He dried all of my tears away. Turned my midnight's into the day. So, I’ll just say thank you Lord I won’t complain! If you don’t know these song lyrics, I’m just going to do you a favor and link the song right here so you can get your praise on. 

I brought 2017 in with a fleece throw wrapped around me standing on the balcony of my apartment watching the fireworks in the pouring rain. The first words that escaped from my mouth were, “Thank you, Lord!” 

You see my thankfulness flows from within my spirit. Every day of my life I have chosen to embrace it with love. I embrace the good and the bad with love from above. Now a lot of folks probably will say, “Damn, Lynn you trippin’.” However, anyone chooses to respond to my positive energy is none of my business. All I know is that the older I get I have chosen to get better and not bitter. 

The year of 2016 to me four years ago, in 2012 would have met graduating from a university with my bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. Not a soul, could have told me when I was a senior in high school that the year 2016 was not going to be my graduation year. 

As I look back now, I’m happy that my life didn’t go as I thought it would have been for 2016. God was probably weak in tears laughing at my ass! I was planning my life away as if not a thing was going to shake me from my degree. 

I was heavily fueled by being the first person from my immediate family to graduate from high school. I just had to keep the legacy going, but God had placed what I thought were plans on hold. In the year 2016, I was facing my own demons. There’s a saying that TD Jake's says that goes, “New levels new devils.” 

Man, did I really have no clue what the hell 2016 was going to bring me? During the year, I felt lost in my own marriage. I felt like I was constantly making the wrong choices in life. I lack direction.

I made friends with females just because they always looked fly. I was my own biggest critic. My husband and I couldn’t see eye to eye. I isolated myself from my God-given talents. I started to become someone who I didn’t even recognize. I wasn’t a college student. 

If I wouldn’t have had God’s permission to start this blog as not only an outlet for me to vent but a way to help other women of all ages then I would have lost my sanity. I am thankful that God allowed me to live through the rough patches of 2016 and never left my side.

I am thankful that I did not give up or just quit a job in 2016 when I was ready to throw in the towel. I am thankful that even though I did not have a car of my own that my pride was not too strong for me to not walk or even catch an Uber. 

I am thankful for the woman that 2016 had transformed me into and the people that I did encounter that year who taught me so many valuable lessons. What how are you embracing this year? Will you continue your journey to discovering your inner strength?

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