Am I The Only One?

I got 99 problems... 
Wait for it...
And 87 of them are completely made up scenarios in my head that I am stressing out about for no apparent reason!

Am I the only one?!!

For today...

 

 

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Perception

It's all a matter of
Perception...

There is something beautiful about ALL scars of whatever nature. A scar means that the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed...
And you are still here to tell your story.

 

 

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Never Apologize For Who You Are!

Respecting ourselves requires us to stop catering to our insecurities and step into our purpose on this earth.

When we love ourselves enough to stand in our truth, no matter the cost, everyone benefits. 
Whether THEY know it or not!
Whether THEY like it or not.

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SOMETIMES PEOPLE TRY TO EXPOSE WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU BECAUSE THEY CAN'T HANDLE WHAT'S RIGHT ABOUT YOU!

Don't get distracted by the foolishness!

Don't get turned around by the confusion!

Don't get side tracked by the chatter!

 

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No Is A Complete Sentence!

NO IS A COMPLETE SENTENCE!

It requires no further explanation or some kind of justification!

Every day life you drag you around by your hand yelling...
"THIS is important!"
"THIS can't wait!"
"I SHOULD do this!" 
"I CAN'T say no... what will THEY think?!!"
"THIS request is more important than my sanity, health or peace of mind!"

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John Harbaugh: An Open Letter

Part of my spiritual practice is finding a reason to compliment strangers and those I love. When I encounter someone at the store with a funky attitude, I ask them how their day is going.  If I see an older man dressed up, "lookin’ sharp", I let him know that he is clean as the board of health!   Instantly, in those moments, I witness a transformation take place right before my eyes from offering a few kind words.

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Red Headed Boy

Part of my spiritual practice is finding a reason to compliment strangers and those I love. When I encounter someone at the store with a funky attitude, I ask them how their day is going.  If I see an older man dressed up, "lookin’ sharp", I let him know that he is clean as the board of health!   Instantly, in those moments, I witness a transformation take place right before my eyes from offering a few kind words.

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Extraordinary Moments

We have conditioned to believe that in order to BE something great in our lives, our lives have to BE magnified to the 100th degree. If our lives aren’t on steroids, if we aren’t curing cancer, have over a million followers on Instagram or millions of dollars in our account …we simply are not doing enough. We believe that there has to be this HUGE calling in our lives for our lives to truly matter. I’m calling bullshit on tha

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The More I Learn, The Less I Know

There are so many situations I find myself in that I have NO idea what I am doing! Like, I really don’t know. I admit that I have beaten myself up for not knowing how to be the woman I expect myself to be. There are days I really don’t know how to be a good wife, mother, student, friend, citizen… especially all in the same 24 hours! There are days when life happens and it just takes my breath away. 

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My Angel

My Angel,

Once upon a time, about 30 years ago, two brown sisters from Oakland met another brown girl from Detroit. She was so smart and so fly! Devine intervention brought us all to NYC. We couldn't be more different yet we all became best friends forever, connected by the fire in our souls and the desire to live out our dreams. Music was the soundtrack to our lives.

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What Do You Believe

All of us have a belief system, whether we are conscious of it or not. Do you believe there is God? If so, what name do you give Him… Buddha, Spirit, Nature, Allah?

Whatever you name your God, when and how do you call on Him? Is it a casual relationship, or is it intimate daily exchange? Or maybe your relationship with God is strained, or is it non–existent at this time?

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Dr. Martin Luther King: Lessons From His Legacy

As I sat in church today, I listened to my minister, Pastor Cosby… PREACH!!! His sermon spoke to Dr. King’s revolutionary and courageous vision for our country.  He also preached about how Dr. King implored the nation to be strong and courageous despite knowing that his own life would soon draw to an end at the young age of 39 years old.  Pastor Cosby challenged the congregation to stand in the lessons that Dr. King taught our nation and to apply them to our own lives.

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Practice What You Preach

People often say they are spiritual, not religious. But here’s my rub…does being spiritual mean we do nothing but call on God to bless our food when we sit down for a meal? Or if you lose something of value, you pray to God to return it? Does being spiritual give us a pass so we don’t feel guilty about not attending church on Sundays except for Easter?

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