Inspire to Be

Morning Inspiration….



First Step

Morning Inspiration…Sometimes its so hard to start when you don’t see the full staircase. Taking the first step in setting a plan for yourself is always the hardest when you always find comfort in helping other people but after you look back and notice that nobody finds comfort in helping you then…Taking the first step is inevitable!!!! Don’t be afraid to put yourself first!!!!

first step

More and More like my Mother

a little bit like my motherMorning Inspiration….Being that I am almost 40 (scream from the mountain tops) I am learning the older I get the more I can see a little bit of my mothers in me. Now, the reason I say my mothers is because I grew up with two women in my life that were both considered my mothers. Of course my biological mother and then there was my aunt who was more like a second mom than an aunt. My mothers were two different women in their own way. My biological mom who is more reserved, knows her place and always support her family to the fullest regardless of the situation and on the other hand my 2nd mother is more vociferous, always saying whats on her mind and was very committed to her family as well. Having these ladies in my life have molded me into the woman that I am today…although I am still learning and growing everyday I am so proud to have these two beautiful women in my life that I can now say I’m growing to be more and more like them everyday.

Women know your Worth

Morning Inspiration… came across this post on my facebook and I had to share this with you all. No matter what type of abuse you are facing one is not worse than the other. Abuse is Abuse. Women Know your Worth!!!

Written by Phenomenal Woman

Just My Thoughts
What is Abuse???

What if you have a man that treats you nice pays all your bills ….He’s supportive encouraging and inspiring … he often takes you out on shopping sprees… weekly mani/pedis the works ….but on several occasions he has physically harmed you….

What if you had a man that took very good care of you financially but wasn’t supportive of you and your accomplishments …,he belittles you …uses past discretion as a way to bring you down… constantly undermining everything you do …, nothing is never good enough but he’s never hit you …..

Some would say that
scenario #1 is abusive without a doubt …how dare he put his hands on her shes his woman not his child….others would say scenario #2 is not abusive because he never put his hands on her …she’s got it made no worries at all ….

Ladies abuse is abuse mental or physical they are both scenarios are abusive relationship … Just because he doesn’t put his hands on you doesn’t mean he’s not abusive

some would say mental abuse can be the worse to have someone tearing you down… breaking your spirit… making you feel worthless …,but isn’t that what physical abuse does …they are both the same … Think about it!

Abuse in any form is never acceptable
Hold your head high and your standards higher
“Woman Know Thy Worth”

Choosing your Path

Morning Inspiration….I have been on a journey that has been increasing my knowledge and growth day by day and although I have been in a piece of the industry I have embarked for over 15 yrs I still have so much more to learn. I pray daily for GOD to direct my paths and whatever I am supposed to do for the day that GOD places his hands on my shoulders and guide me to complete it and to place the person in my path that will allow my goal, project and task to deem successful.

plan a or bIn the words of iamrennyren…..What’s your plan? What’s your backup plan? Are you going right or left? I don’t have a plan B. I know my plan A is the right one, I’ll never fail or loose as long as GOD is directing my path. We must stop doing things and getting mad when things don’t workout and say thank you Jesus for whatever you are protecting me from because I know you have a something  better in my plan, this goes for your career, living environment, relationships, church home and so on. GOD makes no mistakes…we do!!!

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths…Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV

Do you really Love yourself

Morning Inspiration….

Today, I was feeling some kind of way, just thinking about my life and the motions I am going through. It never fails that one week before my menstrual period I am so emotionally drained and so unsure  of what is going on in my life. So, I thought about my happiness for a change something I don’t do often because I am a mother of three and I have a companion that does an excellent job of making sure we all have what we need on a daily basis, but it got me to thinking is that enough, does that make me happy? What does it take for me, Shawond Givens to really be happy and am I willing to give up those things that I think mean the most to me to reassure myself of something I am not so quite sure of anymore. lovethyself1 I just look back on my life within that last five years and I say to myself you










were a working women making pretty good money, confident in who you were, able to do just about anything you wanted, married, owned a house and now to this not working, struggling mentally and emotionally, not for sure who I am anymore, not married and not able to do hardly anything…and all I can think about is how did I get myself here and will I ever get back on the mountain top and be the Shawond Givens that I was five years ago bigger and better and then one of my good friends send me a youtube video to watch and it was a video that confirmed everything I was doubting…The Lord!!! When your life my life is down so far where you can’t see the light…It will take a lot but you have to stay in faith, I have to stay in faith that if GOD gave it to you or I before he will give it to you and I again bigger and better. So, as of today I am going to just pray my way through all of the darkness until I see some light and learn to love myself the way GOD loves me because he has not given up on me so why should I give up on myself.