I have to pinch myself at times to make sure that I am really woke.
I have plenty of things that I could complain about, but my blessings exceed any worries or troubles that I am facing today. I have some wonderful children, amazing grandbabies and a support system that makes sure that I support myself. I love each and every one of you guys; thank you, for being who you are and for being a part of my life.
I love my life and I wouldn’t change it for anything, even though I am not proud of everything that I have done. Through bad situations, I learned to gather wisdom and it was through what I believed were mistakes that I met some of the people that have made my life what it is today. I had to go through where I have been to end up where I am at the age of 48. I made it Y’all and I’m still breathing – to the people who told me that I would not live past the age of 21. I’ve doubled that. The 5 scars in my face, the 10 stitches in my head, the very thin cut from my stomach to my chest, the alcoholism, the drugs, the violence, the jail cells in 3 different states, the jobs I lost and all of the opposition could not stop me… BECAUSE I’M STILL HERE!
48 years and
I’m not perfect by a long shot, I am not always the nicest person in the world, and I am not close to being a saint.
I’M JUST ME!!!
P.S. I remember not liking Emmanuel (as a name), but I grew to understand that “GOD With Us” is a perfect name and a reminder of where I am going.
Much Love to you all!
Seeing Growth Is Not An Option
Emmanuel Brown is a father, the founder of Seeing Growth and Editorial Director of Label Me Royalty. He promotes the idea of Seeing Growth in all aspects of life through the use of positive self-confidence.