Hello y’all. Happy Easter! I have just been wanting to write about how grateful I am for all that He has given me in my life. Every time I see His actions through someone or something, or I open up the Bible and I learn a new lesson, I am just overwhelmed with joy. Although I am still learning (like everyone else), I am incredibly blessed to have all that He has given me.
- My parents: they are amazing, yet very different. My mom is very witty and strong headed, but she is my rock when I’m going through a tough time or when I’m not feeling well and oh-so-very loving. My dad is a people pleaser (which isn’t always a great thing), and he tries to see both sides to anything. With the two different personalities, I get to see the good and the bad, which teaches me a nice balance between the two. It also gives me different perspectives and allows me to connect on a more personal level with all different kinds of people. I am blessed with their unconditional love.
- My peers: from my friends to the people I work with or I just meet for a slight second, they all teach me something. My friends are the most influential; I have gained new friends and lost some old ones. The ones I end up losing are because we don’t have a strong foundation–we didn’t build up trust. Kathryn and Nia are perfect examples of people I have strong foundations with. Although I have only known them for 2 years, we started out acquaintances and slowly started talking more, then we started to hangout, and now we know each other like the back of our hands. Some other people I have been friends with weren’t really my friends. We just used each other for rides or connections, and that’s a sin that I’m guilty of. Some other people that are my friends make bad decisions (we all do). And I’m not talking about like a few decisions I don’t agree with every once in awhile. I’m talking like all.the.time. I learn the most from these people. They teach me life lessons that I never would’ve thought of learning, and it gives me the chance to try to influence them in a positive manner through my actions! I am extremely grateful for Noah as well. Jesus shines through him everyday. I am blessed to have been given someone who I can be fully myself around and enjoy life with, and no matter what happens, I am so grateful for what we have experienced and learned together.
- Experiences: from technology and social media to traveling, school, and work, I so blessed to have had the experiences that I have. I’ve had my downfalls on social media, like over editing my pictures. But usually, they are wonderful. Although some things in the Bible can’t apply to our everyday lives because of the advancements we have made, we can apply the lessons that it teaches us. Through social media, I try to keep it postive and a reflection of me, which ended up getting me an internship! I also get to blog and display my style, which I am so grateful for. On another note, personally, I’m a liberal. Nevertheless, I have traveled all over the US and seen the different perspectives for all, which is amazing. The Bible is full of metaphors, and we all interpret it differently! Also, schooling is one of the things I’m most blessed to have. My parents taught me the skill of hard work, which I apply to school and work and get great things in return. I also go to a very diverse school. Three of my guy best friends are all named Mohammed/Mohammad, and I have friends with roots from Mexico, Singapore (hey Kath), Greece, Syria, Pakistan, India, and more. All of their cultures and religions opened my eyes to how big the world is, and although Christians’ lives revolve around Jesus, not everyone’s life does. I have learned to be accepting of all people: gay or straight, black or white or brown, Hindu or Muslim or Christian. And that’s because it’s not my place to judge someone, Jesus is accepting of anyone and everyone, and He LOVES you. And I want to follow in his footsteps.
So my shoutout on my blog today is to Jesus! Thank you for your all of your blessings.