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Relationships & Life
On Martin Luther King Day I had the great opportunity to be amongst so many others dedicated to the evolvement of humanity. People of all colors, cultures, and ages gathered together at at southside Chicago Church where Martin Luther King Jr once spoke years earlier. I am just about positive the majority of the pews were filled with people expecting to hear Soledad O'Brien speak of her book. No one was anticipating the growth we each would leave there with. We joined together and discussed race. The panel addressed some racial issues most would rather ignore. Slowly, but surely we are getting to a point in our society in which we are prepard to join hands. To no longer judge one another by visual statistics. Its time to make a change. Martin Luther King Jr literally sacrificed his life fighting gracefully for equality for humanity. He understood if one falls, we all fall. The greatest gift we can give to ourselves and each other is to keep Dr. King's dream alive. In essence his dream was our dream. He represented the silence in our souls. He saw the best in all of us. He ignited the truth in us. Now it is our job to keep the fire going. Lets continue to keep our dream alive.
We have the opportunity to learn something new every single day of our lives. The goal is to be open enough and present enough to acknowledge and accept the lesson. I'm eager to be better so I get excited when I get yet another lesson. Today, I got it! Every day we are offered the gift of knowing who is meant to be around you. So far this year I am allowing my feelings to really surge through. I can no longer act like not ignore what I've always known. There are a couple people in my life that need to be removed and now they will be. It is as simple as that. I've said it before, but sometimes we hold on to things or make something more difficult than what it actually is. I can recall a few years ago when I was going through some strife. I stressed myself out tremendously over some issue that could have been avoided. I pained myself more than neccessary. Now, I'm like forget that! My life is too precious to be stressing over something that I cannot control. I am not into attempting to control another. As a result how others act, what others do is of no business of mine. If it does not help me, if it only hinders me, then I am simply letting it and them go. Just saying that gives me a refreshing feeling. The shift may be uncomfortable at first, but the outcome will be worth it. I am letting go completely. I am happily eliminating...you should too. :)
The universe has a plan for each and every one of us. In our days we live, we each are on a task to discover and live the plan set forth for our lives. No one knows what will happen every day. We are fortunate enough to have the ability to wake, and have the freedom to decide what we will do. I did not understand lifes happenings before my father died. I can barely recall memories of my earlier years. I was living so far from who I really was...I was not present enough. When my dad passed I was struck with the immediate feeling to live in the moment. I drafted my life based on my intentions and the emotions I strived to be released. Finally, I was living for a grand purpose. I realize now more than ever that death has the capacity to change your life in such a powerful manner, only if you allow it. His death, Steven Andrew Juzang, my father, the man that was meant to walk me down the aisle-once he was no longer here, my life had to change. The universes plan was underway from that point forward. Or at least at that specific time I became aware of "the plan." A present it was to acknowledge LIFE and all it has to offer. I miss my daddy every single day. My heart yearns for his physical presence, but spiritually he is here. Thank you! I thank God for the light of his soul, for the joy of his energy and the collaboration of our spirits. I am continuously on a path of acceptance and change. I miss you daddy. On this day, I wish you a Happy Birthday and send you the greatest love my soul can muster.
It is officially 2011! I hope everyone had a grand entrance into the new year and I pray everyone is able to propel themselves forward into being so secure and better than they were last year. I had an interesting New Years Eve. It was actually enjoyable, but definitely not what I expected. Every single day of my life I can honestly say I am more grateful for the small things. I tear up sometimes...I am so extremely THANKFUL.
One thing I know for sure is time is of the essence. We take time for granted. We take people for granted. I want this year to be a year that each of us completely appreciates those around us. Show them you care. When someone crosses your mind and you have a feeling in which to contact them no matter how random, please just give them a call, text or email them. These are the simple things that matter most to our souls. Remember there is a reason for everything. Make 2011 a year to follow your feelings.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Author: Tamika Carlton
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