Monday, December 8, 2008

Pimps and Hoes...? Papercuts, Peroxide, and a Bandaid

A thought I had in during a conversation... A thought that didn't materialize but maybe if it did it would have helped provide an insight to their behavior. The thought I had was simply, "I don't treat you like a hoe so don't treat me like your pimp." This thought is based in the experiences we have with people who are used to highly physical activity in the early stages of getting acquainted. I see beauty deeper than the physical appearance of a woman and it is what I see beyond the appearance that attracts me to think anything beyond, "Shes cute, so what life is still moving time is still ticking, we all breath air and eat food, NEXT!"

Sometime people are used to being used and they have played the same role in the relationships they have been in. Maybe they are good at that role. Maybe they don't think more of themselves. Maybe they play a high role because the don't see anything less for themselves. Either way, whichever may best describe you, please do yourself a favor. Diversify your talents. Build on your weakness. Make time to rest so you can grow stronger mentally physically and spiritually on a regular basis. (At least once every two weeks)

An exercise you may want to try during some time to yourself. Draw a line down the middle of a sheet of paper creating two columns. One column list the things that you like about yourself. the other column is to list the areas in your life that you have lack and need for growth. Now think to yourself in a quite uninterrupted space. Who am I? Before you can get a clear answer to that question you may have to ask, "who am I not?" As you get a good idea of who you are ad who you want to grow into, review your list. Look at the things that make you who you are. These list reflect the ideas that you believe to be true of you. These list reflect the qualities that have influenced the decisions you have made to bring you to the point you are at in your life today.

Now, keeping in mind who you desire to grow to be. Start two new columns on a clear sheet of paper. One column is for Qualities that qualify to be a part of me. The other column is qualities that stunt my growth.

This is an exercise for personal awareness. The goal is to create an awareness of what is within you and give you a better idea of how you should be setting goals that are personalized for you to help you grow and develop in a healthy happy direction.

Always keep in mind who you are. ALWAYS know who you are and who you are not. Do not get the two confused. What if we were actually smart enough to believe that we are who God says we are...If you have never heard who you are in Gods eyes please pray for some understanding. There will always be something inside each of us that says, "I can do this, I can do anything I want because I am a great person. I believe that I can." That something which reminds you that you are better than any poor decision is who you really are. Please don't settle for poor decisions thinking that it is the best you can do when you know that better was, better is, and better always will be just one more thought away.

Now to bring things back to the beginning of this post :-)

There is something to be said about knowing who you are. I know who I am. Who I am is not the body I am in, it is not the job I hold, it is not the many accomplishments or awards I have attained over the years. Who I am cannot be found in the numbers of my phone books past or present, nor the social organizations I have been affiliated with.

Who I am is in my thoughts. Who I am is in my words. Who I am is in my actions. All of which are stronger than any physical part of me, yet none greater than the source that gives them form, order, and proper alignment.

With that said. Recognizing that you are a creation of beauty, carry yourself as such unapologetically ignoring any negativity that would suggest otherwise...

You have been blessed please be the blessing you were born to be.