Great Morning Shiners! It is once again "Shining the Spotlight" I can't believe that the series went so fast and in just a few day Christmas will be upon us. I just wanted to say that I am so grateful and thankful for each Shiner for all of their support through this series.
Today I am glad to introduce to you a young lady that goes by the name Simply Z! I have the great pleasure to work with this wonderful lady and she is also apart of MAZ (Melissa, Aliya & Z) Together we are so strong and we have been through so much. Z has been blogging for a while and she came to me and asked could she be apart of my Shiner team! To me she was already a Shiner! So lets shine on her guys!
Simply Z the spotlight is all yours!
As the year end slowly approaches or rapidly (time flies) I think of the slogan I carried throughout 2011, “Yes All Year.” Funny that those 3 little words sound so easy to live by, and they are, yet months ago I wondered if I really had what it took to continue the journey. Today, I say yes! However, if you would have asked me then, my answer would have been, not so much.
I felt like my dream was slowly dying or that I wasn’t good enough to see it truly manifest. Doors closing from left to right, things not happening how I hoped they would, opportunities I spoke about not happening, being at a job I do not like and wondering if I’ll ever see the light of day (literally). And, that alone caused my thoughts to run wild: What am I doing wrong that isn’t allowing me to move forward? What do I need to do to move on?
Okay, I digress. I said all that to say, at the end of it all, when you think you have nothing left to give yourself, your dream, something deep inside of you wakes up (it probably was never sleep) and those 3 words become louder than they did the first time they were heard. Yet, those words change from “Yes All Year,” to “Yes All My Life.”
Life happened in 2011, life happens, but I am blessed to have experienced every moment. Through it all I have become more aware of who I am (always learning), what I dream (always dreaming) and who I will become.
We live in an ever evolving world and we are an ever evolving people. We EACH have a job to do and through our own experiences (good, bad, not understood, etc.), we are to take them and show people or someONE that “shift” happens, yet you, I, and we can all get through the “shift.”
I heard a message on Sunday, “I’m Glad You Made Me Do It.” (Pastor Martina Mitchell) I like to take that a step further and say, “I’m Glad You Made Me Go Through It.”
I am humbled and honored to have been able to “Shine the Spotlight” with a fellow blogger, Ms__Positivity and all her shiners. As I’ve been reading the posts featured every Wednesday at 10 am I remember post like, Grateful Journey, Taking “Life” Back and Don’t Let Clutter Steal Your Shine and I like to add that through it all we must NEVER GIVE UP, HOLD ON TO OUR DREAMS and remember YES ALL YOUR LIFE!
It’s been a pleasure "Shining the Spotlight" and may you all continue to Shine On!