Life

Hello Sunday

I believe God reveals things in stages. He reveals them when He knows we are equipped and ready to move to the next level. Whether we view the revelations as disappointments or blessings, every reveal or “aha” is always on time, and always meant for our good.

Last night, I had a major revelation that normally, I would have considered a disappointment rather than a blessing. Something that would have had me in tears. Believe me, part of me wanted to be sad, even throw a pity party, but I couldn’t. Subconsciously, I always knew the truth. Yeah.. I always knew. I guess last night God decided it was finally time for me wake up. So He hit me with something I could not deny – the truth in black and white, all spelled out. Honestly, if it had been revealed any sooner – even the day before – I would have had a meltdown.

I’m smiling because God is always on time. When He says it’s time to move, He means – it’s time to move!

So, now what? Now that I know the truth, what will be my next move?

Well, I know that everything I experienced was for a purpose. At this moment, I am not quite sure of what purpose. However, I plan to use what I have learned to guide me through the next part of my journey. As they say, when you know better, you do better.

Grateful

Shaun

Life

Hello Sunday

Happy Sunday! Wishing all of you a fabulous day. Today I am carrying over yesterday’s suggestion to take things easy. For some reason, I found myself really tense yesterday. I could feel it in my back and neck. My daughter suggested that I get a massage but I declined. Woke up this morning feeling better but still tense. I know what happened. I allowed the mental stress of last week to build up. For months I managed to avoid being super stressed. Then last week it happened. Looking back I can see what happened. Making a mental note not to allow it to happen again. I cannot afford to go backwards. I must continue moving forward.

On a more positive note! Yesterday, I attended the first day of our national dietetics conference. Honestly, I had no intentions of attending the virtual conference. Virtual experiences just are not the same as in person experiences. Well, at the last minute I decided to attend and I am glad I did. During yesterday’s session, I had the opportunity to chat and tweet with other registered dietitians. Of course it was not the same as interacting with them in person, but it made me feel somewhat normal again. I’m attending more sessions today and tomorrow. Hopefully this is the last year we meet virtually. I need human contact. Smile

You know what, I can already feel the tension easing. This week is going to be a stress-free week because I am going to intentionally make sure it is.

As always, thanks for reading. Please enjoy your week!

Shaun

Life

Hello Sunday

Yes, I’m here. Just a little late. Decided to wait until later in the day to write. Figured if I waited I would have more to write about. Umm… not so! Now I’m too tired to write. So, from now on, I think I’ll stick with my morning ramblings. Smile

Anyway.. Don’t fret (as if you were – lol)! I won’t leave you with nothing. On October 10, 2017 at 12:57 a.m., I wrote the following in my journal – “Loyalty. That’s all he needs. Good Night.”

Hmmm… I guess loyalty was all he needed. Smile. Gotta love life.

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Have a wonderful week!

Shaun

Life

Hello Sunday

Happy Sunday! Not sure what I will write about today. Y’all, I am finally all blogged out. Listen, I truly commend you who blog or write daily. Whether you do it for a living or just for fun, it is not an easy task. Question – How do you come up with content?

Personally, I can journal all day long. Journaling comes easily because I am only writing for myself, not other readers. Not sure how other writers feel, but I find so much comfort in not having to consider content or grammar. Allowing my thoughts to flow is so freeing. On the other hand, blogging is a task. I always write with the reader in mind. Although the majority of what I write is off the cuff, I still ask myself if it is something someone else would want to read. Thankfully I have old material – past journal entries, Facebook posts, and quotes (mine as well as others) – available for days I just cannot think of anything to write. Believe me, they have certainly come in handy, especially during my current blogging streak. Yes, I’m on blogging streak! I have now been blogging for 142 consecutive days. Honestly, some days I really do not feel like posting anything. Then, I think of how far I have come. Do I really want to go back to square one? Not at all! Once I hit 100 days, I knew I had to continue. I challenged myself to do at least 50 more. Hmmm… wish I was this committed to exercising. Anyhoo.. now that I am almost at 150, my new goal is 200. Yep…200! Fingers crossed.

To my readers, thank you for rolling with me and actually reading my content, whether it has been engaging or not. I really do appreciate it. And to my true bloggers and writers, you ROCK! So much respect for you.

Well, that was all I could muster for today. Guess it would have been easier to share a past Facebook memory or journal entry, but for some reason I actually wanted to write. Why am I so complicated?

As always, thanks for reading.

Enjoy your week!

Shaun

Life

Hello Sunday

Facebook memory: September 26, 2018

Remember, you’re not super human. You don’t have super powers. The fate of the world doesn’t rest on your shoulders. Rest when you need to rest. Cry when you need to cry. Throw that pity party.🥳 Then get up, get moving and carry on doing your best. ‬#SelfCareFirst

Have a blessed day!

Shaun

Life

Hello Sunday

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”Jeremiah 1:5

That scripture came from my morning reading. This next part was amongst my Facebook memories from September 19, 2018.

Quote – “God is calling you, equipping you, [and] preparing you according to His purpose.”

And this was my caption in response to the quote:

I’m so thankful God chose me to fulfill His purpose. Despite my quirkiness, He chose me to carry out this part of His mission. So grateful He loves me as I am. There’s NO love like God’s love!

Based on everything written above, sounds like God has a lot of work for me to do. The humbling part is, I do not have to change who I am to fulfill His purpose. As the scripture above suggests, God already knew what kind of person I would be even before I was conceived. He knew I would see and do things slightly different from others. He knew that no matter how hard I would try, I would never fit anyone’s mold. “. . . before you were born I set you apart.” Whew!

Y’all, I needed this reassurance. Sometimes I do not feel like I belong in certain spaces, but for some odd reason God keeps placing me in them. From here on, whenever I feel unqualified I must remember – God chose ME!

Same for you. If you ever find yourself in spaces that you feel unqualified to be in, just remember – God chose YOU! You are the ONLY one qualified to fulfill that specific part of His purpose. Yessss, YOU!!!

Listen, always remember who you are and Whose you are, and everything will work out just fine. Enjoy your week!

Shaun