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The 52 List Project: List 9

LIST THE THINGS YOU TREASURE MOST.

  1. God
  2. Time
  3. Love
  4. The ‘little’ things
  5. ‘Me’ time
  6. Music

TAKE ACTION: How can you actively honor the things and people you love most? Spend time this week thinking of ways to surround yourself with treasured items, people, etc.

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The 52 Lists Project: List 4

This week was really fun for me because I got to talk about music; one of my favorite subjects.

LIST THE SOUNDTRACK OF YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW

Oh boy!! Anyone that knows me knows that for me, this list could go on forever. I LOVE MUSIC!! Lots of different kinds of music. And I really LOVE a good love song. I ended up with two lists but I consolidated and came up with 30 songs that I have been listening to a lot lately.

  1. Breathe-Lalah Hathaway
  2. It’s My Time-Kelly Price
  3. Loved On Me-Fred Hammond
  4. Song Of Strength-Fred Hammond
  5. Electric Lady-Janelle Monae
  6. Alright-Ledisi
  7. I’m Prettier-Jill Scott
  8. Far Away-Kindred The Family Soul
  9. Prepared-Jill Scott
  10. Breathe-The Floacist
  11. Lettin Go!-Janelle Monae
  12. Give Me A Clean Heart-Fred Hammond
  13. Smile-Kirk Franklin
  14. New Day-Alicia Keys
  15. Get Me Bodied-Beyonce
  16. I Choose You-Sara Bareilles
  17. You Were Meant For Me-Lalah Hathaway
  18. I Blame You-Ledisi
  19. Leave-Tyrese
  20. Picture Perfect-Tyrese
  21. Hearsay-Calvin Richardson
  22. Yearnin’-Gap Band
  23. You’re So Amazing-Calvin Richardson
  24. The Way I Am-Ingrid Michaelson
  25. Brown Skin-India.Arie
  26. I Deserve It-Faith Evans
  27. Take Off The Blues-The Foreign Exchange
  28. I Like It-Sevyn Streeter
  29. Special Delivery-Bridget Kelly
  30. You & I-Avant (feat. Keke Wyatt)

TAKE ACTION: Make a playlist of these songs as a memento of the person that you are at this very moment. Revisit this list in the summertime and again in the winter to see if the songs that feel like you change with the seasons.

 

10 Things I’m Loving Right Now

I usually do this on the last day of the month but we were traveling and I had no service so here we are on the 1st. This has been a busy time and I have an abundance of things to be thankful for so here we go…
1.) Faith – God has kept me and continues to keep me and my family. Without faith, it would be difficult to get up everyday.
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2.) Tomi – My wife is AMAZING! Since I’ve been unemployed, she has taken up the slack without any complaints. I know that having all of the financial responsibility thrust upon your shoulders can be quite the heavy load to bare but she carries it as though it ‘weighs’ nothing. I am so thankful to her and for her.

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3.) Friends – There aren’t many people who can say they have friendships that have spanned two decades. I have several! My 20-yr high school reunion was awesome evidence of that.

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4.) Being a granny – I’ve gotten to spend quite a bit of time with my Jaydie Bug lately. She is a pure joy! I wish I could spend more time with my California grandbabies; Desmond Jr. (Scooter), Da’Liyah and De’Zha. Perhaps we’ll plan a trip.

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5.) Music – Helping me feel my feels!

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6.) Reading – Being unemployed brings lots of spare time for reading. I am thankful for my nook and my library card.

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7.) Nature – God definitely puts on some amazing shows and I am thankful to get to experience them.

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8.) Concerts – My honey took me to see Montgomery Gentry & John Michael Montgomery at the fair. AMAZING! She’s a country music fan now.

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9.) Bundles of joy – possibly being the care provider for this little one.

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10.) Life – Regardless of the ups and downs, I am thankful for every day.

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10 Things I’m Loving Right Now

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It’s only Monday and it has already been a trying week. Sheesh!
Truth be told, the whole month of March has been pretty hard on me; I really had to dig to find 10 things for this post. I just had to work a little to remember that in spite of it all, I am truly blessed. Something that helped me was recalling a song that we used to sing when I was on the praise team at church (back when I use to go).
The song simply says…
‘As I look back over my life, I can see how Your love has guided me. Even though I’ve done wrong, You never left me alone; You forgave me, and still You kept on blessing’. So, here we go!
1.) God-I know that not everyone believes but I do. My faith helps me through the tough times.

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2.) Work!-I am soooo thankful to be employed; even though my job stresses me out sometimes.

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3.) Family-The one I was born into as well as those I’ve added by choice.
4.) My Parents-I got to spend another birthday (hers) with my mommy and they just celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary.

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5.) Tomi-we had our 6 month wedding anniversary. Still the best day ever!

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6.) Entrepreneurial Endeavors-I have become an ordained minister and am now waiting for my business license. I am going to perform weddings!

7.) Music-I love creating playlists for the different aspects of my life. I appreciate the way music helps you feel your feelings; good bad or indifferent.
8.) Hayley-Shih Tzu cuddles are the best after a long, hard day.

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9.) Positive Self-Image
I appreciate all the positive body imagery I come across on my journey to improve my body.

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10.) Life-It’s crazy, stressful, happy, sad, tumultuous, rewarding and countless other descriptive words. Most importantly, its mine! I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

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10 Things I’m Loving Right Now…January Edition

I am a few days behind but this has been a busy few days. At any rate, here we go!

1.) My mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health. Some days are harder than others but I am here and every day I’m blessed to see is another opportunity to be better.

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2.) Tomi – If I could have created my perfect mate, I couldn’t have done better. She is honest, supportive and loves me just the way I am.

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3.) Ideal Protein – down 11.6 in two weeks; just the boost I need on my weight loss journey.

4.) Veronica, Michelle, Jay, Keely, JaLisa; my children in order from oldest to youngest. JaLisa is the only one I gave birth to but the others know “Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone. Nevertheless, still my own.”

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Veronica "Ronnie"
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Michelle & Keely
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Jay
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JaLisa

5.) Employment – I am so thankful for a job that I love with co-workers that don’t get on my nerves most days.

6.) Music – I have an ever-changing playlist for every aspect of my life. If my life were a movie, everyone would want the soundtrack.

7.) Books – Whether or not it’s my nook or an ink-to-paper book from the library; I appreciate the distraction.

8.) A mild winter…so far.

9.) My parents – just because they’re awesome.

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10.) Making it through the first month of 2014.

10 Things I Am Loving Right Now

It has been some time since I’ve written anything and I am in the kind of mood where I need to count some of my many blessings. It could be the weather or perhaps something else that has me in a state of melancholy lately. Anyway, here we go…

1.) God-I know that not everyone believes but I do and there are some days that I know I would not have made it through without prayer, faith and God.

2.) Social Media-I am so thankful to be able to keep up with my friends and family via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. Life happens and it is nice to be able to stay on top of things like birthdays, children, parties and all the other ins and outs of life. Especially since we live so far away from everyone.

3.) Tomi-There are some days when I am not sure that I would be able to maintain my sanity if I didn’t have her in my life. Plus, I think it is important to have someone in your life who makes you laugh to the point of urination.

4.) Singing-The ability to sing is what keeps me from catching a case some days. Singing is a great release for me and whether I am feeling great or down in the dumps, singing helps get me through.

5.) Zoloft (no filter) – I will just say that there are a lot of people who I have to deal with in my day-to-day that should be thankful that I am medicated.

6.) Employment-I know a lot of people who are out there right now looking for work and I am thankful that I have a job. There are days when my co-workers get on my nerves but I am thankful to have them.

7.) Moving-Although it was a LOT of work, we are moved into a bigger, better place and we are happy there.

8.) Pinterest- Anyone who has ever been on the website knows why I am thankful for Pinterest and anyone who has never been on it, don’t do it. You will be hooked.

9.) Comfort food (in moderation) – There is nothing better when the weather starts to turn cool. I have pulled out all kinds of recipes for hearty soups and stews and casseroles; all the stuff to make you feel warm deep down in your soul (They’ve got some great recipes on Pinterest).

10.) Being literate-I have read a lot of really great books lately and I am thankful for the ability to do that.