is, ‘People being complacent about working for someone else’. I get that it’s a check and you don’t have to worry about where the next one is coming from, because as long as you’re employed, there’s no need to worry about the bills you have to pay every month that come around like clock work. I get that. But wouldn’t you want to have complete control over how much you make and when you have to work? Well that’s me anyway. I guess I got it from my mother because she’s’ the same way. My mother just turned 53 and she is an inspiration because even through everything she has been through she still perseveres. She wanted to become a DJ so she did, she thought she could make a change in the school system and she did. All the children that she has ever worked with young or old (like me) know her name because she has and continues to inspire others to do what  they love. I guess you can say I continue to try to inspire others because she has always inspired me.

It seemed like no matter what was thrown her way she always seemed to make it through. She is proof that you can work for someone else and still pursue your dreams; and be a blessing to others in their time of need. The key is to have faith in the process and know that all your effort isn’t for nothing. Your time will come. Just be patient and trust that you were given that passion/talent for a reason.

Also if you’re looking for a book to read that’s filled with love, lies, and betrayal; check out my recently published book LOYALTY:LOVE, LIES, and BETRAYAL By: Shadrieka Franks