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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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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


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****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

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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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Daddy Always With Us


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(This post is lengthy, but worth the time it takes to read it. Thanks in advance)

November 3, 1989 is a day that caused my family’s life  to be turned upside down. My favorite man in all the planet, William Henry Clay, Sr. moved from life on earth to death and living in his eternal home.

This week marks 25 years since, Daddy moved his address from earth to heaven. I so desire to write about where I am and the struggle to share my recall of my Daddy.

My fingers have made several attempts to express how much I miss my Daddy and wish I could have him to take care of everything.

On Monday November 3rd, as my sister Greta and I prepared to return to Florida from our hometown of Augusta, we saw a Facebook post that Kim Lockett Holmes had passed away. I could not believe nor wrap my head around this news. Already trying to think positively about Daddy, this news intensified my sadness.

The power of social media is a blessing and a curse. Like wildfire my Facebook timeline was filled with fellow Lucy Laney High School Wildcats sharing their condolences to Kim’s son and family. As my mind raced and sadness crept in, I recalled that Kimmie was always smiling and now her soul was resting in heaven.

Now it is November 16th, thought I would work on this post again. Well in the last few weeks I have been stunned by the death of a childhood friend and child I watched grow from little lady to young lady.

Monday the 10th came and I was hit with a text message that made me stop in my tracks. The death angel had struck again  This time it was one of my former Sunday School students. At 18 years young, Jayla decided to take her own life. I just kept saying this does not make sense. Why Lord? Why?

I really cannot believe that Jayla is gone. What a beautiful face tied to a troubled spirit. Over the years I watched as her grandmother and aunt poured into her life and offered her a strong foundation. Jayla’s family wanted to see her be and do her best. May Jayla’s soul be at rest.

I still could not finish the post about Daddy. Every time I started, I just could not focus.

I still was not able to write about my Daddy. Thoughts were in my head, yet my pen was not ready.

Monday the 24th came and all I wanted was some good news. Well again I was told of a tragic death. An innocent young child had died and she had touched the lives of many in my circle.

This has been a trying month. November is traditionally a time of gratitude and thankfulness. Even as we pause to celebrate Thanksgiving, I had thoughts of these souls that had transitioned from earth to eternal rest. Thinking of them brought me back to memories of my Daddy.

If I could only have time to tell him all the things that happened in my life for the last 25 years. (We would need a little time).I would love to hear my Daddy’s voice and his words of wisdom and see him smile. I would tell Daddy I have learned a few lessons:
-You cannot buck the system (Order is here for a reason)
-Education will take you far but, don’t forget common sense (I learn something new daily)
-The world owes you nothing so don’t stop showing them who you are (Always a Clay)
-Family is your blood and the community you are surrounded with in life (Momma, Greta, and William Jr., love them to life)
-Keep God first and everything else will fall in line (All the glory and honor)
-Never stop believing in yourself ( Because of you, I can and I will)

As November comes to a close, I am glad I found the strength to finish this post. It allowed me to share my feelings as I recall my Daddy. We who remain here on earth experience  the emotional roller of feelings. We encounter the good, the bad, the happy, the sad, the joy, the pain, the heartache, the love, the hate, the birth and the death in this thing called life!

I am honored to call myself a card carrying, “Daddy’s Girl For Life”. William Henry Clay,Sr you are forever in my heart and I miss you like crazy.

Peaceful rest Kim, Jayla, little baby girl and so many others that transitioned from life to death this month of November.

-YoTrip

“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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Breast Cancer Awareness 2014


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Breast  Cancer Awareness 2014

During October the world pauses in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness. The color pink is the universal symbol that is adorned on any and everything that can be turned pink. More than the color pink, is the opportunity to highlight and honor the living and dearly departed SHeroes and HEroes ( yes men are also plagued by breast cancer).

The more we learn about this disease of breast cancer, the more we can seek to defeat it in our lives. Breast cancer does not respect your status in life, your race, your education it is an invader that does not ask permission to enter your life.

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I did my part by wearing pink each day during October. I also shared information with my team at church, at my workplace, and in the community. It was all about making sure the word about Breast Cancer Awareness touched lives in the world.

Last weekend I participated along with some 60,000 walkers in the downtown’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Orlando. Over 800,000 dollars was raised to help the American Cancer Society. I proudly walked with Team Yvette Register and Friends for the second year. Yvette is a survivor who has over 30 people supporting her efforts.
In addition to the walk, I was the Mistress of Ceremony for the Fit and Fly Tea Party to celebrate a Holistic Approach to Breast Awareness. My friend JaHari, has hosted a STRUT event for the last three years. There was great food, fellowship, and fun by all the  attendees.

As we see Pinktober  come to a close, our desire to keep the fight for Breast Cancer Awareness in full effect. It is my hope and desire to continue to do my to share with others information about breast cancer awareness. Everyday is a day to support Breast Cancer Awareness!

-YoTrip

“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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Its The Ninth Month: I Gottagetblogging


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The third Saturday in September finds hundreds of Florida bloggers and social media enthusiasts gathering for #FLBlogCon. The dazzing and world renowned campus of  Full Sail University is the back drop and host site for this event.

FLBlogCon, is the #blogchild (yes I just made it up) of founder Bess Auer, whose passion and tenacity for expression are interwoven into the fabric of this conference. Like Bess, this event is full of energy and empowerment for the blogging and social media newbie to the experts in various fields.

The Honorable Teresa Jacobs, Mayor of Orange County extended  greetings and the county’s support for the blogging and social media community. As a 16 year employee of Orange County government, it is good to know the Mayor embraces this medium and sees its relevance in the world today.

The CEO of IZEA, Ted Murphy was the opening keynote speaker. Ted was spirited and energetic in sharing the then, the now and what’s to come in the blogging and social media world.

My first session featured the tag team of Anthony Bencomo (Deli Fresh Threads) and Robin Draper (Authentic Florida) each of them shared ways to build your brand. My takeaways: Uncover your passion, find your niche, and become and an expert.

Sunshine J. Baker served up some great insight in the Bloggers & Brands: Maximize the Relationship session. As a bloggers you have to make the connection by giving good content, setting up your social media, consistently posting,  connecting with groups, attend events, and quick delivery of assignments.

Lunch was provided by Tijuana Flats and they made this foodies tummy happy. From tacos, to chips and salsa with rice and beans to boot the meal was tasty. The staff was friendly and helpful from start to finish!

At the opening session I met a really neat guy who told me the wonderful back story of how had a blog post of his took get a lot of hits from  Under the tile, “From Now On I’m Going To Be A  Dick to Everyone I Meet Online”, Marc Ensign wants the to change the world. After our conversation I believe in Marc and glad we connected. Very humble,  Marc never mentioned he was a panelist in one of the session for FLBlogCon14.

When it was time for taking a breather and relaxing, then I chilled in the Dairy Council of Florida Lounge. From wooden spoons ( one of the coolest tools) to info and cool ice cream treats, massages, professional headshots (love mine the most), coffee and teas, to social media content companies, it was a nice laid back spot.

Blogging as a Business; From Hobbyist to Professional  with Heather Lopez. This session offered  ways to make your blog turn a profit. Takeaways were that they are different methods for monetizing your blog, use sponsored post to tell a brand story, know what you can right off on your business.

Monetize your Blog was the last session I attended. Moderator Ben Reed lead the panel of speakers Crystal Duncan, Matthew Papa, and Brandon Yates as they discussed various ways to monetize your blog. From sponsored content, affiliate links, and various ad networks the panelist shared their experiences on what could work best for all types of blogs.

Eddie Selover was the closing keynote speaker as he shared the Pecha Kucha concept. Pecha Kucha is a presentation style with a format of 20 slides for 20 seconds each totalling 6 minutes and  40 seconds. This format makes the presentation quick and to the point with a flair for creativity.

Selover brought two dynamic presenters that were lively and kept the audience engaged as they shared a. This was a great thought-provoking ending to FLBlogCon14. As I left from the formal conference and transformed to the after party, I had a cupcake from Gigi’s I went over to the Ford display cars and took a few selfies. Looked to the sky and thought…IGottaGetBlogging!

“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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It The Ninth Month and 100 Days


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It is the 9th Month and I am pregnant with my baby, I been carrying for two years. The 100 Day Smart Goal was conceived September 21, 2012 as a challenge to a few friends in my circle and others on Facebook.

It is all about working toward achieving your goals within 100 days. Our accountability and support group encourages and uplifts each other.

It is 100 Days until we reach 2015! What are you going to do to make a difference in your world? Today is a great day to start working toward your #goals.

Let me encourage you to recommit to achieving your hopes, dreams, and desires. Join us on this journey and watch your life be transformed! We help you attain your #goals one day at a time! Spread the word and invite others to join this movement! To join go to the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/346157868811751

“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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Its The Ninth Month: Humility


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It is the Ninth month and I am pregnant with humility.  When we decide to move past “I” and move more towards serving others then we will be operating in humility. The dictionary defines humility in this way:

the state or quality of being humble; freedom from pride and arrogance; lowliness of mind; a modest estimate of one’s own worth; a sense of one’s own unworthiness through imperfection and sinfulness; self-abasement; humbleness. http://www.definitions.net/definition/humility

I can honestly say I have been stuck and struggling in my pregnant state with this word Humility. There has to be a greater lesson to learn or more for me to unfold as it relates to humility. After viewing the word humility,  I must ask myself: have I given enough? Can I move self out of the way? Can I just let it go and recognize it does not need to be fixed?  Can I humbly submit this post?

See it is the Ninth Month and I am pregnant with Humility. Are you operating in humility?

~~YoTrip

“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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