Good morning and Happy Friday folks! Pat yourself on the back for making it to Friday. Five o’clock will be here before you know it so just keep that in mind. I penned another poem last night and I am posting it below. I love to write poems about my family and so last night I penned one about my ancestors. Enjoy!!!

Until next time…

Don’t Worry About It

I read an article not too long ago about a woman who worries herself sick about people liking her. She wants to be everybody’s friend and stresses out when someone doesn’t like her. There were a few times where she was unable to sleep or eat because she found out that some of her co-workers didn’t like her. As I continued to read this article, a part of me really felt sorry for her because you could tell how much it bothered her.

Here’s the cold hard truth: Everybody’s not going to like you. That is an undeniable fact and there is nothing she nor we can do about it. Worrying yourself sick over another person or a group of people who don’t like you is damaging and a waste of your time. It can affect your overall mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health. While you are up losing sleep worrying about someone not liking you, they are in their bed sound asleep and not even thinking about you. 

I can’t relate to what this lady was feeling because I don’t worry and stress over things like that. However, I do sympathize with her because that’s a personality trait that she has and is struggling with. I do hope that one day she can move past all that and just love and appreciate the person she is regardless if someone doesn’t like her. 

At the end of the day, all we can do is try to live our life honest and right while treating others well. If someone doesn’t like you and you haven’t done anything to them to make them dislike you, that’s on them. Don’t lose any sleep over that and most definitely don’t allow that to rob you of your happiness and well-being. There are more important things in life other than worrying about if someone likes you or not. Besides, I’m quite sure you’re awesome just the way you are! But of course, you didn’t need me to tell you that now did you?

Until next time…


​It’s official folks! Poka City Blues is now properly copyrighted for sale in paperback! Can you believe it?! I never thought I would see this day seeing how I ran into so many hiccups and roadblocks along the way. Since I unwrapped this book this evening, I cannot stop smiling and looking at it. I am getting this warm fuzzy feeling inside and I do not want that feeling to ever end! 

After being hit with an illness last week, this is a pretty sweet way to start off my week. I am on cloud nine and I feel great! Soon, I will be offering readers a chance to purchase their own copy from yours truly until Poka City Blues makes it way to a store near you. Each copy I sell will contain a personal handwritten message from me along with a unique momemto. You know me, I have to do things differently or else it would not be worth doing. Stay tuned for a chance to win your own copy of Poka City Blues and how you can soon purchase your own copy here, on my blog. 

Time to do a little celebrating Bollywood style. This is worth celebrating because this has been a long time coming! 

Until next time… 


Discouragement. We have all experienced this dreadful emotion at some point in our lives. It is a feeling that I, like so many others, can do without. I think we all can agree that discouragement sucks! I mean seriously, how many people do you know has come out and said, “I like to be discouraged?” Zero. Nada. None. That I can assure you. 

Here recently, I was hit with a health problem that came really close to discouraging me, as a matter of fact, it almost completely discouraged me. Fear and anxiety consumed me initially and there were a few times where I wanted to cry. Oddly though, for some reason, I could not bring myself to cry. Chalk it up to my determined spirit. This is a woman who rarely cried when she was getting her tail whooped with leather belts and switches as a child! Stubborn, stubborn, stubborn!!

I guess that is what has been helping me to stay positive and motivated because the number one thing that keeps me lifted is my faith and my trust in God. I always strive to see the brighter side of things and to remain optimistic no matter the circumstances. Giving up easily does not come naturally to me. It never has and it never will. My mind and heart will not allow me to become so easily defeated because I have already overcame so much.

Whenever you get hit with something that causes you to become discouraged, it is my hope that you too will not allow discouragement to get the best of you. If you have to cry to get over it, go ahead and cry. If you feel like screaming and shouting, go ahead and do that too. There is no shame in any of it, especially if it makes you feel better. 

At the end of the day, we are human and we are subject to a range of emotions, including those dreadful negative ones. The key however is to never allow those negative emotions to get the best of you or to rob you of your happiness. So keep your head up and your chin up because you are a lot stronger than what you think. 

Until next time…