(Repost due to typo) I like black and white movies. 'It's A Wonderful Life' is actually a favorite. When we got this challenge for @poetrybattles I kinda had no idea what to do. Until I remembered the night I set my car's cruise control and fell asleep. To this day, I have no idea how or what woke me up. Only that something did, right before I hit the car I was speeding toward. And the rest is in the piece. Sometimes things happen to you. Or you happen to things. A butterfly flapping it's wings and all that. Pure chaos. This is my chaos theory. Life happening to me. With me. For me. I returned to God after that night. I went home. Without a scratch. ❤ Life is worth being here. Worth living. This is my story. My reflection. With a bit of angelic intervention thrown in 🖤 [[[ also, my coach @natwhite.au is incredible and wise and everything good in this world. MMA ]]] #pb7reflections
(Photos on slide are both me. *the black and white one is a modeling picture from when I was four.)
( road graphic on other slides is free from Canva )
Everyone's a critic.
You're too tall, Too short. Too curvy, too skinny. Too busy, too lazy. Too loud, too quiet. Too feminine, too masculine. Too modest, too slutty. Too made up, too bare. Too formal, too casual. Too private, too open. Too nice, too stuck-up. Too shy, too friendly. Too sexual, too prude. Too spiritual, too worldly. Too presumptuous, too backward. Too bossy, too insecure.... Etc. Etc. Etc.
All those things above? They've been said about me.
One person, all those things.
I've made myself smaller for some people, bigger for others.
And it didn't ever reduce the amount of critics.
So what's a girl to do?
Nothing!! You're not TOO anything!
You are the perfect amount of whatever YOU are.
If you're unhappy with something, YOU change it for YOU.
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall; He is faithful through it all. It is well. Yes, it is well. 🌼 #greatisthyfaithfulness
2 171 hour ago
Our body, our choice. Most people who are anti-abortion don’t give a shit about your unborn child !
As soon as that child is born, you’re on your own. They don’t care if you can’t afford diapers, if you’re depressed, if your baby is sick etc. Pro-life supporters don’t care about the children at all. If anti-abortion supporters were really about the children, they would give a shit when a black child is shot and they would give a shit about all the kids who die crossing the US border .
Oh wait! I forgot, they only seem to care when they want to publicly silence women, neglect POC and take away our rights. Thanks for coming to my TED talk! Xx
You know, love is not dependent on circumstances. Love just is.
You feel love for someone. You feel a great amount of gratitude towards their soul, their being, because they simply exist and are a part of your life and your world.
You just simply love them.
Love formed around conditions or circumstance is something else. That’s expectations. Marriage. Silent promises that no one wants to keep saying “I will unconditionally love you on those conditions”. But love just is. I love you. I love the way you live your life. I love that I get to be a part of it.
As simply and softly as that.
Love is not dependent on the career you both choose, the brands you prefer, your sacred places of escape or the ladder of achievements you or the other plan to climb the next couple of years. Love is simply someone saying to another: I’ll be here for you. No matter where in the world you are, I’m here for you. I’m rooting for you. A hand reached out if you would need it.
Love can reach over continents and months apart, because love has no time. It’s in the atmosphere around you. It’s in the moments of being alone but not feeling alone because you know that somewhere out there, maybe on the other side of the world, there is one person who cares and who would pick up the phone, who would listen and care, and that changes everything.
Love is a constant feeling of belonging. You’re not a free floating leaf in the universe; you belong with someone.
If love is real, it will just be. It’s flexible and can take any form it wants. It will elegantly form around the practical circumstances of a life and simply just be there.
If love is real, it will find a way.
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