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Thursday, June 5, 2008

sisters, let's check our order of priority...


Quote of the Day



"What I notice about men, all men, is that their order is me, my family, God is in there somewhere, but me is first.... And, for women, me is fourth, and that's not healthy." [emphasis added]



-- Michelle Obama, 2004, Chicago Tribune





i have decided that for my journey, i will always put God first and i will run a close second no matter what or who. i have tried it the other way and it does not work for me. at all.

in the coming days i am hopeful to see more of this sister. i know she has children and a career in addition to an ambitious husband...i pray she finds the time to be more visible. in doing so, i will be afforded the opportunity to change my mind about her husband. with her visibility will come the heat and his chance to demonstrate that he has developed the ability to take a stand. i am hopeful that when the black male collective sees this brother take a stand they will find the courage to do the same.



SELF LOVE~SELF ACCEPTANCE~SELF RESPECT

8 comments:

Anonymiss said...

I agree with Michelle wholeheartedly. Making yourself a top priority curbs resentment.

MacDaddy said...

Good stuff.

Ensayn1 said...

This is a true thing. I look at my mother now, as she has aged and become ill, and I think back over my life and see the sacrifice she made for me, my siblings, my father and those sacrifices seem to have taken a tole on her. And it took too long to know and truely appreciate her for the sacrifice she has made for us, because to sacrifice means to make sacred, so she made us sacred. Fortunately I didn't wait for her to become ill to realize and know this.
Because of the lessons of the sacrifices of my mother I have worked to treat my BEST half, my Queen in such a way as to acknowlegde her sacrifices and be aware of the sacrifices she makes for me, our children, & household.

Blessings to you FP.

lola said...

That's the truth. Michelle is my new Shero. I freaking heart her, she tells it like it is.

focusedpurpose said...

hi all-

welcome Macdaddy!

thank you for your thoughtful comments. yes, truth is truth.

sisters must re-think their priorities and the order if we are to free ourselves and live well.

blessings all,
focusedpurpose

Felicity said...

She is a lovely woman!

Professor Tracey said...

Great quote and point!

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hey FP!

{raised fist}

You are right...God has to be first...nothing works without putting God first and often we spend HALF of our adulthood switching around the rankings of priorities in our life until finally we DO decide God will be first... and all else will follow that...

What I learned... and I am sure you have too... is that ONCE God is put first....all of the other priorities seem to line up quickly and that the OTHER priorities have more clarity once God is first.

I love Michelle...I wish her campaign had positioned her differently from the onset but they still have time to reorchestrate and regroup.

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa