One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Ayanna Witter-Johnson is a composer, singer, songwriter, cellist, arranger, pianist and producer. She was born in London, England and has an ancestral connection to Jamaica. Her understanding of music and her ability to execute her musical thoughts affords her the ability to create soulfully in many musical genres.
“I’m very interested in the life of racism, how racism works, how racism is felt and experienced by people,”
Dr Monica Moreno Figueroa
Dr Monica Moreno Figueroa is Black-Mestiza and Mexican. She was born and raised in a middle class family in Mexico. She’s a co-founder of Collective to Eliminate Racism in Mexico (COPERA). Currently, she’s an Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow in Social Sciences at Downing College. Her determination to shed light on racism in Mexico has aided in Mexicans of African descent being counted in a historic 2020 Census.
Today as I sit in front of my computer screen going back and forth to this tab or that tab looking for women of color that are movers and shakers or becoming movers or shakers, I came across a hilarious post on a rural Colorado community group page:
IMPORTANT: FREE SNOW SHOVELING CLASS! This Saturday I will be holding a FREE snow shoveling class in my driveway. Come and join the class and learn about the proper ways to shovel. Reviewed techniques will include the scoop and throw method, the down and push method (AKA the plow technique), as well as the upside down scraping technique. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to enhance your snow lifting techniques without throwing your back out! I will provide the driveway to ensure your training is conducted in the most life-like situation, I only ask that you bring your own shovel (Ergonomical designs suggested) PM me for additional details and times. Seating is limited and handled on a first come first served basis…Subject to date change depending on total accumulation/s! Also, the shoveled snow is free, so bring plastic bags, a trailer or a truck. Wheelbarrows work well too! Take as much as you like to practice techniques on your own time, in your own happy place. No Charge….
Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare. Psalm 40:5
Heavenly Father, thank you for this day. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight. Let me and all that that live praise you for your wonderful works. Let us shout thanksgiving to declare your deeds of love. Amen
I’ve suffered cruelly from the hands of those that claimed they loved me. I wanted to believe the lies. Better yet I needed to believe they loved me. And, so, I did! And time after time when I found my loving and lovely heart broken I blamed God. God, believe it or not, is an easy target for our misguided anger over life’s disappointments.
Proverbs 4:23-27, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.”
God gives us a mental health care map to living peaceful lives. In His instructions He tells us how to deal with and avoid hurting people in Proverbs 4:23-27. We must understand staying busy doing good things help us live our best life.
PRAYER: Father God, this is a new day with your new mercy given to us because of your grace. Help us, help me, to live this day and everyday that’s productive in giving our lives value affirming we’re loved. Amen
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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.
face mask [Walgreen]
hand sanitizer [grocery stores]
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.
My 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
She 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!