I was reading the latest Jet Magazine and there was an article about Terry McMillan’s Waiting to Exhale sequel “Getting to Happy”. The title alone was very intriguing. She explained how the book picks up 15 years later where the first book left off. She went briefly into the summary of the book but really didn’t give specifics about it. But because I was so intrigued by the name I know I will pick it up and read it, but also because I enjoyed the first one so much I read it twice.
The title really made me think about what Terry was trying to say, “Getting to Happy”. A lot of women are afraid of getting to happy or programmed not to get to happy alone. So many women are so broken down from their previous relationships that they can’t let go and start anew with a worthy man. They build emotional barriers around themselves that won’t allow a man to penetrate it and then they end up losing out on a good thing.
This is an open letter to all of my sisters of all shades and colors don’t let one monkey stop the show, meaning don’t let a past mistake from a previous man stop you from finding real love with another or love for yourself period! Ladies we must learn our own self worth. Once we learn and appreciate our self worth we will attract good things and people into our lives.
We as women are emotional creatures by nature but sometimes we let our emotions filter over into areas of our live that could be detrimental to ourselves and our growth. We must learn to simply LET IT GO! Start anew and treat each day like the first day of the rest of our lives. Ladies let’s take back our power and learn to appreciate our self worth!