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11.2.14

Happy Sunday to you!

How was your weekend? I hope it was full of adventure or restful (or both)! As for myself, I had a very relaxed weekend (perhaps, too relaxed). In my region of the world, the weather on Saturday was rainy (and I loved every minute of it). The only thing that was missing was a good movie and some popcorn. I will be fixing that dilemma later this afternoon! Anyways, let me know in the comment section below what you did on Friday and Saturday. I love the interaction so do not be a silent viewer. Today is the day! Leave a response. 

Now for some real talk!

Last night, I sat in my living room, pondering the value of my current endeavors. As far as my online presence, I aim to provide honest and relatable content with timeless lessons. Therefore, as I considered my progress, I became disheartened by the decreasing response. Clearly, being relatable and being relevant is two distinct qualities. Consequently, that fact left me uninspired. In addition, I thought of the lack of support I receive among my "close" friends and "loved ones". I recalled the amount of work put out for little returns. At that moment, I had a decision to make internally.

I could respond to my emotions by shutting down my YouTube channel or forsaking my website. I could remove access to my poetry collection or shut down my Spreadshirt store. I could continue with life outside of these platforms. Or, I could choose a different route.

So, I am. I acknowledge my feelings. I am writing down the truth of my present experience. I will not to pretend to be satisfied with my current progress. I will not pretend to understand the lack of support. However, I will not let the truth of my present circumstances lead me to quit. I recall to memory that the publishing of my book, as well as the release of my T-shirt store, the establishment of my YouTube channel, and the formation of this website is God-inspired. I know that my purpose is not to reach every single human walking the earth. I know that transforming one life is better than winning an Oscar or a Nobel Peace Prize. 

I write because it is my God-given gift. The expanse of my works is in God’s hands. My endeavors will reach who God needs them to reach. My works will inspire those He intends for them to inspire. Right now, I take rest in that knowledge. I will grow weary from time to time. But, I will never quit my God-given mission. To those of you, at work on God-given assignments,     do not quit if you have an audience of one. If God put you up to the task, there is always a point of fulfillment. 

Love,

CompassionateLee

Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

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