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Post Thanks!

This year my family had an intimate dinner at mom and dads place. It was special to give back to them what was given to us beyond holidays past. -A home of love, music, and laughter. Of course now and then their may have been a Grench or glitch, but the strength of love through faith has blessed us even till this present day. Everyday of life is a gift. Let's be grateful each day for family and friends. While our biological families are not necessarily chosen by us and things may not be as we'd like, we can appreciate the good times that made us glad. My mom's favorite scripture is Phillipians 4. -'Whatsoever things are lovely think on those things.' Be blessed everyday for the gift of life shared with family and friends.

Chelsea Clinton at my Library!

Today at the Brooklyn Public Library's Central Branch NBC News Special Correspondent Chelsea Clinton read to attendees for Education Nation Week in New York City. Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman and The GingerBread Boy by Richard Egielski were two books read by Clinton. I attempted to let my nephew listen closer to the stories but he wanted his mommy. Oh well thank goodness local public school children were in attendance in addition to families. Children and adults were excited to see and hear from the daughter of the United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton. It was also awesome to meet the President of the library Linda E. Johnson. It was great to be in attendance at this event in my neighborhood. I love my library! I just was looking through the am New Yorkpaper and found out about the event this morning. I quickly placed a reservation to attend with my sister and nephew. Getting news quickly can bring a day of surpr…

A Labor Day in Crown Heights, Brooklyn......

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Pics at Calabar Bekons.com Check them out! On Saturday evening I watched as my daughters had a ball on President Street between Franklin and Classon Avenues in Brooklyn, N.Y. This street is the logistical hub for steel band players to get their instruments to Washington Avenue. The Brooklyn Museum parking lot is transformed into an outdoor concert arena for West Indian Day Carnival Festivities. The girls and boys ran after one another on the large closed street. Neighbors served as vendors selling food, country paraphernalia, horns, and party spray. I even saw a fashion designer’s clothing modeled on mannequins. Some neighbors sat in chairs in conversation and enjoying the food; while others moved to the music of the Caribbean steel bands play freely in the street. I loved it! I was reminded of my childhood when my sister and I would walk from the free concerts at Wingate Park in the evening and come upon a band rehearsal. There is something great about the sound of music in t…

Springs' Purposeful Productions! Part One

I'm grateful for family, friends and artists that inspire me by operating in their purpose. Today I highlight some of them and their productions. In March one of my fellow members of Rapha Evangelistic Worship Center, Ms. Suzette Maitland wrote and starred in a play entitled, ‘The Spirit and the Bride.’ Part 1 portrays the spiritual journey of a woman who attended a church that made her more depressed than joyful. Interactions with the pastor and some of the members were more like man’s rules than the love of God. It wasn’t until she continued to seek the father for herself and follow his instructions that she danced in the spirit, feeling the love and presence of God. Rapha Theatre will perform Part 2 of this series in the summer. Perhaps she’ll find a good place of fellowship to share her experience. More info coming soon! Visit Rapha Evangelistic Worship Center on Facebook! In April on NecoleBitchie.com By Nicole kane I read about the announcement of Meagan Good and Devon…

Blessed by Nature!

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Today I went to my favorite spot in the world thus far. The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens has always been my best place to think, dream, and plan. I like this picture as it captures me in the moment. Soaking it all in. The beauty surrounds me. I love it! I am greatful to have such a lovely place as this garden in my community. View www.bbg.org for yourself and visit a garden in your community. If none, build it and they will come. :) Escape for a moment. Be blessed by nature!

Action!

It's the last day of the first month in the year 2012. What have you started or finished? Perhaps you're in the middle of an initiative or are someone that's still thinking about it. Well I will tell you about me. As I stood on my quiet selling floor today I looked up Og Mandino, the late author of 'The Greatest Salesman in the World.' Though I never read this book I knew of its acclaim and inspiration. I found a website devoted to his legacy, and 'supporting and deepening the journey of personal growth and self improvement' as written at www.ogmandino.com. Once one clicks the link to Og for the 21st Century (since the original work was done in 1968) the reader will see a quote to the right. It reads: "My dreams are worthless, my plans are dust, my goals are impossible. All are of no value unless they are followed by action. I will act Now!'- Og Mandino. I was inspired to make something happen for my life after reading that quote. Though the b…