This Is Dee

"Out of the huts of history's shame, I rise. Up from a past that's rooted in pain, I rise. I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide. Welling and swelling, I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear. I rise. Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear. I rise. Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave. I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise.
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I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me
Psalm 3:5
You are here:
To gain character as you lose ego
To gain integrity as you lose dishonesty
To gain strength as you lose fear
To gain compassion as you lose disap-pointment
To gain discipline as you lose willfullness
To gain equality as you lose separation
To gain appreciation as you lose resentment
To gain enthusiasm as you lose hostility
To gain tenderness as you lose rigidity
To gain boldness as you lose bitterness
To gain generosity as you lose selfishness
To gain optimism as you lose inadequacy
To gain excitement as you lose embarrass-
To gain gratitude as you lose greed
To gain love as you lose ignorance

Until today, you may not have been aware that as you surrender one thing, you gain something to replace it. Just for today, live life like it is a spiritual stock market. Cut your losses and celebrate your gains.

Iyanla Vanzant’s Daily StimuMail. I love waking up to her messages <3

Until today, you may have believed that it was perfectly fine to be nice sometimes and wicked at others. Just for today, thank everyone and anyone who can push your buttons. Realize that they are providing you with a wonderful and divine opportunity for healing.

Iyanla Vanzant

People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.

Salma Hayek



When you become so angry with a person that you want to shut them out of your life, you need to know that there is something going on with you that has nothing to do with them. At this level anger is a response to your own judgements; the failed satisfaction of your own expectations; your failed attempts to gain control or, your subconscious response to fear.

Iyanla Vanzant <3


Iyanla Vanzant