Monday, June 12, 2017
Generational curses are words that we usually hear from the preacher of the local church. Some people don't know exactly what it means so I will include a definition here: Generational curses are traits or characteristics that are carried from generation to generation. In my opinion, they are usually negative. You will find some families that followed the same path in life such as; crime, a familial circumstance in regards to unplanned pregnancy, unemployment and the inability to move forward in a positive light.
I have my own generational curses that I am trying to combat. Changing my thought patterns and negative thinking is something that has been a hard habit to break. Learning to change the negative words that come out of my mouth is an uphill battle but with practice, I am surely learning and seeing some positive changes.
When you are changing, people will take your change as an insult to them or they will think that you think you are better than everybody. My plan in life is to continue surrounding myself with positive people so we can learn and grow and help each other in our endeavors towards success.
I have even noticed that my manner of speech is learned from my environment and I don't completely count that as a negative thing but it is good to learn how to communicate with not only people from your neighborhood but the world in general. In order to grow, you will have to do things that you are not comfortable with.
I will never change anything about myself to satisfy the masses but when you feel that change is in order, that is the green light to bring positive and satisfying changes into your life. It will not happen overnight. You do not even have to discuss this with anyone because there will be people who will oppose you at every turn.
When you decide to break generational curses people will not be happy with you and you may have to separate yourself and going forward alone will be very uncomfortable but the outcome will truly be better than the test.
I have separated myself from many of my friends from the past because they could not accept me and they were still doing the same negative things that they were doing twenty years ago.
Think about some of the generational curses that you would like to banish from your life and I assure you that positive changes will appear.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Hello, everyone. This post is near and dear to my heart. I have been in social media for about five years now. I love social media because it is a way to express myself but it is also a way to share and have an exchange with like-minded people. I find a lot of joy and I am sincerely happy with the people that I have met via social media. I have to admit that it is very hard to navigate your way through the maze of originality in social media, why? because social media is a popularity show. If you are not in the in crowd you are (out). This is something that is not said, but, it is a fact.
Some people have given up being themselves and showing what they can bring to the table because they are afraid of the isolation and the backlash. When people found out that they can make money with numerous social media websites it is becoming a competition and greed is rearing its ugly head. Being yourself takes a back seat to the many imitators who have decided that they will mirror someone's life and style to make the amount of money they want and to gain popularity.
Imitation is a form of flattery but you will always be known as a copycat. I have seen so many people making up fake stories to gain views and social media prestige. Later on, if you decide to be yourself will you get the attention that you need? No, because, a lot of times, people do not like change.
I would urge people to be their original selves and you will find your rightful place in social media. To promote yourself and grow is hard work but you will find more pride and peace of mind, knowing that you have made it by your own measure. Never compare yourself to someone's beginning because you don't know what their end will be. Allow your own light to shine and you will receive your own accolades and glory.