How often do we take time to reflect on where we’ve been and how far we’ve come?

I find that when I reflect on my life, it most often times shows me how much I’ve grown in certain areas of my life.  

Back in the month of February, I started reflecting over my life the past year up to that point. There was so much turmoil going on in my life a year ago. Sad part about it, is it was all happening at the same time. It was hard to focus on one thing. But somehow, someway I made it through the storms.

Today I sit here on the day of my grandmothers death a year later and I realize that she is no longer here for real. All I can do is reflect on the weeks I spent with her. I found myself reflecting on the songs I sang and how they ushered her out of this life and into the arms of God. It was a transition I will never forget.  These songs (Walk in the light, Victory Belongs To Jesus) were playing on the radio as I held her hand and sung to her up until her very last breath. 😢🙏🏽 (Rest on mama Rosa)

My whole world was crumbling.  In the midst of me traveling back and forth to be with my grandmother, I was also dealing with another family issue at home. As I reflect today I’m in awe of how I made it. I know it was only by the Grace of God. 

I have grown so much since then and it hurts that I had to experience hurt like this in order for me to be a better person today. But I’m grateful for all the lessons learned from these trials.  

1.  Never take your loved ones for granted.  

2. Keep your marriage covered and the unity strong.  

3. Don’t allow outside influences to be a distraction.  

4. Be very careful who you call your friend.  

5. Be careful of manipulating spirits.  

6. Never allow yourself to get to a place and then wonder how you got there.  

7.  Never allow anyone to lower your standards or respect that you have for yourself.  

8. Cherish time spent with family.  

Wow those were a lot of lessons learned. In order for me to overcome I had to endure the pain and go through the process of healing and being restored. The process is ongoing, but a year later I have written a book about it. I’m still hurting from such a great loss and I’m still trying to mend a heart that I broke. 

In time love heals all things and true love has no boundaries! 

Take some time to reflect on how far you’ve come and what things have changed in your life since a year ago. You’ll be surprised at how far you’ve come. Reflection is a great tool when used properly.  

I’m so proud of myself and I promised myself that I will be better each day than I was on the day before. In your time of reflecting remember to encourage yourself to be the best you that you can be. 

Be blessed!