Yesterday morning I woke up knowing that everything I needed was already inside. As I went through my morning meditation the mantra I repeated was “I stand on the shoulders and walk in the footprints of those who came before me. I am built FOR and FROM Greatness.”
I am not sure how you feel about meditation but what I can tell you is that this very moment was one of the most enlightening and freeing moments for me. The foundation has been laid out for me and my job is to now pick up the torch and continue to move forward with the work that must be done. During my mediation I pictured myself literally standing on the shoulders of Martin, Sojourner, Harriette, Maya, and Malcolm. I saw MLK, as I physically stood on his shoulders, look up at me and say, “You were made for this. You were built from greatness.” It was a beautiful moment but so empowering and reassuring as well.
Now I know that every step I take and every move I make should be to empower and inspire. I am reassured that I am on the right track. Even when I feel like no one is listening or watching I am constantly reminded that they are…they may not speak and they may not comment but they are watching. I received a message in my “others” folder on Facebook and it was someone telling me how they related to my story and how we were similar in so many ways. If she had not messaged me I would have never known. I can only imagine how many others have come across my page or a positive post that impacted them in some way. I can only PRAY it has.
I am here to tell you not to stop. The work you are doing means so much to so many even if they never mumble a single word. Stay focused and continue to inspire and empower because you too walk in the footprints and stand on the shoulders of those who came before you. There is a race to run and there is no time to look back and surely no time to stumble. Every single thing you need IS ALREADY INSIDE OF YOU! Tap into that talent and greatness so you can share it with the world.
Lashonda Hollins is a 33 year old Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is a born and raised extroverted Mississippi girl currently living in San Antonio, Texas. Lashonda has successfully worked as a Mental Health Therapist and Case Manager for the last 8 years serving families and Veterans. Throughout her career she has provided Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, as well as Family Therapy. Outside of work she loves traveling the world and spending time with her husband and high school sweetheart whom she's spent that last 16 years of her life growing with. Lashonda is the founder of L.Hollins S.P.E.A.K.S and is an avid supporter of Women's Health and Self-Care. She has spent the last year of her life working towards building her career as a professional and motivational speaker encouraging and empowering women to be more informed, more aware, and more active when it comes to their own physical and psychological health. Lashonda was motivated to become blogger and a speaker based on her own health issues which includes Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), infertility, fibroids, depression, and anxiety. Her goal is to use her platform to be there for other women providing education, support, and encouragement. Lashonda wants women to know they are not alone.
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