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Cleaning Out The Closet

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Imagine cleaning out your closet. It don’t matter what season it is, pick one. You walk toward your closet and open the doors. You stand back and anaylze how your closet has a mixture of old styles and new styles. Now your rummaging through all of your clothes taking each piece off the hangers trying them on to see what fits and does not fit. You stumble across some memorable pieces that make it hard for you to let go. You tell yourself “I’m not giving this away, it can fit me.” But when you go to try it on it is clear that you have out grown this particular pieces of clothing. But you’re determined to make it fit. You don’t want to let go. So you force you body into a pair of jeans and t-shirt, walk to the mirror and say, “see it fits.” While at the mirror you’re tucking in your stomach and standing in a particular way decieving the eyes of it’s reality. But eventually you come to your senses and say, “yeah, it’s time to let go. These clothes have served me well.” You continue cleaning out the clothes trying on clothes to see if it fits or not. By time you are done you have five to seven pieces left in your closet, but the box marked donate sitting on your bed has over twenty-five plus pieces in it. You walk over to the bed with some tape and close the box. You take the box downstairs, grab your keys off the table and walk out to the car. Now you’re on the road driving to Goodwill. On your way there you’re happy because space was made in your closet enabling you to have new clothes. You make it to Goodwill and you drop off the box of old clothes. While you are waiting for your receipt one of the store clerks look through the box of clothes and say, somebody is going to have a nice wardrobe.

By nature people are naturally horders at heart. We hang on to things whether clothes, materials, answers, solutions, etc…. But remember you do grow up and out grow things. Most of the times those things that you have out grown can be passed down to someone else that is in need of it. Remember those things that you are holding onto was once passed down to you from someone else who out grown it. So why not you do the same?

I liken this unto cleaning out the closet. You throw away or donate old clothes as away to free up some space so you can have for new clothes right? Well that is how you are supposed to be with kind words, nice gestures, solutions, answers, help just all around positivity. If a person is in need of some help and you are in a particular place in your life where you can give help. Do it. Don’t sit back and watch someone struggle; holding their blessing, answer or solution in the palm of your hand. Someone will do you the same to you when it’s time for you to need help.

If you have it, give it. Hand it over and don’t be filled with regret, mumbling and complaining. Just know that what once was called old helped you. Now it’s being passed down to help someone else in need. By you doing this you are making way for the new, so it can pick up where the old left off and further you in life.

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Wassup world. I am Keyshaun Jamel Collins and what can I say about myself. First thing is that I never thought that I would be sharing my life, thoughts, experiences, ideas, and dreams aka my business with the world. I’m simply an introverted guy who views the world differently but prefers to keep to myself. I graduated from college nine months ago with my Bachelors of Science degree in psychology. That’s a big accomplishment for me. Yet, that’s not about me. I am a Chicago native born and raised to a black dad and mom who are still married till this day. That don’t describe me. I got a Puerto Rican and Mexican fiancée; my guy friends I had to break free from them because they were jealous. Couldn’t understand how I had the tools to get that one girl, while they stepped up to the plate swung and missed. That’s not about me. Went outside day after day practicing on what started as a dream in hopes of one day becoming a reality. I did not have the mental strength to let this curricular activity go, so I could realize that this was meant to be metaphor to teach me life and prepare me for my true gift. Now that’s me. I am a firm believer in to whom much is given, much is required (Luke 12:48). My goal is to give back, it is very easy to receive so much in life, but the real reward is to give back that knowledge so you can help the next fellow man under you struggling in whatever his/her situation may be. Through this website I have an opportunity to inspire, encourage and motivate. Paint a picture with my words while telling a story about my struggles, hard aches and pains; also the down falls and faults that I bare witness to everyday while I interact with numerous people everyday. How am I able to achieve this, simple I know myself. I know my self worth as a man because I envision it, claim it, speak it and walk in my authority confidently because I understand it. Like my dad and mom always say “If you don’t stand for something than you’ll fall for anything. Now that’s me.

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