The winter gives an allusion of barrenness. From what we can determine with the natural eye it appears that nothing is growing which in our estimation equals infertility. But there are many things occurring under the surface that “eyes hath not seen￼.” In fact, winter is a very active season in the earth. There is receiving, replenishing and replacing taking place. The earth is renewing itself for another cycle of refreshing! So it is with us. We go through seemingly unproductive times, but if you are in that season currently, understand there is production going on and the results will show soon! Truthfully, the fact that you cannot see it indicates that God himself is working on it. How exciting!
Somewhere along the way we were told that we cannot change what we like. Someone impressed upon us once your preferences are declared they can never be altered. I do not know who disseminated that thought system, but I am here to tell you otherwise.
We are constantly developing. Science confirms that our sense of smell and taste change as we age. It also informs that are body has the ability to adapt based on external stimuli such as our environment. Blood vessels constrict in cold weather to help conserve body heat, and the body redistributes blood throughout the body when it is in high altitudes to decrease the amount of blood to digestive organs and increases blood flow to the brain, heart and lungs to protect the vital organs. Change occurs autonomously in our bodies to provide the best result for our wellbeing.
As we become more aware of the world around us through travel, technological advances and our personal contact with diverse cultures and ethnicities we are exposed to new things in every capacity. New flowers, insects, fruits, clothing, food choices, landscapes, languages, etc. The knowledge of new things grants us the ability to make modifications to what we prefer due to the enormity of selections.
When I was young my favorite color was cornflower blue. As I aged my favorite color changed to midnight blue, then hot pink and then again to purple. I used to love to eat yogurt, but it is a rare occasion that I consume it now. I would not allow myself to taste coffee until I was in my mid-thirties and now it is a morning staple. As a teenager I loved short haircuts; but as a seasoned woman I prefer hair that is more easily styled and maintained.
Statistics state that professional’s review and update their reference list at least once a year. A yearly assessment is done to determine if the person is still in the position and in relationship with you to provide the best benefit for you going forward.
If we can update our references annually we should also be comfortable updating our preferences. We do not have to keep the same friends, hang out at the same locations, and eat at the same restaurants year after year. It is OK to determine that you prefer some people, places and things more or less than you prefer others and more or less than you liked them at a certain point in time. Perhaps the “nouns” in your life have changed and are no longer beneficial or bring satisfaction, but conceivably you are the one who has changed. Nonetheless, permission is granted to promote your current preferences! Do it now because you cannot be sure when you will transform again!
I am not asking for special favors or privileges extended
I am just asking for you to look at me through unbiased lenses
I am looking for an opportunity to operate with integrity and function in my skill
I am not understanding why me being me seems like a violation of your will
Why is what I bring to the table not welcome on your plate
Is it that you feel my uniqueness and brilliance in the room your presence will negate
Is it because when you finally pry the door open we not only run in
But in a one on one battle we decisively win?
In basketball and football we dominated
And my devoted sisters are now the most educated!
We are innovative, creative and very resourceful
Despite of the world around us describing our understanding as being void and null
I am not asking for accolades
Only acknowledgement of who I am
An intelligent and inspiring person who is
demanding the basics
And that is simply a chance!