I really should have written yesterday but there was sooo much going on. In fact, when in this Hustle Mama’s life is there NOT a lot going on? I’m starting to realize to keep saying it is just to be repetitive at this point. Anyway, I don’t know if I mentioned it before but I had technical difficulties last week when I lost ALL of the information on the hard drive of my computer. Well that coupled with darts coming from every direction things were a HOTT MESS… LOL..
As with everything pertaining to this Hustle Mama’s life, it rolled off my back like it always does (not without help from a friend I’m not going to lie), and before long I was on to the next task, challenge, road block, mountain to be climbed and enemy tactic to be conquered. Being a soldier certainly has its rewards, but it definitely isn’t without its consequences.
This thing we call life is amazing. I am on this HIGH that you would not believe and it all started with yet another broken moment. I am beginning to think that the reason we are to count it ALL joy is because with every breakdown there is a come up if you will. I mean really think about it, how can your cup be refilled if it isn’t emptied first? How can you fully grasp the taste and savor of favor and a blessing unless you were first thirsting for a sip to quench?
I am really growing up and as 2011 is drawing to a close I am finding that it is leaving with me being on top of the world even though my journey is just beginning. I can’t even say that today I received the warmest gift and a blessing, because truthfully each and every day of my life I receive blessing after blessing too numerous to count. I remember 2 years ago I started an EXCEL spreadsheet called 365 Days of Blessings where I recorded the blessings I got each day from GOD. In the beginning it was 1 and 2 things a day. Then the list grew and grew which is why it went from a Word document to an Excel Spreadsheet. Needless to say I sent the spreadsheet to everyone on my email list at the time and one day my mother called and said someone in my church approached me about a document that you created and they couldn’t stop talking about it. Look at the power of technology and how the spirit is transcending time and space not just thru loyal subjects (wink).
Well of course life happened, and of course my 2011 Spreadsheet of 365 Days of Blessings got lost. It’s ok because I have and keep in my heart all of the gratitude I have for what God has done, is doing, and continues to do for me, through me, and in spite of me. There just aren’t enough words. When I fall hard, He’s there to pick me up. When I mess up, He cleans up. When I feel bad, He comforts me. When I’m weak, He strengthens me. There really is NOBODY GREATER.
So now today, THIS DAY, I received a very special gift. Sometimes it is really nice to be thought of and considered. You never really know what your sentiments will do for a person to brighten their day or their life even. So this day, today, the sentiments attached to the gift given me read, “Today is the Day of Stefany” and I thought that was so beautiful. Of course since things go over my head I needed ‘clarity’. Once I was given the explanation of what it meant it literally brought tears to my eyes (as so many things do since I’m a wuss you know – LOL) before I had a chance to even get to the contents of what came with it.
I realized yet another life lesson. We have one life to live and we must fight through everything, including our own mistakes and issues to live the best life possible. We must win the war against our lower selves so that our higher SELF can take its rightful place at the helm. We must conquer the need to feed (the EGO) and the need to please others (OUR PRIDE) and just quench the thirst of our SOULS.