Many of you may know that my family hails from New Orleans. So last week I went home for graduations, marriages, and just fun. This is my first time back since hurricane Katrina in 2005 so it was a bit different for me. Being there this time felt so different and I took away some very valuable lessons from this trip. Watching my family being so happy after such a terrible lost was huge for me, I mean they lost everything, but my Aunties were still happy, and giving God the thanks for restoring them. They didn’t want to talk about it much and when it did come up they said ” that’s the past, we are excited about right now and going further.” When I tried to cry and feel sorry for them, for myself , for the lost of childhood memories, etc. They told me “Don’t waste your tears, it is over and done with. There is nothing you can do to change it.”
Now let me break these lessons down for you:
1) As long as your still here you have a reason to be happy, everyday of your life is a moment that you can find joy in, by doing so you invite more joy into your life.
2) Give thanks anyway, even if you are not where you want to be, not where you could be, not where you want to be give thanks on your day there. You don’t have to look to far to find things to be thankful for. If you need help start with the eyes you are using to read this blog:)
3) Let go of the past, there is nothing there for you, if there was it would be part of your future. Release things that don’t serve your highest purpose and move on. Accept that part of your journey is over and God has got great things in store for your now.
Everyday of your life is a miracle, stop, breathe and give thanks:)