Recently I shared this message with my list of subscribers and wanted to share with you as well. This year has been bitter sweet for me. I’ve had some monumental things happen career wise such as speaking engagements, the launching of my new book Loving Through Thick & Thin, booking a few commercials, print ads (some of you may or may not know but I’m also an actress and a host) all of which I’ve proudly, yet humbly, shared with you. Through it all there were some trials and tribulations but thanks to the grace and mercy of my Creator, my Lord and Savior, I’m still standing! How can I not give thanks for that alone! Often times we are judged based on the content of what is posted all over social media not really knowing the storms many of us are going through. I say that to say never envy or covet what the next person has or is doing because you know not what they had to endure to get all that they have. We all have a story and no one is immune to struggles, misfortunes, or hardships, including me! Climbing that mountain and walking through the scorching desert is a struggle but it’s what builds and strengthens us so be encouraged my sweet friends.