Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Celebration of Life For Stan Sanders: Pictures

I wanted to share these pics from the Celebration of Life for my Beloved Dear Friend, Stan Sanders.
On this day, there was so many "strange" occurrences that took place before the Celebration. It seemed as though the enemy was really working in attempting to not make this celebration take place. However, we knew that Stan was on our side and we had the power of God on our side so we refused to let it stop us.
Right at the exact moment when we began to hear the music of Dr. Rikki Byers Beckwith playing on the Piano harmoniously followed by the soothing hymns of legendary soul singer, Brenda Lee Eager, we knew that everything was going to be alright!
Rev. Dr. Bernard Beckwith walked in and everyone felt his spiritual presence. The program just had a gracious flow.
I had written a poem for Stan entitled " A Tribute to a Serving King" that is exactly what Stan was. Comedianne Luenell spoke about the love that Brandy and Stan shared. Famous writer, Daniela Ryan ,who is also the President of the Kierrah Foundation spoke about Stan so elequently.
Stan's Doctor, Dr.Benoit, whom he only had since September of last year, came to the celebration with his entire family. WOW!!! Stan must have really touched his life just as he has touched the lives of sooo many people. We Love you, Stan!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Corrective Knowledge

First, I would like to say that this video was really disturbing. I really cannot comprehend how the words "corrective" and "rape" coincide in the first place. There is absolutely nothing "corrective" about rape. There is nothing corrective about taking something valuable and precious without consent. Question "so these individuals decided to apply "corrective" means to correct the lifestyles of these women?? So who is going to enforce the "Corrective" punishment for these individuals??? Who is accountable for all of this?? Who decides who is accountable?? Although these "lynchings" are happening in South Africa, It is happening all around the globe!

This is another case of the oppressed oppressing the oppressed. It is very upsetting, very heartbreaking, very painful, and very WRONG!!!! Maybe that is the core of the issue. We, as a society/community have not been able to stop this vicious cycle of trying to correct each other, (especially if it is something that we do not agree with), instead of looking at ourselves. What is wrong with us? We fighting the fight continuously when we are only fighting ourselves. We bring forth struggle as we take advantage of our privileges and us them as a tool of destruction versus a path of hope. We can't lead the way until we see that the love of ourselves needs to overcome the greed for love . We cannot see ANYTHING clearly until we see ourselves clearly. Therefore, how can we teach when we don't comprehend the lesson. It is time to "Check Yourself"!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Space Invaders

A reflection of who we are
Is looking at the people that we choose to be in our "inner circle"
We choose these individuals-Family and Friends that we surround ourselves with
So maybe it's time to take a close look
If these individuals are negative, back stabbers, shady,drama queens, dishonest, deceitful, haters, angry and the list goes on and on. Then guess what you are bringing into your life just by "choosing" these people to invade your space. I know you may look at some of these people and say "How can I walk away? Or I know that he /she or they may be that way but one day they will see. See what??? That they are draining your energy, your life, YOU because they are not happy with theirs.
I am saying....Really think about it. Who is looking out for you? Who is helping you achieve your goals? Who has your back? When you are down who is there to lift you up???

Haring hug Pictures, Images and Photos

You can walk away one step at a time. With each small step backing away you are taking a huge step forward.

Surround yourself with people who share your common goals. The people who desires and aspires to be the best. Wait, don't do it unless you truly want the best for yourself. Sometimes it is tough getting out of a "comfort zone" (we will talk about that later) .

Surround yourself with love and positive energy!!!
positive energy Pictures, Images and Photos

"I surround myself with people who celebrate me and who I am"- Bishop T.D. Jakes

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Living in the Moment

For many of us life is nothing but ...go, go, GO!!!!
It seems as if there is never enough time to accomplish the tasks needed to achieve your goals.
Hence frustration, irritation, and sometimes anger is brought forth.
Therefore to put all of these things at ease,
Stop and take a deep breathe
Admire your environment.
Find the beauty in even in the struggles of any situations
You have come this far
You have the strength to go on.
Anything else is just a waste of time!!!Photography Pictures, Images and Photos

Keep Ya Head Up-2PAC