A couple of days ago I was in the drive-thru at Wendy’s with a good friend, MJ. While we were sitting there waiting and debating about chicken nuggets, 6 piece or 20 (really who needs that many?), Frosties or Junior Bacon Cheeseburgers, we were knee deep in a conversation about friendships, relationships and romantic entanglements. I mentioned to MJ that at times it feels that people you let into your life try to make you think and feel that you’re less than others and gnaw away at your worth. They keep hinting oh so slyly that Becky is smarter, thinner, more attractive, more successful and that’s apparently a standard that you can never acquire. MJ responded, “Sometimes others just like to cover you in their own doom.”
DOOM? WHAT? WAIT…WOW! This caused me to stop subconsciously debating if I really needed a Frosty, and look at her and say…’wow you’re totally right!’ Now…this isn’t news to me people, the fact that people try to down you to make themselves or others seem superior to you. Yet, what made the lightbulb go off in my spirit is the fact that she said ‘doom’. You see sometimes negative remarks from others make us a bit self-conscious about ourselves, but doom…that sheer dreaded darkness that envelops you like a cloud and hides your light and masks your spirit…that shit is like a deadly virus. And the only way to get rid of it is to stay clear of that darkness altogether or if you’re in it fight your way back to your energy and your light.
So I am here to say to you as 2016 continues to disrespect us all and make you doubt that your future is bright and full of possibility wonder. Do not, I repeat DO NOT, let anything or anyone try to roll over you in a storm of darkness and doom. YOU are worth more. You are braver, smarter, kinder than that, so look at yourself in the mirror and say #NODOOM and let your light shine bright. XO.