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Four Hours Twelve Minutes and Fifteen seconds


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Four Hours Twelve Minutes and Fifteen seconds 4/12/15

If life would grant me one of my wishes then it would be for Him to
Give us all Four Hours Twelve Minutes and Fifteen seconds with you
Now I would not be selfish and take up all of your time
Based on the family I would be second in line
Just to see you with that look that commands the attention of all
Or to hear your voice and record the call
So much I want to tell you, seems like forever since you went home to rest
We would not bother you Daddy but know that this life it is a test.
So only grant us  Four Hours Twelve Minutes and Fifteen seconds with you
Please be so kind, it is the Christian thing to do
Daddy I know you watching us through the joy, the happiness, the sunshine and the rain.
Thinking forever of you Daddy and all those beautiful memories that you helped us gain
If only time were able to stand still and allow you to be near
We could calm our restless longings if just your voice we could hear
We only want Four Hours Twelve Minutes and Fifteen seconds of time in this place
Your presence Daddy will bring so much joy to this space
I miss you like crazy and wish you were here
Just give me those Four Hours Twelve Minutes and Fifteen seconds Daddy to help wipe away my tears

I love you Daddy to life and beyond! Happy birthday to you!!!!

2015 The Year of S.E.L.F.
“Significantly Empowered Living Focused”

Yolanda “YoTrip” Triplett
Words and Thoughts Artist

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

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Who Are We


Who Are We?

Who Are We?
Shall we be what we dream of
Or is there more or less to be desired
Are we what the world sees?
A shell of encasement in flesh and bones

Are we who we choose to be unapologetically ME!
Who Are We?
Whomsoever we decide suits us
In our current state of being
Adventurous, Bodacious, Captivating,
and the beat goes on and on…
That is Who We Are?
Just Me…

~YoTrip 4/4/15

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2015 The Year of S.E.L.F.
“Significantly Empowered Living Focused”

Yolanda “YoTrip” Triplett
Words and Thoughts Artist

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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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Miss Maya The Caged Bird Singer


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From the Editors of Essence, 2014, AP photo

The Caged Bird Singer
She is the Caged Bird Singer
One of the greatest orators
Of all times
Her words give life to both rhythm and to rhyme
For she is… and forever will be
Authentically Ambitious
Beautifully Brilliant
Creatively Clever
Defiantly Determined
Empowering Encouragement
Fabulously Fierce
She is The Caged Bird Singer
An epitome of Poetry in color and motion
Her thoughts moved you like waves crashing upon the ocean
Graciously Giving
Honorably Humbled
Impeccably Inspiring
Joyously Jubilant
Kindly Kept
Lively Listener
She is the Caged Bird Singer
When she speaks the world is on pause
The things she shares always about the cause
Masterfully Motivating
Naturally Nurturing
Outrageously Outspoken
Passionately Poetic
Quantitatively Qualified
Radiantly Regal
She is the Caged Bird Singer
Miss Maya’s life gives life as it reaches your soul
The stories continually unfold
Superbly Seasoned
Timelessly Talented
Uncompromisingly Unique
Valiantly Virtuous
Willingly Wonderful
Xtremely Xciting
Youthfully Young
Zealously Z
She is forever the Caged Bird Singer
In body, in spirit, and in mind
Forever her light laminates and will always shine
~YoTrip 4/3/15

Happy birthday Dr. Maya Angelou
Forever remembered, never forgotten…

2015 The Year of S.E.L.F.
“Significantly Empowered Living Focused”

Yolanda “YoTrip” Triplett
Words and Thoughts Artist

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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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“What’s Going On” A Poetic Tribute To Marvin Gaye


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This is how I honor the masterful musician Marvin Gaye #NationalPoetryMonth2015

Originally posted on YoTrip-Words and Thoughts:

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photo credit: http://www.marvingayepage.net/

What’s Going On?

What’s going on the question dear Marvin asked over forty decades ago

I sit here and ponder and can honestly can say do we really know

Mother’s are still crying so many tears of pain

Will they find a place of peace some sunshine after the rain

Our brothers they are dying  on foreign soils and lands called home

Some considered endangered species in the places that they roam

Fathers we call on you to not let wars rise up and elevate

In your hands are the keys to both peace and love to war and hate

People are protest marching  and carrying thought-provoking signs of the times

Seeking to make a difference and eagerly towing the lines.

So Marvin is asking and wondering  about what is going on in our world today

I believe he said it best when he offered that classic line

You…

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A Poet


Let’s celebrate April it is National Poetry Month!

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Here is my first entry as I journey the ABC’s via A Poet:

A Poet
Amazes
A Poet
Believes
A Poet
Communicates
A Poet
Delivers
A Poet
Encourages
A Poet
Feels
A Poet
Gravitates
A Poet
Heals
A Poet
Inspires
A Poet
Justifies
A Poet
Keeps
A Poet
Loves
A Poet
Mystifies
A Poet
Navigates
A Poet
Organizes
A Poet
Pursues
A Poet
Quiets
A Poet
Resonates
A Poet
Survives
A Poet
Tantalizes
A Poet
Understands
A Poet
Visualizes
A Poet
Wonders
A Poet
Xcites
A Poet
Yearns
A Poet
Zones

A Poet puts it all on paper.  A Poet spills their soul. A Poet is as a Poet is…
~YoTrip
4/1/15

2015 The Year of S.E.L.F.
“Significantly Empowered Living Focused”

Yolanda “YoTrip” Triplett
Words and Thoughts Artist

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http://www.facebook.com/yotrip

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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Weaving The Lives Of Women: Celebrating My SHERO For Life


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Birthday Happy Marian Anderson Clay
you are my SHERO for life. God saw the need to gift you to the world 68 years ago.
The birth year
On the 25th of March in the year of 1947, in a city and state called Augusta, Georgia  in a place called University Hospital. To your proud parents, Joe L. and Ruth Anderson a “String Bean” was born.

My SHERO…My Mom

I call you my SHERO for the selfless things you have done for me
I am happy and proud to shout you out for all the world to see
A heart made of gold and covered with a spirit of giving
You are worthy to be honored for the humbleness in your living
A woman of faith and believer in the true and living Saviour
It is in His spirit you continually find a measure of favor
Because of you I am living to be the best I can be
Glad to call you my Momma, my Queen,  my SHERO for all the world to see!

Birthday Happy Mom I love you to life!
Blessing to you now and forever!!!!

YoTrip 3/25/15

2015 The Year of S.E.L.F.
“Significantly Empowered Living Focused”

Yolanda “YoTrip” Triplett
Words and Thoughts Artist

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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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Les Brown and Dr. Erica Pooler Elaborations of a Powerful Speech (RYSE Event J. Jackson)


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Great recap Dr. Pooler, thanks for sharing!

Originally posted on ericapooler The Cards of Life:

Les Brown Mentor Coach

For those that missed a great RYSE  Magazine (J Jackson)  Event and others that asked.

I will share Les’ pearls of wisdom and Dr. Erica Pooler’s Elaborations on my outlets

Develop 3 Goals….Short and long term – SMART goals work best to ensure they are (Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely) If people don’t believe in you find someone who will. – Remove naysayers and negativity from your surroundings – the energy is contagious.

Visualize the win, Invest in your mind and learn something new daily. – Continuously feed your spirit and practice your craft. Read 30/40 pages daily as the mind impacts genetic expressions. Instill this concept in your children or students daily and always model the expectation. Ask them specifically what did they learn new today? How did your mind expand? How were you impacted or inspired?

Do you want to live, survive, or thrive? What actions…

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Celebrate The 8 in 2015


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Finally finished this post on the need to decide to live and celebrate the eight!

Originally posted on YoTrip-Words and Thoughts:

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We are Eight days into the Year of 2015. Are you embracing the New Year with a joyous and positive mindset? The number 8 is symbolic of, “new beginnings” in our life. Today I used the number 8 to help show someone that no matter what happens we were given this day and this year to live. I say this year because 2+0+1+5=8 and that equals “new beginnings”.

The beginning of the year is a time when people inspect and reflect on where they are and where they want to be in life. Let me encourage you, as you celebrate the 8, it is time for you to decide to live. Just a few days ago I had to bring this concept home to someone who was internalizing things that was causing them undo distress. I had to…

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Celebrate The 8 in 2015


20150108-231751.jpg
****note it took me a few days to complete this post ****

We are Eight days into the Year of 2015. Are you embracing the New Year with a joyous and positive mindset? The number 8 is symbolic of, “new beginnings” in our life. Today I used the number 8 to help show someone that no matter what happens we were given this day and this year to live. I say this year because 2+0+1+5=8 and that equals “new beginnings”.

The beginning of the year is a time when people inspect and reflect on where they are and where they want to be in life. Let me encourage you, as you celebrate the 8, it is time for you to decide to live. Just a few days ago I had to bring this concept home to someone who was internalizing things that was causing them undo distress. I had to explain that he was not bleeding or on fire so he was granted a gift of life. I further explained that since he was here on earth this day it was his duty to live life. I asked him to affirmatively speak these words, “today I decide to live life!” Let go of the things you cannot control and embrace what is in front of you…this moment…this minute…right now, the eight…your new beginnings!

At that point I had to show him what he needed to envision and that was the power of the eight. I took to the whiteboard and commenced to draw the number eight going from the left swinging downward to the right circling upward to the left and the coming upward to the right to complete the number. Then I began to draw from the right side, swinging downward to the left and coming upward to the right, to complete the number. The number eight has the numerical distinction of being contiguous. It is the same right side up or upside down. It crosses at it middle and is the epitome of infinity.

I liken the number eight to our lives, it starts at birth (our beginning) and we journey up and down the pathways, up the hills and down into the valley. When we reach the mid points in the eight, we can decide to journey backward in reflection of our past or go forward in expectation of our future, it is all still connected. The contiguous makeup of the number eight allows us to start over again, and again, and again, and again with each new day!

Let me challenge you to celebrate the eight by affirming “today I decide to live!” Now go and make a fresh start to this new beginning in the Year of 2015!

~YoTrip 1/14/15

2015 The Year Of S.E.L.F.


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2015 The Year Of S.E.L.F.

New Year Happy Everyone

Thank you Lord God for the opportunity to see another year. Over the past several years I have added a tagline that connects me to the coming year. I also seek to present a creative phrase that will catch fire in the hearts, minds and spirits of those reading it!
My new tagline for this year is: 2015 The Year of S.E.L.F.
“Significantly Empowered Living Focused”

When I asked the Lord for direction and a theme, I thought what did I want to project and promote in this year? I knew I never wanted it to be so much about me, but always looking at ways to impact others. Then I wrote down “2015 The Year Of…” Nothing was coming to me, so I left this line waiting for an inspiring word or phrase to follow. After a few days of musing over the Christmas holiday, the word SELF settled into my spirit. I was not sure why I was directed to the word SELF, but it caused my mind to get to working on Words and Thoughts for the coming year.

I always strive to take words and and give them fresh perspective in the eyes of those reading them. When you think of SELF what immediately comes to your mind? Thinking of me only, know one else matters, first and foremost me. These are a few of my thoughts on SELF. I began to develop an acronym for the word SELF.

The SELF I wanted to project and promote would be of inspiring, impacting and influence positivity in others for this year and beyond.

S is for Significantly. Decide to be Significant in 2015. What does that mean? Have meaning, importance and purpose in your pursuits. Make what you do matter on a deeper level this year. “Most people seek to be successful, I chose to be significant, everyday making a difference in the lives of others.” YoTrip

E is for Empowered. Be Empowered in 2015. Take the reigns and make things happen. Give yourself permission to get things done this year. There is strength to be found in taking control and tapping into your inner power source to get you to the next level.

L is for Living. You are given the gift of a daily dose of breath, use it to the fullest. In 2015, make your life about living better. Get up off your assets and go beyond the space and place of comfort. Be open and live this thing called life!

F is for Focused. Do you know that it all starts in the mind? Your thoughts produce what you see, smell, hear, taste and touch. In 2015, let your focus be in a forward direction. First think about what you want then keep your mind centered. Faithfully believe you will achieve what you desire.

So now here is your Call To Action: Get pass the moment (the New Year) and connect to the movement. Decide to be your S.E.L.F. in 2015. It is one of my goals to be my very best S.E.L.F. in 2015.

Stop right now and shout:
2015 The Year Of S.E.L.F.
“Significantly Empowered Living Focused”

~YoTrip 2015

2015 The Year of S.E.L.F.
“Significantly Empowered Living Focused”

Yolanda “YoTrip” Triplett
Words and Thoughts Artist

http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com 
http://www.facebook.com/yotrip

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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