Surrender to Sense
So now, feel free to bask in the sun. Softly.
I hope you are having a refreshing Spring. I am committed to practicing gratitude, resting, and surrendering to stillness this season. Most importantly not overcomplicate or overthink my to-do list and trust that in time, I'll complete the things I need to do.
This weekend one of my friends invited me over for brunch. I arrived two hours late, but there was still food waiting for me and great white wine. She told me to take my time; I was having a lazy Saturday, so I overestimated how much time I needed. We eventually laughed about my lateness and had another beautiful morning at brunch today. I love friendships full of endless laughter that bring you to ease where your time together can last for days.
Even though I journal often, I am still looking for words to describe navigating and dealing with grief, experiencing personal milestones, celebrating others' major events, and turning 30. I was moved by Kamri Cole's story "Surrender to Sense." She says, "As black women, we endure so much and pioneer problems that unrequitedly increase our tolerance level. Therefore, to continue to be of service to a society that needs us most, we must choose to be soft before we've maximized our streak of being strong."
I love that many Black Women like myself are releasing the desire to be so strong, focusing on our softness, and embracing the peaceful existence we all deserve.
My prayer is, Thank You, God. Thank you for the expansive love I wake up with each morning; I can buy beautiful pink roses, candles, bath bombs, and a car to drive to my new favorite pastime, pilates, and hot yoga. Thank you that letting go is becoming easier, that the right doors are opening and the right doors are closing. Thank you, God, for beautiful weather and that even rain serves a purpose. Thank you, God, that miraculous occurrences will happen. Thank you, God, for my life.
I hope you enjoy your Sunday and the week ahead. For the next season of Sunday Forever, we're accepting submissions for writers and non-writers interested in sharing your reflections. You'll love it here, and seeing your story come to life will be so fulfilling! See you next Sunday!