Michael Clarke Duncan-Redemption Road and The Power of Forgiveness

I believe that things happen for a reason, and there is perfect timing in our experiences. There is so much gratitude when you realize what is happening and that you are in the mist of it..I decided to rent the movie “Redemption Road”, directed by Mario Van Peebles, this weekend.

My husband and I finally decided to watch it today, and low and behold, my son decided to take his nap at the same time. The movie was like none other that I had seen, and Michael Clarke Duncan played the part very well. I will not tell you specific parts about the movie, because I want you to experience it for yourself. I can tell you that I was touched by the messages such as the power of forgiveness, letting go, and facing our “inner demons” in order to really live life—-to make the best of our “God-given talents.” It saddens me when so many people have lost their life or decide not to use their “God-given talents” whether it be an artist, a singer, and/or a dancer. Many people can tell that they are gifted, but the gift is someone not shared with the world. You see so many people with extremely beautiful gifts, and many times they do not believe that it is how they can live their life doing what they love. I am not judging…..It is your life.

It has been mentioned several times that forgiveness is truly for you and not so much about the other person. If we are to grow and be the best that we can be, we cannot hold on to the weight of unforgiven issues. In the race of life, it can slow you down. We have to let go. The person you forgive maybe the one who helps to set you free, or maybe not.

If you feel that your life is going nowhere no matter how hard you are trying, you may want to ask yourself….Is there someone I need to forgive?

Watch the movie if you have not. I do not think you will be disappointed. Rest in Peace..Michael Clarke Duncan.

Until next time,
Timika Chambers

Stand in Gratitude

If we pay attention to our lives, we can find many things to be grateful for. Regardless if they are seen as small or large, blessings come in all shapes and forms. We have to take time to be grateful for those things we can sometimes take for granted such as the eyes to read this post. I am grateful to be able to walk, talk, read, write, hear, and type these words. I am grateful as my husband prays at each dinner “to be in the right frame of mind.” I am grateful that my son is alive as I just found out that a two-year old died a few days ago strangled by the cord to the window blinds. Do we not know that anything can be taken from us at any given time? Any freak accident can happen at any given time.

Have you taken time today to stand in gratitude today? What are you grateful for? Will this be a one time event, if you did? Or will you continue to live a life of gratitude. This is how we teach our children to be grateful and happier. Please feel free to share your comments as you become more conscious of the life you have.

Until next time,

Timika Chambers

Being a mother-From “Mother’s words of wisdom. From my heart to yours. Building within”

Being a mother

Being a mother is important to me,
It is now part of my destiny.
Addressing my child’s and my own fears,
Wiping away the many tears,
Being a mother is important to me.

I learn so much from you and me.
How can I be the best mother you see?
Giving you all the tools to grow,
As you become more conscious of the life you now know,
You are my son and not just for show.
How can I look you in your eyes and not be who I am supposed to be?
Being a mother is important to me.

I must be conscious of my activities.
I cannot be there to protect you from all your falls.
I hope that you take the time to learn from them all.
To stand firm in the mist of adversity,
Do strive to be in the driver’s seat of your destiny.
Do not live in another’s misery.
Being a mother is important to me.

Be proud of who you are,
There is none other like you by far.
You were made beautifully,
Being true to who you are is important to me,
Know that I will be here as much as I can,
To lift you up when you need a hand,
I love you so much, my son
Our journey through life together has just begun.

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