Keys in life, Love & Happiness

If Not Now…When?

My father asked the above question several years ago while he was delivering an “exhortation” – as he calls it, at church. He and I revisited the subject yesterday when I shared my “List of 20 things to do.” It is my desire to redeem the time, I’ve wasted entirely too much of this precious… Read More If Not Now…When?

Keys in life, Love & Happiness

I Need to Start Living, so I Created a List of 20 Things to Do

Several years ago a coworker suggested I watch “Elizabethtown”, which is an American romantic comedy written and directed by Cameron Crowe, starring Orlando Bloom (Drew Baylor), Kirsten Dunst (Claire Colburn), and Susan Sarandon (Hollie Baylor). It didn’t get raving reviews, but I adore it. In the beginning of the movie, Drew gets fired and dumped… Read More I Need to Start Living, so I Created a List of 20 Things to Do

Love & Happiness

I am Nostalgic About Peace and I Won’t Apologize for It

There are so many things from past years that give me comfort and joy. One of which is listening to music from my youth. When I hear certain songs I can clearly see the house I lived in as a kid and I immediately smile. I am reminded of the carefree days of my childhood and I am cheered. By… Read More I am Nostalgic About Peace and I Won’t Apologize for It

Keys in life, Love & Happiness

Being You Requires Compromising Elsewhere

Over the past few weeks I have been focusing on personal betterment by identifying my issues. I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions that it is my desire to inspire and encourage others through the words that I write. Even though I consider blogging as a creative outlet and a vehicle to hopefully help others, I often… Read More Being You Requires Compromising Elsewhere

Love & Happiness

Why?

Sometimes it is good to reflect on why. The question why can help us arrive at a reason or explanation for several things in life. There are times when I ponder over why I created this blog and whether I should continue. But, there is a double-edged sword that always seems to arise when I ask… Read More Why?

Keys in life, Love & Happiness

Dear Towanda, You Are Enough: A Letter to 16 Year Old Me

Dear Towanda, I am writing to you to encourage you and to let you know you are enough. Right now you are a junior at Randallstown Senior High School wearing a coat indoors throughout the day because you do not want to be seen. Right now you are comparing yourself to the other girls who seem to be everything you… Read More Dear Towanda, You Are Enough: A Letter to 16 Year Old Me

Keys in life, Love & Happiness, Woman-hood

National Women’s Month: Oprah Winfrey; Adversity Doesn’t Mean Defeat

“…These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 KJV There are days when I sit and ponder over the things I’ve experienced and I am amazed; a failed marriage and… Read More National Women’s Month: Oprah Winfrey; Adversity Doesn’t Mean Defeat

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Building Self-esteem: Everyone is Not Going to Accept You

When I was younger some of the other children in school thought I was weird because I didn’t wear pants. I was raised with the belief that women are not to wear clothing pertaining to a man, and that was translated to mean women should not wear pants. Honestly, this difference made me feel like… Read More Building Self-esteem: Everyone is Not Going to Accept You

Love & Happiness

Valentine’s Day…Bah humbug

Honestly speaking, I debated over writing something about Valentine’s Day. I can count on one hand the amount of times I actually celebrated this occasion and enjoyed myself. When I was much younger I always viewed the day as a celebration for couples. I thought you were supposed to have a date who would bring flowers… Read More Valentine’s Day…Bah humbug

Keys in life, Love & Happiness

Reflection: Looking Into The Windows to My Soul

Like most words, reflection has several definitions. There are two that stand out to me; A thing that is a consequence of, or arises from something else, or serious thought or consideration. I made a collage of four photos of myself from 2009 to 2016. In all honesty I was amazed to see that I look… Read More Reflection: Looking Into The Windows to My Soul