The Gift of Life

Today is Sunday and I guess I’m feeling a bit reflective today.  Our family has lost a lot of really special people in the last few years.  My husband lost his sister in 2014. I lost my sister in 2016.  Then, in 2017, my husband’s brother died unexpectedly.  I lost a few close cousins.  Last night, my husband’s aunt passed away.  Most of the people that are dying have been in their fifties or younger.  It really makes you realize that life is a precious gift.  It comes with no guarantees.  The time is now to start checking off those things that are on your bucket list.  We get so caught up in the daily struggle to survive that we forget to truly live.  Before we know it, our time on earth has come to an end.

I am really feeling a quickening in my spirit that now is the time for me to do all the things that I’ve been dreaming about doing and putting off for one reason or another.  For example, I have always dreamed of writing a book.  I can’t tell you how many times I have started and stopped different writing projects.  I have finally determined that I am going to finish what I’ve started. I currently have a book that I am working on and I am very proud of the progress that I have made thus far.  I am also embracing technology and opening myself up to learn about different social media platforms.  I have created this blog, an Instagram account, and I am also on Facebook.  In addition, I have co-authored a book with some amazingly accomplished women.  The book is entitled, “Lessons From My Grandmother’s Lap.”  It was compiled by Regina Sunshine Robinson and is available through directly contacting me or any of the authors on the book.  It can also be purchased on Amazon.  This collaboration led to an opportunity for me to be interviewed on the Sandy Rogers show.  In addition, I have also been asked to interview with the Girlfriend’s Guide to Homeschooling group.  God is opening up doors that no man can close.

Oprah once said that when you make up your mind to do something that the universe will rise up to meet you.  I am finding that to be very true.  I made up my mind that 2018 would be my year of saying yes to the opportunities that presented themselves to me.  I refuse to be controlled by fear or lack of resources.  I say “yes” to God’s will and “yes” to His way.  I say “yes” to life!!!!


Author: Cescelie

Cescelie Cowser Jelks is a blessed and highly favored child of the Most High God. She is a loving wife and mother of two teenagers. She is married to her high school sweetheart of 35 years. She is a Registered Nurse with a Master's degree in Education. Cescelie homeschools her children with an emphasis on African American studies and STEM education. Cescelie recently launched a nonprofit organization called "Blessed to Be a Blessing." The purpose of the nonprofit is to empower women and underprivileged youth. Cescelie's vision for her life is to be a highly sought after author and motivational speaker who travels around the world motivating the masses.

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