Always Be Prepared – Day One

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

happy black woman choosing products in supermarket
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I’m reading COVID-19 is on the rise in the following states Alaska, Montana, Wisconsin, Idaho, Ohio, Nevada, Delaware, Kansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Hawaii, Texas and Florida.

If you live in these states you gotta be smarter than the average person [if you’re planning on surviving].

COVID is like a bullet.  It carries no name and you don’t know where it’s going to come from.  Your best defense is preparation.

Items needed:

  • face mask [Walgreen]
  • hand sanitizer [grocery stores]
  • disposable gloves
  • Lysol/Clorox wipes [Costco/Sams]
  • Lysol/Microband Disinfectant Spray
  • Vitamins D and C

Right now people are still rebelling against suggestions on staying safe.  Other words they don’t know “fat means grease” and this is your time to gather product.  Everyday retailers are restocking shelves with so much of this and that.  So!  Again!  Now!  Is your time to get two big packages of toilet paper and paper towels.  It’s a great time to get 5 cans of soup each time you go to the store, meat products, veggies, soaps, sanitizers and etc.  Other words buy what you’ll need!  And!  Don’t forget to purchase Tylenol and vitamins such as D and C.

Shop for these items often until your cabinets are stocked!  But!  Don’t use credit cards unless you’re planning to pay the full balance when payment is due.  Always use cash when stockpiling.

Shopping like this means you’re not clearing the shelves.  You will fly under the radar of limitations and should people panic again you won’t be among them.

 

God’s Little Nugget: Day 11

HiltlerMy husband loves to read and or watch documentaries on war.  As a result, I’ve found myself watching documentaries on certain wars and people of interest.  And the person that sparks my curiosity is Hitler.

Hitler was to have been among the world’s greatest orators and evil should also be added to his strong and warped personality traits when discussing him and his actions.

I believe he rose to power because of jealousy.  As why it was so easy for him to convince a nation of people that felt they were entitled.  Their greed and or laziness made them believe it was okay to kill Jews, people with disabilities and old folks.

To make matters worse, those individuals that went along with Hitler felt comfortable in plundering their victims personal possession after sentencing them to a life of torture and later death.  With that said, you would think what happen decades ago would influence how we treat people today.  Not.

Right here in America we have people that are being treated the same as the Jews from that horrid moment in time.

After watching documentaries and reading books about “man’s inhumanity to man” I’ve conclude evilness go hand in hand with delusion and denial.

“Those who hate to hear the truth and love to live off of lies can’t handle reality.”  Scottie Waves

God’s Little Nugget: Day 10

“A bird does not sing because it has an answer.  It sings because it has a song.”  Chinese Proverb

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Photo by Keith Williams

So often dark hearted individuals are suspicious and jealous of joyful people.  Their evil mindset keep them from truly enjoying life and what they don’t understanding they tag as a threat.

Give them a wide birth.  Enjoy your life.  They will eventually fall on their own swords.

Happy Birthday to Jeralean Talley

Jeralean TalleyShe is America’s oldest person and she is the second oldest person in the world.  She was born May 23, 1899.  I can only imagine the wisdom she has learned from life experiences.  Her family is so blessed to have her among them!  Happy birthday, Mrs. Talley!  May you have many more!

 

Vocabulary Mondays: chuse

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  chuse¹

Part of Speech:  verb

Meaning:

  1. archaic variant of choose¹

Word Usage:

“The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.”²


¹Merriam-Webster.com.  <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chuse?show=0&t=1400634991&gt;
²The Constitution of the United States of America

The Prayer’s of Black Women Photos: Seven Days Without God

Seven Days Without God

The Prayer’s of Black Women Photos: What Does It Mean to Trust You Lord?

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  Proverbs 3:5

The Prayer’s of Black Women: What Does It Mean to Trust You Lord?

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  Proverbs 3:5

Artist:  Henry Lee Battle
Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Dear Lord:

Your word says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”  My prayer today is about what does it mean to trust in you?  Or should I pray for answers to the following questions:  How does a person trust in you Lord?  Does this passage support our free will ?  And how does it support common sense?

Lord my questions are not original (although I wish they were).  But  many before me have asked the same during moments of spiritual isolation.  And, sadly, so many after me will pose the same question(s) during moments of uncertainty.  So, Lord, again, I ask what does it mean to trust in you?  Because sometimes Lord I’m afraid those that believe in you fail to know what it means to truly trust in you.

And for that reason Lord, I am asking that you help us to know what you mean in this passage.   Help us to merge the wisdom of God with our instinct to spiritually and physically survive.  Help us to refrain from blaming you when things don’t go as planned and according to our interpretation of your words.  Help us to accept defeat as well as our victories during moments of spiritual growth.  So, Lord, I ask again, help us to truly know what it means to trust in you.  Amen.

Your Loving Daughter
Annette

Inspirational Fridays: Are You A Carrot, Egg, or Coffee Bean?

Are You A Carrot, Egg, or Coffee Bean

(Author Unknown)

Photo taken from: www.revivedkitchen.com
Photo taken from: http://www.revivedkitchen.com

A young woman told her mother about her life and how things were so hard. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed that as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to a boil. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She then pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.

Turning to her daughter, she asked, “Tell me, what do you see?”

“Carrots, eggs, and coffee,” she replied.

She brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. She then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.

The daughter then asked, “What does it mean, Mother?”

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity — boiling water — but each reacted differently. The carrot went in

Photo taken from:  www.newhealthguide.org
Photo taken from: http://www.newhealthguide.org

strong, hard and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But, after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

“Which are you?” she asked her daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?”

Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity, do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?

Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart?

Photo taken from:  www.treasurecoastcoffeetrader.com
Photo taken from: http://www.treasurecoastcoffeetrader.com

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor of your life. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hours are the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate to another level?

How do you handle adversity? Are you changed by your surroundings or do you bring life, flavor, to them?

SO…..ARE YOU A CARROT, AN EGG, OR A COFFEE BEAN?