TDOG - Day 19
I am grateful for having an escape in music. It has provided me with an intermission when things get to be too much. Song lyrics finds themselves precariously popping up as supplements to many of my random experiences.
TDOG - Day 18
I am thankful for 2 women who are my BFFs by label but so much more than that. They are family. An extension of me. They make laugh at random moments in a day. They keep me calm when I want to scream and get dramatic at the wrong time. I can count on them for an ear or advice, without ever telling them which one I need.
TDOG - Day 17
I am grateful for the small reprieves in a long day of work. Those moments where I don’t have to be ‘on,’ and I can just be whatever it is I want to be at that moment: sarcastic, happy, smiling, or my inner fat girl. Those moments when I can just walk away for a second and just breathe (yougottaletitgo, letitgosoyoucangrow).
TDOG - Day 16
I’m grateful being able to live in an area where I can party all night, have a cozy night in or take a day trip to any number of surrounding states. One of the best decisions I made was to move to DC.
TDOG - Day 15
I am grateful for health benefits!!!! I went through a point when I did not have health insurance, and I can only imagine how people with serious health issues deal with their day-to-day needs.
TDOG - Day 14
I am grateful for the friends I have made since moving to DC. They have helped me battle my bouts of homesickness. They made my transition to the city easy and fun. I certainly wouldn’t have lasted this long without them. :-)
TDOG - Day 13
I am grateful for my mother who raised me with impeccable work ethic and the ability to know that I can change my circumstances whenever I choose. She empowers me to be myself and not be afraid to acknowledge my mistakes. I know I will always land on my feet and have her guidance to help me.
TDOG - Day 12
I’m grateful for a gut that tells me when I need to step it up and when to take a back seat. Over the last few months, I’ve had more real life application of “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” than I’ve had my entire life. It’s taught me that I am more flexible than I realize and because of that realization, I know I’ll always be fine.
TDOG - Day 11
Today I am grateful for the men and women who have served in the US military. Their sacrifice of service helps to keep America the country we are proud to call home. People like my little sister, my grandfather, my cousin, my brother-in-law, and my neighbors & classmates. Today, I salute our Veterans.
TDOG - Day 10
I am grateful for being surrounded by young adults who are engaged in their world and not consumed by the attitude of complacency. They talk about what they want, they go out and make it happen. They ask questions and seek counsel. I feel a swell of pride when I witness their action.
TDOG - Day 9
Today I am grateful for MySeeetiePie on his birFday. He keeps me smiling even when I’m mad; keeps me in awe with his patience; and keeps me bewildered with his love.
TDOG - Day 8
I am grateful for peace of mind. I don’t have many worries (cue Li’l Wayne) in Life, and those that I do have are minute when I fall back and look at the big picture. I have beliefs that keep me humbled. I have skills and a work ethic that will keep me employed. I have family and friends who keep me loved, grounded and sane.
TDOG - Day 7
Today I am grateful for my mentors - direct and indirect. Through each of them, I am constantly learning. They motivate and inspire just by being who they are. They teach me Life’s navigation moves and to know that I am my best asset.
30 Days of Gratefulness - Day 6
I am grateful to live in a place where I can vote for the person of my choosing and express my appreciation and discontent for elected officials. I am grateful for the democratic process and those who fought long and hard for me, as well as those who continue to fight for others.
30 Days of Gratefulness - Day 5
I am grateful for my nieces and nephews - biological, by friendships, and by marriage. They all give me great Auntie-joy overflowing. Through the years, I have learned to look at things, with them, with the eyes of a child - simple and uncomplicated. They have taught me patience and love and endurance. With them, I don’t have to take myself so seriously.
30 Days of Gratefulness - Day 4
I am grateful for a mother who taught me the lessons of diligent work and selfless giving. She provided everything we needed and made sure that we could do the things we wanted to do, even though it meant she couldn’t be there to see us. She never tried to be our friend - she was always the mother and father - and that is what makes her more than our friend now.
30 Days of Gratefulness - Day 3
I am grateful for a partner who is supportive and ambitious. Someone who calls me on my bull ish in a manner that keeps me on my toes and laughing about it. Someone who doesn’t pay attention to my childish antics when I want my way. Someone who knows I like flowers just because. Someone who knows my quirks and idiosyncracies and loves me in spite of them.
30 Days of Gratefulness - Day 2
I am grateful for the people who keep me grounded - My Inner Circle. They keep me focused and challenged, continually striving to be more. They keep me in check when I’m all over the place. They are sage advice, listening ears, and strong shoulders for my many quirks. They keep me humbled, awed, and blessed - all in a matter of moments.
30 Days of Gratefulness
I am grateful for Being. Being Me. Being healthy. Being here. Being Loved. Being BLESSED. Just Being. For as long as I can remember, I wondered how i got into this space, this body, at this time. Whether I was 5 year old me (the first time I remember having these thoughts) or 35 year old me. How did “I” get in this being? It’s like I’m here for just this amount of...
Countdown to 35....19 days left
Today I give thanks for my biological mother. She had the guts to ask her sister to raise her child. She knew it was in my best interest to put me in a place where I could have what she wasn’t able to give. She trusted her sister to provide for her youngest child. I always knew I had 2 Mommys who were sisters. I never questioned any reasoning behind the decision or wondered why my...
Countdown to 35
Today marks the first day of my birFmonth! Every day until my birFday (May 21st), I will give thanks for the people I love most in my life. I am thankful for the woman who raised me to be the woman I am today - My Mommy! She taught me to always help someone in need, especially family. She took in my 3 cousins when they were on the verge of being put into separate foster homes. Her family size...
…you were great to me. A DDG reunion that was long overdue…several trips to see people I love…steady income even after being laid off…and best of all marrying my best friend. 2012 you have a high bar set for you.
Nerves and Jitters and Excitement, Oh My!
I think I’m having a case of the nerves and I can’t figure out WHY? There is nothing I am worried about. Unless you count the fact that I am nervous that no one will have a good time, I will run out of food and alcohol, and everyone will hate the DJ. Sigh
I Just Want to See Uncle Charles
My niece’s random hints to my sister re: coming to our Paaaaaaaaaaaaaaar-tay! Jas: Ma, have I ever met Uncle Charles? I don’t know what his face looks like. My Sis: Yep, you sure have. Let me show you on Facebook. ********************************************* Jas: Ma can you tell me if Uncle Charles is tall or short, because I don’t think I’ve seen him lately and I...
These next 2 weeks will FLY by…I’m positive. We got our rings yesterday, but I have to send MSP’s back to be re-sized. Nothing fancy, just a couple of simple white gold wedding bands. I rushed home when I received the notification of delivery. My excitement couldn’t be contained. Why the fuss over the simple bands? It’s more of what it meant - our Love Day is...
….and counting! Well, less than 3 weeks, really. What am I excited about? SEEING people that I love and those that MSP loves. DANCING alllllll night to one of my fav DC DJs. EATING some good ol’ home cooked food. HUGGING everyone…..I love hugs. Really. SMELLING that summer evening. I can’t wait for my sensory overload. :smile:
SomeSweetiePie ate my lunch for his midnight meal…..and he calls me a Gremlin.
I’m engaged. Have been for about a year now, and we have been taking our sweet time on the actual event. I am hesitant to use the “w” word because people automatically begin giving you all type of various energy that I just don’t wish to entertain. Our event will be a celebration - with a nondescript formality thrown in. We will have our families, blood and...
dream hampton: 25 Books by Women for World Book Da →
dreamhampton1: 1. Assata by Assata Shakur. Inadmissible Evidence by Assata’s lawyer aunt Evelyn Williams 2. Born Palestinian, Born Black by Suheir Hammad 3. Platinum by Aliya S King 4. The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat 5. Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman’s Journey Through Depression by…
pamelashepard: consciously watch your words they are pregnant with the future. I had to pause and reflect when I read this. Gratitude.
Thought for the Day
“You have the right to offer no reasons or excuses for justifying your behavior.” ~from A Bill of Assertive Rights
tumblrbot asked: WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST HUMAN MEMORY?
Surprises are the Universe’s way of reminding you that you are not in control.
Jesus didn’t execute or kill anyone. I wish religious zealouts would remember this in all of the nonsense they spew.
With everything changed I had you. When my life was rearranged, I had you....– “Forever” by The Floacist ft. Musiq Soulchild
Patience (the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean...– My high school FB friend, Melony.
Respect for Self, Respect for Others, and Responsibility for all Your Actions.– Life’s Little Instruction Book
Pride and Vulnerability
To let go of pride, you must make a conscious decision to open the iron-wrought gate that shields your vulnerability. The vulnerability that leads to the core of emotions, feelings, thoughts, and ideas that are, essentially, the crux of who you are. For me, it’s akin to standing unshielded in front of a firing squad. It doesn’t matter who is on the other side of the gun, I am an...