I lead with the power of my heart.
Depression = Stuck in the past.
Anxiety = Afraid of the future.
I had to of been 4 or 5 when my parents gave me the responsibility of raising a puppy.
I’ve always been comfortable around dogs so there was never a fear factor. I truly believe that dogs are angels and they were sent here to protect us.
I can’t remember why I chose the name Duke, who was a mixed breed, half Boxer, half Labrador Retriever, but that name fit him perfectly.
Every summer I was operated on to fix my birth defect and any time away from my puppy made it even worse.
I had to envision myself running in the fields with him so I could heal fast and go home. That was my secret, I used the power of positive energy.
That dog was my lifesaver, he had human traits, it’s almost like he understood what I was saying, I miss him dearly.
I taught him basic commands such as sit, lay down, and I even taught him how to shake hands with either paw, and he taught me empathy and kindness, yes Duke taught me those things.
Duke was my best friend, we had a bond that could never be broken, just the thought of him puts a smile on my face, I know he is still watching over me in doggy heaven.
Being born with a birth defect(cleft lip and palate) weighing only 3 pounds and 9oz, blind in one eye, I’ve always knew how to adapt. I was humbled at the age of 4 when I looked in the mirror and realized that I was different. You laughed at me because I was different and I laughed at you because you all are the same. I never gave up, I kept pushing through, even after being bullied through elementary and high school. You do not have a disability because the biggest disability is one who has a negative mindset and if you hang around me long enough you will find that I don’t allow that energy. We adapt to our circumstances and we move forward.
Mentally I’m already on next year #2020
Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate when people say unkind things about you.
Instead, pay them back with a blessing.
That’s is what God wants you to do, and he will bless you for it.
1 Peter 3:9 NLT
Listen to album in TIDAL – Nas: The Lost Tapes 2
Y’all, it’s been a very trying week to say the least.
First, a pipe bursted on my hot water heater, then my truck broke down.
I was trying to keep my mind focused on the positive but my anxiety kicked in big time.
How much will I have to come out of pocket?
Will I have enough?
Will my insurance cover the water damage?
I just took a few deep breaths and exhaled throughout my entire body, releasing all of that negative tension.
I’m looking forward to going on another winning streak, on to the next one!