I Needed the Detour     

Happy Thursday Beautiful People! Wanted to share some light with you this morning. So my commute this morning did not go as smooth as I expected. I was detoured, relocated, put off track due to some investigation on the train line. I was heavily frustrated, angered and wanted to head back home. I was asked to leave the platform, forced to brave the elements of getting to work using an alternate route. Doing this with a bunch of New Yorkers was quite a challenge. If you know one thing about New Yorkers, their patience is non existent. As I waited for the bus the crowd started getting larger and the pushing to get on a bus began. As much as I wanted to fight my way on the first bus I saw, I started to think about my safety. Was it worth it? Getting injured by a fellow commuter to get on a bus? What was the point? I was already late for work. So I did what some thought unimaginable: I waited. Eventually, a bus came by empty ready to load passengers on. With a little shove and wiggling of myself , I got on the bus. Why am I sharing my morning commute? “Whatever will be for you will not pass you by”. Sometimes there are detours and disruptions put in our way for reasons beyond our control. Maybe it was destined for me to take a longer route to work. If we keep calm, say a little prayer, things will always work itself out. I might be late going to work but I think about all I have to be thankful for: my health, being able to enjoy this lovely day, have an opportunity to enjoy the scenic route and have the ability to write about this experience. Just another example of the beauty that lies in the struggle.❤️

“Favor, Aint Fair”

I find it interesting the people who tend to befriend you are the ones who want to stab you in the back the most. Let me clarify. I am not speaking about my sister circle. I am speaking of my professional circle. You know the people who you vent to about work, share ideas with and collborate with? Yeah those people. At some point you start to trust in these individuals, thinking that they will have your back right? Hmm. Well not so much.
I have come to realize that a lot of people do not like to see you shine. Illuminate, glow be this ray of light to others. They find ways to dim your light, put out your fire and darken the space around you. Their sole purpose is to tarnish your name while making themselves look bigger and better. Not realizing that this only makes them look weak, incompetent and much smaller in comparison. 
But when you are given a special gift, it is hard for people to handle that. Like the saying goes, “Favor, aint fair”. I will not allow the preswnce of others, the opinion of others to infiltrate my being. I will continue to stand strong and radiate what others find it hard to do: be the light. I will continue to be a blessing and touch the lives of those I come into contact with. I will use the talents and gifts God gave me to fulfill my destiny. When love lives within you, no one can take that away from you. ❤️