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I hear the chains falling 

I hear the chains falling by the waste side. I imagine them opening up without a key for me to walk freely into my destiny.

I imagine leaving them behind and starting a new. I’m free to not judge my failures. And I’m open to growth.

My dreams are brighter than my realities but not for long. My hopes were bigger than my prayers and now my prayers are bigger than my hopes.

My days are shorter and more driven. Especially since my #1 job is taking care of my self worth. All other things will fall into place and I know that to be true.

I no longer live in barren places or a barren life. I believe it to be true because I want that vision to be the opportunity that I use to be and do more.

I’m thankful for each day and today is no different than the rest. Today I’m smiling on the inside despite what my facial expression says. And I wish nothing but smiles for all of you reading.

C.L Cunningham

Better days started yesterday you just didn’t notice

Love n light 💖

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Quiet time 

It’s early morning and I often think about the list of things I have to do for the day sometimes even the week. Before I do anything just to remind myself of the things I have to do. It helps me to not forget.

But often in that moment I also like to quiet my mind and listen for the instruction of the spirit.

There’s times when I don’t hear any instructions so I take a moment to be thankful instead. There’s a phrase in church that says “When praises go up blessings come down.” I used to dismiss it as if it wasn’t always true.

I’m finding that my view of blessings has changed and I realize that everyday I breathe is, a blessing. And that my praise it’s a symbol of my gratitude for each day.

I’m thankful for the opportunity to see where I fit in this universe. To hopefully take each day and steady my walk for my homecoming. To not get off the path that leads to salvation.

Being great here may lead to success. It may lead to a blissful experience in this realm in this reality. Really I don’t know. I know that in my quiet time my success depends on the grace and mercy of each day. So I dedicate myself to being a vision of his glory.

C. L Cunningham

Taking a little quiet time for the goodness that surpasses all understanding 💖

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Power of change 

I  like to think of change like a wonderful wind blowing through and taking you to an alternative destination.

It’s comes at a moment’s notice and sometimes without warning or with a missed warning.

It’s brings brighter sides of things or it can bring a darker side of things depending on your perception. But no matter what it is giving you a chance to see something different.

Today I’m just going to enjoy the changes happening in my life.

C.L Cunningham

Wishing you better changes

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Vacation 

It’s summer and the need to get out and about is upon us.  

I decided to take myself to downtown LA. I had no set destination just to walk around.  I saw the sign pointing toward little Tokyo and headed straight for the District. 

I was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the culture and the kindness of the people.  Everyone smiling and embracing the crowds of people who are just sightseeing. 

Last night I got out to a bar. It’s been a minute since I have been in one. I picked a low key time before the night time rush. I  still got to dance a lil bit and enjoyed the music before I headed back to the quiet life.

I’m trying to see anything that I can and embrace the things that make me…me.

Take a little bit of time for yourself and take a mini in town vacation. Or any kind of vacation you can even if it’s a mental one.

C.L Cunningham 

Happy Saturday night 

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Skeptical 

I’m actively looking for an apartment. We have been staying with family and now that I have decided to split from my marriage. The housing situation has become strained.

I got a wonderful email from someone renting an apartment. It was heartfelt and God inspiring. He accepted my application and I felt relief and joy. But when he asked for me to send the money via money gram my heart broke. Even money gram tells you not to send money for business transactions unless it’s a known source.  So I ask the man for his full contact info. Especially since he’s going to be my landlord and he resides out of town. He told me that the transaction was going to be in his Secretary’s name. And still never let me have his name and contact info.

Call me a skeptic but I have very limited funds. I’m barely affording the move since it’s summer break and work doesn’t start until August. I have no room for errors to put it honestly. And since he was mailing the keys and my rental agreement I would have assumed he was going to want to give me his info for any prior monthly property issues. Guess that I assumed wrong.

I may still need a place to go but I’m definitely not in the position to accidentally take any unnecessary losses. I’m not sure if I can afford a hotel room for a month but I definitely can’t afford to lose any more time.

A continued rental hunt is ahead and hopefully it will lead to a nice domain.

It’s okay to be skeptical about the things you and your family invest in. Be comfortable with checking and even double checking anything that sends a red flag in your body. Trust your instincts and pray that you have the right answers. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Happy Friday y’all!

C. L Cunningham

Still finding my way

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A.m

The sun is shining…..I tend to say that a lot….

It’s to continuously remind myself to look at the bright side of things.

I’m uber emotional. I mean seriously. I laugh as I say that because it’s one of the best parts of me.

It let’s me know where it hurts in my spirit so I can identify it and fix it. It brings me joy in the morning. 

I’m thankful for things placed before me that help me grow. I’m thankful for experience or the lack there of. I’m thankful for guidance when I can’t get out of my own way and I’m thankful for love. 

United energy for the purpose of beauty. 

It’s a beautiful day baby, enjoy it…

C.L Cunningham 

Always looking for the sunshine ☉