I always post about how appreciative I am of my amazing family, friends and others who have helped me along the way. I have been blessed to be in the presence of Gods many angels He has planted on this earth. Despite many of the things that I went through growing up, God allowed me to see his grace and mercy through the actions of those around me. I have personally shared with each person in my life who has been my rock at some point, their importance in my life through conversation, emails, text or cards. None of these people have ever asked to be credited for my success or accomplishments. When I achieve something, it is as if they achieved something because they were apart of the process. These amazing people never say that I owe them anything, even though I feel that I am indebted to them. These amazing people never attempt to discredit me or tear me down in any way, even if they could. These amazing people continue to push me through my next dream because they have never left my side.
So for anyone who feels that they deserve to be credited for my success but not my failures; for that person who may feel that they deserve to be credited for my accomplishments but not my missteps; he who wants to be applauded for being the battery to my drive or determination; the one who may feel the need to yell to the heavens that they are the only reason that I am where I am, I am who I am, or I have what I have but forgot that I never forget, here is my message to you:
I will never forget the decisions I had to make my senior year of high school in order to graduate and go to college. I will never forget the attempts that were made to destroy my life or reputation. I will never forget the times when I reached out in distress and was dismissed and degraded. I will never forget the disrespectful lies that continues to be shared with others about things that you don’t know about and aren’t even remotely true or accurate.
So, when you are making a scene about the credit you deserve, make sure that you are taking credit for everything. Not just the good but the volcano of a mess that your words and actions have created. Be careful when you speak because the same words you use to hurt will return to you and your life will reek of all of the negativity you put into the atmosphere.
This is my story. I will tell it my way. I will give credit to whom its due and ignore all others. Be you. Do you. Tell your own story. On your own terms.