It’s Okay to Be Scared Of The Coronavirus

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.  All men are frightened.  The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.  George S. Patton

person in blue gloves holding petri dish
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A couple of days ago as I was leaving the post office a woman stopped to hold the door for me.  Now, under normal circumstances I would be the first to thank someone for their kind gesture.  But given our current world situation concerning COVID-19 I said to self “move yo black ass out the way.”

In appearance she was “The Little Engine That Could.”  She wasn’t scared of anything.  Her life wasn’t going to be interrupted by fear.  It was clear from her rude comment concerning me opening doors with a disinfectant wipe she had zero tolerance for others who showed a healthy level of fear.

She was on the phone and as I passed by with my wipe she told the person on the other end I was paranoid.  I got to a safe distance and turned around so my voice would project in her direction and said, “sure am.”  She could call me what she wanted but in this case I have enough sense to know no one is immune to this ravishing virus.

Studies have shown Coronavirus stays in the air for 3 hours, on copper 4 hours, on cardboard 24 hours, on stainless steel for 2 to 3 days and on plastic for 3 days.

So!  After reading how long Coronavirus stay on surfaces and in the air, as a germophobe I suggest wearing face mask when in public.  Always wash your hands for over 20 seconds.  And!  Never eat without washing your hands for 30 seconds or longer.  Put currency and coins in a plastic sandwich bag.  Take precautions when opening boxes.  Find a safe place [out of reach from children or pets] in your home to let them safely sit for 24 hours or longer and open them outside.  Throw the box away immediately.  If possible wipe the content with Clorox or Lysol disinfect product.  Disinfect your door handles inside and outside and wash your hands with soap and water for more than 20 seconds.  Clean your kitchen appliances everyday.  Everyday wipe down facets in the bathroom and clean the toilet handle.  Don’t drink out of plastic bottles or cups from public settings.  Take your beverage with you!  Always remember to wash your bottle water and or beverages before placing them in your fridge.

Washing beverages before putting them in my fridge has been a habit of mine for over thirty something years.  My husband use to laugh at my over the top behavior.  Now!  He’s glad that I take extra measures to keep our family safe.  And with that said, remember it’s okay to have healthy fear.  Only a fool will think they’re immune to a health threat.

The Prayer’s of Black Women: Staying On Your Path to Good Health

Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. ~3 John 1:2

Artist:  Henry Lee Battle
Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Speak to my heart Lord.  Your words have commanded me to follow a path you have divinely paved only for me.  Help me Lord to stay on my path when the storms of life are raging, when I can’t see my way clear from the dust and I must walk alone.  Give me your strength to journey on by giving me faith to believe in you; and hope by knowing I will live long and have a prosperous life in the land I will enter and occupy.  Amen.

Your Loving Daughter ~Annette

Father Pours Gasoline on His Children’s Mom

Savannah Bailey
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My lord!  What the hell is wrong with people in this day and time!  The perpetrator in this crime wanted his victim to suffer.  His actions make it clear to see that he wanted her to experience pain beyond his own.  The problem with his thinking [and other’s having the same mindset] is no one wins.  There’s no victory for anyone in crime.

The laws of the Universe, laws of attraction, laws of the land and the laws of God always become front and center in all we do.  Yet, humankind seem to always try to make right wrongs with unthinkable acts of retributions.

The father leaving his two small children outside as he poured gas on their mom and set her on fire wasn’t an act of love towards them; because love doesn’t make you intentionally hurt the people you care about.  This father sounds like a total nut job!

He deserves everything the legal system will hand down to him.  I don’t care if a White person has done worse and have gotten a lighter sentence.  Whatever he gets will be just deserved.  Why?  Because you don’t pour gas on people and set them on fire!  Period.

I pray for Savannah’s Bailey’s recovery.  I pray for her small children.  I even pray for the foolish young man.  I pray for both families as this crime has touched all of their lives.

A GO FUND ME has been created to help Savannah and her children.

 

Disney star Nikita Pearl Waligwa Dies at Aged 15

Nikita Pearl WaligwaThis is such a sad day for the world.  Nikita lost her battle with brain cancer.

In 2016 Nikita was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Sadly, Ugandan doctors weren’t equipped to treat her cancer.  As a result, the director of Queen of Katwe, Mira Nair, raised funding for her treatment in India. 

After she was given a clean bill of health in 2017 another tumor was found last year.  And, she died today in the hospital.  She was only 15 years old.

Sometimes life seems so unfair.

I truly enjoyed watching Nikita play the role of Gloria in the Queen of Katwe.  She was brilliant at her craft.  She knew how to pull the audience into her character.  For me, she transported me to the slums of Africa and caused my emotions to be jostled back and forth with highs and lows of life.

At the being of the movie Nikita caused me to call her a mean little girl and at the end of the film she had stolen my heart as she supported her teammates.

May this wonderful young actress rest in peace.

Barbara Alston (1943-2018)

1962: (L-R) Patricia Wright, Dolores “La La” Brooks, Barbara Alston and Dee Dee Kinniebrew of the girl group “The Crystals” on Phillies Records poses for a portrait in 1962. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Who is Barbara Alston? Well, she’s a founding member of a 1960’s girl group called “The Crystals.” She and her high school friends Mary Thomas, Dolores Kenniebrew (aka Dee Dee), Myrna Giraud and Patsy Wright are remembered for their hits, “There’s No Other Like My Baby” and “Uptown.”

You can leave her virtual flowers on Find A Grave.