Identity Theft

via Daily Prompt: Identity As a young girl I struggled during my developmental stage with the "Who am I?" inquiry that most teenagers experience.  The difference in my case was that I didn't suffer from being an introvert, shy, lonely type of person.  I was exactly the opposite; confident, extrovert, funny and friendly.  Popularity was … Continue reading Identity Theft

How to get it all done during the Holidays

If you've ever had to host overnight guest during a Holiday season like Thanksgiving or Christmas then you know the level of planning, cleaning, scheduling and preparation necessary to ensure a successful visit for your family and guests.  When you have a family of your own your normal routine doesn't allow for much room to … Continue reading How to get it all done during the Holidays

Guarding the Heart!

One of my greatest fears following my 17 year marriage was that I didn't become bitter! I knew I had been wronged, mishandled, lied too and cheated on but I was determined not to become a bitter divorced woman.  It took quite some time before I would open up and allow myself to be courted … Continue reading Guarding the Heart!

Where is the Black Man’s Support System?

I've discovered that when I work out alone I do better to listen to something inspirational, educational or motivational rather than simply music.  It  seems to keep my focus on the content rather than the workout which makes it go by much faster.  Today was no different but when I attempted to listen to one … Continue reading Where is the Black Man’s Support System?

The PINNACLE Only Comes with the CLIMB!

  Today I had the honor and privilege to do a mountain hike of Crowder's Mountain NC with my seventeen year old daughter, my girlfriend for her 45th birthday and 3 additional ladies that I met for the first time this morning.  It had been 22 years since the last time I hiked and I … Continue reading The PINNACLE Only Comes with the CLIMB!

Imagine If I Never Hit PLAY!

At first when my girlfriend called me and said she wanted me to watch something "RIGHT NOW", I thought "I really don't feel like doing this now", but I'm always going to avail myself to information so she sent me the link and I curled up on my couch, phone in hand and hit play. … Continue reading Imagine If I Never Hit PLAY!

Recognize the Mask!

If there is one thing that I have realized over time is that EVERYTHING that I experience which I may perceive as negative, is ultimately not for my good, but for the one who will enter the same experience after me. What do I mean? When I lost my home, job, marriage, fought illnesses, struggled … Continue reading Recognize the Mask!

Is Your Support As Big As Your Circle?

  This quote speaks volumes to me especially in this season of my life.  As the diagram to the right illustrates there are various levels to your circle of friends.  Friendships are something that I hold near and dear.  I know a lot of people but there are very FEW that I would call a … Continue reading Is Your Support As Big As Your Circle?

Chasing the Ice Cream Truck is Better than Watching it Go By

I was on my way to my car as my daughter was closing the door to the house and I noticed that she suddenly stood still, a smirk grew slowly on her face and her lips moved but I was too far away to discern what she said.  Just as she formulated the last word … Continue reading Chasing the Ice Cream Truck is Better than Watching it Go By

My Money Still Belongs to Me!

I was rather intrigued and excited for two young ladies that shared their beautiful engagement rings this week on Facebook and interestingly enough both of them raised this question to their friends, "I have more money in my account than he does.  When I get married should I share with him or keep my money … Continue reading My Money Still Belongs to Me!