my idol.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 0 , , 1 kiss!

There's nothing more soothing than waking up to the lovely sounds of my daughter, aka John Mayer, serenading me with her acoustic guitar. I want to exude what I’ve raised Tyasia to be. I actually admire her. She’s free-spirited, laid back, and really doesn’t care what the world thinks of her. She may be turning 16 in a few weeks, but she's my idol. I'm highly favored and blessed for the life, talents and love that God has provided for me. Always remember it starts with HIM. Not your parents, not your bank account, not within. Once you believe and have 100% faith, He will bless you with everything you need. Maybe not all at once...but it will come. Patience & prayer are key! With that being said, I would like to thank ALL of you for your YEARS of support. You've watched Tyasia grow into a beautiful young lady, you've watched my weave grow, and you watched the bond that we all have for each other. This drew a lot ...

20 hard things.

You have to do hard things to be happy in life.  The things no one else is doing.  The things that frighten you.  The things others can’t do for you.  The things that make you question how much longer you can hold on and push forward. Why? Because those are the things that define you.  Those are the things that make the difference between existing and living – between knowing the path and walking the path – between a life of mediocrity and a life filled with happiness and success. Of course, the hard things are often the easiest things to avoid.  To procrastinate.  To make excuses.  To pretend like they somehow don’t apply to you and your life situation. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. But reality always rears its head in the end.  And the truth about how ordinary people achieve immense happiness and incredible feats of success is that they step out of their comfort zones and do the hard things that their more educated, affluent and qualified counterparts ...

knowing is beautiful.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 0 , , 3 kisses!

I know there are no guarantees in life. I know we need our struggles to appreciate any good that comes our way. I know looking in your eyes means so much more then a gentle touch. I know I’m not perfect. I know I’m addictive. I know society has contradictions. I know there are hypocritical people out there. I know karma get the best of us. I know the smooth taste of Raspberry Schweppes soothes my anxiety. I know rainy days are gloomy yet electrifies intimacy. I know anything’s possible once you put your mind to it. I know it’s best to ignore ignorance. I know you see me ignoring you. I know I am happy, content & satisfied with my life. I know I am blessed with a beautiful daughter. I know some may dislike me. I know majority love me. I know unfortunate people are more grateful for what they have. I know money doesn't make a man. I know a better body doesn't make a woman. I know I ...

instant benefits of exercise.

Monday, July 21, 2014 0 , , 1 kiss!

I've got some happy news that will rev up your workout routine: The moment you head out on your run, launch into your weight training, or start your Pilates session, the benefits of exercise kick in. You see changes in the body within seconds. Your heart rate increases, and blood is delivered to your muscles. You start burning calories for fuel. And you get an almost immediate mood boost. As little as 30 minutes of cardio three to five days a week will add six years to your life, according to research at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas. Do that plus a couple of days of resistance training and you'll not only live longer but also look younger, feel happier, have more energy, and stay slim. Ready for some inspiration for getting your move on? Keep reading for our timeline on the quick and long-lasting benefits of regular exercise. As You Work Out... Your lungs are getting stronger. — When you do cardio, your brain sends signals to them to help you ...

mandela.

Friday, July 18, 2014 0 , , 1 kiss!

❝ No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. ❞ ♥ R.I.P. Nelson Mandela ↔ 7.18.1918 - 12.5.2013 ♥ Mandela Day is a call to action for individuals – for people everywhere – to take responsibility for changing the world into a better place, one small step at a time, just as Nelson Mandela did. We are sad Madiba is no longer among us. We have lost an irreplaceable treasure. The only thing that we can hope for is that the legacy lives on in each one of us. This legacy is so priceless that we should guard it like the treasures of the world. We pray Gods blessing over our leaders to continue following the example of our Great Father. Let the world see how we keep the fires burning and ...

space after a period?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 0 , 4 kisses!

This is proof that the struggle is REAL and we all need to bond together as one, as a family, as a FORCE, to put an end to this intolerable travesty. I, for one, was slaved for 12 years in school about double spacing, just to be released from my imprisonment and be told NOT to??? This is a blatant example of the injustice in our country. Many are struggling with PTSD due to the sudden disappearance of the floppy disk. I cannot imagine how many more will suffer for putting only one space after a period. What will our kids think? Am I going to be judged and treated unfairly when I send emails now?! I mean come on people, why is no one angry?!?! THIS IS AMERICA. LAND OF THE FREE. The creators of HIV! How are we to survive without the aide of public assistance due to these expeditious changes about the way we type?! I am flabbergasted. We need to call our prepaid lawyers, we need ...