"Yesterday, I cried because the story was so tragic, so devastating and painful, that all I could do was cry. On this Sunday morning, I was crying because I realized that I still had work to do. Even though I had " made it ", I still had healing work to do". In " Yesterday, I Cried ", lyanla Vanzant takes stock and reflects on the hardships and huge obstacles she has had to overcome to reach the position she is in now - heralded as a success in the eyes of the world. But however much lyanla achieves she still occasionally feels like Rhonda, the young girl she thought she'd left behind, frightened, abused and powerless. The lesson to be learnt is that by constantly evaluating the past it is possible to forgive those who have hurt you and, more importantly, forgive yourself for not having had the strength to make difficult choices. The pain of the past does not have to become today's reality. Lyanla Vanzant is an example of how yesterday's tears become the seeds of today's hope, renewal, and strength. lyanla Vanzant is the award-winning and bestselling author of " Acts of Faith ", " One Day My Soul Just Opened Up ", and " In the Meantime ". As an empowerment specialist, Spiritual Life Counsellor, and ordained minister, she lectures and facilitates workshops with a mission to assist in the empowerment of women and men every here.