I’m Taking It All With Me!

As 2014 nears a close, I’ve read a lot of blogs and posts about “leaving things behind”. As I reflect on the past year, all I can think about is what I am taking with me. I am taking it all! Far too often we can have tendencies to focus in on the most stressful, hurtful, painful and draining parts of our lives. The reality is, if our thoughts are most consumed with negativity than it shall be so. We will see it in our friends, our jobs, our spouses, our children and everything we touch. Do not be consumed!

Bring light to life through your thoughts, which then become words and our words become actions.

To live is a blessing, how we live is a choice and our attitude will dictate how enjoyable or painful the journey is.

30 Days, 22 Posts, 754 Views and 57 New Followers Later…

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It’s hard to believe I am 30 days into my 365 day goal of blogging! It’s been eye-opening, liberating, empowering, frightening and amazing all at the same time. As I hit the one month mark today I’ve realized the most important piece of blogging is to stay focused on writing for yourself. Meaning, keep your eye on the prize and don’t be distracted by what is or is not happening around you. There may not be much encouragement, or even constant support. Many may read, few may comment, and you may have those that support you everyday but are reluctant to share that. It’s a world and a hobby that only others who love blogging just as much understand. As I journey on towards improving my personal knowledge of blogging best practices, fine tune dreams and stretch myself creatively I summarize the last 30 days into the following;

(1) No matter how wild, crazy or far-fetched something may seem. If you want it, go get it!

(2) What other people think of you (or your work) is underrated. Creativity is meant to be interpreted in millions of ways, shake off what you don’t like and keep the rest. =)

(3) Blogging is much different from writing down thoughts in your notebook at home. Ha!

(4) Having something “for you” is a wonderful way to continue spreading happiness and love to your family, friends and others who need you!

(5) 30 days just might be the habit-forming recipe? It drives me crazy when I am not in a position to log in and type away!

Well, on to the next 30 days! Thank you to all who’ve supported the journey thus far and welcoming all those who want to join in!

Signed,

Happy Blogger

Fairy Day Maker #1

This happens to everyone! Grrr!

This happens to everyone! Grrr!

Is there anything worse than coming out from a meeting or lunch that ran late and having a parking ticket on your car? Well today, as I was parking, I noticed the meter maids lurking about on the street. I also noticed the car beside me either didn’t bother to pay parking (which is always a possibility) or he was in fact running late (it happens). Whether they paid parking or not didn’t matter to me and we have to take this attitude more often in life when opting to do a good deed. I paid for my parking, and I also dropped another 30 minutes into a perfect stranger’s meter. Again, whether the perfect stranger realizes their tardiness was covered doesn’t matter to me. I’d like to think I just reserved a small piece of good karma somewhere in the universe. Perhaps in the form of my very own perfect fairy day maker? Let’s face it, the meter maids are a lot faster than we are! We could all use a little help from time to time!

You too can be a Fairy Day Maker! It’s the little gestures that make a big difference.

Black Family: Wake Up!

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Our communities are suffering behind our broken men

The men who suffered as boys and now pass the suffering on as a man

It’s complicated, so I’ll start from the beginning

These generational curses are plaguing our communities

Weakening the heart and soul of our families, that’s right our black men

The world continues to wear them down with very few willing to support and help them

The years of fighting for their place has removed their pride in building healthy homes

The men of today seek only pleasure and have no will to live as the Kings they truly are

The aftermath of these conquests have far reaching consequences that are poisining our homes

The women are now raising their families, tired, but stronger than ever before

She walks with a different attitude around him with pity in her eyes and resentment in her soul

She’s screaming on the inside “Don’t leave. Don’t let me do this alone.”

But when she opens her mouth her tongue lashes out, leaving the scars of the master’s whip

Fueled by heart-break and determination to prove to him wrong, her heart turns spiteful and has nothing but hatred for him

The men of today don’t have the strength or patience to break down her wall of pain

The men of today move on to the next woman, an easy prey, a place to lay

The men of today opt for the easy kill rather than a hammer to tear down roadblocks along the way

The woman, now isolated, and the man out for his own needs leaves our youth seeking attention and very rarely finding the kind they need

Only a child, they have no idea what the world has waiting for them

The justice system lurking near by patiently waiting to raise them up in the system and “teach” them

With no tools, no means to support themselves they turn to a life filled with using others and sin

This young child, a product of the curse, will soon grow up to be a man

Seeking love, broken inside, he will find some young lady to call him her man

With no foundation of family or idea of what a man is supposed to be, he pretends to know the role, walking into it blindly

When it’s more than he imagined he feels no shame, sadness or disappointment in walking away

His family looks just as he remembered and just like him, his child(ren) will find their own way

The men of our country are failing us, it is time to wake the community and take a stand

Stand for the black family by no longer letting your past define who you are

Stand for the black family by being the man and the acting head in your home

Stand for the black family by becoming a stronger man, leave the crutches of the world behind and use your own two feet to walk your path

Stand for the black family by working on the streets on which you live, be the model our youth can look too because the news media doesn’t have much good for them

Stand for the black family by telling the truth about your pain, be a testimony to change the way our young black men are being raised

Stand for the black family by loving the skin you’re in, the purpose on your life is far greater than anything the world would ever imagine

Stand for the black family by telling your children right now today, how much their lives matter and how hungry the world is to help them throw it all away

Stand for the black family, do not cower in the panic the media wants you to feel

Right your wrongs

Forgive those who failed you

Be a better man than them