Not Exactly the Christmas Present I was Hoping For

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After her divorced

My mother lost my father when I was seven years old and she was five months pregnant with my youngest sister. Life was different for us since the company that had to pay my mother money from my father's death closed the business and we didn't have any life insurance and he was the major breadwinner. We moved with my grandmother for a while and my mother relationship with her mother were not in good term because both of them had a choleric personality. We slept outside under ovacado's tree in the yard, sometime over my mother's friend home and one time in the cemetary....more

In Others' Words

From my blog, Take It EasyFor today I thought I'd do something a little different. Instead of just giving you my words I'd like to share with you some quotations by others. For me, a good quotation has to do one, several or all of the following:be funny or amusing;make me think;say something meaningful;be clever in its use of words;...more

Fiery Trials will Come. Rejoice! The Greater the Struggle, the Greater the Reward

Oftentimes it is not until we hear of someone else problems or realize the depth of another person’s struggle that we are grateful to God for his many blessings bestowed upon us....more

It's about time...

I find it interesting some days, to go back and read what I’ve written on my blog in the past couple of years.  I find joy in the day-to-day life we live and it’s a good reminder why I love to blog / write.  Now I just need to find more self-discipline to be a consistent writer.  It’s something I love to do but tends to be the first thing I let drop when life comes at me.  So, I figured it was time for an update…....more

NaBloPoMo Day 4: What's Wrong With People?

I'm irked. Here's the story. There's a locally owned shop in the mall where I live. This shop features and supports local artists and sells their handmade items. Being an artist and someone who values local businesses, I want to love this shop but I have a big issue with it. ...more

{Date 27} The New New York Guy

Business calls my sister and I to NYC on the last weekend of my challenge. I’m hesitant to take this show on the road because, for as much time as I’ve spent there, I have never really tested the dating pool in NYC. “What do you have to lose?” she asks, “Four days and four dates to be exact,” I answer. “So you don’t think you could find a single date in the entire NYC area?” She asks smart-assedly. Oh no she didn’t! Challenge accepted!...more

Why I Don't Have a Bucket List

This is my birthday week. On Saturday I will be 34 years young or old depending on if you’re a glass have full/empty type of person. I’ve done some things in my life that I’m quit proud of but I still have a lot of things I’d love to do. I make lists all of the time of things I want to do. Mental lists, physical lists, lists on sticky notes, napkins ok so you get the point. I like lists. The one thing I don’t have is a bucket list. I know they’re a big deal for a lot of people but what happens when you’re done with that list?...more
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Are You Ready?

Are you ready to ask for what you want?Are you ready to do what is required to prepare for it?Are you ready to get it?This quote from Maya Angelou struck me like a bolt of lightning when I read it.  It’s all well and good for us to set our intentions and hope for the best.But are we really ready?  Am I really ready?...more

Good Grief

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