Happy July 4th

July 3, 2009

Take time to give thank for  you country and the people who fought to make it what it is today. I know its not perfect but I’m so grateful to be able to call it home.


The steps bellow are  from a larger article titled Ten Steps to Becoming a Hard Worker and that was posted on TCB Thursday.

1) Learn from a mentor- Having a mentor is a great way to learn what it takes to succeed in you chosen or current profession.

2) Become generous- Ask not what your company can do for you, ask what you can do for your company. ?

3) Find the significance- Ask yourself if my job did not exist what problems would this company or your neighborhood have? How does your job improve your life?

4) Create goals- Goals will help you to remember your ultimate goal and keep your passion fresh.

5) Reward you milestones- Every week make a “to do” and reward yourself when you complete significant milestones.

6) Do what you love- Do things that you love by creating projects that will benefit your current employer.

7) Don’t complain- Fix work place problems the frustrate you the most.

8) Ask for help- Ask you coworkers for help when you need it.

9) Take good care of yourself- Eat, sleep and be merry. Don’t forget to exercise

10) Do away with distractions- Get rid of everything that makes you less productive

If you found this post interesting don’t forget to visit  TCB Thursday and the entire article.

“If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.” Getting you kids to eat there vegetable can be a pleasant experiences if you have the right attitude and follow helpful tips.If you need help with you tots or you are having trouble replacing french fries for broccoli read Get your kids to eat their veggies on Wellness Wednesday.

Movies With A Twist

June 9, 2009

“A movie that can grab my attention from the beginning and then shocked me with a plot element that I couldn’t see it coming is what I call entertainment. I’m talking about movies with a twist and I can’t get enough of them. Here is a list of my favorites in no particular order…”

The list of Movies With A Twist can be found on Talent Tuesday. Please stop by, you won’t regret it.

I started writing poetry in 7th grade and fell in love with it instantly. As a kid I love books so I was excited when my teacher gave out poetry assignments and I learned that I had some talent. Back then when I wrote poetry it was effortless; it was almost like being possessed by a voice that had to express itself through my writing. A lot of times after I finished writing I would read the poem out loud as if I was reading it for the first time.

I miss those days. A poem would hit me, words would pour out and I’d have to get something to write quickly on before I lost it. I did not edit my words; they came out powerful with the proper rhyme and rhythm. I was not shy to share my poems but I was not quick to share them either. I’d only share them with people who wanted to hear them. People that I thought would identify with the intention behind words. My mother is a writer to so she appreciated my poems, but she would limit me; I could only read her 2 poem at a time because a lot of my poems were dark and depressing. The best compliment she ever gave me was when she did not believe that I wrote a poem myself.

Then I went to college and I was determined to do my best. My motto became “If you have time to read you have time to study.” I did not allow myself the pleasure of reading for fun. I did not realize that I was removing inspiration and creative development from my life with that rule. Soon my life became too busy to write. So when I tried to pick up the pen again the words always disappointed me and I thought I’d lost my skill. About 2 years ago I promised myself to let go of the judgment and let myself learn how to write again. I started with poems. Instead of getting my family a 5 dollar card I starting writing poems for them and giving that as gifts. Now I have to work and writing, but I found that as long as my heart connects to the subject the words come.


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Peer pressure is a part of childhood. Kids want so badly to impress their friends that they will participate in activities that scare or make them uncomfortable. Can you remember those days, going to a party and being surprised by a circle of your friends passing around a joint? Going to a boy’s house and being pressured to engage in sexual activity before your ready. Well I can, in fact I can remember the first time I felt peer pressure…

Read more on Saturday Love.

TCB Thursday

April 2, 2009

TCB stands for Taking Care of Business. TCB Thursday post topics will include my personal work experience, blog tips, education and goals achievement. To help with motivation on Thursday morning LL&L will post and inspirational videos. To work wholeheartedly you should first take care of your heart; it takes inspiration to get yourself going with momentum. If you are use to pushing yourself hard it can feel a little cheesy to try to encourage yourself, so let LL&L do that for you. Think of me as your cheerleader. I may not know you personally but I do know that you can do anything that you commit to.