A big “Hello” to all of our readers, and wonderful supporters. A very special “Salute” to all of the people we met at the 31st Annual Tejano Music Awards. What a great event and a good time we had.
Now that fall is upon us, we welcome the cooler weather and we pray for more rain here in San Antonio.
This month, my thoughts are on “Winning the Race” before us.
First of all, let me say that every day is a race, and if you make through the day – you have won the race for the day. It starts in the morning and as we work to complete our tasks, we run the race daily.
But as life gets challenging for me, I often wonder if I am even winning the race that I am running. I ask myself: Will I win the race? Will I get lucky today?
Then I realize something that has taken me years to learn. I have learned that winning has nothing to do with luck – it is about Belief, Commitment and Faith.
We must believe in our God-given talents; have a firm Commitment to continue regardless of the outcome; and be able to face the our daily challenges with the Faith that “All things work for good for those that Trust in the Lord!”
But, it is also about preparing for the daily trials and triumphs, understanding that things that happen to us happen for a reason. It is in knowing that people and circumstances, like the seasons of the year, come and go. But as long as we are here on earth – we can make a difference.
But how do we do it? Here is a list to help us out:
- Thank God for our blessings – Trials and Triumphs belong to God;
- Never give up – We always have a chance as long as we are in the race;
- Give yourself credit for the little things you accomplish – small accomplishments by days end are races you have won;
- Walk with your head held high, regardless of your circumstances – Always;
- Support one another – we are all in the race together and it is easier than doing it alone;
- Know that every difficult day ends with the hope of a brighter tomorrow.
Many of us look at our own race through our own eyes and they seem both difficult and unique. But the challenges we deal with every day usually include losing someone or something and/or having to give up something or someone we love.
This is what I am going through right now. These are some of the saddest and hardest days of my life. It is tough for me. But these challenges are not unique to me or to you. They are still hard, though.
It is in times like these, that I ask the questions: Will I ever finish the race? Or, can this race be won?
However, I do know that it is all in God’s time and that no matter how fast we go, we are not getting anywhere until the timing is right. And no matter how fast we try to run on your own – the only thing that happens is that we end up running out of breath. So what do we do?
We have to pray for the patience to rely on God’s timing. I ask you pray for me and I will pray for you!
We must remember that God would not bring us to it if He could not get us through it. We also have to remember that the race is a journey, not a destination, and it is run best together, united in our journey.
And finally, as long as we make it through today, there is hope for a brighter tomorrow!
That is why I say to “Walk by Faith and Not by Sight,” because it is in the darkness that we find the Light of God. Which means that by running the race we may be winning the race! So Keep Running!
To Sgt. Michael Simpson, Col. William Stacey, General David Halverson and all of our supporters in Fort Sill, OK for giving me the opportunity to share My Story, My Background and My American Spirit to the troops. God Bless you and all of our troops around the world. Get home Safe!
To Joy and Joe Reinagel! Joy will be our sports correspondent for Latin Fusion Tv!
Have a Safe and Happy Halloween! With Love – Brandy Lopez