Get Over It, Not Under It: Not So Random Thoughts Before Bed


When life throws you bricks learn how to build a bridge and get over it. Never get consumed by the burdens that weigh on your shoulders.~Mama V

Hey! It’s been a minute since I have committed my thoughts to this blog. I am in the midst of a lot of exciting, new, and mind-faith-thought stretching activities. So instead of doing what comes second nature to me–multitask; I decided to focus on one task. In the words of my director,”master, then move”.

Tonight I want to briefly discuss bridges. Yes, bear with me I do have a destination for this post. I want to relate our lives to two types of bridges. One in song. The other in structure..

The meaning of a bridge within a song is typically used to pause and reflect on the earlier portions of the song or to prepare the listener for the climax. Just to let you know when you see bolded portions of my blog, just know that I am about to go ALL the WAY IN!

The definition of a bridge as it relates to a structure is: a structure carrying a road, path, railroad, or canal across a river, ravine, road, railroad, or other obstacle.

Now what I see with my spidey eyes is that a bridge has two uses. First, it is a place for us to pause, reflect and prepare. Secondly, it carries us down a road, path or obstacle. Somebody cue the shoutin’ music because I am about to go ALL the WAY in up in here, up in here. You mean to tell me a bridge allows me to stop and go?

Think about the last time you walked or drove on a bridge. Ten times out of ten you took your sweet time making your way across because there was tranquility or a feeling of awe as you crossed over from one side to the next. Now for folks who are scared of heights, you may have mustered up the speed of the Tazmania Devil to quail your fears, but you you still took the path.

Everyone comes to a “bridge moment” in their lives. A moment where you need to pause, reflect on an earlier time in life and then prepare for what’s to come. Execution is the key to manifesting what is in you. Reflection is important. It is what separates the human beings from the human doings. Like my mama says “it don’t take all day to do nothing”.

You may be at a “bridge moment” that includes a winding path, traveling down the road and you encounter obstacles. That doesn’t mean you stop. It means that you must now figure out how to continue. This will take pulling on brain capacity, strength and emotions that you have not tapped into. Because once you get on the other side of the bridge the feeling of relief and accomplishment will remind you of why pushed so hard.

“Build a bridge and get over it or play the victim and stay under it.”~Mama V

The wonderful thing about waking up everyday with air in our lungs is that we are allowed the opportunity to make a conscious decision at every turn to either get over it or stay under it. It’s really that simple. There is no magic formula. No genie in a bottle. No oil in a container. CHOOSE! And the blessed thing is that when you know different, you allow yourself to CHOOSE different. We need bridges in our lives and in our songs. It’s the only path to take that let’s us hit the high notes in life!





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