Message Received — Cloak Unfurled

I’d like to broach a subject, About something we all do. While we might be social creatures, Some folks make us mad or blue. So what are the things you do, To avoid having a conversation? Have you ducked into a restroom, Feigning troubling constipation? Have you ever silenced your phone, Or just tossed it […]

via Message Received — Cloak Unfurled

Awesome poetry. I ROARED, because I saw myself in every line. Maybe you will, too. Make sure you read the comments. It’s worth it.

75 Inspiring Quotes About Success

Success, as with most things, starts with attitude. When you’re struggling, a small burst of inspiration can make a huge difference. Here are 75 quotes about success to inspire you to keep pushing forward and achieve your dreams. “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” James Cameron “Success usually […]

I saw this today on another blog and I encourage you to follow the link below. Sometimes it is what you read that either lights a fire under you or validates what you are already doing and tells you that you are on the right track. I have a project I work on, that if you have followed my blog (s) you are aware of what I’m doing. I started working on it seriously three years ago and a year ago I started over – because I knew I could better. I had to keep the vision of the end result in my head, knowing my brain would figure out the details and understand the steps along the way.

There is one quote about seeing the dots that connected everything when you look back on things you have already done to succeed.  We can’t see the dots ahead of us so we need to stay focused and confident in ourselves and have no doubt about what we are doing. We are what we think. If we think doubt ourselves we will fail.  If we think we will succeed we will, but sometimes success and what we want changes along the way and we need to be flexible.  If I didn’t stay focused every single day I would gradually make excuses on why I got sidetracked – just like most people do who don’t keep their gym memberships and why New Years resolutions are usually a joke. If we don’t tell everyone we know what we are doing then it is easier to stop because you won’t need to explain.

Click on the link below – you will be glad you did.

via 75 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Success — Simpliv LLC

Space Invadas – Wild World

Here is a little something extra from someone else I found today in my wanderings. I hope you enjoy

The Cooks

Via Bandcamp “With its roots in the world of modern soul, Wild World touches on many other genres of contemporary music, especially hip hop. Featured album vocalists include MC’s Guilty Simpson and Remi along with soul vocalist Natalie Slade.

Made up of Katalyst and Steve Spacek, Space Invadas debut record Soul-Fi received critical acclaim both locally and internationally. It was nominated for the Best Urban Album ARIA Award in 2010 and was championed by taste makers such as Giles Peterson in the UK, Garth Trinidad on KCRW in LA, Tyler Askew in NYC, Andrew Jervis (ex-Ubiquity, Bandcamp) in San Fran to name just a few.

Katalyst is Australian producer Ashley Anderson. His solo records, all nominated for ARIA Awards, have been released via his own Invada Records as well as Stones Throw. He runs the Invada label in Australia with with Portishead’s Geoff Barrow. Steve Spacek originates from London…

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Within Her – Mom Life

She is radiant… She is pure…. She is everything….

via Within Her (a poem) — Mom Life

 

 

To raise a child that isn’t “perfect”, according to society’s standards, forces the parents who are expecting that perfect person to re evaluate what it means to be a perfect child. Any preconceived ideas of how to be a parent are thrown out the window in order to allow their child to grow to become the best they can be. Parent and child grow together – not without difficulty and not without a lot of patience.

When I was raising my children I know that most of the time I saw them as children. I knew they would grow up but I didn’t really see them in my head as adults. I was too busy trying to get through my day, and their day.

Now my children are in the age 40 range with children out of high school and living their lives. My stepson, because time was spent to allow him to become who he wanted be, and was supported through school to bring out the talents he was born with, was able to become the man he is today. I’m very proud of him. I was privileged to be Mom Sonni.

I love you Jonathan!

Fear… 

———I read this today and felt as though this person, who doesn’t know me – knew me. When do we stop pretending everything is okay with someone when it is not. When you have to “keep it light” because someone can’t handle a conversation any deeper than the weather so you can tell them what is really in your head. What kind of relationship is that when you can only put on a face and pretend everything is okay – when it isn’t.

crashingstone


Not to express

What you think is right

Not to say

What you think is wrong

Shadowed under the dark cloud

You live but as dead

Worried what your words might bring

Terrified at the though of thoughtfulness

You stay quiet with a storm within

Rashness all around

Fear in the air

Terror filled in minds

But fake peace on the face

Idiots running the show

And clever hiding behind

Saneness gone in the bin

Insanity gone rogue

Fights on amongst ourselves

And wounds inflicted on us

When will us speak up

And when will we fight back

When will be break the shackles

And undo all the wrongs

When will the cloud go

And the fear disappear

When will we live free

Out of this constant fear?
-RS

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HEALTHY COMMUNITIES THRIVE UNDER LEADERSHIP THAT LEAVES NO ONE BEHIND

Two bloggers I have much respect for connected with each other. There is a wide variety of bloggers, each with a different thing to say and each has their own group of followers. We might not all agree with what the write or what they believe in but that is the beauty of free speech that we need to hold on to at all costs. No one has the right to tell anyone else their opinion doesn’t have value as long as that opinion is not causing harm to others.

When we hurt someone else and feel no need to apologize then we have no right to demand an apology if we feel we’ve slandered.

This post is worth reading more than once and sharing it with others. I hope you course to do that and also spend time exploring both blogs for there is much to learn in both corners of the blogosphere.