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Archive for the month “February, 2011”

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for February 22,2011-At the Crossroads


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 After starting Tuesday Thoughts with the best intentions I had to parlay the completion of my post to Thursday Thinking. I must have been caught at the Crossroads

Crossroads

1
: a road that crosses a main road or runs cross-country between main roads
2
usually plural but singular or plural in construction a : the place of intersection of two or more roads b (1) : a small community located at such a crossroads (2) : a central meeting place c : a crucial point especially where a decision must be made
 
In this journey called life too often you may find yourself at a crucial point where a decision has to be made. This point of intersection is the crossroad and everyone is subject to a visit to this place as they travel in life . Your crossroad may be personal, family related, career-related, health-related, financially related or any combination of things. It is at the point where you are forced to choose where to go (left, right, or straight) how to go (slowly, moderately, or quickly) when to go (now, later, or in the future), whom should go with you (family, friends or foes). The crossroads are the gateway to making determinations about the next action to take.
 
When faced with the possibility of coming to the crossroads in life most people would rather avoid this point. It is far easier to move along at status quo than to encounter change. At the crossroads you are required to think, re-think, and then act, but more importantly you have to choose. The choices of where to go, how to go, when to go, and whom to go with are critical components of making a decision at the crossroads.
So there you stand, at the crossroads trying to determine the best choice for this moment in time. Will your decision now have short or long-term effect? Have you looked at the available options and weighed them out? Are you basing your decision on fear, or are you fearful making a choice? Will other people, places, or possessions be affected by your decision? The crossroads evoke questions, that need to be answered as you make decisions.
 
The crossroads will always be a part of your path as you journey through life. The longer the journey, the more crossroad encounters you will face. Each crossroad should bring you to a different set of circumstances. Your crossroad encounter at the age of eighteen (attend college in-state or out-of-state) should be different from when you are at the age of thirty-five (accept a position locally or one that takes you across the country). As your perspective and outlook grows and develops so will your crossroad encounters.
 
The next time you find yourself  parked at the crossroads of life, you must stop, think and then act. Stopping at the crossroads acknowledges that you realize the critical point at which you have arrived. Once you realize the critical point, it is time to think about why you are at this point and what actions need to be taken to move forward. After you stop at the crossroads, and think at the crossroads, then you must act upon the decision that you made. Taking action moves you from the crossroads back to the pathway on the journey.
 
The crossroad will always bring you crucial decision point as you journey through life. Many people would rather avoid the crossroads, because of what it requires. Every crossroad brings its own  unique set of circumstances. The longer you are on the journey the more crossroads you will encounter. Crossroads help with your growth and development. The crossroads will make you stop, think and act as you continually journey in this thing called life.
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Thurdsday Thinking by YoTrip for February 17, 2011-We Are All On Borrowed Time (Vol.2, Iss.3)


On Borrowed Time

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We Are All On Borrowed Time

The moment we make our first appearance in this world our life clock starts winding down. Every moment, second, minute, hour, day, week, month and year is critical, yet so often we take our time here on earth for granted. No one is privy to their end date, it resides in the hands of the Father, and so you are charged with enjoying your time as it comes.

Your born on day is a joyous time for all who are awaiting your arrival. The beginning of your life is full of newness and sets the course for your life’s journey. The hands of time are moving quickly with each breathe you take. The profoundness of time is that all who live are given it as a gift, but each allocation is set and measured uniquely for the individual.
The bridge between your time of birth and your time of death maybe short and eventful or it may be long and low key, it is all borrowed. It is the time spent on the bridge of life, which speaks to the essence of who you are or how the world perceives you. The question of how does your bridge look rarely hits home until a family member, friend, co-worker, or acquaintance time on the bridge of life is abruptly ended.
The untimely death of the young or those who are seemingly well or others can send a shock to your system. The departure from the bridge of life and borrowed time is both a wake-up call and an indicator that life is the prelude to death. As surely as you are born to live, you are destined to live to die.
How are you managing your borrowed time? Are you taking for granted you time on your bridge of life? Have you experienced the calling card of untimely death in your life and decided to live, laugh and love well? Use your borrowed time wisely.
~~YoTrip

Rest in Eternal Peace-A.L.P. (2/5/11)& L.D.(2/16/11)

“Soaring Towards Heaven In 2011″
The Sky Is Limitless..

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com

Follow me on Twitter:@yotrip729
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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”

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for February 10, 2011-Thoughts Escapes Me (Vol.2, Iss.2)


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Thoughts Escapes Me
  
Thought I thought I really had something to say
I think I know it just went away
I cannot believe the words found a place to hide
Usually the words are always on my side
Been sitting and staring at the page so bare
Looks real strange when the words aren’t there
What can I do beyond letting this time pass
I sure hope this dead space does not last
Tomorrow is another day
I need the word to show up and not play
I am held hostage at the mercy of the few words that appear
I will consider this a time of rest and hope the words are near
Thinking now these thoughtless thoughts to fill this space
I hope that Thursday Thinking soon returns to this place!
~~YoTrip 2/10/11

  

“Soaring Towards Heaven In 2011″
The Sky Is Limitless…

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com/
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com/
Follow me on Twitter:@yotrip729
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

YoTrip-Words and Thoughts for Wednesday, February 9, 2011-PROMOTE (Vol.2, Iss.4)


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PROMOTE your personal brand and always be ready to highlight the very best in who you are. Never stop telling your story to all whom will listen.” 2/9/11 ~~YoTrip
 
Wisdom Wednesday-Every day is the first day of the rest of our lives, live well.
 
Black History Fact for February 9
  
Before she was tapped to become Surgeon General of the United States in 2009, physician Regina Benjamin was the first African-American female, and the youngest person, to be elected to the American Medical Association’s board of trustees. http://www.biography.com/blackhistory/101-facts-record-breaking.jsp
  
Please continue to keep Haiti, Chile, the Gulf Region, and all areas impacted by destruction and disaster in your thoughts and prayers. Give to http://www.newmissions.org/
  
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild.
http://www.orwriters.org/. Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “ANTHOLOGY” at the listed website.

 

“Soaring Towards Heaven In 2011”
The Sky Is Limitless…

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com

Follow me on Twitter:@yotrip729
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett

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

YoTrip-Words and Thoughts for Monday, February 7, 2011-OVERCOME (Vol.2, Iss.3)


The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful, and (HIV) Positive
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OVERCOME the large things in life that keep you from achieving the smaller things in life that  truly matter. Stay focused and committed to the things that matter most..” 2/7/11 ~~YoTrip

 Motivational Monday– Make an adjustment to your mindset and watch your life began to change.

 Today the nation will observe the 11th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the first reports of AIDS in the United States. Know your status, get tested,  and spread the word.

 Black History Fact for 2/7/2011

 Benjamin Banneker-inventor, surveyor, mathematician, and astronomer began to layout Washington, DC under the supervision of Major Andrew Endicott, IV on this date in 1791. www.Yenoba.com

Please continue to keep Haiti, Chile, the Gulf Region, and all areas impacted by destruction and disaster in your thoughts and prayers. Give to http://www.newmissions.org/

 Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/. Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “ANTHOLOGY” at the listed website.

 “Soaring Towards Heaven In 2011″
The Sky Is Limitless…

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com
Follow me on Twitter:@yotrip729
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for February 3, 2011-What is Standing in Your Way? (Vol.2, Iss.1)


“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you
run into a wall, don’t turn around and
give up. Figure out how to climb it,
go through it, or work around it.”
– Michael Jordan

“What Is Standing In Your Way?”

 Is it a barrier, a wall, a road block, that is keeping you standing in the stuck position? Or is the real source of your obstacles someone who is well-known and always around…YOU! If you are brave enough to admit that YOU are standing in your way, then you are well on your way to your next destination.

It is so easy to look at what is happening around you and be critical or opinionated. You have countless excuses to place the blame on any and everyone but yourself. So often YOU forget that when  YOU point your finger at others the thumb is pointing at you. Are YOU standing in your own way and unable to move forward?

YOU have to decide that in order to move forward, move on, and move up…YOU have to step aside. The longer you stand in your way, the longer it will take to get to your destination. Stop making excuses for being stuck and start exercising you soul toward your achieving your goals. Take steps forward and when YOU feel yourself standing in your way, let your determination and drive push you to become your best YOU.~~YoTrip

***Today in Black History***

 

     

Jack Johnson

John Arthur “Jack” Johnson remains one of the more colorful figures in boxing history. He became the first Black world heavyweight champion on December 26 1908, defeating Tommy Burns on the fourteenth round. He would lose only five of ninety seven professional fights.Success did not come easy for Johnson. Flamboyant and prone to daliances with White women, his very presence was known to cause White-driven race riots. He was considered one of the most hated men in America during his career. Eventually, the Mann Act–which made it illegal to transport a woman from one state to another for the purposes of an “immoral” act–was used to chase him into exile and away from boxing for a time.

It is worth noting that on April 18 1922 a John A Johnson received patent #1418121 for the wrench. It appears that these are the same men; however, I am not sure.

Years after his death, he would be elected in the Hall of Fame as a charter member. He is considered by many to be the greatest boxer in his weight class of all time.

 

 

“Soaring Towards Heaven In 2011″
The Sky Is Limitless…

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com

Follow me on Twitter:@yotrip729
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

YoTrip-Words and Thoughts for Wednesday, February 2, 2011-Narrow Pathways (Vol.2, Iss.1)


Bernard Anthony Harris, Jr. a former NASA astr...

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“Narrow pathways can lead to wide roads of opportunity, if you are willing to stay the course.” 2/2/11 ~~YoTrip
 
Wisdom Wednesday-Today a cute critter comes out of the ground looking for more Winter or a quick path to Spring. Happy Groundhog Day. 

 
***This day in Black History***
 Thu, 1995-02-02

*On this date in 1995, the first African-American walked in space.

During that week in February (2nd thru the 11th) Astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr., was the Payload Commander on STS-63 the first flight of the joint Russian-American Space Program. His mission endeavors for NASA fulfilled his boyhood dream and history was established. http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/first-african-american-walks-space

Please continue to keep Haiti, Chile, the Gulf Region, and all areas impacted by destruction and disaster in your thoughts and prayers. Give to http://www.newmissions.org/
  
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild.
http://www.orwriters.org/. Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “ANTHOLOGY” at the listed website.
 “Soaring Towards Heaven In 2011”
The Sky Is Limitless…

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com
Follow me on Twitter:@yotrip729
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett

“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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