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“In each tear, there’s a lesson, Make you wiser than before,
Makes you stronger than you know,
In each tear, Brings you closer to your dreams
No mistake, no heartbreak can take away what you’re meant to be.”

Nothing I musically love more than a strong soulful voice with an amazing beat and life-related lyrics that make you shiver or uplift your soul when you hear it. Mary J. Blige is one of my favorite R&B artists (yes, I am a huge R&B junkie) and her songs are so powerful.  So for today’s Monday Motivation, I’m sharing a song from her 2009 album, Stronger With Each Tear entitled, “Each Tear.”

We are a product of our negative and positive experiences. Many people (including myself) at one point have become prisoners of their past that it handicaps them to move forward. Life is a test. Every situation is a test. Will you past? How will you handle the situation? Before you start thinking I’m boycotting the ‘Why me?’ feelings let me be the first to tell you, you CAN and SHOULD grieve, shed some tears, go through a box of tissues, go ahead and feel like it’s the end of the world! BUT, don’t forget to get up! Don’t stay down. Whether you’ve lost a job, going through a heartbreak, betrayed by friends, failed a test after nights of studying, or everything just isn’t going your way, just know that we are being tested to learn how to overcome life’s adversities. I’ve come to learn that if something didn’t go my way, then it wasn’t suppose to happen at that time. It doesn’t mean I should quit. Keeping that positive outlook only made me dust myself off and find another (and better) route to get where I want to get. So keep it moving and learn from each tear. Listen to Ms. Blige’s song and dust off!

See you on Life’s Runway,