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Day 9: Relationships #SteeleThankful Challenge

Day 9: Relationships #SteeleThankful Challenge

Every relationship has taught me something.

Work relationship, romantic relationship, business relationship, and the list goes on.

I’ve experienced some bitter departures, and some that ended quite amicably.  Bottom line relationships can end.

Relationships can also blossom into something beautiful.  When I took this photo on Valentine’s Day 2016 I reflected on the past relationships that have come, stayed, and disappeared from my life.

I can’t regret any past relationship because they have shaped me in some way.  I know what to allow, what I need, and what I want because of them all.

I’m #SteeleThankful for solid relationships, and embracing the ones that continue to evolve

What are you #SteeleThankful for?

Steele Thankful 2016

 

Day 8: Legacy #SteeleThankful Challenge

Day 8: Legacy #SteeleThankful Challenge

Legacy.

Let’s think about the weight that the word carries.  I know my parents and grandparents would always mention their legacy.  It was probably their daily goal to establish a legacy for their family.  I mean honestly when you’re gone, your family still has your legacy to reflect on.

After unpacking some of my dad’s things, my grandfather’s items were in there as well.  My grandfather was the first black Justice of the Peace of Berrien County in Michigan.  I remember being a little girl and knowing when the election season was approaching, or when it was election day.

My grandfather was extremely passionate about entrepreneurship, and equal rights.  The model that was shown to me that you have your word above everything else.  I know the importance of exercising my right to vote because of the legacy of John S. Williams.

I’m #SteeleThankful for an example of leaving behind a legacy that we can all be proud of.

What are you #SteeleThankful for?

Steele Thankful 2016

Day 1: Freedom – #SteeleThankful Challenge

Day 1: Freedom – #SteeleThankful Challenge

I enjoy my freedom. The freedom to go and come as I please. It’s truly something that I cherish above a lot of things. What happens when your freedom is threatened?

I allowed my mind to be attached to things because those things represented someone that was no longer around. This storage space was occupied for over 3 years with items that belonged to my father, and quite frankly it was hard to let go. 

Not anymore. Holding on to the items wasn’t going to bring him back, and was the key to my freedom. This chapter of my life is now complete. So, on this day, I announce to the world that the shackles of unpacking my grief have been broken. 

Freedom.

What are you #SteeleThankful for?

Steele Thankful 2016