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Archive for the month “January, 2012”

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for January 26, 2012-Where Does It Go…Time (Vol.1,Iss.4)


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Where Does It Go…Time

Do you ever find yourself wondering about this incremental element called Time? All too often it is easy to consider Where Does It Go…Time when it moves from this place and space? It is 2012 and we are twenty-five days into the month, Where Does It Go…Time. Moments to seconds, minutes pass into hours, and then roll into days. The weeks turn into months and then the years march into view, it still makes you wonder Where Does It Go…Time.

If you are searching for more time realize that everyday finds it can only handle the 24 hours allotted. Learn to use your time wisely and be productive. While we are pondering about the activity of TIME, it is moving along and thinking, Where Does It Go…Time .

 

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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for January 24,2012- The Courageous Congresswoman (Vol.1, Iss.4)


The Courageous Congresswoman

Tonight as the world paused to hear the words of the President of the United States give his State of the Union address, a light of hope shine in the person of Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford. President Obama and the members of the Senate and the House of Representatives could all stand and salute the Courageous Congresswoman as she attended her last State of the Union address as the representative from Arizona.

Watching the Courageous Congresswoman was a moment worthy of the honor and praise for how she has recovered from the near fatal gunshots wounds that would slow speech and steps but not her smiles and spirit. This week Congresswoman Gifford made an announcement that she is resigning from her seat to heal and help others. Walking into the chambers and greeting her fellow congress men and women was a joyous delight that for even that brief moment makes us  look pass differences and embrace the beauty and strength that envelops the Courageous Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford.

Enjoy the repost from the Courageous Congresswoman and her return to the chambers over six months ago.

 

Courage in the Chambers Gabrielle Giffords Returns


In the mist of the mess of the congressional confusion on the debt ceiling vote and delay of the government shut down, we saw a glimmer of light and hope enter the legislative floor. After seven months of rehabilitation and recovery from the near fatal shooting that landed a bullet in her head, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords came back to congress to cast her vote on the debt ceiling deal. The congresswoman who was one of twelve victims of a deranged shooter during a community event in her Tuscon, Arizona district, has beat the odds and fought back from being counted out as one who would ever serve again. While the country has watched members of congress battle over policy and program reductions and the potential for running out of money to cover bills, it has come down to the final hours for a resolution to be reached. Yet it was the entrance of Congresswoman Giffords onto the house floor that brought each member of the house to their feet in rousing cheers and applauds, forgetting if for a moment about taking sides on the default of government operations.
Minority House leader Nancy Pelosi, said it best when speaking about the beloved and well received Giffords as she called her “the personification of courage.” “Her presence here in the chamber as well as her service throughout her career in Congress, brings honor to this chamber,” Congresswoman Giffords also spoke to her position on the debt ceiling issue, “I have closely followed the debate over our debt ceiling and have been deeply disappointed at what’s going on in Washington,” Giffords said, in a statement from her office. “After weeks of failed debate in Washington, I was pleased to see a solution to this crisis emerge. I strongly believe that crossing the aisle for the good of the American people is more important than party politics. I had to be here for this vote. I could not take the chance that my absence could crash our economy.”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/01/gabrielle-giffords-debt-ceiling-vote_n_915569.html?
Today we experienced Congresswoman Giffords laying aside her power and privilege afforded her as a member of the highest legislative body in the land, to showing poise and patience as she cast her vote. In that moment of taking a stand, the Congresswoman displayed a level of courage in the congress that most people have loss hope in seeing. It is the courage in the chambers of Congresswoman Giffords, that more political leaders need to embrace as a way of representing the people who elected them to serve.
~~YoTrip
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“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!


Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

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

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for Thursday, January 19, 2012- COURAGE Has No COLOR (Vol.1,Iss.3)


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“COURAGE Has No COLOR”

COURAGE Has No COLOR

In the wars of the world that span the ages of time

COURAGE Has No COLOR 

A battle on lands foreign and far beyond our shores

COURAGE Has No COLOR 

Fighting for justice and freedom in the name of a more perfect nation

COURAGE Has No COLOR 

Reigning and ruling as leaders of the pack

COURAGE Has No COLOR 

Trained to fly over the sky with ease

COURAGE Has No COLOR 

A group of fighter pilots who took the enemy down time and time again

COURAGE Has No COLOR 

Given an opportunity by a first lady who saw beyond their skin

COURAGE Has No COLOR 

Separate but never considered equal

COURAGE Has No COLOR

Deserving honor for the feats they achieved

COURAGE Has No COLOR

Decades later they seem to still be worthy of the fight

COURAGE Has No COLOR 

History makers that were not mentioned in all history books

COURAGE Has No COLOR 

Heroes who put their lives on the line  in World War II

COURAGE Has No COLOR 

In a place called Tuskegee these Airman earned and learned their trade

COURAGE Has No COLOR 

Stop, salute, and give just do for the men who are indeed worthy of honor and more

COURAGE HAS No COLOR

~~YoTrip 1/19/12

Take the time this weekend and go see the movie “Red Tails” that depicts the story of the legendary Tuskegee Airman and they go through triumphs and tragedy as history-makers in World War II.  Courage Has No Color speaks volumes.

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

“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

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”

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for January 17, 2012-LIVE THE DREAM (Vol.1, Iss.3)


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LIVE THE DREAM

“Yesterday we dared to dream, today we continue to find ways to live the dream.”~YoTrip

Over the last few days the hopes and dreams of the late, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were recited by the young and old, black and white, the poor and rich all over the nation. It is the words that the great orator, Dr. King that spoke of a time when we lived in harmony and equality was available for all men. For  last forty years since Dr. King’s death, we have heard the message  “dare to dream” and then find ways to Live the Dream. Dr. King believed that his dreams were within reach and could be achieved by the efforts of all people.

Live the Dream is a call to action that all can choose to embrace. How do you view the world? Where do you see yourself in the world? What can you do to make the world better? Why is it important for you to Live the Dream? When will you start to do your part to Live the Dream? These questions are posed to help you put your thinking cap on and let your mind go to work.

Today and always find the path to Live the Dream by living your dreams. Let your dreams be your guide, your driver, your reason for seeking to be and do more. Live the Dream and know that when you dream, you keep your mind open to the infinite opportunities waiting for you on the horizon. To Live the Dream gives honor to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

“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 January 12, 2012- Blazing New Paths (Vol.1, Iss.2)


Wide Path

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 Blazing New Paths

Comfort can be found in the faces, the spaces, and the places that you find to be familiar. In the land of familiarity, you find it is easy to be around people you know, things you know and areas you know. It takes a great deal of courage to make a decision to go beyond the familiar and comfortable.

Once you decide to move pass what you know to get to a place where you can grow, you are Blazing New Paths. Here is a great example of how to exercise that Blazing New Paths spirit.

For the last eighteen years Laketha Anderson used her pleasant personality to connect herself to people in her organization. From the bottom to the top of Orange County Government everyone  had  encountered Laketha’s big smile that lights up the room as she trained the masses on policies, procedures and process.

Learning was a key component for Laketha and she did not only speak it, she walked it by Blazing New Paths and obtaining a college degree. Recognizing that wisdom is important, Laketha always surrounds herself with those who have knowledge that was useful to her professionally and personally.

The need to move to the next level nudged Laketha to explore other avenues, Blazing New Paths was the next step. It was exciting and scary at the same time, yet it was time for Laketha to start on another journey and to start Blazing New Paths.

At Laketha’s going away gathering colleagues, co-workers, and well-wishers were feeling a torn between joy and sadness to see her depart from a place of comfort and familiar. As she fought back tears, I could see that as much as she loved her job, it was her time to shine and she was soaring.

Congratulations Laketha Anderson, former Human Resources Expert for Orange County Government on her taking the big steps and Blazing New Paths at Darden Restaurants in their Human Resources. Laketha, enjoy the next phase of your professional life, we will miss your smiling face in the place but know that you are going forward and Blazing New Paths.

~~YoTrip

*Let us not forget the people of Haiti, it has been two years since the devastating earthquake shook the island nation. The rebuilding is slowly taking place. 

“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!


Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~


“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 Blog 2011 Annual Report for Tuesday,January 10,2012


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Here is a tidy recap of my blog activities for the year 2011. See the “click below” to read about the blog stats for 2011.

I cannot say thank you enough for your taking time to check out YoTrip-Words and Thoughts on this blog. The Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip and the Thursday Thinking by YoTrip provided me a place to present my collective musings. I am grateful for having a mind to blog and to be able to share it with the masses.

Please stay with me as I want to continue to share inspiration, influence, and be an impact on those I reach with my blogging.

I want to offer quality more than quantity on this blog. I want to uplift the spirits of my followers by giving you Words and Thoughts that make you think beyond the here and now.

Please feel free to tell others about this blog and if you enjoy it take the time to leave a comment from time to time.

2011 was a great year and I am joyous over the things that were accomplished.  The best is yet to come in 2012!

Join me as I “FOCUS FORWARD in 2012,  Turning Back Is Not An OPTION!

 

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,300 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 38 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for January 5, 2012- Achieve in 2012 (Vol.1, Iss.1)


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ACHIEVE in 2012!

It is a new year and a new season of opportunities for you to ACHIEVE  in 2012!

Take a moment and close your eyes, now imagine in your mind that place or space you that takes you to the next level, ACHIEVE in 2012! Once you have mentally envisioned where you want to be, ACHIEVE in 2012!

Open your eyes and began to write the steps to ACHIEVE in 2012! Make your STEPS-Smart, Timely, Empowering, Purposeful, Successful to ACHIEVE in 2012!

To stay on course with your STEPS to ACHIEVE in 2012, share your vision with someone you know will offer you help  and hope. Once your vision to ACHIEVE in 2012 has been shared that makes you accountable to others as well as to yourself.

You have set the course for your journey to ACHIEVE in 2012, now start to take the STEPS to move forward one at a time.

“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

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

 

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for January 3, 2012-FOCUS FORWARD (Vol.1, Iss.1)


“FOCUS FORWARD In 2012~Turning Back Is Not An Option”

fo·cus  noun 1.a central point, as of attraction, attention, or activity: The need to prevent a nuclear war became the focus of all diplomatic efforts.

for·ward  1.toward or at a place, point, or time in advance; onward; ahead: to move forward; from this day forward; to look forward.

“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012~Turning Back Is Not An Option” is my tag line for this year. When I consider a means and method to progress, project and propel in the coming year, then I saw these two words fusing together. To solidify the tag line, I added the directive phrase,”Turning Back Is Not An Option”.

In essence to FOCUS FORWARD I have one expectation and that is to move on from where I was (past), to where I am (present), and onto where I want to be (future). While so many people are making resolutions for the start of this year, I am choose to expand my horizon.FOCUS FORWARD requires me to have a see it, say it and then do it mindset.

Stay turned…

Thursday Thinking By YoTrip for November 18, 2010-Now is the time to unlock your POTENTIAL for becoming better (Vol.6, Iss.2)


Look out! Potential!!

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Now is the time to unlock your POTENTIAL for becoming better
1. possible but as yet not actual: having a latent possibility or likelihood of occurring, or of doing or becoming something
“posed a potential danger” “a potential investor”
2. expressing possibility: describes a verb or verb form that expresses possibility, e.g. “may” or “might” in English
po·ten·tials plural
1. capacity for development: a capacity to develop, succeed, or become something “has the potential to be profitable”
“unable to use her expertise to its full potential”
2. potential verb form: a verb or verb form that expresses possibility, e.g. “may” or “might” in English
3. physics
 Has life found you feeling stuck in a rut? Are you trapped in a routine that yields you no joy or happiness? Do you sit and wonder about could have, should have, and would haves of life? Are you always thinking about when will things get better for me? Have your hopes and dreams dried up? Have you given up on achieving more or becoming better? If you answered yes to all or a few of these questions, then now is the time to unlock your POTENTIALfor becoming better.Far too often it is easy to get caught up in the grind of daily life and put your POTENTIAL for becoming better on hold, on the back burner, or on ice. You have to decide to get out of the rut of doing things in a robotic manner. You must remove the barriers that have trapped your joy and happiness. Is this a snapshot of you: You drag yourself up and go to work? You spend eight hours thinking about “why am I here”, only to get up and do it all again the next four days. To unlock your potential for becoming better, you have to decide to develop a plan for getting to a better place. Take your POTENTIAL off hold, off the back burner and the ice and put it on a timetable for becoming better.

Wondering about what could, should, or would happen is counterproductive if you are not taking steps to unlock your POTENTIAL for becoming better. When you take the time to act on what you can do, shall do and will do you will unlock your POTENTIAL for becoming better. Decide to talk yourself into doing positive things and spend less time talking yourself out of doing anything. Become your best advocate and encourage yourself to become a better you.

Hopes, dreams and desires have to be given the spotlight in your quest to unlock your POTENTIAL for becoming better. You must first envision where you want to be and what it feels like to be there. Once you have the vision, then you need the drive to what it takes to get to your place of better. After you put vision and drive into action you will need determination to keep hopes, dreams and desires alive and working.

Now is a great time to invest in unlocking your POTENTIAL. You can decide that where you are is not where you want to be any longer. You can take steps to move from off the back burner and to the forefront of becoming a better you. Take the time to plan, act, and become a better you. Be your best advocate and keep encouraging yourself to move forward. Use the formula of vision+drive+determination=hopes, dreams and desires fulfilled. Today is a great day to unlock your POTENTIAL and become a better YOU!

~~YoTrip

“A.I.M. To Win In 2010”
Aspire, Inspire, Motivate

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

“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 Friday, February 11, 2011-RELATIONSHIPS (Vol.2, Iss.5)


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RELATIONSHIPS are the fabric that connects us to others. The strength of our connection to others can be tested, tried, traumatic but above all else true to form. Who are you connected to in this thing called life?” 2/11/11 ~~YoTrip

 

Feel Good Friday-Celebrate the day and all the endless possibilities of what it shall bring to you! Have a Happy Valentine Day weekend. 

  This date in Black History  Date: Sun, 1990-02-11  

*On this date in 1990, Nelson Mandela was released from prison. He was (then) a South African political activist and member of the African National Congress.

Still active, he had been in Robin Island prison in South Africa for 27 years.

 

 

    

      

 

 
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

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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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