"Let us make history and not just for ourselves, but for those who feel like making history is not possible." -- Treka L. House
The support Taraji P. Henson showed to Regina King and Viola Davis during their Emmy wins was absolutely amazing. It was genuine and completely overwhelming. It got me to thinking how rare that type of support really is, though I must say that Monica Brown(my favorite) is always showing love to everyone. There is not an occasion that goes by that she isn’t supporting her family, friends and fellow artists. It’s absolutely inspiring to watch someone of her caliber, selflessly supporting other people in their pursuits. Being the cheerleader for others is a free and effortless gesture. If any person feels as if it takes energy or a profit to simply say, “I’m proud of you” or “go support Jane or John”, then it’s self-reflection time. There could quite possibily be some issues that need addressing. Issues that may not be directly recognized. No matter how many excuses are made, it’s possible that one may be too resentful of their own situation to commend someone else. It costs absolutely nothing to like a page, post or announcement, especially if it’s positive. There are no rules that says anyone has to be friends with someone to compliment their accomplishments or great news. People should be willing and eager to pick up the phone and share moments of excitement with those they love. Even if a person feels that they aren’t where they should be in life, that shouldn’t hinder them from supporting someone who is. Furthermore, be sincere and without an agenda in endorsements for others. Unfortunately, there are people in this world who find it hard to be happy for others, particularly if they feel nothing is going right for them.
So instead of them using someone else’s moments to gain inspiration, they either throw shade or throw a pity party for themselves. Someone else’s accomplishments should not put others in a slump. We should at least say “congratulations” and mean it. God didn’t intend for us all to be blessed in the same way, if he did, we would be. We were designed to walk in our own purpose and someone else’s walk could kill us. We are molded differently and we should be able to accept that. If we are honest enough with ourselves, we’ll realize that we shut doors on our own blessings by getting in our own way. It’s not someone else’s fault that we are not where we feel we should be, if that's indeed the issue. That blame belongs solely to us, since we are in control of our own destiny. When someone else is winning and you’re right there encouraging them, you're winning too. You can’t look at someone else’s win as your loss. What needs to finally be realized is that no one's life is perfect and it never will be. Jealousy is such an ugly face to wear and people can tell when you’re green with envy. Whether anyone knows it or not, it’s not always what you say, sometimes it’s what you don’t say. If you weren’t taught to be supportive, teach yourself, it’s truly a great trait to have. A word or two of kindness is free and everyone should be willing to be uplifting to the next man. Life is too short to have all of one’s energy put into being envious, self-centered and mean-spirited. Believe it or not, those are the characteristics of someone blocking their own blessings.