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Embracing Me is an opportunity for us to connect with ourselves...learning to embrace the God within. The post that I share with you are very real. The experiences of my life (whether good, bad or indifferent) sought to develop me into a Woman who honors the God that dwells inside of me.

For over 10 years I fought against sharing my life's experiences with the world but I also neglected to fully share my gifts. You may ask why I denied myself to live and the answer is fear! After relinquishing the fear of my own thoughts as well as the thoughts of others I have decided to do and be all that God has ordained. He chose me to share my testimonies through songs, poetry, short stories and encouraging words.

I invite you to travel with me as I journey into yet another fearful place, seeking to please the Father while providing healing, restoration and inspiration as chosen. It is my hope that these words will improve your daily living.

My charge to you: Think Well. Do Well. Speak Well. Be Well. Live Well.


"For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it." - Isaiah 55:10-11

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Two Thousand Sixteen Reasons...

Happy New Year!!!

It's been almost seven months since my last post. (My how time flies)

Many significant milestones have happened since this time last year. I left my place of familiar (Baltimore) and opened a new chapter in my journey (In Georgia). Until this very moment, I had not realized how much courage it takes to do something different. I suppose my natural curiosity, boldness, faith, and the fact that I'm a risk-taker should have informed me that I am a woman of courage. Still, I had no idea how much courage resides within until I did something new. I learned to let go of people, places, and things that I outgrew or that simply were not helping me develop.

Turning 40 was certainly one of my greatest highlights. Most people hate getting older, but me, I embrace each year with gratitude. Since doctors (and others) counted me out early in life, I tend to look forward to living probably more than most people. I found two gray hairs and was ecstatic! Even  that freaks people out, but again, I feel like I'm growing in wisdom with each new hair.

Life is about living, learning, and growing. This year I encourage you to focus on two thousand sixteen reasons to live life to the fullest. Learn things you didn't know (even the "small" and "insignificant" things). Go somewhere you've never been (you don't necessarily have to relocate but visit, even if it's in your own city). Meet new people or in some cases, let old ones go.

You don't need a New Years resolution to live. Embrace each day with gratitude and give everyday the best of you!

Blessings of Love,

Stacie J. Whitaker-Harris

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    1. Thank you for taking time to read my first post of the new year Brother Emmanuel. I pray it encourages you!

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    2. Thank you for taking time to read, reflect, and respond! Blessings

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  2. Well said.... thank u for inspiration! !

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    1. Thank you Laurie! And you're welcome. I appreciate you taking time to read my post. Blessings

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  3. Thanks for sharing Sis! THIS IS SO ON TIME FOR ME!!!!

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    1. Blessings of love my dear Brother!

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  4. Thanks for sharing Sis! THIS IS SO ON TIME FOR ME!!!!

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  5. You have hit the NAIL on the HEAD: Do Something NEW!!!!! Yes, My Love it takes Courage, Fortitude, Adventure and sometimes just flat out "I don't give a good DAGGONE" to STEP OUT on FAITH!!!! I am so PROUD of you and this was INSPIRATIONAL!!! Thanks for POURING INTO ME!!!

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    1. Thank YOU for always pouring into me TRASIE!

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  6. You are beautiful and inspiring, Stacie! So glad you landed with such elegance and dignity in Georgia! It is a joy and pleasure to walk the path together! with Faith, Love, Peace & Light - your friend - Jane
    www.intuitivescribe.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Jane! I am indeed, grateful!!! I will check out your blog and thanks for taking time to read, respond, and share mine. Blessings from your friend and "Chauffeur-ette"

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    1. You're welcome and thank you for responding! Blessings

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  8. Thanks Stacie! I found much true in your words. I went thru a similar journey when I left Italy to start a new life in US with my husband. Besides him, everything and one else was new to me.
    But Baltimore has been good to me, its people welcomed me and I've learned so much about this culture and about myself, and still have more to learn. I've turn 50 in 2015 and, like you, I embrace every chapter with enthusiasm and curiosity.

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  9. Thanks Stacie! I found much true in your words. I went thru a similar journey when I left Italy to start a new life in US with my husband. Besides him, everything and one else was new to me.
    But Baltimore has been good to me, its people welcomed me and I've learned so much about this culture and about myself, and still have more to learn. I've turn 50 in 2015 and, like you, I embrace every chapter with enthusiasm and curiosity.

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    1. Just realized I never responded Sonia, my apologies! Thank you for taking time to read, reflect, and respond to my post. You are an amazing gift!!! Keep pressing forward being the awesomeness you were created to be!!! Hugs

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