It’s Thursday! The week is almost over and it’s been a week since I’ve dropped by! How are you? (That’s not rhetorical. Let me know!) I missed being here with you all =( but I have found it to be more productive to not post if I don’t have anything worth saying out loud.
I have actually been stressing myself out for no good reason, trying to force the words of a piece that was meant to flow out of me. That’s how I spent Sunday evening and a portion of Monday. Worrying about how I was going to get this poem finished and if it would be good enough once it was finished. Once I calmed down, prayed (of course), and heeded wise counsel, I was able to sit quiet long enough to hear the words I was meant to repeat out loud. With that being said, don’t be like me! lol I could have actually used that time to be more productive!!! Thank you to everyone I whined to, disrupted so you could hear the many rewrites, provided insight, and assisted me in the memorization process. You are all beautiful and I don’t know what I would do without you =)
But anyways…what we should really discuss. Sooo, I’m heartbroken over the lack of unity that I’ve seen lately… the sense of competition everywhere. Generally speaking, everyone will experience competition in their lives and it’s important to indulge in healthy competition, but it’s not okay to step on someone else to make yourself feel taller.
Somewhere along our aging process many of us were taught that our worth was backed by the numbers of zeros in our bank accounts. Or were shown cliché pictures of what “success” looks like. In the attempt to grasp these things many have sacrificed their integrity and brutalized their character… That saddens me. It’s as if no one has ever asked the question of how far is too far.
Don’t get me wrong, being successful is great (go for it!), but not at the expense of sacrificing your morals and losing yourself in the process. Everyone is not your competition! It is okay to share your pitfalls, your failures, and your successes with others. It’s okay to help other people. To reach back to where you were and pull someone else up with you. To appeal to someone else’s ideas.
I guess what I’m really trying to say is, learning to work together will get everyone so much further than seclusion… Anyway… I pray you all have a wonderful weekend and I leave you with this…
Philippians 2:3-4 NLT
3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.
Thanks again, God bless and One love.
-Quellz (komplex simplicity)
P.S. Come meet me this weekend at Abundant Life Outreach Center this Saturday at 3pm (119 Chapel Street) for Praise Dance, Mime, Step, and SPOKEN WORD!
Happy belated birthday Jordyn! I hope you had a great day yesterday.