A weekend of pain killers after Friday’s car accident got me thinking about…
…How blessed the healing time was. On Friday I was getting set for my road trip. I was on my way to get my hair cut before I left. I was very excited about meeting with some people at my destination. All was blissful then BAM a young lady ran the stop marker in the shopping center parking lot and just like that my plans were altered. I was currently dealing with another medical issue and was already taking pain killers. This was the icing on the cake. After the adrenaline wore off I found myself dealing with lower back pain and tightness in my neck. When I went to the emergency room I was thinking..Ok I wasn’t suppose to go on this trip. Oddly I was at peace with it. I pretty much quarantined myself this weekend and finished a task I had a deadline for a week ago. I was in a lot of pain. I would wake up 3am in the morning pacing the floor knowing that when I lie down the pain in my ear and neck would come back. I think I sucked down more ibuprofen, naproxen, and antibiotics than the law allowed to finish that task during the day, and squirmed in pain at night. This was 3 nights in a row. I had to go in paratrooper mode (more on this later) and just suck it up. I was trained to finish no matter what. If I had a pulse, even if it took longer, I was taught to finish with everything within you. That mentality never left me to this day. After I did about a third of what I set out to do this weekend I realized something… This was by design.
Maybe I avoided an untimely demise by traveling, or a very uncomfortable trip with my pre-existing medical issues, or other misfortune, but this had my attention and I knew there was a reason. I was right. I had to be home to take care of something I did not see coming, secondly quite frankly I have been in go mode since our t.v. show shoot last fall. It has been non stop and I think God purposely shut me down because of what I was ignoring. I am thankful because if the accident had not have happened, I would have further ignored a pending disaster. I don’t want to ever give a blanket statement to anyone’s situation but I can tell you we have to pay attention to roadblocks God gives us. As soon as I heard and felt the other car slam into mine I knew I was not supposed to be on the road. In disappointment we have to remember detours are for our good. I recovered well, far more rested, and grateful.
God shuts us down for a reason, we are no good to anyone if we are run down or scattered. Let us try to be observant to what life is trying to show us.
RollOut the Carpet: for the 2018 Stellar Awards
SUMMARY OF 2018 STELLAR AWARDS TOP NOMINEES
The Woman Who Brought Us “Don’t Make Me Over” Sybil
Classy and truly a woman of excellence, Sybil brings light to fading world. It was a pleasure to have an opportunity to have met an angel.
The beautiful and talented Songstress Sybil sat down for an exclusive interview with Exposure Magazine CEO & Founder of @MsTam Lawrence- during the Women’s Gathering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 9th 2018.
Sharing her take on walking in your purpose. Sybil drops some golden nuggets on the audience, “Trust the process and believe in you!” Sybil graced the stage with her heartfelt presence–singing her hit single, “Don’t make me over.”
Tam Lawrence: Sybil have you ever been in a dark place? If so, how did you break-through?
Sybil: [to read more about how Sybil spilled the good tea– pick up a copy of Exposure Magazine’s March issue being released on 3/15/2018
Facebook: @MsTam Lawrence
Celebrating Women: Kroger named a Cincinnati executive as its first-ever African-American division president
Kroger named a Cincinnati executive as its first-ever African-American division president
Kroger has named a Cincinnati executive as its first-ever African-American division head. Monica Garnes, currently corporate vice president of produce-floral merchandising, will move to Phoenix to become president of the grocer’s Fry’s division. The promotion marks a return to the southwest for Garnes, who served as vice president of merchandising at Fry’s from 2013 to 2015.
Garnes was twice named one of the Top Women in Grocery by Progressive Grocer magazine and has been recognized as one of the “Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink” by Fortune and Food & Wine magazines.
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