see my face in this picture?
pretty pitiful, huh? let me tell you, 2011 whipped up on a sista. i mean, it beat me down, chewed me up and turned me out, and this here girlie was downright miserable at times (as you can clearly see). 2011 had major disappointments for me at every daggone turn, and yet at the same time i had some very eye opening experiences.
i’ve learned lessons this year that have been invaluable. one being, when a person reveals who they truly are, believe them. that thought is very similar to the maya angleou quote and unfortunately i have had to learn the hard way exactly what she meant by the statement.
but enough of that. see the picture below?
that’s me telling myself, “niki… girl, please. you know you need to stop trippin’ because you are far too blessed to let some mess—any mess—get you down. the Lord has had your back many a day, every day, in fact, so get it together and continue to put your faith in Him.” i’ve never been the “woe is me” type and i sure as heck can’t dwell on negativity even when it surrounds me.
nope, i’m not having it!
so while a lot of things didn’t go my way in 2011, i have countless things to be thankful for. the Lord has blessed me immeasurably even in situations that seemed so screwed up, and i give Him all the glory, honor and praise for it.
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. (Psalm 62:1-2)
with that in mind, 2011 can kick rocks. i’m ready for a new year busting with new possibilities.
i wish the same for you.
happy new year!!