• Imani White

Dear Little Sister...Keep Looking Up

Dear Little Sister,

Have you ever flown on an airplane?? Any trips to see family, Disney visits-ooo!! Or even trips to a beach? Wellllll, I have to tell y'all about what happened the other day. I was flying back home from visiting my dear friend in Columbus, Ohio (shout out to Buckeye's!!!) and the flight was supposed to be 2-ish hours, and then I would be home by breakfast! Unfortunately, as soon as I arrived to my gate, I got a text message that my flight was going to be delayed for another 3 hours.

3 hours...I felt pretty bummed out for a moment but then quickly gathered all of my positive energy and decided to make the most out of it. I gathered the clothes I was wearing and somehow transformed my seat into the most comfortable make-shift bed I have ever seen lol. (Bonus points for sleeping!) When I woke up, I felt super happy knowing my flight would be boarding at any minute!

Then I get another text... the flight was delayed again for another 2 hours. I loooosssstttt ittttt. I decided to do what any girl would do, and cry.

And that's just life sometimes isn't it?!?! Do you ever get the feeling that you are starting to figure life out, and then all of a sudden something awful happens? But it's not enough for one awful thing... it's like the "awful brigade" has a hotline and they just called in every horrible scenario ever! "Oh, she's not crying yet-LET'S TAKE HER DOWN!!" Lol okay...maybe not that crazy. But doesn't it feel like the world just wants to push you down? Guess what...it does lol.

BUT NOT US! We are different, and we are AWESOME! You all have such fire and light and dreams that need to come true. Let's not let these circumstances keep us down. I've got some ideas that may help us. Oh! And let me know in the comments if you have tips too! Let's remember....

1)Our Attitude Can Shape Our Day

No matter how long it takes, our attitude can shift things around immediately. Remember how a good song or a funny movie can make us smile? GIRL! We have the same power! I mean if you want to stay mad you can...but for every 1 minute of anger, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.

2)Reese's are ALWAYS a good idea

Period. You can replace this with your favorite chocolate if you want..but just don't say salad. Salad never made anyone as happy as chocolate.

3)Look Up

This works in two ways haha.Do you know what my favorite part about flying is? It's knowing that regardless of the weather below, when you reach a cerain height you surpass weather. It's sunny, shiny, and the clouds are so light and fluffy. There comes a point where in order to fly, the plan has to go past anything that clouds it's view. There's something peaceful about knowing the light always wins.

There's a song I just found by Hillsong and it's called "Hindsight" and there's a line that jumped out to me.

"My God isn't finished yet, If He did it before He can do it again. So I'll trust Him with what comes next, 'cause my hindsight says I can count on this."

Y'all I am so.so.thankful that I always have someone fighting for me. I am so thankful that I can KNOW without a doubt that my horrible times will eventually turn into something good. Keep looking up Hun, we've got this!

We are now taking off!!!

I'll bring the chocolate.


Your Big Sister

Isaiah 40:31

"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.