Flashback Friday 🙌🏻
First and foremost thank you for taking the time to read, I know this is a longer story but it's worth the time ❤️🔥
Now, I want you to start spotting the differences with me on the two pics below 👇🏻
Here is what I notice: 🙈
Left pic --> fake smile, huge bags under my eyes, I look very troughtful and worried, I was in the beginning of changing and very doubtful! (i was a single mom of one, working full time hours on a part time guaranteed job, had everything we needed really)
Right pic --> happy smile, my eyes are glowing, my face looks brighter, confidence is glowing, strength bursts out and I look great! (Stay at home/Mom Boss, single mom of 2 whoch one is in school and other is a toddler, we have the bare minimum - aka community housing, low income, but happy as can be) •
You see the pic on the left, this was 4 years ago... I had everything I needed in general and I still wasn't happy! I felt empty and I was just living by emotionally.
I had a good paying job, my first appartment with Manoah aka our First home... I had a nice SUV and my child was in daycare... little did I know A LOT that I had would be taken away and I would have to learn to find the true beauty of life.
The tribulations I went through these past few years have taught me a a few valuable lessons...👇🏻 STOP expecting change, BE the change 👌🏻 Happiness is found WITHIN, nowhere else!
You don't need others approval to be happy! Be you the world will adjust... Don't stop practicing Self Love daily or you will head right back where you started!
Your kids are watching, lead by example and they will fallow ❤️
I always looked for happiness in others and in things... God always has a plan and the one he had for me, CHANGED me! •
Today I can say, I know happiness... I know self love! I also know when Old Mel is trying to sabotage me and I can find knowledge or beauty in any situation 🙌🏻😍💯 All it took was for me to work on me, Mind/Body/Spirit even if I don't feel like it, cause it HAS to be done (just like the piles of dishes and laundry in our houses) #truthbomb