AWAKE

I am thankful for friends that fill, and I have lived long enough to appreciate the blessing that it is.
The ones that choose every day to walk life with me, embracing and even celebrating my many quirks.
They keep me grounded and hold me accountable. Every BS sniffed is called out, but with an undertone of kindness that drives the point home yet softens the blow. Judgement isnโ€™t in our deck of cards. Encouragement is plentiful, and yes there is also a whole lot of hyping. Some might say excessively so ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ. Respect is a rule of engagement. Value is exchanged. Love is shared.

A lifetime of memories encases my heart, each spotlit for its weight in gold. We are better for it โ€“ this friendship we all hold dear. I am a reflection of the company I keep. My inner circle is the iron that sharpens me. They keep me on my toes and above all else stir my heart more and more toward God.

This post was inspired by my sweet friend who found a minute in her wildly busy life to send me this today. I was at a stop light when my phone lit up, and when I read it so did I.

๐˜๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ? ๐˜Œ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜บ. ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ. ๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ *๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ซ๐˜ช*

๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜– ๐˜Š๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต, ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ.
๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜– ๐˜š๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต, ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต.
๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜– ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ด.

๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ, ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ.
๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ.
๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ, ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ.
๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ, ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ.
๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ, ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ.

๐˜“๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ,
๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜– ๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ

My friend and I have not had a full conversation in weeks but somehow, she knew just what I needed. Again, I say I am thankful for friends that fill.

I hope this prayer lifts your spirit as it did mine.

Happy Monyaay!
Xo, Mel.

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