In honor of Women’s Month, each writer will be writing our EmpowerMoments full of encouragement and lessons to our younger selves in a series titled Notes From Me To Me. Sit back and enjoy our reflections, and also think about what would you say to your younger self.
Yesterday was today’s tomorrow and now tomorrow is already yesterday.
Today I turned 23, yet yesterday I was 27. What happened between yesterday and today? Years in between the moments of time and here’s what I’ve learned since yesterday.
- Keep God first! This is the only situation where the last will not be the first. Putting him as your last “to-do” will never work out.
- Take more risks.
- Your mistakes will show you the true meaning of grace and mercy, so again, it’s okay to take calculated risks.
- Honor your mother and father, and yield to their wisdom. They actually know a thing or two. Tomorrow you’ll began to become them anyway, so ultimately you are just honoring yourself.
- Your bed is your coffin meaning make sure it’s your final resting place each night.
- Learn your limits and quickly!
- Read your bible.
- Pray for wisdom.
- Time has no bounds. Time does not exist. Today is yesterday and yesterday is today. Ten years pass and it’s still today. The time is always now. Life can start today and end tomorrow so just live.
- Live everyday with hope, joy, love, and peace.
The best part of any great movie is not knowing what happens next, but I’ll provide some spoiler alerts.
*SPOILER ONE* Storms will cut your lights off a few times but you will still be able to see and when you can’t take the darkness any longer, someone will invite you into their light.
*SPOILER TWO* The snow doesn’t shovel itself. You can wait for the sun to melt it but that will elongate the process. You can do it, just put your back into it!
*SPOILER THREE* Dress for the occasion. There’s no point in throwing on sackcloth if a baby is about to be born.
Lastly, Miss Lady be sure to remember: Light is sweet, and it pleases the eyes to see the sun. However many years anyone may live, let them enjoy them all. But let them remember the days of darkness, for there will be many. Everything to come is meaningless. You who are young, be happy while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your eyes see, but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment. So then, banish anxiety from your heart and cast off the troubles of your body, for youth and vigor are meaningless. (Ecclesiastes 11:7-10 NIV)
The awesome thing about today is that it was yesterday’s tomorrow, so go make the best out of today before it becomes yesterday!
I thank You for Your guidance, grace and mercy during my 20s. There have been times that I strayed from the path You set out for me but I thank You that You did not allow the devil to have me and You always came after me – not allowing me to stray to the point of no return. In Jesus name, AMEN!
Ladies, I EMPOWER you to live. If I’ve learned anything in life is that today quickly turns into yesterday and yesterday quickly becomes another year. Use every day to celebrate something and make a memory. Stretch yourself more than you think you can and have fun…enjoy the moment. Sometimes we can become so focused on the future that we forget about the present.
What are you going to accomplish “today”?
Ms. Dené B. is a student of life who enjoys human studies and social media. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago where the motto is “Preparing People to Lead Extraordinary Lives,” She took her education and school spirit to heart and now is a young adult striving to live an extraordinary life while helping others achieve the same. With a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations and minors in Sociology and Visual Communication, Dené’s worked at a top PR firm but her greatest accomplishments resides in volunteer work with Autism Speaks and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Currently, she finds herself pursuing a vision God placed in her of starting her own business. One of her go to scriptures is, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is Gods will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV).