Just like magic baby

Today I was thinking about why I put myself through strenuous workouts.

I do it because I can. I’m alive and very much grateful for that. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t throw my hands up and give honor and praise to God for allowing me to see another day. So many people saw their last sunrise and sunset yesterday, but for some reason, he allowed me to see another day, and I’m grateful!

When I’m working out, I cry a lot, especially after the year I had in 2020. My body went through hell and back; for a short while, I didn’t think that I would make it to see 2021, and here I am.

When I was recovering from the surgery I had on February 1st, 2021, I made a promise that I would see life through the lens of a child. I would look for the sparkle, shine, laughter, and joy in every day. NO longer allowing myself to see only the evil and ugly in which the world we live. 

I want to see magic!

I want to be happy and use each day to make myself a better person in every way. I desire to be a better mother, wife, sister, friend, and Christian. 

I tell my kids to stand against the crowd and be bold enough to stand on their own, following no one. I am constantly preaching to them to be leaders because the word has enough followers. So I NEED THEM TO LEAD. But I needed to check and see if I’m practicing what I preach. No one wants to be a hypocrite. So I did a little soul searching, and when I was working out today, I felt so caught up with emotion. I was halfway through my workout and started to cry my eyes out.

My inner thoughts were screaming, “why do you work out at this level 6 days a week. And the only answer I could think of is, I want to be better. 

Working out makes me a better person; it calms my nerves and brings me balance. It enables me to function at my best positive self. AND allows me to see magic all around me because I’m looking for it!.

Today I hope you take time for yourself and feel the magic in the air. If you are battling the most brutal fight of your life, know that you aren’t alone. I think that reminder would have helped me last year and pulled me out of my sad state a little quicker. But instead I picked up some steel and;

POOF….. just like magic the world looked good again!

I’m rooting for you all!

You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!

~Belladonna~

18 Replies to “Just like magic baby”

  1. Oh so tricky
    I’m getting my, can i call it a pretty head? …in any case I’m catching up on reading the collective mind of my country and my continent coupled with regions in the world.
    Now let me read your post properly
    You may have some sound advice for me.

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  2. ♡I made a promise that I would see life through the lens of a child. I would look for the sparkle, shine, laughter, and joy in every day.♡

    Yes found something wonderful

    You have an admirable sense of tenacity and great determination.
    Passion can bring one to tears.
    And believe you me, you are blessed to be this strong and athletic.

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      1. Keep it up dear, rather than slack. The vicissitudes of life can swing you this way and that way. Massaging the core to remind one to get back on track is soooo important.

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  3. What a beautiful reflection Belladonna. 💝🤗💖 In the words of Madea, “Halle-lu-yer!” 🙏🏽👵🏽🙌🏽 Guurrrllll, I know what you mean when it seems like you were buried by a ton of bricks, Wylie Coyote style! 😜

    Challenges with either make you determined to forge ahead, 🏃🏽‍♀️ or it could beat you up so badly that you just want to stay where you are, in your “Woe is me” frame of mind. 😣 Like you, I used to sit there and cry my eyeballs out, then I gotta go find my eyeballs and put them back in their sockets👀 again. But in all seriousness, I agree with you 💯 that we must tap into our inner strength, and look for the opportunities standing before us, telling us to strike while the iron is hot and go for the gold! I love your rededication to life girlfriend! 🌟🥂💖

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    1. 🤣🤣🤣 Not Madea!!!!!
      You crack me up!!!!

      Yes I struggled for a little while because I wasn’t able to do the things that my body was use to doing but now Imnsettled into my new normal and I feel good about that. I’m just happy and blessed to be able to move 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

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