Taking it easy….

Posted in Inspiration, Life Lessons on September 30, 2012 by Delonda Burns

As I spend quiet time alone, and trying to figure out my life. I can pretty much see where I went wrong. I been trying to rush everything in my life. I see people in such a wonderful place or relationship with God,and I’m thinking wow, I want my relationship to be like that, then as I begin to spend more time with myself and alone time with God. I realize that I have to develop my own relationship with God,and in my own way. That is something, that’s not going to happen over night, and really, Why am I trying to rush it anyway? God is not going anywhere, he is right where I am.

It brings me to tears, just writing about it, because I love him so much, and I really appreciate him for being with me at all times. God never leaves us, we leave him all the time. Once, I remember that, and I think about it, I start praying to him, and I will remember to do it at all times.

I look around and I see a lot of people doing such awesome things with their lives, and I say to myself…I want to do awesome things too, so I go and I come up with these ideas, plans, and setting goals on how I can make them happen, only to really ask myself later, Is this really what God want for me?

It have gotten to the point of me getting headaches, and being depressed. Some of the things that I’ve written down, have never really happen, I’ll stop and say….Is this really what I want to do or Is this what I was born to do?

I was feeling like I had to rush into something, just to show people, that I’m doing something as well.

I just figured that out today, as I spent time driving alone, while going to pick up my son from work. I cried, I’ve talked to God, and drove in peace. I’ve decided that I am doing something, I’m a mother who just recently decided to home-school my two boys, I’m a writer who loves to write, and have always wanted to write a book, but haven’t really got started, because I wanted to really be saying something, and I wanted my writing and/or my story to mean something and also be able to help someone. I found my story, and now I’m starting to write it. Along with writing my first book, and from already having an idea to start an organization, which goes well with what I’m writing about, I’m starting to feel pretty good about this.

I’m in prayer with God about all of this, and I’m going to continue on with this journey, and I believe that this is something that God desire of me. Why? Because to me, it just feel right, and at this moment, I don’t feel like I have to rush into doing it. I want it to be right, and I must take my time with this, and I must believe that I am doing something, and it doesn’t have to be for show and tell.  I’m just going to take it easy, and enjoy this process. Feel free to come back and witness this for yourself, I’m going to make it happen!

Until next time my friends,

Peace, Love, & Blessings

Delonda

I’m Happy to be here…..

Posted in Random talk with tags , , , on July 17, 2012 by Delonda Burns

July 19th will mark our fourth month living here in Atlanta and I must say that I’m loving it!!!!

Let me tell you, there have been some challenges, but God is soooo good, that he pulled us through. I just get chills when I think about or even speak about how awesome my God is…I’m shouting!!!!

My loves, I never, never been to Atlanta before moving here, wait let me say this, I’m from Chicago, IL and from 2008 I been fascinated with living here. My husband says it’s because of what I’ve been seeing on TV, from watching RHOA, but I would say that, that show did play a little part of it, but not the BIG part.

I absolutely love being on my computer, I love to search things, and so on, and so on.So during my searching somethings I found interesting things about Atlanta that I love. For instance, the homes, OMG the homes are so beautiful (In the area that I was searching) the prices for them was like..OMG, seriously, $200,000 for a 4bdrm home, and in Chicago, you pay so much more for that price and it don’t look as half as good as the homes in Atlanta.

So, I can say that was one of the reasons that I wanted to live here, I want a home so badly, I want an awesome back yard so that I can plant me a vegetable garden and a flower garden. A yard, were my boys can go out and enjoy, a place where I can have a patio so I can entertain, and also sit out and read while sipping on wine, coffee or tea. We’re going to have our house soon, God told me so!…lol

I have to say that I’m happy here, my husband is coming around, he was ready to go home, but he didn’t want to leave his family and he knew also that he didn’t want to live back in Chicago. Now, I’m not saying that Chicago, is a very bad place to stay, but we wanted a change, it was time to leave,and we felt like we have out grown Chicago. Do you understand what I’m say?

Basically all of our family is there, and we do miss them, but we have to live & enjoy our life the way we want to. Chicago, is always home and we will always go back to visit, but at this moment, we’re making Atlanta home…:-)

It’s other reasons, that I wanted to move here, but I’m going to keep it hush, hush and let the people see me in action later….lol, I like to keep certain things to myself, because if you start telling people your dreams, and your desires, they like to speak negative about them, so I’ve learn to keep my mouth shut.

I can’t forget to mention that my bestfriend/girlfriend is here also,and she played a great part on helping us get here, so shouts out to my BF/GF Sylvia Winston!!!!

All I have to say is Watch out for me, and try to google me later, I’ll keep you updated on when!

 

Live, Laugh, and Love,

“D”

 

 

Peace Snatchers

Posted in Life Lessons with tags , , on December 21, 2011 by Delonda Burns

Raise your hand if you have one or more of these kind of people

in your life….

* Someone who calls you constantly, with a whole lot of DRAMA!

* Someone who calls or come around and try to invade your

peace   with GOSSIP!

* Someone who calls or come’s around all the time who is just so unhappy, sad, or

miserable and they want to invade your peace with their UNHAPPINESS!

* Someone who COMPLAINS “ALL” the time, when they are in your presence…

* Their INTENTIONS are always bad!

I can go on, but I guess I’ll stop here.

Why even bother to go on anyway?

Just writing this is disturbing to my peace…

When you’re working on trying to become a better person, or

even trying to develop a relationship with God or even when

you’re in a happy place in your life, or when you’re doing

well and you’re filled with so much love & joy…

Who comes along?

I’ll tell you..A Peace Snatcher, everything that I have mention above, are who these people are, and to be honest some of them might not know or be aware of what they are doing, or simply..

Don’t care!

Be very aware of them, they come to steal, kill, and destroy your joy! Do not allow them to do it, they work for the devil!

Have your guards up at all times, when you see them coming,

I’m sure you know who they are…lol..God knows I do…

Let me tell you how to handle the Peace Snatchers…

As they slowly or even swiftly approach you with a disturb

conversation you feel will take you away from your peaceful

state of mind. You politely stop them with a pause signal

(hold one of your hands up, signaling them to be quiet) and you say..

Sweetheart, Cutie Pie or whatever their name is, and you say..

I’m so in a peaceful place right now, and I’m sorry, but I’m just

unable to digest all that you are trying to expose to me!

And you walk away fast….That’s it!

You told them in a very respectful way, and also you still have

your peace, which was what you really wanted to keep anyway!

I’m a peaceful person, I come in peace, I live in peace as much

as I can, so when I happen to come in contact with those Peace Snatching people, I politely remove myself from their presence.

You can do the same, and hopeful one day those Peace Snatchers,

soon will learn how to approach you in a positive way!

Until Next Time…

Blessings,

Delonda

Beautiful….

Posted in Life Lessons on December 20, 2011 by Delonda Burns

I remember when I was a little girl, and I use to go over to my Godparents house all the time.

My mother told me that she use to run the streets all the time, and they didn’t mind watching me.

Back in the day, my Godparents owed a farm, I remember it being one of the biggest farm ever.

My Grandmother, and my Auntie Dot use to drive at least 3hrs or less going to my Godparents farm.

Wait,Let me rewind back, when I was little my Godparents use to live right across the street from my great-grandmother house on Polk St. Later on down the years, they purchased a home with the farm with it.

I enjoyed the drive down, because I was going to visit my Godparents, and that we were going to pick some good ole fresh veggie’s from my Godparents farm. I can laugh about it now  looking back, but  it was hot as heck outside picking those fresh vegetables. I felt like I was picking cotton…lol…

My Godparents had a very successful business back then; I remember it being groups of people out there picking as well, they gave us cold ice water, and cold ice lemonade whenever we needed it, along with a good  healthy meal, they were the best!

My Godfather, Mr.Brown was an awesome man, he was the only man, I mean the only man who was a father figure in my life; he always, I mean always told me that I was beautiful, he always told me that I was going to be a SUPER STAR!!!..lol, His words were always encouraging, and  today I still can see him bending down on his knees, telling me how beautiful I was.It still brings tears to my eyes, like it’s doing now…lol.. but it does brings me to tears every time I think about it.

As I became an adult, my mother decided that she wanted to tell me that I was ugly as a little girl, and that was also one of the reasons why she didn’t want to keep me.Just think how devastating that could have been, if I believed, that I was ugly.

Well, I thank God  for  my Godfather, for always telling me that I was beautiful, and always showing his love toward me.My Godmother as well, they both took really good care of me, every time I was in their presence, they made sure I was fed, they made sure I had clean clothes, and they filled me with lots of love.

Today, I  am grown, I am beautiful, and I feel beautiful, no matter what kind of shoes I wear, no matter how I rock my nappy hair, no matter what kind of clothes that I may have on, I’m still beautiful!

Material possessions will “never” defined, who I am, or how I feel inside!

What I’m trying to say is, parents, if you have little children or even teens, please speak encouraging, and loving words to them; because as they get older, they are going to remember, and will start to live by those words that you may have spoken to them. It will go along way, It will build their confident, make them feel so much love, help them move in a positive direction in life, help them succeed in school,and all kinds of wonderful & marvelous things can go on with them, just by you speaking encouraging words to them!

If you tell them that, their never going to be nothing, or that they are dumb, stupid or fat, those words

are going to stick into their brain, and they are going to believe that, please don’t do that.

Parents, lets speak words of love, into our children live, and also your life & others as well!

It will make a big difference, I’m telling you!

I Love you!

Blessings,

Delonda

What a Gift it is..

Posted in Inspiration on October 29, 2011 by Delonda Burns

Today Is A Gift - Roosevelt

What a Gift it is, to be here today, he didn’t have to wake me up today, but he did. I am truly grateful, and truly blessed to be here in the presence of the Lord.

Although, yesterday is truly gone, and tomorrow is just a mystery, so what we must do is live life for today!

So, God’s people go out and enjoy your life  today, do something you’ve been wanting to do all week long, and you didn’t get a chance to do so, just do it, because tomorrow is not promise to you.

Live for today!

Blessings,

Delonda