The Power of Being Content…and Stuff

sholanda l. smith (2)I am always content with my life, but I am extra-fluffy content, right now.
I am alive.
I thank God, just to be able to breathe.
To be able to get it right, tomorrow. I hope.
To be able to give hugs and love to my husband and my children.
To be able to say, “I love you”, and not wonder if the people who I say it to love me back.
To be able to be a blessing to somebody.
To be able to inspire somebody.
To be able to mess up, and know that I can forgive myself.
To be able to forgive, because that mess, that I am holding inside of me, just hurts me.
To be able to laugh, because I love to laugh.
There is not a person that can make me sad, right now, because I know what the law of gratitude does.
You can reject me. I don’t care.
You can deny me. I don’t care.
You can refuse me. I don’t care.
You can talk about me. Still don’t care.
You can call me names, violate my trust, and lay my friendship on the table. Yep, not my problem.
If you are in my life, right now, you’re meant to be.
The door always swings in and out.
When it’s your time to go, it’s your time.
I never force friendship.
I never force love.
I never force anything.
Everyone has freedoms.
I celebrate and appreciate yours and mine. ❤

Be as Generous as You are Curious <3

You want something, but you aren’t willing to give away anything.
Stop thinking that people always want your money. The people, who you give your money to most, often don’t need it. We have no problem giving to them, though. It’s the ones we are close to, who MIGHT need a financial bridge, to their dreams, that we hold back.
I digress, though.
Most people want your time, without interruption. They want you to look them in their eyes, when they are talking. They want you to be able to repeat their last five words, to ensure that you heard them. They want a hug. People like hugs.
The power of generosity supersedes financial bondages. Furthermore, when you learn to freely give, you will learn to freely receive.
You can’t have one without the other. You can, but that’s kinda a lop-sided relationship; and we swear we want equality. Be as generous as you are curious. In doing so, your curiosity will kill your fixed mindset. We kinda need to kill that cat, don’t ya think. ❤

iWRITE! Part of the iSLAY movement


PaperCrush Announcement‼️
After being asked multiple times, I am happy to say that I have added “Inspirational Architect” to PaperCrush’s collection. This will be a journaling class for Tweens and up, specializing in the art of “togetherness spoken word” in writing and in unity. I am excited about my future partnerships. Pair this event with book signings, corporate events, and more. If you have an idea, I’ll match it. ‪#‎ISlay‬ ‪#‎walkinginpurpose‬ #thewritelife


Caterpillars, Butterflies, and Change

As I contemplate over my life, I wonder if I am a caterpillar or if I am a butterfly. Have I matured enough, personally and professionally, to claim the “adulting” of a butterfly?

I kinda still like cuddling, being tucked in at night, being read bedtime stories, and having my scalp scratched. I also kinda pay my own bills, reap the rewards of my decisions, reap the consequences of my decisions, and have to make decisions (sigh, on that one).

I am looking forward to reading Diane Ramsey’s brand new and upcoming book, “Butterfly Transition: Step-by-Step Guide to Transitioning Your Hair While Growing Through Life’s Changes”. While this book is about natural hair transitioning, I can’t imagine it not being useful as we transition through life naturally.


bitter and sweet

This is one of the most authentic pieces I have read in a while. #lemonade #bittersweet #sweettea #homegrown #beyonce #session #exhale #sidechick #wife #marriage #affair #love

the r district

my husband cheated. got the side chick pregnant. denied the affair. i kicked him out of our home. he kept the baby a secret for a year. i started over with myself and children. there, i said it. beyonce’s new album “lemonade” could not have come at a better time. i’ve been contemplating writing a post on the topic of my divorce, the journey of forgiveness, and my eventual deliverance. then i’m hit with news of a may wedding featuring my ex-husband and………. guess who?

fyi: de-liv-er-ance

  1. the act of delivering or the condition being delivered.
  2. rescue from bondage or danger.
  3. a publicly expressed opinion or judgement, such as the verdict of a jury.
  4. rescue from moral corruption or evil; salvation.

at times i have difficulty articulating exactly how i’m feeling. trying to translate my thoughts, which are complex beyond comprehension, has been a challenge. but this album happened. watching…

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Butterflies, Energy, and Saturday

I couldn’t not post this; but, after this, I’m done (maybe):
You know that feeling of “butterflies”, that you get in the pit of your stomach, that is your vibrational energy.
You MUST believe in that feeling, so that you can change the outcome of your path. We are energy. That is why like attracts like. If you are negative, you will only see negative. Therefore, only attracting negative.
SPEAK what you want into existence. There is power in the tongue, because it aligns with the mind. The mind sees it first. The tongue only affirms it.
Please understand that we have so much more power than we think.
You are created in His image. That alone tells you that you are powerful. ❤