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8 Jan 2021

SUNrise: cj speaks… Welcome, 2021 !

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January 8, 2021 Category: Commentary Posted by:

What a great day and a great way to start the year — just giving all praises to GOD and thanking HIM for the memories, the sufferings, the disappointments, the joys, the pains, the hopes, the marriages, the divorces, the graduations.

 We also give thanks for the businesses that have failed and those that have begun, as well as the jobs that have been restored,  the peace that has been uplifted as we continue to still try to find some hope within ourselves, the employment that has been given, the new tasks that people have set for themselves, and the goals have been reached and touched.    

  There are also many things that we have yet to see and taste now that we are walking into 2021!

  What a great way to start the New Year giving glory to GOD for everything that we have thus far, for all the experiences that we have been exposed to, for the things that we wished we had never walked into and upon.  All the blessings that have been poured onto our heads, and the walks upon which we take a step in, to get us in, to get out in, to get up in, and to do something different.  

  It is 2021 — whatever you had in 2020 is gone, y’all… 2020 is gone!  There are so many things that can thrive, that can still be alive, but is it the renewal of your mind and the outgoing of your thoughts that will allow you to take a position in your life in 2021 that will provide you with the opportunity to go places that you have never been.  

You can be the super person of your life! The horizon encompasses everything around you and the visions of things you cannot even see.  You are not supposed to see them,  as you are on a journey in your life; when that time comes, you will see what you need to see and you will experience the things that are coming to you.  

It is 2021 — don’t walk with your eyes closed or your vision impaired. Don’t step into zones that you choose not to want to be a part of, because that could prove to be the game changer of your life.  

Be open, be brave, be bold in 2021!  Those of us who are people of color are getting ready to burst  through the doors!  

Enjoy yourself!  Make this the day where you do something you like that doesn’t hurt anyone else,  take away from your responsibilities, or stifle your growth!   

Enjoy yourself, enjoy your life!  Give to others! Forgive yourself! Make a path that is going to be open for growth, for change, for doing something different. Stop being fearful of who you are and start opening up your doors to what you can be, where you can go, and what GOD has for you. Fears will hold you back! An open mind, an open soul, and the work is going to be what will get you to where you want to go.  

In 2021, you must be ready to work, y’all!  You can’t continue to sit on your butt and do nothing.  You can’t keep praying and no change takes place!  Work and effort are the keys that pay off.  So don’t be scared of yourself!   If you are scared of you, how are other people supposed to respect,step up to, and look at you?  


Hey, it’s a new zone, baby!  Get up, get out, and do something different!  Be your best you 2021!  Wake up and be the game changer for your life in 2021!!….PEACE!  

…cj is a poet, educator, motivational speaker, and inspirational writer who resides in Philadelphia. if you were moved by this piece, shoot her a like or comment at: [email protected]!  

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