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”

Inner Awesomeness… I think that you may have forgotten that you are awesome!

Hey you… Yes YOU reading this.. here’s a gentle nudge and a friendly reminder that You are awesome!

Inner awesomeness can be defined as self-confidence, it comes from deep down inside, it is knowing who you are, it’s having the spirit of compassion, it’s knowing the things you like and the things you dislike. I believe that this awesomeness is in all of us, but we have to tap into it.

Eugene Hennie said:

“I forgot that I was awesome, “

I think this statement rings true for so many people because over time somehow we lose our self-confidence, our shine and our passion for life and then it takes going on an inner journey to remember not who we were but who we truly are and find our sparkle again.

So, what can we do when we lose sight of ourselves or lose our way?

In a blog i wrote some time ago, I mentioned that we all have a story to tell, each of our stories are different but what holds true is that at some point in our stories there comes a time of reflection where, it helps us to see where perhaps we went astray and gives us the opportunity to ask.

How did I get here?
What happened?
What must I do to find my way back?

We can also try to pinpoint our purpose.


2nd Corinthians 3:2 says “You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men.” Truth be told, sometimes we are the only bible, encouragement, strength, smile that people see from day to day, we may not even pay attention enough to notice it and that in and of itself makes us awesome.

So, whether it be a smile or an encouraging word, the next two questions are:

What is the message that you have to share with the world?
Are you doing what needs to be done to live in and fulfill that purpose?

In one of my blogs titled “To thine own self be true” I spoke about being authentic, being authentic is a big part of that inner awesomeness, it’s the not caring what people say and walking in your truth from day to day that makes us special, only those who are insecure find reasons to hate because they only wish they had your inner strength.

The very fact that there are so many who have this strength is awesome, I believe it should be worn like a cape 🙂 or badge of honor and shown to the world, I mean, after all why hide it?

I opened with a quote from Eugene Hennie who said “I forgot that I was awesome”. Well, for those of us who have forgotten, here’s a friendly reminder “You-Are-Awesome”💓 don’t you ever forget and from this day on don’t you let anyone dim your light.