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November 25, 2019

Today I celebrate my birthday and decided it was the perfect day to write my first blog. This is truly a wonderful way to celebrate the day since it has been a challenging year for me, but I have weathered the storms of life. A year ago I was knocked off my foundation so I fought, I prayed, I fasted, I cried no mostly bawled but what I didn't realize is that I was going through what I will call "a restructure to my true me".

 You see, restructuring is letting go of all the things you thought you knew so you can figure out the things you don't know. It was something devastating that happen to me that took me to a dark place. It shook me to my core but I found my way back by letting go of all the thing I thought I knew because they no longer served me. To be honest with you, all those things I thought I knew, they were really hindering me from becoming the woman I am called to be, my true me.  

Most times our greatest enemy is not what we trample under our feet but what we have heard and what we tell ourselves about who we are. Just think of all the words we have heard spoken over our lives or told to us. We don't realize how much of those thoughts that molded us is in direct competition to our true self when we decide to break free. 

To begin, you have to know we are fearfully and wonderfully made by the Creator Himself. The journey to your true self becomes a personal journey to uncover your past, resolve past traumas, destructive behavious, emotional attachements and generational curses. But once you clean out the cobwebs and skeletons in your closet you can begin to develope your own values, ideals and beliefs. You will no longer conform to the world but be transfomed by the renewing of your mind....become your true self!

Sounds of the Season

December 16, 2019

Christmas is less than 10 days away. How did the time pass by so quickly? In no time we will be pouring champagne and screaming "Happy New Year"...wow! But do we slow down to hear the sounds of the season? For most of us no. We are too busy shopping, wrapping presents, going to parties etc. And not to mention many of us are in overload because retailers began packing their shelves with christmas decoration back in October. Talk about OVERLOAD. 

I was born and raised on the beautiful island of Jamaica and Christmas as a child was so colorful and vibrant. The sounds of the season is so different from what I hear now. There were no malls with air conditioning or Santa Claus stations for pictures......we had bustling marketplaces where you hear the sweet laughter and seasons greeting and happy people barter for the best deals. The market place would be filled to the brim with beautiful fabrics, toys, clothing etc. It was definitely the place to be to meet up with friends and loved one. At night in the neighborhoods, large speaker boxes would be heard for miles and miles playing the latest reggae songs played by selectors (dj) and crowds of people just out dancing in the street and having the best times till the wee hours of the morning. But then there were those who had stereo players at home, they would play Christmas carols as the children sing at the top of their lungs. Of course there are many Christmas parties everywhere, Christmas plays and pageants, and one of my not so favorite, Junkanoo parade. How do I explain this...its a street parade featuring dance music and some crazy costumes which would cause most of us kids to run screaming. Now I look back and I laugh so hard because there was nothing for us to be afraid of at all because it just like Mardi Gras....lol.

After migrating to the US, I experienced a whole new sounds of the season. The hustle and bustle starts early to get the best deals and there would be so many places with deals you could get easily overwhelmed. Christmas decoration come out early, trees are trimmed and lit very early everywhere you go. The shopping malls and stores are jam packed and parking is rediculous. But the lights and decoration and the sounds of Christmas carols playing just get you in the groove every time. 

But during this seasons we must remember those less fortunate. The sounds of the season are not so bright and fun for a lot of people. So as you go about this Christmas season lets clean out the closets at home and donate to a shelter or a church closet. Donate blankets you don't use anymore to the shelters, or next time you are at the supermarket pick up some non perishable items and donate to the local food bank. A great idea I heard of before is that you pull a few handbags you don't use anymore and fill with some personal toiletries for a woman including things like washcloth, toothbrush n toothpaste, comb, brush, lotion, sanitary items etc., and give it to a women that you see at the light or intersection that are asking for help. And for those of you who travel frequently collect the toiletries in the hotel bathroom and put a few in zip lock bags and keep in your car to hand out when you come in contact with someone in need. Just imaging how we would brighten the sounds of the season for someone less fortunate.  

Let us make the sounds of the season vibrate sweeter for every. Happy Holidays to you all!

All I want for Christmas is....

December 24, 2019

Coming soon.