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Yesterday, I sent a co-worker an email that expressed to him my sincere gratitude for helping me. He responded back by saying that he will always be there to help me because he considers me as family, and also because he knows that I genuinely appreciate the help. As I read his reply, my eyes began to water.
This past week has indeed been one of those weeks. There was a ton of laughter shed this week along with a ton of tears. Everything that you encounter in life is a learning experience. Basically, a mere time to grow and improve your character. You cannot sit back and just allow the world to pass you by while your stuck behind attempting to play catch up. I have been blessed to experience many trials and tribulations in my life. Yes, I consider them "blessings" because if I had not experienced them, I would not be the woman that I am today, nor would I be writing this blog in the attempt to help you. Now, don't get me wrong, the trials were painful and they sometimes come back to hunt me. However, I try to condition my mind to know that God intended the pain that I experienced to benefit me. When I do that, I just smile, simply because I have developed into an amazing woman with an amazing heart that is going to press forward to my amazing future with my head UP HIGH!
Trials and Tribulations (T-A-T) are necessary. They require you to turn to God and to think deeply in regards to the next step you are going to take in your life. People, remain positive and use your heart to the fullest when conquering your trails and tribulations. Refrain from being irrational and unapproachable because God will send people in your life at the right time to help you cope. You have to be approachable in order to receive the message that God sends through those individuals.
God put it on my heart to begin a blog today. I don't know how long this will last, nor do I know what the future holds. One thing is for certain...I must be obedient. And that is what I intend to do. So if this blog has helped you today, please comment. If I can help at least one person along the way, my living will not be in vain.

God's Grace & Mercy will set you free!


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  2. So true! Loved it! Keep em coming Toni - you know I need inspirational Words.
    -your twin

  3. Very well said Toni! I like this idea and the inspiration behind it. God bless you!


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