It Is My Story To Share If I Choose To!

Have you ever heard, or said to someone, “It’s my story and I will share if I want to?” Have others ever invaded your personal boundaries by evoking interest in your story before you decided to share it with them? How do you handle people’s intrusiveness?

I recently saw a Facebook post that got my attention because I once struggled with it too. The post read “LEARN TO BE OKAY WITH PEOPLE NOT KNOWING YOUR STORY. YOU HAVE NOTHING TO PROVE TO ANYONE.”

I had to learn it is okay with others not knowing my story. Why? I shared general information with people whom I truly believed were my friends until they shared negative versions of what I said. It was then, I became leery of our friendship and decided it was time to protect my emotional, physical and spiritual boundaries.

Struggling or concerning yourself with opinions of others is a waste of intellectual energy. –Tangie T. Woods

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The Influence Of Godly Spiritual Mothers

Godly spiritual mothers love God and they show love to everyone who is blessed to cross their paths. Spiritual mothers often go unnoticed and without praise—not that they are seeking it; they are just humble women. But I am sharing with the world the love and appreciation that I have for my Montgomery, Alabama spiritually nourished mothers: Sisters Chenita Mathews, Essie Carr and Thelma Powell.

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Stop And Smell The Roses

“There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. “For whom am I toiling,” he asked, “And why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?” This too is meaningless, a miserable business!” –Ecclesiastes 4:8

Healthy advice is stop to smell roses despite it sounding like a cliché –Tangie T. Woods

Do you take time to relax your mind, body and soul? Are you neglecting your spouse, children and even your health to acquire money, cars, houses, clothes, jewels, or whatever your heart desires? According to Proverbs 11:4, “Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.”

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