You are Enough

You are enough

Have you ever felt that you are not beautiful enough, not sophisticated enough or not educated enough? Chase those thoughts away, because the reality is you are perfect just the way you are, and you can be anything you set your mind to be. Don’t seek perfection, it does not exist. Each day work on yourself to be better than the day before and happier than you thought you could ever be.

Bronx Fire

A tragedy That Could have Been Avoided

On Sunday January 9th seventeen people perished in a deadly apartment fire in the Bronx. A community was thrown into mourning for loved ones who have departed this earth forever. Some were young children. They died not because they had to because of their circumstances.

A space heater is presumed to be the cause of the fire. It is reported that a door was left open causing the smoke to spread through the building. Close the door they said. The open door is responsible for this tragedy. No one has so far addressed the real reason that lead to this tragedy. No one has questioned why this person or persons needed a space heater in order to keep warm during the winter months. The real reason is that fact that landlords are relinquishing their duties to provide adequate heating for their tenants. This is evident mainly in minority communities. Despite calls to 311 nothing is being done and many residents have no option but to use space heaters to keep warm.

This is not the first fire that has happened because of failure to provide heat and it will not be the last. The mayor seem to be oblivious to the heating problem in many minority communities in New York and especially in the Bronx. If he is interested in knowing I am sure 311 can furnish him with that information. On some of the coldest days there are apartment buildings in the Bronx with no heat, and no one to turn to for help. The space heater is not the problem the LACK OF HEAT that cause people to depend on space heater is the real issue. I would like to remind the Mayor and those in authority that not providing heat is illegal in the State of New York. My question is what to you plan to do about it to prevent more loss of life?

If you live in an apartment complex where their is inadequate heat, please leave a comment of where it is located. Together we must create change.

Tomorrow is Not Promised

Tomorrow is not promised to any of us. All we are sure of is now, this moment that we have. Don’t waste it worrying about situations over which you have no control. Instead use it productively. Be grateful for each moment you are given and use it wisely. Some people spend years holding on to anger and resentment because of ills that was done to them. They were kept prisoners, bound by anger and ill feelings towards the ones who did them wrong. This is no way to live. It is better to forgive and move on. For a soul filled with anger will find no peace, and it’s up to you to free yourself. Your assignment today is to let go of the hurt you have being holding on to and try to forgive the person who hurt you. Do it for you!

Keep Hope Alive

The struggle is real for a lot of folks. Sometimes survival means just being able to keep a roof over your head and food on your table. No matter what you may be going through right now it is okay to dream of better days when life will be the way you want it to. Keep that dream within your heart and never let go of hope. One day you will see your dream come true.

Protect Your Mental Health

Living Through a Pandemic

The last two years have been stresful for a lot ofpeople. Many of us are experiencing for the first time what it is like to live through a pandemic. Some have had to deal with the stress of caring for the ill while trying to stay safe. We have entered a new year but with a rising surge of COVID cases thing have not gotten easier and some individuals are beginning to feel stressed beyond their limit.

It is important during this pandemic to find some solace. While we deal with the stress, we must make an effort to intergrate stress free moments in our daily life. If only for a few minutes each day do something that relaxes you and set your mind at ease. Take a few moments to enjoy something you love. It can be listening to your favorite music, watching a movie, reading a book or going for a walk. If it calms you and put you in a happy place do it. Surving this pandemic requires you protecting not just your physical, but also your mental health.