Unafraid Life Lessons – March 2017

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for the spring sunshine and the warm weather. For the last few weeks the weather in NYC has been playing games with my heart and my wardrobe, but I’m working on forgiveness and all that so I’m trying to let it go. *Insert melodramatic music here.*  Anyway, its time for our end-of-the-month chat. Get comfy and we’ll talk about this month’s lessons.


#1. Cherish your tribe. 

It can be easy to take people for granted. Sometimes I forget how talented, brilliant, courageous, and inspiring the people around me are. My friends and family are most important things in the world to me. Their kindness, unconditional love, and support make me want to be the best version of me that I possibly can. But its not enough to just be grateful for someone. Let them know. Make sure that you never leave someone’s presence without telling them what they mean to you. Say thank you. Give a hug. Hold a hand. Do something. Say something. You never know what may happen tomorrow or how much time you have left with someone.

#2. If you want it bad enough you’ll be willing to work for it.

That application you want to submit, that friendship you want to build, that dream you’ve been putting off… make a choice to go after it with everything you have in you. Don’t look back next week, a year from now, or a lifetime in the future and be left wondering what could have happened if you had dedicated a little more of your time, energy, and efforts. Dive in. Maybe you’ll sink or maybe you’ll swim. Either way you’ll never know until you try.

#3.  Emotions are powerful.

Emotions are what make us human. Its okay to be incredibly happy, absolutely terrified, insanely joyful, ridiculously sad, fall hopelessly in love, be angry, and every other emotion in between. Acknowledge whatever you’re feeling, take a deep breath, and decide what you’re next step is. Because yes, emotions matter, but what’s most important is how we respond to our emotions and how we use them to make decisions. So go ahead, feel all the feelings. Be honest about your emotions with yourself and with others. You never know where it may lead you.

 

Love and light,

Felecia Shanice ❤

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