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Arlene Walker: Growing up

Arlene Walker: Growing up
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Arlene is from the DMV area; mother of 5 and operates her own cleaning services.  Her oldest son will most likely play college football next year.  You can follow Arlene on twitter @MissAWalker or visit her site http://www.a-kleen.com

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Growing up as the little fat kid in school, I learned that people are mean. As a teenager searching for acceptance, I learned that men suck and it’s real easy to make a baby. As an adult, I realize that most people really are mean…Most men don’t suck…And after 5 kids…….Well you get my point.

We spend our whole lives growing up.  We face challenges that help us to grow as a person.  It is up to us to find the positive and seek spiritual guidance to make it through those challenges.

People judge others and tell each other what to do, but people don’t think about what they are doing until they are faced with similar challenges.

The important thing about growing up is that we realize that where we have been has lead us to where we are…Where we are leads us to where we are going.

There is no reason to hold any regrets in life. Every challenge is given to us to give us the strength we need to survive in this World. That there,  is the positive that must be found in each challenge.  Whether you are a single parent, married, experiencing confusion in love, or just trying to find yourself…etc. You are the only person that can live through your challenges.

Don’t allow others to destroy who you are or where you are going. Surround yourself with positive people that will keep you motivated and moving forward.

I have faith in you, and I need for you to have faith in yourself.

-Arlene

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  • SM
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    Love this! Your words echo my view of life: there is a moment when you wake up and realize that your life will not be complete, you will not stop growing when you reach you 5-10 yr goal. Instead you will set other goals, acquire more wisdom, make more mistake and live through more experiences to hopefully experience more growth as an individual. The first step to doing that is shedding the negativity and I thank you for sharing your words. Simple, sincere and admirable.

    • Arlene
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      Exactly! It is always a pleasure to come across someone that shares my views.

  • DaDa
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    I really liked this. Very motivating and uplifting for me :-)

    • Arlene
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      Thank You! Stay motivated and uplifted in all that you do! :)

  • AUJASTAR
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    THIS IS YOUR SISTER AND I KNOW THAT YOUR STRUGGLES DID NOT GO IN VAIN. YOU ARE A VERY EXTRAORDINARY WOMAN AND HAVE OVERCOME MANY OBSTACLES. YOU FIND STRENGTH IN THINGS THAT OTHERS WOULD CAST ASIDE AS FRIVOLOUS , SO YOU WILL CONQUER ALL OBSTACLES THAT ARE SET BEFORE YOU WITH SOME WORK BUT WITH GRACE. AS LONG AS YOU KNOW THAT NO ONE CAN COMPLETE YOU BUT YOU, YOU WILL BE ON A ROAD TO SUCCESS WITH EVERY STEP. YOU ARE A PERSON OF DIGNITY, BUT NOT CONCEIT , SO THEREFORE YOU LEAVE ROOM FOR GOD TO COME IN AND FINISH OFF ANYTHING THAT YOU DON’T SEE THE STRENGTH TO FINISH ON YOUR OWN. SO JUST REMEMBER TO ALWAYS PUT GOD FIRST AND EVERYTHING ELSE WILL FALL INTO PLACE. I LOVE YOU BABY GIRL, AND GOD BLESS YOU

    • Arlene
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      Thanks Auja…Having you in my life is a blessing :)

  • lynnaima
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    I analyze a lot, a whole lot and from many angles. I love to think and after reading your piece these questions came to mind if you care to address them, that would be cool, if not, it is okay as well or maybe others may want to do so…

    What is considered growth? How do you define it? Society often bring up the idea but…

    Do you think that acceptance of a situation, steadfastness in the face of adversity are what we ought to consider as growth in and of themselves and growing into what exactly or growing up towards what exactly? Basically, if there is not a pinnacle of “growth”, a defining measure how do we know if we are growing up, in, out or towards or what not? Will someone who has not been through what we have been through be considered “not grown”? etc….

    I like this. One of the most positives…
    I agree regrets are for the unthinking and no one can put us down or destroy us as you say unless we allow them to.

    Thanks for having faith in me :) I have not had that in a long time…

    nice read, hope you send more of your positive vibes through this place

    • Arlene
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      I love your questions…It shows that you felt what I was saying and put some thought into it.

      I think that we all have our own definitions of “growth”.

      When I was younger I viewed “growth” as a game of numbers. “The older I get, The more “grown” I am.” Now that I am older, I consider “growth” to be a reward for overcoming the challenges I have been faced with. “Growth” reflects in what I say and do. Kind of like maturity, but I call it growth.

      Thank you for your kind words, and I will definitely be back to spread more positive vibes. :)

  • lynnaima
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    “Growth: a reward for overcoming the challenges we are faced with, reflecting in what we say and do. Synonym: maturity” Ms. Arlene (I like)

    Thank you for sharing your lessons with us! Blessed be!

  • Marie-Yves
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    I love this, nice! Sometimes the best lessons can be learned from someone else’s story….

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