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The Unraveling…


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The Unraveling

Grab that needle and that thread
Remove the unraveling from your head
Gather the material and the loose strings
Time to put your life parts together no matter what the crazy brings
Mend it back together stitch by stitch and strand by strand
For far too long you were coming undone starting to disband
Caught up in your own twisted tale
Like a hem coming apart when the sewing starts to fail
If your fabric is not pulled together quickly and is made to appear as if less
How long can the material go on to nowhere is the real test
Pick up your scatted remnants from here and there and beyond
Its a new day recharged, refreshed and renewed you are from dusk to dawn!

Know your own strength, you were not built to break!
7/20/14 ~~YoTrip

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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These Night Musings


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Night Musing
In the shadows of dark I do seek rest
Words and Thoughts put to the test
Share that which comes from the genius mind
So many things at once all intertwined
North meets South and East to West
Chilling and relaxing free of stress
Maximize these moments so far and few
Take it all in is what I will do
Nothing like some down time cherish it when you can
See time is a gift here now and moving like the second hand
Let me just soak up the night
Pray sleep will soon be in my sight…
~~ YoTrip 7/17/14

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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Begin Again, Now Is Not Too Late


Our lives are filled with missed opportunities and times where we have come up short. While we want to be winners each and every time in our lives we must be able recognize that we have a couple of options: give up and quit or take the loss as a lesson and begin again!

Everyday is a new day, tomorrow comes…begin again

When things seem to all wrong, start over…begin again

One door closes on you…begin again

Everyone counts you out…begin again

You are told you should give up…begin again

They say you will never make it…begin again

Possible seems so impossible…begin again

The end is not within your sight…begin again

Game over is flashing on the screen of life…begin again

All the odds are against you…begin again

Starting over is the first step to…begin again

You will never know unless you try…begin again

You are a failure when you do not make an effort…begin again

It is hard and it hurts yet you must…begin again

You CAN is bigger that your can’t…begin again

When you believe in yourself you can…begin again

If you want to prove them wrong you have to…begin again

Let courage be your guide…begin again

Begin with the end already in mind…being again

Have no fear, just do it…begin again

You are destined to be a winner…begin again

~~YoTrip
Things Desired

There No Place Like Home


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Is there any place like home? Today Miami Heat free-agent, LeBron James say “no” and with that thought he makes the announcement that he is returning home to Cleveland, Ohio to once again play for the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers.

In 2010, James caused a firestorm with his decision to walk away from his beloved Caliver team to connect with a team that was destined and poised to win a championship. It was the Miami Heat that were drawing in LeBron  and his talents. The Heat organization, like LeBron James was hungry for a championship ring.

For the last four years LeBron James provided the sizzle and for the Miami Heat. Now after two rings and a being the NBA’s MVP, James is feeling a new longing… Home.

When LeBron walked away from the Cavaliers, it crushed and hurt fans, they burned his jersey and made it hard to believe that there was  ever a blooming love affair between the fans and LeBron. Now the pending return will be met with mixed feelings ranging from love overboard to lingering hate.

LeBron has matured in his thinking on and off the court. James recognized that he went away to grow and earn a championship, now he wants to return home and do the same. His years in Miami he describes as being like college ( going straight from high school into the league) he did not have such a time of discovery.

A 29 year old, husband, father of two boys and his wife, Savannah is pregnant with their baby girl, LeBron has had a shift in perspective. He wants his family raised and nurtured in his home base of Ohio.

It is courageous and clever for LeBron to return to the place of his familiar. A true champion can rise above the noise of critics and commentators with the belief that there is truly no place like home.

~~YoTrip

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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Strumming Along


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Looking at you on the wall
Playing me
Wishing I could heed your call
Playing you
Six are strings that hold the melodies
Play it
Right now I am clueless notes lost in the keys
Play no
I see me as I intertwine words and thoughts of mine
Play yes
It will all come together as our spirits shine
Play on
Just simply strumming along!
~~YoTrip 7/9/14

I plan to be playing songs soon…I am naming it this instrument  #Joyous July

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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The results of a love affair between pen and paper, words” 

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The Calling


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Have you heard the call?

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Great day in the morning folks! Our calling will always draw us to become our very best self.#GDMF763

Have you ever been told you are called to do this or that? The calling is the “it or thing” that is your purpose. The natural, raw, clearly stated and defined part of who you are.

It could be to write, teach, sing, create, develop, explore, lead, and the list is endless of what a person is “called” to do. When passion and purpose collide, it where your calling flourishes. Your calling is allowed to be and flow freely.

Have you heard your calling? It is sometimes that small still voice whispering to you. Or it moves to a louder volume to shaken you loose from what may be holding back from your calling to be your very best self?

Are you waiting to hear the call? Have you been seeking and…

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The Calling


Great day in the morning folks! Our calling will always draw us to become our very best self.#GDMF763

Have you ever been told you are called to do this or that? The calling is the “it or thing” that is your purpose. The natural, raw, clearly stated and defined part of who you are.

It could be to write, teach, sing, create, develop, explore, lead, and the list is endless of what a person is “called” to do. When passion and purpose collide, it where your calling flourishes. Your calling is allowed to be and flow freely.

Have you heard your calling? It is sometimes that small still voice whispering to you. Or it moves to a louder volume to shaken you loose from what may be holding back from your calling to be your very best self?

Are you waiting to hear the call? Have you been seeking and searching for your place in this world? Is that unsettling feeling causing you to wonder will I ever get to that place and space that defines who I am?

Once you hear the call you are expected to answer the call. You can decide to
answer the call and live in your purpose  or ignore the call and pass by a missed opportunities to become your very best self!

–YoTrip

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit”

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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Ask, Seek, Knock 7/7/14


Matthew 7:7-14 New International Version (NIV)

 

Daily Bible Blast: Matthew 7:7-14bit.ly/1r4EhnB

Ask, Seek, Knock

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 

 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

The Narrow and Wide Gates

13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.  http://bit.ly/1r4Dink

I was wondering what to share with you all  this day and I realized it was 7/7/14. So I decided to Google the date, 7/7/14 because I was sure it had some special meaning. Not only is this word special but it was just what I needed to hear in my life at this time. This popular passage of scripture speaks volumes in the most simplistic way.

The directions given in this scripture is for believers to ask whatever they will, seek and you will find what you are looking for and to knock and the doors shall  be opened for you. What a great formula for life and living in abundance. The golden rule is even used, in everything do others what you would have done to you.

Not only is this passage directional, it explains that you have choices in life. You can take the road (gate) that is narrow and it leads to a good life our you can take the wide gate (road) that leads to destruction from poor choices in life.

Today 7/7/14 has brought new eye-opening  meaning to me and I will forever look at it in a different light. The Word is a powerful tool and it will forever cover and carry me.

~~YoTrip

 

Althea Gibson: A True Champion On The Court and Beyond


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“The loser is always a part of the problem; the winner is always a part of the answer. The loser always has an excuse; the winner always has a program. The loser says it may be possible, but it’s difficult; the winner says it may be difficult, but it’s possible.” —Althea Gibson, 1991

 

Althea Gibson was a pioneer and game-changer for women’s sports in the areas of Tennis and Golf. Long before the world knew of the Awesome Arthur Ashe, the Zesty Zina Garrison or the Winning Williams sisters,Venus and Serena, there was Althea Gibson who paved the way for those who would stand on her shoulders.

In the late 1950′s Althea Gibson broke barriers  In 1956 she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title (the French Open). The following year she won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals (precursor of the U.S. Open), then won both again in 1958, and was voted Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press in both years. In all she won 11 Grand Slam tournaments, including six doubles titles, and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Althea_Gibson

Born into poverty in the state of South Carolina, Gibson’s parents relocated to New York to make a better life for their family. In her neighborhood Althea took up table tennis and became a champion.   Althea Gibson found her comfort on the court with a tennis racket in after two doctors, Walter Johnson and  Hubert A. Eaton[discovered that she had that special something that would take her to the next level  in the game of tennis.  The talent that Althea Gibson had did not come without a cost and a high sacrifice. The game of tennis and world were still segregated in the 1950′s, Althea Gibson could not always gain access to play in tournaments because people who were not white were not welcome. Even as Althea Gibson was winning tennis matches she had to enter the facilities through back doors and would not be treated equally as other players.

From 1956 until 1958, Althea Gibson became a champion on the tennis court and a woman who set records that were not broken for many years to come. Playing during a time when there were not multi-million dollar endorsements, Althea Gibson became a professional tennis player in 1959 but that did not prove to be lucrative and earned her meager amounts of money. The lack of funding and access turned Althea Gibson to a career in the entertainment field where she worked as a singer and musician as well as doing some acting.

In the mid 1960′s Althea Gibson set another record as the first black women on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour. A contender who was a top 50 money earner  in the LPGA Althea Gibson, again was met with discrimination and little recognition and compensation for her accomplishments.

Althea Gibson retired from the game of golf in 1978 and for the next two decades she worked to bring recognition of the game of tennis in underprivileged areas. After a long career of being a champion and game-changer, Althea Gibson suffered a cerebral hemorrhage as well as a stroke. Her declining medical condition depleted most of her funds and Althea Gibson struggled to live, leaving her unable to afford her rent or medication. Though she reached out to multiple tennis organizations requesting help, none responded. Former doubles partner Angela Buxton made Gibson’s plight known to the tennis community, and raised nearly $1 million in donations from around the world. In 2003 , Althea Gibson died from respiratory issues, she was 76 years old.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Althea_Gibson

A True Champion on the court and to all those who aspire  to greatness in their passionate pursuit in the game of sports and life, Althea Gibson set the bar. The legacy she left is her footprint of grace, style, talent, perseverance and a belief  that you can be who and whatever you set your heart and mind to be in this world. Thanks Althea Gibson for showing the way and leaving a lasting legacy.

~~YoTrip

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 
Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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Fireworks Light Up The Sky


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Fireworks Light Up The Sky

The fireworks have always been a part of the celebration. From the United States inception, until its 238th birthday on yesterday as fireworks light up the sky.

The colorful night lights flood the skylines of cities in honor of the independence of these United States from Great Britain. Yet we cannot take credit for the creation of the bombs bursting in air. It was the Chinese during the 7th century that made a combination of gun podwer and leaves that when fired up caused loud noises as it ignited into the clouds. As a source of celebration, fireworks have always been a centerpiece of the holiday party.

As a child, I recall seeing the roadside display tents for fireworks across the state line into South Carolina, since Georgia prohibited the sale of fireworks in the state. My Daddy and Granddaddy were like little kids at a candy store at those tent stores. Each of them loaded up on fire crackers, cherry bombs, sky rockets, flares, bottle rockets and sparklers. Days prior to the holiday, our neighborhood’s were testing grounds for lighting up the sky before the main shows took place downtown, at the mall or at Fort Gordon on the 4th of July. Pop, blam,boom were the sounds, that made the faint of heart run for cover and send out pets into a tailspin.  
Each 4th of July we gathered as a family and watched a light-filled  sky show and listened to the patriotic tunes that accompanied the fireworks assent and descent. In unison  everyone looked towards the sky in awe and amazement of the colorful designs and displays from the fireworks in the sky.

What a great memory of the celebration of our independence and the sights and sounds that lit up the sky!

–YoTrip

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE https://www.facebook.com/groups/346157868811751/

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“Words the joyful noise of my mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.
The results of a love affair between pen and paper, words” 

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