Be Happy

I asked myself that question and the answer was no. I was not and haven’t been happy in quite some time.

I had to honesty re reevaluate my life and came to the conclusion that I was holding on to way too much baggage and responsibilities that weren’t mine.
I have since began releasing them.

I have allowed people and circumstances to control my life for far too long.
I WAS an enabler. I MADE excuses for the people that I loved.
Excuses that enabled them to continue to inadvertently (or not) take me for granted. I stood by and allowed myself to be mistreated by those that I loved.

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No longer will I suffer from self imposed laryngitis.
I have found my voice. I will reclaim my life.

I forgive those who have mistreated me. Most Importantly I FORGIVE MYSELF for Allowing it to happen.

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Give yourself the permission to be the best you.

You can’t move forward to embrace your future if your arms are laden with the baggage of the past.

Let go of the weights that have held you back. The greatest of journeys start with that 1 first step.

Step out on faith.

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Let it go! Life awaits you!

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Make your next move your best move!
Be Great!

The Text

Bipolarboo:

This is worth a read. And several re-reads.
Great Job, had me going!

Originally posted on Kendall F. Person, thepublicblogger:

I wanna make a jigsaw puzzle that’s 40,000 pieces.
And when you finish it, it says,
‘go outside.’
- Demetri Martin

the text Halloween by Tjeiken

The Text
Mary texted Marcus asking “When are you leaving your wife?”
Marsha intercepted the text, for she was using Marcus’ phone.
Marsha texted back saying “Leave my man alone!”
Mimi read both texts, on her computer screen,
then texted back announcing she was
Marcus’s spouse, then inquired
“What bitch is using, my husband’s phone?!”
Mary was confused, about who Marsha could be.
She knew about Mimi, but had no idea that Marcus
was a two-timer times three.
Marsha threw the phone belonging to Marcus, against the wall,
mad at herself for being a part of such mess.
Melanie received her text from Mary, her best friend, stating
“Girl, his wife knows. Shits hittin’ the fan.”
Melanie freaked out, unsure what to do.
How did Mary…

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Not Sleeping Well? 3 Things You Haven’t Tried Yet That Might Work

Originally posted on PushUP24:

You’ve added curtains that block out that annoying street light. You’ve turned the temperature down in your bedroom. It was tough, but you’ve stopped surfing the web and scrolling through Instagram hours before bedtime. And you sure as heck aren’t drinking caffeine late in the evening. But you’re still not sleeping well! This weekend try one of these three things you may not have tried yet.

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Elizabeth Lauten forced to resign

You’d have to be living under a rock to not know who Elizabeth Lauten is.
In case you are, she’s the GOP Staffer who made the ill fated decision to ridicule the POTUS’ bored teenaged daughters for their behavior during the Presidential Turkey Pardoning Ceremony.IMG_1190.JPG
First Daughters’ Smirk & wicked side eye on deck!

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Are we done yet? Ugh!

Now I personally found it refreshing that they were honest enough to show their boredom & displeasure. Why you ask?
They are NORMAL Teenagers! That’s why. My kids do it, so does the POTUS’ kids. But everyone didn’t share my opinion.

Elizabeth Lauten, Former ( Yes, I did say FORMER, as in not currently employed by, former) Communications Director for Tennessee Republican Rep. Steve Fincher and a former communications staffer for the Republican National Committee, wrote this scathing post on her personal Facebook page, that went viral :

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Really Elizabeth? You of all people should have known better.

This post set off a fire storm of events on Social media, namely Twitter.
The Twitterazzi aka #BlackTwitter #BlackTwitterMafia launched one of the most vicious campaigns I can recall, since I joined the Militia in 2009.
Elizabeth Lauten became a trending topic #ElizabethLauten # FireElizabethLauten.

Demanding her head on a platter ( figuratively) or the next best thing, her resignation. Either would have sufficed.

Imagine my delight when I read that she was forced to resign !
http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/01/politics/gop-staffer-resigns-over-criticism-of-obama-daughters/

Adults need to understand whether personal or political, children are off-limit. Point blank. Period.

I’d say justice was served. I, for one am happy.

#missionaccomplished
So to her I say: Think twice, type once.

In my opinion the POTUS was like

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#YoureFired * Donald Trump Voice, Toupee not included😂😂😂😂

#GirlBye

World AIDS Day 2014

Today is World AIDS Day.
Many people we know and love are living with this disease. Some are aware, some aren’t.

There are many testing centers that offer free, confidential testing.

The scary part is not knowing.
Get Tested. Know your status.

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Cyber bullying the POTUS’ Kids.

Cyber bullying is at an all-time high. Especially when someone, namely an adult, unleashes a barrage of disparaging comments toward the POTUS’ Children.
Not just any nobody for that matter,
Elizabeth Lauten, the communications director for U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.).

Being in Communications myself, one must be versed in the rules of engagement, policies and protocols, especially in Social Media postings.

Well maybe sensitivity training, tact, couth or hell maybe even just plain ole’ common sense for that matter, should also be included in the list of things you ought to know.

For any reasonable adult to think that it is okay to cyber bully innocent children, because evidently she has some deep seeded contempt for their parents, is unconscionable.

This is a Public Relations nightmare! Where is Olivia Pope When you need her? Wait! She’s part of the #BlackTwitterMafia 👊👊👊👊👊

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Sasha and Malia Obama are normal teenaged girls, with the exception of being the daughters of THE President of the United States of America.
So the fact that they were less than thrilled to sit through the Presidential pardoning of Turkeys and display their boredom and or displeasure was actually quite refreshing to me.

They’re kids. It’s what they do. There was nothing in their demeanor nor expression that warranted the rant of Elizabeth Lauten.
It’s too long and drawn out to repeat but I’ll attach the screenshot of her rant.

The entire debacle can be read at:

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/11/elizabeth_lauten_faces_backlash_after_scolding_sasha_and_malia_on_facebook.

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The #BlackTwitter #BlackTwitterMafia wasted no time in rising to the occasion to defend the first daughters.
Involving children in any politically motivated public tirade is a no no, as Elizabeth Lauten quickly discovered as her commentary set Twitter ablaze, she became a trending topic #ElizabethLauten, timelines and her Twitter mentions @DCGopGirl expressed the public’s displeasure.

I am yet to witness or hear of any allegations of improprieties on the part of Sasha or Malia Obama, so for Elizabeth Lauten to advise the to “dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar”, leaves me totally befuddled.

After the firestorm that ensued, Elizabeth Lauten issued this ( in my opinion, facetious ) statement: “I reacted to an article and quickly judged the two young ladies in a way that I would never have wanted to be judged myself as a teenager. After many hours of prayer, talking to my parents and re-reading my words online, I can see more clearly how hurtful my words were. Please know that these judgmental feelings truly have no (sic) pace in my heart. Furthermore, I’d like to apologize to all of those who I have hurt and offended with my words, and pledge to learn and grow (and I assure you I have) from this experience.”

For someone with the credentials that she possesses, this was definitely a low point in her career. Elizabeth needs to practice what she preaches. Think twice and act once. Think before you type! You, my dear Elizabeth Lauten, are an uncouth excuse for a human being.
Quit being a cyber bully. There are laws against that.

I am a Proud Member of the #BlackTwitterMafia.

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Asbury Park Pop Warner Midget Football

Asbury Park New Jersey is but one square mile.  A seaside community, nestled in New Jersey’s central coast. Known for being the birth-place of Bruce Springsteen; home of the Legendary Stone Pony as well as its amazing beach, shops and nightlife, it is now being put on the map for another great reason. Football. Pop Warner Football to be exact.

This journey started approximately seven years ago. A group of then aged 7 year old boys joined the Asbury Park Pop Warner Football’s Mitey Mite Program. Over the next seven years, coming up through the ranks to arrive at the Midget rank, this team has persevered. Under the skillful guidance and tutelage of several coaches, the addition and subtraction of a few players, several triumphs & tribulations, the recipe for success was finally tweaked to perfection.

The skill set honed by APPW’s current coaching staff, led by Pop Warner President Teddy Wilson, Head Coach Robert Taylor, Troy Ramsey, Cyrus Green & Desmond Ford, has led to several of the players being courted by Division 1 & 2 College recruiters, as early as their freshman year in High school. We should mention that Philadelphia Eagles Defensive End Vinny Curry is also an Asbury Park Pop Warner Alumni. The way things are shaping up, we may have several future NFL Players in training.

One of the core values instilled in the team is that with hard work and dedication, nothing is impossible. It is with that same mindset that the team has volunteered to help feed the less fortunate on Thanksgiving day.The team will be scattered through-out the community assisting the less fortunate, as part of our give-back program. One wrong move is all it could take to keep you from achieving our dreams. They are definitely on the right path and we aim to keep them there.

The hard work and dedication demonstrated by the team as well as their coaching staff (past & present)  and support staff have paid off.The Asbury Park Pop Warner Midgets are currently undefeated, for the 2014 Football Season; with an amazing score of 10-0, this team will definitely go down in the Asbury Park History books.

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The Midgets are 1 game away from competing in the Pop Warner Super Bowl Championship in Orlando Florida.

On Friday November 28th 2014, at 12:00 PM, Asbury Park Pop Warner Midgets will face off against Washington DC Ward 5  at Camden Catholic High School, 301 Cuthbert Blvd, Cherry Hill NJ 08002, for the right to play in the Pop Warner Superbowl at Walt Disney World in Florida the week of December 6-13!  If they win, they will be crowned the National Champions!

In these tough economic times the trip to Florida is expensive and the boys aren’t able to afford it. We are enlisting the Community’s support to help raise it for them.   The Traveling team consists of 21 players, 5 coaches and 2 team moms.   Our goal is to raise $30,000.00 to cover the cost of travel expenses, room & board as well as meal & miscellaneous expenses.

A gofundme account has been set up by Tom De Seno, a former Asbury Park Resident, to aid in the teams journey to Pop Warner Super Bowl.

http://www.gofundme.com/hg4ros

As a contingency, should there be an unexpected upset in the conference game and the team is not victorious in their bid to Florida, any money donated for the trip will then be deposited to the Asbury Park Pop Warner Football & Cheer Program’s Equipment Fund.The program is very much in need of new equipment, as well as it will help to cover the costs associated with the various tournaments & competition entrance fees for the cheerleaders. The program gives the youth something to look forward to, it encourages them to work hard towards achieving their dreams.  On average, it costs over $200 to outfit a football player and even more for the cheerleaders. These funds will help to jumpstart the 2015 Football & cheer season.

We are asking the public at large to be a part of a positive story for the City by the Sea, and help these boys make Pop Warner History!

While support does not always have to be monetary in value, we are also seeking moral support, in the form of exposure. We understand that times are hard financially, so if you’re unable to make a monetary contribution please like and share our gofundme.com link so that we may reach a broader audience.

If you know of any persons or businesses willing to donate or sponsor the team, please contact us at appopwarner@gmail.com or via any of our social media links.

Connect with us via social media!

Please like and share our facebook page: Facebook.com/APPWProgram

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AsPkPopWarner

Visit our Go Fund Me Page at http://www.gofundme.com/hg4ros

Lend a hand any way that you can. Every bit helps!

Donate! Like! Share!

Let’s make this Team Viral!

Thank you for your continued support.

#bluebishops #appw #bleedblue #focused #driven #positive #gogetters #inspirational #blackandblue