2020, An Unconventional Year

What can I say that hasn’t already been said? This year, 2020, has been a very unconventional year for all us. The pandemic called coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed the way the world operates. To add to this challenge, some of you, myself included, have lost close family members, friends, or colleagues due to this virus.  In spite of it all, we’re still here, moving forward on our life’s journey working to become all that God has created us to be with the Heart of a Lion!

This year alone has caused me to search deep within myself and get 100% real with God. The challenges that we all face in life are real and sometimes I stay in my routine versus having a real conversation with God. This year that changed completely. When you’re building something from the ground up, you have to know that there are going to be bumps, bruises, and plenty of disappointment. As I mentioned in my previous blog post BEASTMODE, the last week of February 2020 was one of the hardest of my life. Little did I know that two weeks later I would lose my beloved Grandmother to natural causes and two weeks after that I would lose one of my favorite Aunts to COVID-19. I lost two family members in the same month, the month after I suffered one of the hardest few days of my life.

As I sit here writing this, I’m still extremely grateful and humbled for all that God has done for me and my family. The loss of any loved one is tough, but to lose two very much-loved matriarchs of our family was extremely hard. I still miss them very much; however, I am grateful to know that as a Believer that one day I will see them again. So, I push forward with Lion Heart Unlimited knowing that they believed in what I’m building and with a deep desire to make both of them proud. Along with knowing that this is what being a Lion is all about, persevering through adversity, pain, & frustration. Learning from your mistakes, improving, and living in the moment, in the here and now.

I know it’s cliché, however whenever we go through tough times, we should look to God spiritually and look to serve mentally & physically. Talking to God and serving your fellow human being can work wonders and change your perspective in an instant. This is what Lion Heart Unlimited truly believes in and has done from day one. Although the pain of losing a love one hurts, being of service through the pain can have a healing affect.

So, as we closeout the year 2020, my advice to you is to keep it 100 with God, persevere through the adversity, pain, & frustration, and look to serve your fellow human being. Always remember, it may not be as bad as it seems and there is always someone in the world that has it worst than you. Try to keep everything in perspective!

I’ll summarize with a quote provided by Dr. Wayne Dyer…

“If you Change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

And that’s what we have to do… change our perspective during the adversity. God is not wasteful and there is always a reason why something occurs. Your perspective is the key to you continuing on your path to becoming all that God has created you to be. Keep Going!

God Bless!

-B. Holley