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Music Mondays: Angie Stone Defines the Meaning of True Life Happiness

 

Life for me has certainly not been easy. I haven’t had what many would call a ‘picture-perfect’ life. I have made more than my share of mistakes; I have had my moments of failing to plan and as a result experienced a great number of life defeats. I have witnessed my life go down a road that was vastly different in comparison to the road that I thought I would be on. I hold an entire host of actions and words that, if time could rewind itself I would indeed reconsider. Nevertheless, in spite of all of this, I am very joyful with my life and I am in a truly wonderful place. Through it all, I have no regrets of anything or anyone because I realize that every event that I have experienced, every action that I have ever taken and every person that I have ever encountered were all a part of the Divine’s destiny for my life.

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See, oftentimes we have our own ideas of how we feel our lives should be or what we should become—but you know how the saying goes, “If you ever want to make God laugh, tell Him YOUR plans!”  Sometimes we may hit the mark and our visions and goals for ourselves may align with the Divine’s right from the beginning. However more times than not, it doesn’t work out that way—our ‘plans’ are usually WAY off-base, so when things happen in our lives, we don’t understand them. When moments come where we have to let go of our dreams, we end up feeling ashamed or like a failure. But then over time we learn that everything happened exactly that way that it intended to, in order for us to be exactly who and what we were meant to be in the world.

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No other expression of this is stronger than the song “Happy Being Me” by Angie Stone. Sung over a smooth and beautiful melody, Angie shares reflections of how the journey of her yesterday has gratefully molded her into the person that she is today. There are no regrets, no ‘shoulda-woulda-coulda’s’, and not even the allowance of someone else holding her past over her head. Her focus is solely on the joy of the present, and the promise and possibilities of the future. She loves who she is, and she is in awe of all that she has become. Point blank, she is happy.

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When you truly and fully love yourself and accept yourself for who you are, no one or nothing can ever take that away from you no matter what.

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Enjoy today’s Music Monday’s selection, “Happy Being Me” by Angie Stone.

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Have a song that would be perfect for Music Mondays? Share below or tell me about it at: melisasource@yahoo.com.

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Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and Founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

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Julie

Such a great and honest post! I really like her because she doesn’t want to introduce herself as a perfect woman (which actually she is), she can really handle her mistakes and turn them into benefits while learning from them. Thanks for sharing these inspiring thoughts!

Makeba Giles
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Reply to  Julie

Greetings: Yes I agree-I love the way that she shared the benefits and lessons that she has learned in her journey–a journey that has lead her to the happiness and love that she has for herself and her life today. It is a message that I most certainly resonate with myself. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the article and that you found it inspiring to you! ~I appreciate your kind words and thank you so very much for commenting! 🙂

melistar
melistar

This was a really heart-felt post and I loved it. since I am nearing a major transitioning point of my life where I’ll be forced to face the unknown and chart my own course, your post helped me to remember that God ultimately has a master plan for my life and that it will unfold as He sees fit. Thank you!

Makeba Giles
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Reply to  melistar

Greetings: I totally understand how you feel. Life transitions of any kind-be it major or minor-can definitely be a little unnerving. But we must always remember to first, seek out the Divine for guidance, and then listen attentively and follow that guidance that is given. When you do, you will find that the journey of transition will be a much smoother one. And you are very right: His ultimate plan always unfolds for us in time. ~I appreciate your kind words and thank you so much for commenting! 🙂

Deeone Higgs

I totally feel you on this, Makeba! We are so similar in so many ways, although our experiences have been different, we both possess a “Never Give Up” mentality. I believe that’s what it actually takes to live this life successfully. I loved this post! There is no love like self love. Whenever we get to the point that we’re able to love ourselves and accept our selves right here, right now; we’re then able to move forward with our lives. For me, it took the longest time to get to the place where I could accept every experience as… Read more »

Makeba Giles
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Reply to  Deeone Higgs

Greetings: Yes you are very right–there are many people in the world who like to “rain on the parades” of others because they have something with themselves that they are not happy about. Since they’re struggling with their own insecurities, they try to do whatever they can to do or say things to make others insecure, too. You know how the saying goes, “misery loves company!” Without a deeply-rooted love for yourself, it can be easy to let folks like that get the best of you–and that’s why possessing such a love and life happiness are so very important. It… Read more »

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