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Oh, I've Got Time Today, Honty... Yaaaaaaaas...

"A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive." 


-Sydney J. Harris


I'ma just jump right in & start with the fact that if your success comes at the demise of others, you really ain't winning. That is not what God loves, and you know it... I wish no ill-will on none of these local jokers, but that savage-life bullshit gone get alot of these folks caught up in some awful situations... That saddens me because so many of life's trials and tribulations can be avoided by just making better choices & simply doing what's right... Baby, THAT'S what God loves... 

I had a moment this past week... Ya'll know, I really try to refrain from being involved in stereotypical Facebook shit... The norm: beefing with chicks, beefing with family, beefing with bm/bd, calling folks out & putting them on blast... ALLLLLLLL THAT malarky... I try to use the 'Book as a positive outlet & source of encouragement from seeing…

The Numbers Game

"Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." - Samuel Ullman

How many times have you looked at the clock so far today? Be honest... I'm sure it's been WAY more times than you would care to admit... How many times today alone have you felt rushed or hurried? I mean, it's only 11:30 in the morning my way, and I already feel like my kids will be getting out of school in a minute & homework is gonna need to get done... Numbers, ya'll... Those digits on the clock and on the calendar can be absolutely nerve-wrecking sometimes... The constant, never-ending countdown... But, to WHAT, though?????
I'm constantly asking myself, "Where has the time gone?" Only to be left with the same answer, "Away, hell..." LoL... I mean, seriously... It's gone & I can't get it back... There is no do-over or rewind button... The …

Clean Your Mirror

“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”  - Mark Twain

Tooooooooo often, many of us base our image of ourselves from the perception of others.  We don't really try to do that, but it happens that way.  We let the opinions of others distort our view, the most important view. In doing so, we lose focus in an unclean mirror, a mirror smudged with judgment, disappointment, & failed attempts. But, ohhhhhhh what a little cleaning will do!!!

Be brutally honest about where you are in life right now... Is this where you planned on being 10 years ago? For alot of us, that answer is "no"... That's cool, though... We all have the power to live the life that we want, believe it or not. How did you get to the place where you are now? What is keeping you from living the life that you desire?

When you answer those questions, thing become a little more clear.  Now, think of some of things that people have said about you... Is there any truth to what's been …

Needful Things

"You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need." - Mick Jagger

As humans, we are in constant need... Even when we think we don't need anything, we oftentimes feel that we do... It's a never-ending cycle of needs being met and new needs arising... But it's not an issue of you possibly needing something... The issue is, exactly what do you feel that you need and how relevant is that need to your everyday living? And what can you do to insure that need is met consistently?

Now, I can't even front... Over the years, there's been ALOT of stuff that I became mentally trained tothink that I needed... Sooooooo much unnecessary bullshit, ya'll... I swear... LoL... I mean, c'mon... In reality, no one NEEDS to have their nails done in the salon every 2 weeks, no one NEEDS a new pair of pumps every week, no one NEEDS to eat out 3 times a week... I can go on and on with this, man... There are other needs we could explo…

Cry Me a River... Swim Into the Unknown

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened..." - Dr. Seuss 

Last night, I cried... HARD... I cried for my mother and my father... I cried for my friends who are going through... I cried for my marriage and for loves lost... I cried for every hurt that my children may have ever experienced... I cried for the future & the uncertainty of it... I cried, ya'll...

And then I wiped my tears away and exhaled... I didn't feel bad about the fact that I had cried... Crying has a tendency to make me feel "weak' sometimes... I don't like to feel weak... This time, however, I felt relieved... I also knew that it wouldn't be the last time I cried, and I'm okay with that...

It's important to stand on some kind of faith KNOWING that after the tears lies hope... There lies a new day, a second chance... There's so much tragedy going on in this world... I lost my mama almost a month ago, but since then I've witnessed so many frie…

Situationships...

"We've all had situationships... Good sex, bad relationships... " - Fabolous

Okay, so I feel a certain way about music... Like, for REAL... A single verse can capture the ENTIRE essence of what a person is feeling at any given moment n time... Words against beats... Lost in the sound, the emotion... It's amazing how you can hear a song & think,"Damn, have they been looking through my window? Reading my emails & texts???" Ijs...

For the past few hours, I've have one song on repeat... "Situationships"... Fabolous... His new "The Soul Tape 3" mixtape... Omgosh... Like, for REAL? The story of my life...

I'm very open & honest about my life... My story is my testimony... Everything that I've been through has been necessary for my growth... What's scaring me though is that after all the bullshit, I've become the ULTIMATE realist... I don't give ANYONE a chance to even TRY to sell me a wolf ticket... I look at e…

Blood is Thicker Than Water... That's What Mr. Wizard Would Say, Anyway...

That's what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you're not so lovable.” 
― Deb Caletti

Iactually wrote this over a year & a half ago as a Facebook note, & my day one Tenille recently reminded me of it... It's speaking to my spirit, ya'll...
How many times have you heard that saying??? "Blood is thicker than water..."  Uuuuum, I'm sure it is, duh!!! LoL... Take a seat, collect a sample of the two, and see for yourself... I mean, u can't deny it!!! However, we use the phrase in reference to the difference in the bond between blood-related folks & non-blood related folks.  I've always understood the theory, but that doesn't mean I've always, or ever will, agree with it...
See, there's a bit of a "gypsy spirit" in me... ;) I am a firm & avid supporter of "free love"... Your ULTIMATE free-spirit, if you will...  There are folks who are born into this world and are raised by…