My Perspective, Musically Inspired By India.Arie

Worthy concert. Me with India.Arie 2019

Last week I had the great honor and privilege of attending a meet and greet for an India Arie’s concert. Here are a couple of the lessons/reminders that fed my soul.

The privilege of being able to say “thank you”.

Back in 2006, we moved from our first home (me, my husband, and two children) and moved into Wallace’s parents duplex. I was grateful for the home, but I was in the early stages of a depression, but didn’t realize it. I was also only a few months prior I had started at United Health Care and I HATED the team I was working for. Monday through Friday I drove the 45 minutes to work and would be on the verge of tears. I would pop in India Arie’s Testimony: Vol I Life & Relationship and her track “There’s Hope” would be on repeat until I went from self pity to being able to clearly see my blessings.

Being able to tell India Arie thank you, was a blessing and an experience up there with meeting Maya Angelou.

There’s hope 
It doesn’t cost a thing to smile 
You don’t have to pay to laugh 
You better thank God for that
There’s hope 
It doesn’t cost a thing to smile 
You don’t have to pay to laugh 
You better thank God for that
There’s hope


You are entitled to your perspective

As some of our followers, family, and friends know, I have been having trouble authentically tell my story. I worry about hurting feelings and not honoring the sacrifices that were made. So let me say this here and maybe I will repeat again if needed. I love and respect my mother and wouldn’t change a second of my childhood. Those experiences is a collective of who I am. They shaped and molded me into the woman, mother, wife I am today. Not perfect, but capable of loving fully and completely. With all of that said I am entitled to my perspective. I am allowed to tell my story from my perspective.

One shot to your heart without breaking skin

No one has the power to hurt you like your kin

Kept it inside, didn’t feel no one else

Didn’t even wanna admit it to yourself


Everyone has an agenda, and so should you.

I will say this, I’m hoping that sharing my story will help me feel free and fly.


Published by Charmy

I am a wife, mother of three, caseworker, graduate student, PTO President and oh yeah I have a social life AND I am on my weight lost journey. Many of my friends are amazed that I am able to provide a home cook meal at least 6 nights a week. Over the years I have developed my expertise and want to share them with people and hopefully get feedback on how I can improve.

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