A humble request

Hey everyone so this is a little different than my norm.

This evening, I am taking the time out to ask if you could or would take a moment and vote for my oldest daughter for “The cute kid contest”

My daughter is 4 years old, she is bi- racial and often struggles with her hair and skin complexion. She is a wonderful, smart, caring, outgoing, funny little girl, by entering her into this contest I just want to show her that she is a beautiful mixed child and that it’s ok to naturally herself and walk boldly in her beauty.

so for those of you who can and will help vote for her, 🌹please click on the link below🌹. I would greatly appreciate it. 💕💕💕

http://www.thecutekid.com/photo-contests/20210728/little-kid-pictures-1627516591

“Your priorities matter”


“Imagine you had a bank account that deposited $86,400 each morning. The account carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every dollar each day!

We all have such a bank. Its name is Time. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever time you have failed to use wisely. It carries over no balance from day to day. It allows no overdraft so you can’t borrow against yourself or use more time than you have. Each day, the account starts fresh. Each night, it destroys an unused time. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, it’s your loss and you can’t appeal to get it back.

There is never any borrowing time. You can’t take a loan out on your time or against someone else’s. The time you have is the time you have and that is that. Time management is yours to decide how you spend the time, just as with money you decide how you spend the money. It is never the case of us not having enough time to do things, but the case of whether we want to do them and where they fall in our priorities.”



This motivational story was found on “

“The thought catalog” see link below.

https://thoughtcatalog.com/january-nelson/2018/09/motivational-stories/

Don’t look back.

Our lives are full of history, filled with past and present events, like our first scratch on the knee, playing outside, our first bike ride, Our first kiss, that first relationship followed by the first heartbreak, our first jobs, our first real taste of the world. All these events that have served as a brick or the bricks that have led to the lives we have today.

As adults, sometimes we roll back the curtains of memory and get stuck remembering the bad things,
It’s important to not focus too much or get caught up in the negative things that have occurred in life, we must be sure to snap back to reality and separate who we were then from who we are in this time.

Philippians 3:13 (New living translation) says:
No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.

Though I believe we shouldn’t look back, I do believe that we should take the time to reflect, to remind ourselves of how far we’ve come. God knows that as adults we do get discouraged and need a nudge every now and again or even  a gentle self reminder that we’ve come a long way and that we’ve done things right along the way which should encourage us to stay on the right path

Sometimes we forget or lose track of why we’re still going, we forget what we set out to accomplish, it is In these times that we have to remind ourselves that the journey, although as rocky and as discouraging or as rough as it may be, is worth it.

As life moves on and continues from day to day and year to year, don’t look back, don’t let whatever the mountains are in your life cause you to give up, continue to look forward. Onward and outward because your destiny is waiting for you.

Allow me to leave you with this,  it was Maya Angelo who said:

I am that Tree planted by the River,
Which will not be moved.


I, the Rock, I the River, I the Tree
I am yours–your Passages have been paid.


Lift up your faces, you have a piercing need
For this bright morning dawning for you.


History, despite its wrenching pain,
Cannot be unlived, but if faced
With courage, need not be lived again.


Lift up your eyes upon
This day breaking for you.
Give birth again
To the dream.

” The only reason you should look back is to see how far you’ve come”

To thine own self be true.

In Highschool one of the books in the curriculum for the year was Shakespeare, I HATED old English 😀 but I realized something along the way…..In Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, the most powerful words spoken by Polonius before his son left to catch the boat to Paris was:

“To thine own self be true.”

Thats a quote that is so simple to say but it seems as though we live in a time when it seems like authenticity no longer exists because we let society hold all the standards. There are many who from day to day put on an act or a facade because they feel like it’s easier to be accepted that way, while there are others who have truly forgotten who they are.

It’s so important that we accept ourselves and always carry with us the scripture in (Psalms 139:14) that says:

“we are fearfully and wonderfully made”

the only thing that should matter is how we see ourselves because allowing the world to dictate our who, what, where, when, or why will surely lead to our demise. When we lose sight of who we are our Authentic self becomes compromised.

Before Steve Jobs passed away, he said:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life”.

People these days are so easily influenced, some live as “yes men/women” they will agree to whatever people say because they don’t know their worth, or they are too afraid to see their own potential, they don’t realize that they are amazing individuals.

Each day is a new day to be open and honest with ourselves, it’s the opportunity to see ourselves through the eyes of those that see us for the beautiful souls that we are. It’s time to get rid of the negative thoughts and be kind to ourselves. It’s time to live in our truth, set the standard and let the world follow suite.

So I encourage you from this day forward to be uniquely you.

“To thine own self be true”

#Be yourself #BelieveInYourself #LoveYourself #BeTrueToYou #Be Strong

You are not beyond receiving love.

It is my hearts prayer that someone really understands this blog.


It’s one thing to love and have love in some form or fashion in your life, but it is just as important to allow yourself to BE LOVED.
…some people feel like they are unloved, unlovable or not worthy of love but; the truth is… it doesn’t matter who you are, how far you’ve fallen, what your feelings are or whatever the case may be,the simple fact is that you are worth being loved.

You might feel like a screw up or like you’ve done to much or are now out of reach or place but please remember this.. Love that is real love is Redemptive!

No one is beyond receiving love. Each and every day and more than likely every moment of the day we FAIL Christ BUT HE continues to LOVE and to LOVE and to LOVE until we finally get it!!!!!!!! That is the definition of love, That’s what you call unconditional love, It’s not based off of Merritt or warrant but rather it’s love because YOU are worthy of it!

So today, know that you are so worth it… all you have to do is open your ♥ heart to let it in, don’t feel embarrassed or second guess it, be free to receive it, let love heal you where you hurt, let love wash the pain away, let love do a perfect work in your life.

#AllowItToday #BeEncouraged

Blog memo (I’m not burried I’m planted) ⚰ 🌱🌲 🍓 🍎


To: Each and everyone
From: BrightLightInADimWorld.wordpress.com
Subject: Upcoming blog

Hey everyone,
I hope this memo finds each and everyone in good spirits

I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to my next blog that will be posted tomorrow titled:

I’m not burried I’m planted”


The difference between being burried and being planted is that when you’re burried you have to be dug up but when you are planted you have to be handled with care.

The process of planting requires the ground to be tilled and fertilized, you want the soil to be just right and rich in nutrients so that it will like a baby in its mothers womb get all the nutrients and love that it needs until the time for that seed to grow strong roots and blossom into a beautiful flower.

Sometime ago I wrote a blog titled:
“I’m not burried, I’m planted”

Recently my friend “chosan kef” on fb put up a post that immediately made me think back on that blog and I got to thinking that I want to reintroduce that blog just to encourage someone.

The truth is that in this life people will count you out, people will bury you and leave you for dead, people will tell you that you aren’t worthy or good enough, people may say oh you’re not ready yet BUT they don’t know that you are a seed being prepared, being watered and nourished and taken care of, you are a seed that is meant to stay hidden until the appropriate time.

The thing with seeds is that every seed blooms/blossoms in it’s own time. Every seed has it’s own fragrance and life span, just because some seeds may spring up before others doesn’t mean they will stay alive or healthy.

So, don’t worry about what others have to say, Don’t be intimidated by society…. stay planted until your appointed time and when the time is right you will spring up strong and tall just like that bamboo tree