Thursday, March 22, 2012

MC Hammer was Right...We've Got to Pray, just to Make it Today...'s been a minute since I last posted. So many things going on and honestly not all good. I don't like that after so long, I'm coming back with a negative blog, but that's life and it has its ups and downs.

Things have not been great lately. I've kept quiet about much of it, just been in kind of a secluded, reflection time. I'm so grateful for life and even more so since I've been dealing with death all around. Last week my best friend and Soror's father passed away and I couldn't get to the funeral...I feel terrible. Car issues that immobilized me for days...disappointing. A friend of mine was found dead, floating in the water at a local park. As I was writing this my sister-in-law calls to tell me my brother's biological father passed too. Lord help. Sigh...

All this going on personally, but worldwide the spree of senseless crimes... Folks randomly spraying bullets into crowds, killing innocent people, blatant racism ("Don't Re-Nig" REALLY?) and I cannot even verbalize my sorrow and outrage about the unnecessary, hate crime shooting of Trayvon Martin. My heart hurts for our Black Men, young and old. I know folks are rallying, but I have never felt so's tragic.

It's downright depressing and the shit's gotta stop.

A couple of weeks ago, there was a message at church, "this is only a season". I know Pastor and I'm holding on to that...I need this one to move along. I'm ready for the next season. Aren't you? I know one thing...regardless of the season, I'll forever be sending knee-mails. Pray for me as I pray for you. Peace & JUSTICE. For real.

P.S. If you've been calling/texting me with nonsense...know your message has been deleted. Not in the mood.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

When Given a Do-Over, Let's Live!!

Today is a melancholy day...but I find joy in it because it's another one I've been given to do something, do something different or even do it over.

Like much of the world, I'm in shock and in pain over the loss of Whitney Houston. The woman was incredible, regardless of the negativity she endured in the media the last couple of decades. Even though I keep hearing people say it's not a shock; it is to me. I'm even more shocked that people just don't seem to care about human life or the sacredness of the deceased. How can you reduce a person to their faults like WHAT they did is WHO they are? I'll never understand that. That woman gave the world WAY more reasons to celebrate her than to condemn her.

It never mattered to me what troubles she faced, I have always and "will always love you", Whitney. I saw she had demons, so I said a little prayer when I saw such craziness in the news. I'm so sad to hear of her constant struggles, but I'm glad she shared her God given talent with the world; her gift that proved to be much bigger than her addiction. Her body of work includes dozens of classics and no one can do it quite like her. May she rest in total peace...she always knew Jesus loved her (and us), no matter what.

Losing someone, even if you don't know them, always brings on a time for reflection. Reflection of our lives, our own actions or lack of them, and a conviction to do something. If you're happy with your life the way it is great, keep doing what you're doing. If you're not, get to living. If you have breath, you have been given a do-over. Let's live!!

My affirmation for today was in memory of Whitney Houston, 
"I know my Life has meaning and I make it 
meaningful every day!!"