At times we may find ourselves in places or with people we feel we cannot connect with, but we are placed there for a reason. Perhaps that reason is to shine a light in a dark place. Perhaps the reason is to share and be real with others who seek that “realness” and help others overcome their obstacles. Perhaps that reason is to help others come out of their ignorant mindset in hopes to help them expand their horizons. Sometimes that reason is to stand proud of your heritage in the face of others who do not understand where you come from.
We are all called to a greater purpose. Some people live their entire life without knowing or finding what they are called to do. I continue to be a work in progress, and I am still trying to figure it out. I am paying attention to the signs that surround me. There are signs that surround each and every one of us. Signs are everywhere, but we must stop and listen. We have to be mindful to stop and smell the roses of each day that is given to us. Pay attention, open your eyes, and when you feel that tug in your heart, be ready to jump! Until we reach our final destination, we are all a work in progress.
We do not know what it took someone to get to where they are in life. Remember that. Respect that. Everyone faces different challenges, and it is important to be mindful of this. Despite the challenges, hurts, pains, and even triumphs, remember to stand strong. Know who you are, find who you are called to be, and begin to walk and manifest your own destiny.