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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for August 2, 2012- Living Her Life Like It’s Golden…Gabby Douglas


 Living Her Life Like It’s Golden…Gabby Douglas

"I've been meditating on scriptures sayin...

“I’ve been meditating on scriptures saying be confident in this. And, you know, the bible really helps me so I was very confident.” -Gabby Douglas, photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images (Photo credit: On Being)

Douglas said she had felt confident all along that she would win.

“It was just an amazing feeling,” she said, giggling. “I was just like, Believe, don’t fear, believe.”

Just five months ago, Martha Karolyi, the coordinator of the women’s national team, did not think Douglas had what it took to be an Olympian. She lacked confidence and focus, Karolyi said, even as recently as a few weeks ago.

Douglas disagreed. As this year went on, she thought more and more that she could make the London Games — and win. After sacrificing so much, she had no other choice but to push forward, she said. http://nyti.ms/RkyOon

Gabby Douglas has shown the world that when others count you out, if you believe in yourself and your ability to win, there is nothing that can stop you on your path to greatness. The Olympic two-time gold medalist, is living her life-like its golden and she is shining  bright for all the world to see. Congratulations Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas, your winning spirit and heart of gold shows in your dedication to the sport and are one of the grand representatives of Team USA!

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for April 24, 2012- Miss Zora Meets Dr.Maya (Vol.4, Iss.4)


Maya Angelou, February 2011

Maya Angelou, February 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today is the 124th birthday celebration for the one and only Miss Zora Neale Hurston. As the world pauses to remember the genius woman of Eatonville, Florida’s favorite adopted daughter, I wonder what would Miss Zora think of this world and how would she record it. ” I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions.” Letter from Zora Neale Hurston to Countee Cullen like she expounds in the quote she walked her own way.

Since this post first appeared almost three years ago, Miss Zora has an auspicious author, a passionate poet, and a wisdom-filled writer the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou, join her beyond the heavenly gates. I can only imagine sitting at the feet of greatness and gleaning the wisdom and knowledge they would so freely share. Miss Zora and Miss Maya two renaissance women who gave the world so much and left indelible footprints of a beauty legacy on this journey called life. 1-7-15

This post is in celebration of National Poetry Month during the month of April. Miss Zora Neale Hurston and Dr. Maya Angelou are two of my “sheroes” for being women who epitomize making your own way. Both Miss Zora and Dr. Maya set the pace for their contemporaries to try to keep up. A dear friend of mine Publisher,author,poet and “every woman”, Katandra Shanel Jackson Taylor of Freedom Ink Publishing http://www.freedomink365.com/ saw a picture of me at an event and inspired me to pen this post. Here is the poetic piece, enjoy!

Miss Zora Meets Dr.Maya

Two sassy southern belle’s meet on a dusty road

Walking in purpose and passion as they carry their load

I can almost hear them as they speak and share their stories

Shouting, jumping for joy and sharing in each others glories

“I Won’t Take Nothing For My Journey” Dr. Maya tells all

How about those “Mules and Men” back at her Miss Zora recalls

Walking along their path two women find their souls are intertwined

“Dust Tracks On The Road’ Miss Zora exclaims from deep within

“I Know Why The Cage Bird Sings” Dr.Maya shares her life with her pen

These two writers,poets, authors, educated women equipped with their own way of thinking and mind

Make no mistake Miss Zora and Dr.Maya can be called two strong women and truly one of a kind.

Yolanda “YoTrip” Triplett

Zora Neale Hurston, beating the hountar, or ma...

Zora Neale Hurston, beating the hountar, or mama drum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Let’s celebrate the beautiful of creative expression. Happy Sweet 16, Poets!For more information go to http://www.poets.org

National Poetry Month
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“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”

Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for April 17, 2012-Discovery’s Final Flight (Vol.4, Iss.3)


STS-128 Return to KSC 13

STS-128 Return to KSC 13 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Discovery’s Final Flight

The Shuttle Discovery has been blasting off into the atmosphere of space

For almost 30 years it has been celestial missions in a far away place

The Shuttle Discovery is taking its final flight

Moving to retirement and settling for a spot in not so bright light

There is not a spaceship with more traveled miles in the sky

Shuttle Discovery really knows how to fly

This spaceship has stood the test of  time above all

Shuttle Discovery has done it’s duty and answered its final call

From NASA’s space coast it called home

On the wings of a Boeing 747 took flight to land in Washington, DC no longer to roam

The Shuttle Discovery to become an artifact in the historic  Smithsonian for all to see

The Shuttle Discovery turning in its wings upon taking its last run

Watching this spaceship high beyond  the clouds has been fun.

4/17/12 ~~YoTrip

So long Shuttle Discovery….

 

Let’s celebrate the beautiful of creative expression. Happy Sweet 16, Poets!For more information go to http://www.poets.org


National Poetry Month

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“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”

Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts  

 

 

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for April 5, 2012- The Poet In Me (Vol.4, Iss.1)


Blue Train Books Celebrates National Poetry Mo...

Blue Train Books Celebrates National Poetry Month April 2012 (Photo credit: Blue Train Books)

 

Poetry Month is in April!

Poetry Month is in April! (Photo credit: Manchester Library)

For as long as I can remember since I was a wee wonder, a little child

Putting words on paper would always make me smile

The Poet in Me

Drives my need to express my feelings on this and that

The Poet in Me

Let’s me be simplistic

The Poet in Me

Allows me to be complex

The Poet in Me

Can be tough as nails

The Poet in Me

Can soft as a baby’s skin

The Poet in Me

Goes deep as the oceans floor

The Poet in me

Can be shallow like the water’s edge

The Poet in me

Bears all from the depths of my soul

The Poet in me

Shutdown and hides when life takes it toll

The Poet in me

Loves the power of words

The Poet in me

Hates the abuse of words

The Poet in me

Respects creative expression

The Poet in me

Wakes each day with a desire to write

The Poet in me

True to my gift, my craft

The Poet in me

Is and will always be! 4/5/12

~~YoTrip

Let’s celebrate the beautiful of creative expression. Happy Sweet 16, Poets!For more information go to http://www.poets.org


National Poetry Month

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Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pmEST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharriss


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“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”

Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

 

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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for April 3, 2012-Poetry Magazine Turns 100 (Vol.4,Iss.1)


Copies of The Rialto Poetry Magazine

Copies of The Rialto Poetry Magazine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

April is National Poetry Month

Poetry Magazine is celebrating 100 years of publishing  read about it’s humble beginnings .

Poetry (founded as, Poetry: A Magazine of Verse), published in Chicago, Illinois since 1912, is one of the leading monthly poetry journals in the English-speaking world. Published by the Poetry Foundation and currently edited by Christian Wiman, the magazine has a circulation of 30,000 and prints 300 poems per year[1] out of approximately 100,000 submissions.[2] It is sometimes referred to as Poetry–Chicago.
Poetry has been financed since 2003 with a $200 million grant from Ruth Lilly.

Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry magazine began with the “Open Door”:

May the great poet we are looking for never find it shut, or half-shut, against his ample genius! To this end the editors hope to keep free of entangling alliances with any single class or school. They desire to print the best English verse which is being written today, regardless of where, by whom, or under what theory of art it is written.

In its first year Poetry published William Carlos Williams and William Butler Yeats; Joyce Kilmer’s “Trees” and Ezra Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro”; and introduced Rabindranath Tagore to the English-speaking world just before he was awarded the Nobel Prize.Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry magazine began with the “Open Door”:

May the great poet we are looking for never find it shut, or half-shut, against his ample genius! To this end the editors hope to keep free of entangling alliances with any single class or school. They desire to print the best English verse which is being written today, regardless of where, by whom, or under what theory of art it is written.

In its first year Poetry published William Carlos Williams and William Butler Yeats; Joyce Kilmer’s “Trees” and Ezra Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro”; and introduced Rabindranath Tagore to the English-speaking world just before he was awarded the Nobel Prize.Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry magazine began with the “Open Door”:

May the great poet we are looking for never find it shut, or half-shut, against his ample genius! To this end the editors hope to keep free of entangling alliances with any single class or school. They desire to print the best English verse which is being written today, regardless of where, by whom, or under what theory of art it is written.

In its first year Poetry published William Carlos Williams and William Butler Yeats; Joyce Kilmer’s “Trees” and Ezra Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro”; and introduced Rabindranath Tagore to the English-speaking world just before he was awarded the Nobel Prize.http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/about

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“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”

Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for March 8, 2012-Honoring Women Globally (Vol.3, Iss.1)


International Women's Day 2010

International Women's Day 2010 (Photo credit: Dublin City Public Libraries)

Honoring Women Globally

International Women's Day

Today the world recognizes and honors women all over the planet. Let me simply say: Happy International Women’s Day! Read below to find out more information on the history of this day.

International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

1908
Great unrest and critical debate was occurring amongst women. Women’s oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change. Then in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.

1909
In accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America, the first National Woman’s Day (NWD) was observed across the United States on 28 February. Women continued to celebrate NWD on the last Sunday of February until 1913.

1917
On the last Sunday of February, Russian women began a strike for “bread and peace” in response to the death over 2 million Russian soldiers in war. Opposed by political leaders the women continued to strike until four days later the Czar was forced to abdicate and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote. The date the women’s strike commenced was Sunday 23 February on the Julian calendar then in use in Russia. This day on the Gregorian calendar in use elsewhere was 8 March.

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more. http://www.internationalwomensday.com

Celebrate National Women’s History Month Project 2012





Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharriss

 
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~

“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 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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“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 Thursday, January 19, 2012- COURAGE Has No COLOR (Vol.1,Iss.3)


A member of the Tuskegee Airmen stands with hi...

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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.

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

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“YoTrip”
~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”

YoTrip-Words and Thoughts for Friday, February 11, 2011-RELATIONSHIPS (Vol.2, Iss.5)


English: Statue of Nelson Mandela in Johannesb...

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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.

 

 

    

      

 

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

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
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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 October 27, 2011-Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence is brought into focus during the month of October.Domestic Violence Awareness Month is almost hidden in the shadows of the barrage of pink for Breast cancer awareness month.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the “Day of Unity” in October 1981 conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to a range of activities conducted at the local, state, and

national levels.

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