WHAT'S IN YOUR BAG?
Holding on to pain, hurt, anger, and disappointment manifests itself in
our bodies. The end result runs the gamut from chronic illnesses to
life threatening diseases. Sooner or later, our baggage causes our bodies
to give out.
When we spend our time focusing on negative people and negative
experiences, we end up missing opportunities and blocking our
We can't see the future because we're too busy living in the past.
Meanwhile our perpetrators go on living their lives; oblivious to the
hurt they've caused. So why are we really hurting?
How many relationships have come together on crutches? Most women know
they have no business getting involved when there are unresolved issues
within. Still, due to fear of being alone, or of 'missing out' on a good
man, we cover our wounds with tight hairdos, beautiful clothes, and a
Forging ahead into an alliance with someone who has no idea we're still
hurting over what that so-and-so did to us in 1995, or over the father
who never came home. As time passes, the wounds get harder and harder
to hide. When they're finally exposed, he's history! In the grand
scheme of things, the only thing that is stopping us.... Is...US!
True, we have no control over what others do or say to us, but we can
control our reactions. And as for the baggage, it's nothing to be
ashamed of. We all have issues. The shame is not in having baggage, it's
So to all my Bag Ladies, search yourself. Be honest. Ask yourself what's
in your bag, then do whatever you gotta do. PRAY, CRY, SCREAM, GO TO
CHURCH, GO TO THERAPY... Do whatever it takes. Just let it go. Let it
go, Let it go! Stay Strong ... ROCK ON!
A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape ... but a
woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape...
A strong woman isn't afraid of anything ... but a woman of strength
shows courage in the midst of her fear...
A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her ... but a woman of
strength gives the best of her to everyone...
A strong woman makes mistakes! takes and avoids the same in the
future.... but a woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be
God's blessings and capitalizes on them...
A strong woman walks sure-footedly ... but a woman of strength knows
God will catch her when she falls...
A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face ... but a woman
of strength wears grace...
A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey...
but a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she
will become strong...
"Don't tell God how big your storm is, tell the storm how big your God is".