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Reflection – Dominique Sade.16
God has an amazing and creative way to share gifts with us. Today, spirit did it again and gave me an abundance of gifts to start out 2016 with. First, I was blessed to see another year (made it to 30, I’m a big kid now!) and spend that time with family and friends. Second, I got accepted to graduate school and started last week. Third, I was in attendance at an amazing and uplifting Queens Round Table conference entitled “Reclaim Your Crown,” which also included two workshops.
From that awesome workshop, I took a lot of important and powerful messages with me today. I was reminded that, in spite of all that I do or plan to do to hold down my kingdom, it is important for me to find balance and take care of myself.
Man, I needed that reminder!
There was also one question that arose during the workshop that I really wanted to reflect on and journal about this evening. That question was, “what are three things you appreciate about yourself?” It’s a very important question and, to be honest, it was a hard one for me. After reflecting on it, I was only able to answer two and that’s okay right now. I’m aware now and will do a better job to think about myself in a positive light and not focus so much on the negatives or what I used to consider to be “weaknesses.” It is absolutely imperative that we understand the importance of growth. However, growth can be achieved in a more positive way, whilst highlighting the best in myself at all times.
Thank you Valencia and for the rest of the amazing women who’ve helped turn this workshop into food for my soul.