I Owe It To Myself … Period!!

Happy Friday, Y’all!  I’m just so grateful to be around … you know … to still enjoy my life … maybe now more than ever!!  So … uh … A Funky TGIF won’t hurt nobody, will it?!?  Radical!! TGIF, then … in a THANKFUL voice!

I was lucky to have good parents who minded their OWN business, sought excellence in every avenue of their “lives”, and fought hard to overcome injustices … without complaining!!  Freakin’ “ROCK STAR” role models!  They guided me toward opportunities like the scholarship I got to attend St. Paul’s!  They encouraged me, even pushed me to go to an all-boys private Episcopalian boarding school … in New Hampshire!  I followed their “lead” even though neither one of them had ever been to college … or boarding school.  I’m glad I did …

When we can look back over our lives to see if we lived them right, we can see that some things were predestined no matter how “we” and others tried to mess things up, you dig?!!  My parents wanted peace and happiness for ALL of us!  I got the message … I was the youngest and able to see the struggles of my siblings though I didn’t understand most of their struggles.  I was a “witness” though not actually there … to my brother’s suicide and my oldest sister’s murder …  If you want to talk about not understanding … shock … then pain?!?  I had to heal from stuff like that.  So did my parents …  So, when someone messes with my peace and becomes envious of MY happiness, I have to remove them from my space …  I owe it to myself … 


I am unapologetically choosing myself.  My days of self-betraying are over.  I know my worth.

This is my season where my cup is running over because I have released people, places, and things that were just not for me.

I am aligned with my change.  My days always get better because I am intentional in and with my life.

My happiness is MY responsibility so I am prioritizing my spirit, soul, and body.  ALL of me matters!

Whoever heard of such a thing?!?  I like it!!  I owe it to myself and my family.  What about you?


John I. Cook, Director

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barry Stevens
    Oct 28, 2022 @ 15:33:59

    You have got it nailed! Your happiness is entirely yours!



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