My Heart Smiled

I’ve been meaning to share this beautiful post I came across on Instagram last week of African children singing. When I heard them sing, I felt my heart smile. The harmony was beautiful as they sung from their soul and heart. I wish the clip was longer because I could listen to them sing all day long.

Make sure your sound is on and click here. If I could hug them all I would.


Until next time…

Pollen

Ugh, this pollen has me feeling some type of way. It’s wreaking havoc on my asthma and allergies. What can a woman do to get some relief from this pollen? My eye balls itch, my skin itches, my head itches and I’m tired of sneezing and wheezing. I can hardly sleep! Where’s the rain at y’all?

Until next time, I’ll be wishing for some rain so it can wash some of this pollen away. Geezus!

The Beauty of Oneself

Accomplishments are one of life’s sweetest rewards. Do you agree? Of course! To be able to obtain something because you didn’t give up, but chose instead to “strut your stuff” is humbling.

In the past, I mentioned several times how important it is to be true to yourself. Why? Because your originality will take you places you would have never imagined. You see, when you are one way 24/7, you don’t have to worry about exhausting yourself trying to be something that you are not…

Don’t try to change who you are so other people will accept you. Remain who you are because the right people will discover you. While everyone else is busy compromising who they are in order to fit in, you continue to stand out as different. I’m here to tell you, originality is freedom.

Until next time…

Be That Light

If you possess the ability to bring out the best in others, why dim such an admirable quality? Become that beacon of light, especially when around those who seem to bring so much of darkness…

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I’m unusually tired tonight, but I wanted to share a poem I recently came across. I found it to be beautiful and even relatable to millions of people, maybe even you…

Shine on and be the best person you can possibly be —> to all those you come across and to all those you meet.

Until next time…

Georgia Douglas Johnson

Hmmm? Does that name sound familiar? If you are into poetry as much as you are into writing like I am, that name is quite familiar to you. For those of you who have never heard of Georgia Douglas Johnson, she was a well-known African American poet who was a giant during the Harlem Renaissance era.

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Born to a mother who was African American and Native American and a father who was African American and British, Georgia Douglas Johnson’s poetry touched on issues such as gender equality, motherhood, femininity and of course, race. She is well-known for her poem The Heart of Woman  which was published in 1918, but I like the poem she penned entitled Motherhood the most. That particular poem is so profound and it is deep on so many levels. It is nothing like I ever read before which is why I wanted to share it with you. Her choice of words and the way she threaded them really makes you think…

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Do you see what I mean? Wow!  Poems that make you think and feel on a deeper level are hard to be forgotten. If you are not a deep thinker, you may not have caught on to what Georgia Douglas Johnson was getting at when she penned this poem. Read it a second or third time and I am sure you will get it then.

Until next time…

Descendant 

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…

Spreading Love, Not Hate

​Getting ready to call it a night since I am not feeling too well, but I wanted to post a little positivity before I head off to bed. You know I like my poetry to rhyme so I leave you with what I penned below. 

Pass it on. 

Until next time…