Inspirational Quote

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
Unknown

STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

New Jersey Cop Kills Ex-wife

Image credit patch.com

Each year we talk about protecting women from abuse and call for an end to domestic violence but how much of this is just lip service? Is everything being done to protect  women?

If we take a look at what happened to fifty-one year-old Tamara Seidle it seems like the answer is no. Seidle was shot to death by her ex-husband who incidentally is a police Sgt. Their seven-year-old daughter was put through the trauma of seeing her father killing her mother.

This woman was in an abusive relationship. She knew her life was in danger and sought help but received none. According to reports she made several attempts to get a restraining order and was not granted one. Her ex-husband was an esteemed member of the police department and maintaining his high status was apparently more important than saving her life.Tamara Seidle died because the system failed her.  How many more women will have to die before we stop talking and start implementing stronger measures to protect them?

CHOOSE LOVE OVER HATE

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.
Mahatma Gandhi

Evil will raise it’s ugly head and hatred may seem to win but good will win over evil and love will prevail. Let us stand in solidarity with the people of South Carolina. With love we shall overcome evil. With LOVE WE SHALL CONQUER HATE!

South Carolina Church Massacre

All too frequent this scene is played out where people are senselessly massacred. How many more will have to die before those who profit from selling guns realize the sorrow and pain it is causing innocent people and their families.  In a place of worship where people gather to worship nine are brutally murdered by the GUN yes the GUN, that was once again in the wrong hand. How many more will have to die before stronger GUN laws are put in place to protect the lives of the innocent.

How many more families will have to suffer the agony of having their love ones taken from them in the gruesome fashion? The act committed against these people is just sheer evil. There was a GUN in the hand of someone who had no respect for the lives of others. Dylann Storm Roof,   took away those people’s lives leaving their loved ones to mourn their loss. For those who justify the continued sale of GUNS as if they are nothing more than toys I ask of you when will it be enough. How many more will have to die?

There are no words adequate enough to comfort the grieving families. May God shower you all with strength as you face one of the worst tragedy imaginable. The Grace of God be with you all and may their souls Rest In Peace.

“Gone Too Soon”

Like A Comet
Blazing ‘Cross The Evening Sky
Gone Too Soon
Like A Rainbow
Fading In The Twinkling Of An Eye
Gone Too Soon
Shiny And Sparkly
And Splendidly Bright
Here One Day
Gone One Night
Like The Loss Of Sunlight
On A Cloudy Afternoon
Gone Too Soon
Like A Castle
Built Upon A Sandy Beach
Gone Too Soon
Like A Perfect Flower
That Is Just Beyond Your Reach
Gone Too Soon
Born To Amuse, To Inspire, To Delight
Here One Day
Gone One Night
Like A Sunset
Dying With The Rising Of The Moon
Gone Too Soon
Gone Too Soon

3 DAY QUOTE CHALLENGE

DAY 3 OF 3 DAY QUOTE CHALLENGE

This is the final day of the 3 Day Quote Challenge. It was very kind of Erika Kind https://erikakind.wordpress.com/   to nominate me. Please check out her blog you will enjoy it.

The rules of the challenge:

Post your favorite quotes or your own quotes for 3 days in a row.
Thank the person who nominated you
Pass it on to 3 other bloggers.

Life is often so uncertain and while we are here we got to make the most of it. We have to take control of our happiness and make every moment count. Here is my quote I want to share with you today. You owe it to yourself…

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
William W. Purkey

The Blogs I Nominate are:

https://lindasbiblestudy.wordpress.com/

https://riarobinson.wordpress.com/

https://witlessdatingafterfifty.wordpress.com/

The Trouble Tree

It seems like just yesterday we were wishing in the new year now we are in the month of June…already half way through the year. So much has happened both good and bad. Many have departed this earth…some by untimely death. Even if our lives aren’t perfect we have a lot to be thankful for. Not matter what our trouble always try to see the brighter side of life. 

I came across the story and I thought I would share it…

THE TROUBLE TREE

The carpenter I hired to help me restore an old farmhouse had just finished a rough first day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit, and now his ancient pickup truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence.

On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands. When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation. His tanned face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.

Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.

“Oh, that’s my trouble tree,” he replied.” I know I can’t help having troubles on the job, but one thing’s for sure, troubles don’t belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I just hang them on the tree every night when I come home. Then in the morning I pick them up again.”

He paused. “Funny thing is,” he smiled, “when I come out in the morning to pick ’em up, there ain’t nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.”

Author Unknown

3 Day Quote Challenge

DAY 2 OF 3 DAY QUOTE CHALLENGE

Thanks to Erika Kind of https://erikakind.wordpress.com/ for nominating me. Please check out her blog you will enjoy it.

The rules of the challenge:

Post your favorite quotes or your own quotes for 3 days in a row.
Thank the person who nominated you
Pass it on to 3 other bloggers.

Here is my quote for today:

 “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.”
― William Faulkner

My Nominees for Today are:

http://blackandwrite.net/

https://mysuccessisyoursuccess.wordpress.com/

https://livingsuccess3d.wordpress.com/

3 Day Quote Challenge

This is day one of my three day Quote Challenge.  Thanks to Erika Kind https://erikakind.wordpress.com/  for nominating me. Erika runs a great blog and writes on many interesting and inspirational topics. Please check it out.

The Rules of the Challenge

Post your favorite quotes or your own quotes for 3 days in a row.
Thank the person who nominated you
Pass it on to 3 other bloggers.

From time to time I come across many great and inspirational quotes. Here is the quote I want to share with you today.

“Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today.” 
― Steve Maraboli,

Here are my nominees for today are:

https://readinpleasure.wordpress.com/

http://enoughtribulations.com/

https://1800ukillme.wordpress.com/

Let’s share and inspire!

Congratulations Graduates

Its that time of year again – students graduating and moving on. Congrats to my daughter for completing her Associates in Science Degree.  She will be the first one to tell you that it is nothing more than a piece of paper.  Still it is an accomplishment and half way the journey to getting a bachelor.

She also received this plaque from her college very deserving because she is someone who never hesitates to help anyone who asks for help. She always make the time to fit others into her schedule and help them in subject she excels at and they have difficulty in.20150606_125902

She was really thrilled going by the college have someone introduce her to a student and having that person say to her “You are Tresanne, I don’t know you but I know your name from your past papers. Leaving an institution and having people know your name because what you left behind is a good thing.  One of her greatest quality is just being happy for someone when their grades improve and never trying to take credit for it.

Some people when they help others they make to be all about them. If someone has fallen into a pit and you encourage that person to climb out. Give the person credit when they are out, don’t take all the credit. You might have helped but without effort on the part of the individual he or she would remain in that pit.  The lesson here is that if you do good people will know your name without you having to brag about your success.

I am very proud that she was one of the 100 students who were selected to participate in the 2013 NYC Air Flow Subway Test.  The study was done to test the airflow through the subway system. The data collected was to help first responders better understand how airborne contaminants could travel through the system so appropriate emergency responses could be developed.

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That’s her in the glasses with the rest of her team. It was a rigorous exercise and they all did well.

To all 2015 Graduates whatever institution you may be graduating form walk proudly hold your heads up high and aim for new heights. You can achieve your dreams as long as you believe in your self and work towards your goals. When you have achieved your goal remember to reach back and help others.

I leave you with this quote: The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”
― Kalu Ndukwe Kalu