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

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.

Self Esteem

Self Esteem

I am self esteem
Can you see me, hear me,
Or taste me?
I am self esteem
Where do you find me?
I am self esteem
I am with you 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week
Taking in all the internal and external information
That could help or hurt me.

I am self esteem
I need your help to protect me.
I help you realize your authenticity
Your dreams and fantasies…….

I am self esteem
Are you paying attention to me?
Release all of your negative feelings
About yourself and replace them with positive ones
Focus on the present
and realize the many possibilities.

I am self esteem
Protect me to help bring about happiness.
I am self esteem
I am you.
We are one and not two.