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I Was Here

The last few months have been interesting. Interesting in a way that I came to understand that I myself as a person have changed. For the better. I have clarity about a lot more things, I am now more accepting of failures and my shortcomings (more on this to come)

I wanted to drop a note to remind myself, whilst we are living, to we remember why we are here.

Lately I find I want to live life in a way that anyone who comes across me leaves feeling even slightly better. (as much as is in my power to do so, I mean I'm not jollof rice. I can't make everyone happy)

I was doing some work this evening (as I'm finding myself keeping late nights these days between a lot of commitments) An old favorite came up on my Youtube playlist. I remember years ago I had internalized it as some sort of motto for myself. It's a song by Beyonce called "I Was Here" it's one of her lesser-known songs but truly one of the most favorite songs.

We live in a world where we can sometimes feel insignificant and what we are doing does not matter in any shape or form. We live in a world that sometimes seeks to erase our unique identity in a way that we don't necessarily want or choose. The important to me is that I want my loved ones to know that I AM here (not was) and I want it to be more than I ever dreamed it could be. To continue to do good, no matter how big or small it may be.

Here are the lyrics. The bolded parts are my favorite:

I want to leave my footprints on the sands of time Know there was something that, something that I left behind When I leave this world, I'll leave no regrets Leave something to remember, so they won't forget

I was here, I lived, I loved, I was here I did, I've done, everything that I wanted And it was more than I thought it would be I will leave my mark so everyone will know I was here

I wanna say I lived each day until I died I know that I had something in somebody's life The hearts I have touched will be the proof that I leave That I made a difference and this world will see

I just want them to know

That I gave my all, did my best

Brought someone some happiness

Left this world a little better just because

I was here

Against all of this, I pray for grace for each moment in my life to make a difference as much as I can and leave the world a better place. That's all I'd like to do.

I hope you are keeping well!


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Living the best of my life, living a foot prints behind and touching the lives of people in my own little way I can, this is so encouraging bless you heart ♥ bukola

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