A Big Win 11-3-17

It’s Friday! Thank goodness. If you’re reading this post, congratulations!! You made it through another week. We all have ups and downs throughout the week, expected and unexpected challenges however through it all there’s always a “WIN”. It’s easy to focus on the negative but if you focus on your “Wins” you’ll be surprised how quickly your attitude and demeanor changes. It’s easy to go from a 5 to a 10 when focusing on the good stuff. My challenge to you today is to post one win on the comment line of this post. Focus on that win and watch how quickly a challenging day/week can become an awesome one!! Carry that feeling in to the weekend and Make this weekend a big win!! I’ll start by sharing my “WIN”. Spending time with my grandkids this week not to mention my son and his wife, my daughter and her partner, hearing from my son in Italy and scoring an awesome deal at Banana Republic!!! 
Now your turn!!

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Shaking The Tree 11-2-17

I haven’t posted in awhile. I have had some medical challenges these past couple of months however, I thought I’d post today in the hopes of inspiring women today. 

I was in my car yesterday and as I was listening to Sirius radio, Peter Gabriel came on. He was belting out “In Your Eyes”. For a brief moment I found myself reflecting on my youth when I was young, free and everything was good. As a young adult, I recalled listening to music by Peter Gabriel. I loved his songs then as much as I do today.  It was a very nostalgic moment for me. 

One of my favorite songs is “Shaking The Tree”. The song exudes influences from Africa which I love. In fact, Peter wrote the song with Youusou N’Dour, an African musician Gabriel admired. The song was Peter Gabriel’s way of taking a stance against the many problems in the world. This song was his way of supporting the women’s movement in Africa where traditionally men allowed women very few rights. It’s an awesome song and very empowering to all women throughout the world. 

I read a post the other day about courage. I was very moved by the words and I was inspired to be courageous and press on and do the things I was scared to do.  I’m sharing  in the hopes it will be the inspiration anyone reading might need today. 

“Today is COURAGE DAY!!! What have you been scared to do, even though you know you want and need to do it?  Today is the day!! It’s time!!! You know you’re ready. Now JUST DO IT!!”

After I listened to Peter Gabriel on the radio I remembered my favorite tune. I not only listened to it on my YouTube playlist, I shared it on Facebook. Today I’m sharing on my blog and dedicating it to all women who are facing challenges today. My hope is you will be inspired to have the courage to take back your life and be the strong woman god intended you to be. 

Maybe some of you are in an abusive relationship, maybe you’ve recently gone through a break up. Maybe some of you are at a workplace where sexual harassment is king or maybe someone reading today is facing a medical challenge that has brought you to your knees. Whatever your challenge is, I’d like to encourage you to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start “Shaking that tree!”  Shake two trees if you have to!! Do not allow anything or anyone to take a way that power that lives inside of you. Maybe it’s hiding somewhere deep inside but believe me, if you shake that tree hard enough you’ll not only find that courage but you’ll also find that strong, independent woman that lives inside of you. Break away from the fear that holds you back and just do it! Have the courage to do whatever it is you’ve been afraid to do and have the courage to just be you!!! 

I stand with all women today!  Remember, we are women. Hear us roar!! This is your day!! Its your life!! It’s a woman’s day!!  Take back your life!!!

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My Daily Observation: 10/22/17

How often are we guilty of missing the opportunities that are standing right in front of this. Awesome reflection this morning.

Dream Big, Dream Often

Danny

Opportunities sometimes only present themselves once and if you are not prepared physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally to receive that opportunity it might take years to find another route to your goal.  It is so important to be ready when a door opens and even more important to recognize the developing opportunity!

And I know there will be lots of doors opening throughout one’s life, but sometimes THE door opens and sometimes we are not prepared for the adventure.  Sometimes we are too scared to step through to the other side.  And often times we haven’t put in the work necessary to be prepared for that exact moment when that door opens.

Now, some will say a missed opportunity “wasn’t meant to be”.   But what if that isn’t always true?  It reminds me of this parable I heard when I was a kid:

A man was trapped in his house…

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Domestic Violence Awareness: Bullying

Bullying is happening all around us.

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Bullying…
affects many of all ages…
from school grounds to homes..
with domestic violence in all stages.
And it occurs in person…
or hidden where victims don’t see…
even in workplaces or the internet…
where cyber-bullying is a reality.
For many innocent are attacked…
through Facebook and twitter accounts…

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Domestic Violence Awareness: Psychological Abuse

This is a wonderful post. Psychological abuse in my opinion is far worse than physical abuse. I say this because a bruise, a cut can heal but it’s much harder to heal from the pain that continues to live in our hearts and minds from enduring the emotional rollercoaster from an emotionally abusive abuser. I stand in agreement with you today praying for healing for all those in need of healing and restoration. Myself included.

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Psychological abuse…
is like living in turmoil everyday…
with negative words and threats…
and abuses increasing along the way.
Never knowing what will trigger…
the next attack that’s sure to come…
for the cycle of abuse is exhausting…

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Domestic Violence Awareness– Verbal and Emotional Abuse

Well as my readers all know I’m no stranger to verbal abuse. The experience was devastating however through the grace of god I am a survivor.

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Verbal and emotional abuses…
cause many lives to be broken…
for it’s the stepping stone for worse…
as we accept negative words spoken.
For verbal and emotional abuses…
are always in the beginning…
but progress to even more abuse…
with many having a tragic ending.
For words are like swords…
that cut deep as a knife…

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