The Place Called Hope

The place called Hope.

I have no idea where it is but I’d never find out if I don’t start on this journey.

I have been so lost for a long time and it’s time I took that journey especially if I have any hope of finding hope!

I’m excited about going to Hope!

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artwork by Zakari Atta

You are MORE THAN ENOUGH!

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YOU! Yes You are BEAUTIFUL! You are MORE THAN ENOUGH!

You are STRONG and COURAGEOUS- you don’t even know half of what you can do.

You have failed, been knocked down, abused and insulted. You have cried your heart out, gone through the most unimaginable heartbreak, seen and felt pain but you didn’t lose your mind (even though you thought you would), you did not break, you are still standing tall, crown firmly on your head and still as beautiful as ever.

You my dear Sister are a SURVIVOR, I celebrate you today!

first designed and published for @jagabeauty (Facebook and Instagram) December 21, 2015 

Screw it Lets DO it!

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“You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you, you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.”

–Will Smith in the Movie: Pursuit of Happyness

#faithactivated | What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger

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For every failure I had encountered in my life, through each experience, I gained courage.  What didn’t kill me only made me stronger. I did not allow it to crush me (though many times I had come close to giving up).

It is possible to emerge from even the darkest hell healed and restored. You just have to believe. Activate that faith no matter how small.

#nevergiveup #keepgoing #faithactivated

Free to be

 

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When your soul is broken, it is common to give in to depression, questioning one’s worth and even suicide- I have been through all three. But there comes a time you have to make a conscious choice, a decision only you can make, to start a new chapter in your life, close the old chapter of your past and walk on the path of healing. It will not happen overnight, but God’s grace and strength will guide you. You only have to ask.

With healing comes CONFIDENCE.

Confidence in Accepting and Loving Yourself,

Confidence in being Beautiful, Feminine and Free.

Free to be who God made you to be.

Always be yourself. Never try to hide who you are. The only shame is to have shame. Always stand up for what you believe in. Always question what other people tell you. Never regret the past, it’s a waste of time. There’s a reason for everything. Every mistake, every moment of weakness, every terrible thing that has happened to you. Grow from it. The only way we can ever get the respect of others is when you show them that you respect yourself and most importantly, do your thing and never apologize for being you. — Unknown

I Never Left

i thot. i’d never see the day.
the day. the sun. turned blue.
the clouds. dark.
and the heavens. began to weep.
lightning. coursing through the sky.
shocking the earth to reality.
the roar of the thunder. screaming. deafening. almost… almost. as if. in pain.

fear. gripping. loneliness. aching. helpless. hopeless. darkness.

just when it seemed like the world was coming to an end.
bleakness. dead. stillness. quietness.

Suddenly!
the sky opens. first a trickle of light.

spreading. touching. feeling. soothing. warmth spread like joy. peace.

the earth still. scared. not knowing. huddled.
afraid. afraid to embrace. to look. to experience.

then it came.
the still. soft. silent. voice. saying. softly embracing. smiling.
I’m still here.
I never left.