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A Brand New Kinda Me


New Year Happy! We have crossed the bridge from 2015 and into (#The16) as
I affectionately call this year! I am glad to be here in the land of the living as I saw so many transition from life to death last year. Bring on a new year and some positive living!

Well it is a new year and it brings the pressure of people struggling to make and not break resolutions. You know the drill of classics: lose weight/diet, go to the gym/workout, be more healthy/eat right, save money/stay on budget, quit smoking/get a patch, quit drinking/find substitutes, get organized/remove clutter and the list goes on and on! Many people find themselves “resolutions cycle” working hard but going nowhere fast or going to extremes to change habits only to fall short. Resolving to change should be gradual process to help you sustain the change.

In May of 2014, I started on a journey with my hair? See my stylist left town due to family issues. I was out sorts, my stylist was like family and took pride in using my crown as a show piece. My hair styles were always conversation pieces. I was able to maintain my style until July, but not ready for a new stylist. I just hopes she would return and get my mane in order.

In July, I moved from weaves to wigs. I had no idea of the big business of wigs. There are millions of styles, colors, lengths and such. What looks good on a wig head may do everything or nothing for you. It is work, until you find works for you. My biggest dilemma was trying to find a wig like the last look my stylist had hooked me up with. I never could find the Oprah curl pattern…

As I wore the wigs as a cover, I let the perm and chemicals grow out of my hair. What a process? It had been more years than I could recall for me to not have “creamy crack” perm, in my hair making the kinky curls straight. The transition back made me learn about natural hair and how to care for it. Having a bestie that is the epitome of a “Natural girl” helped me appreciate my hair.

I would wash, braid, or twist my hair and then cap my hair before putting on my wig to go out. Many would ask why be a “wiggy”, as they missed those cute styles I always rocked. The genius of my stylist was gone and I was finding my new wiggy styles to compensate.

On January 1, 2016 I decided the wig days had come to a close and I donned my hair in twists style for an annual New Years day gathering. There was much conversation about the new do! I had now fully joined #teamnatural. It is A Brand New Kinda Me… and I love it!  So stay with me and let’s where this affair goes…

YoTrip

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Hello Ninth Month


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It is here!

We are nine months pregnant! Congratulations on the new addition! Are you excited about your new baby in your life? Once a year we come to this day and it brings forth change, a bundle of joy, …in mind, body, and spirit.

The arrival of September brings about the season of expectancy. September is also about transition from one season to another. We move from hazy, hot, humid days of summer, to cool, crisp, and comfortable days of autumn.
All the green leaves take on the hue of browns, orange and yellow.  The sun comes up later and night falls sooner.

What things are you expecting to act upon, or that you  envision, encounter,or evoke in your life walk?
Share what you desire, dream of and are determined to attain in this new season of life. I look forward to hearing from you as well as sharing that which makes my heart smile!
-YoTrip

Happy Labor Day 2014

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts In Review


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Nelson Mandela…The Servant Father of South Africa In His Own Words


 

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The world took a pause as we learned of the death of  Nelson Mandela. We can say a great deal about him but I found it most fitting to let his own words speak volumes to what he has said in his 95 years of living. Take your rightfully earned place of rest…as we honor and salute you Mr.

“One day I will be the first black president of South Africa.” 1952

“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” Rivonia trial on 20 April 1964

“Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one-armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.” Letter to Winnie Mandela, 1 February 1975

Friends, comrades and fellow South Africans, I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all. I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands.” Speaking on his release from Robben Island from the balcony of Cape Town city hall on Sunday 11 February 1990

“Since my release, I have become more convinced than ever that the real makers of history are the ordinary men and women of our country; their participation in every decision about the future is the only guarantee of true democracy and freedom.” The Struggle is My Life 1990

“Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” Interview for the documentary Mandela, 1994  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/06/nelson-mandela-life-quotes

“This is a war. It has killed more people than has been the case in all previous wars and in all previous natural disasters. We must not continue to be debating, to be arguing, when people are dying.” — On HIV/Aids.

“Nobody knows when they are going to die. Even though I am an old man I do not dwell on the possibility of death. Death comes when it is ready.” — Three days before it was announced that he had been diagnosed with microscopic prostate cancer in 2001. http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/mandela/2013/12/06/one-hundred-quotes-from-nelson-mandela

Rest on Servant Father of the Nation!

 

Know Who You Are…Black Girls Rock!


BlackGirlsRock, Inc.

I believe it is important to affirm who you are: Believer in Jesus Christ,black woman, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, niece, sister-in-law, Godmother, and friend. Writer, blogger, social influencer, life-long learner, mentor, speaker,  leader,  and visionary. Georgia born and raised, Florida resident, public administrator, college graduate, homeowner, information junkie, and foodie for life. These affirmation are just a few of the pieces of me!

This evening I proudly watched a spirited celebration of black women and girls via The Black Girls Rock  (BGR)Awards show.  As a salute to the role and work that black women and girls do in their communities or as celebrities, BGR shines a positive light on its honorees. Since 2006 Beverly Bond, CEO and founder  of BGR took a slogan on a tee-shirt and made it a movement for the masses for women and girls.

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. is 501(c)3 non-profit youth empowerment and mentoring organization established to promote the arts for young women of color, as well as to encourage dialog and analysis of the ways women of color are portrayed in the media.

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. continues to partner with BET Networks in the worldwide broadcast of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! The event continues to be a historic and monumental show highlighting the accomplishments of exceptional women of color who have made outstanding contributions in their careers, and who stand as inspirational and positive role models in their communities. http://www.bet.com/shows/black-girls-rock/about.html

It is refreshing to view a program like the BGR Awards that is overflowing with a positive images of girls and women that look like me. The BGR Awards are given in the areas of : M.A.D.  (Making A Difference ) Girls, Community Activist, Young, Gifted and Black, Star Power, Humanitarian, Shot Caller, Rock Star and Living Legend.

Watching BGR Award show had me clapping my hands, smiling, shouting and shedding some tears of joy. Every moment and emotion shown helped to further my affirmations: Black Girls Rock, and I AM a Black Woman  who Rocks!

~~YoTrip

 

 

“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE2 http://facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
“Words the joyful noise of my mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.
The results of a love affair between pen and paper, words”
Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts

YoTrip Presents: My Thoughts on The Florida Blogger and Social Media Conference (#FLBlogCon13)


image(All the buzz as we await the #FlBlogCon13 opening)

( Bess Auer and YoTrip Pictures courtesy of YoTrip  9/21/13– #FlBlogCon13)

Last Saturday, I had the privilege to attend the 3rd Annual Florida Blogger and Social Media Conference (#FlBlogCon13). On the campus of the world-renowned Full Sail University a power-packed day of learning and yearning was planned for all the attendees. I gathered with over 300 others who had desired to be refreshed, revived and renewed in the field of blogging,  social influence, brand management, media strategist, and public relations.

From the opening, we viewed a thrilling video developed and produced by some of the students of Full Sail. The video was so inline with the conference theme “Aiming for Awesome”, introduced to the crowd by Bess Auer, visionary behind #FlBlogcon13.  Bess also welcomed sponsor Bahama Breeze, who introduced a new signature drink and gave away five all expense paid trips to the Bahamas. Lesson learned: never underestimate the power of looking under your table to find a hidden treasure.

The opening speaker, Pat Williams got the crowd going with his motivational moments. We were challenged by Pat Williams to practice ten things and we would see our dreams become reality. From right thoughts, to right words, to goal setting, to being responsible, and seek the right kind of friends were the first five.  The next five were to take our hurts,pains and setbacks into our success, next we should go the second mile by doing twice of what is expected, never give up because winners never surrender, remember character still counts and we should live our life by the Faith phenomenal. Pat Williams opening keynote “talk” was dead on and full of great nuggets on  making your dreams a reality.

As a first timer I decided to check out the  Blogger 101 class facilitated by conference founder Bess Auer. I wanted to hear blogging explained from the basic level. The way Bess presented her information a young child could start a blog on the spot! The session taught me a thing or two to improve my blogs.

My next session was “How Do Bloggers Make Money” and the speaker Jeanette Scott of J’s Everyday Fashion  shared creative ways to convert your writing landscape to dollars.  Jeanette shared myths and truths as she knew them to help people see that making money blogging is not a bad thing when done with class and style.

The foodie in me was happy to get to the business of lunch provided by Bahama Breeze. The sun was beaming down as if it wanted to play a major part in setting the mood for great meal of Shrimp and grits, salad, and the new signature drink.  Everything was just yummy from start to finish, hats off to Bahama Breeze. I also made some new friends (ladies from Tampa) in the chow line and met up with my dear friend Gennia  who introduced me to a group of lovely ladies.

I needed to be engaged after that yummy lunch, so I joined food blogger Julie Deily, The Little Kitchen, who gave insight on being a full-time blogger after leaving a safe and secure full-time engineering job. Julie was encouraging and a straight shooter when giving out advice and lessons learned in her life as a blogger.

I am a bit bias but my friend Sili M. Recio (My Manihood) was apart of an innovative and informative session on “The Business of Blogging: Building Relationships With Brands”.  The ladies on this panel gave the attendees case studies that lead to success in a branding campaign, tips for working to make your clients brand buzz, and increase their influence and engagement with their audience.

I signed up to get a new headshot taken and the photographer  was busy  with his steady stream of people trying to get in front of his lens. While I waited I enjoyed some deliciously cool treats from the Florida Dairy Council.  I met a nice group of folks who also wanted to cool off and feel like a kid, eating ice cream. One of the guys in the circle traveled from Washington, DC for the event and I also met with one of the Sysco representatives that shared how this company has a major impact on the food supply throughout the country.  At the conference closing the Sysco lady spoke to the attendees about making a difference in the community.

The closer for the #FLBlogCon13 was Pam Moore, CEO/Founder of Marketing Nutz and she made it clear that we should all remember “You are the Media” and that we should always think bigger.  Pam shared that social media gives us a platform for where we want to go, embrace the journey and be engaged.

The #FLBlogCon13 came to a close with the Ford After Party.  This party was full of food, fellowship, flowing music, fabulous drinks, and of course a fleet of Ford vehicles on display. The foodie in me was happy to visit all of the stations and partake of the sensational servings of tasty bites. From a variety of wings, to a meat and cheese bar, veggies, a cook to order pasta station and then the topper was the towers of mini cupcakes from Gigi’s cupcakes. Everyone was happy to eat, chat, and drink up as the sun went down and a coolness was ushered in to closeout the day.

From start to finish, I really enjoyed my experience at the #FLBlogCon13. It was informative, impactful and insightful to listen and learn from others on varying subjects in the world of blogging and social media. I am a life-long learning and anytime I can get into an environment that will give me knowledge on the craft of writing, blogging and social media, I am a happy person.

The venue of Full Sail University set the atmosphere, Pat Williams set the tone, the sessions were the foundation, the sponsors  were generous and the food was fantastic! Hats off to Bess Auer and her team for putting on The Florida Blogger and Social Media Conference (#FLblogCon13) for the third year in a row. I am looking forward to connecting with all the people I encountered during this event. I also can say that for the conference theme “Aiming for Awesome” was in full effect!

~~YoTrip
 
“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
or visit my page http://www.facebook.com/YoTrip
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

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YoTrip Presents: Yvette Register “A Woman People Should Know”


 

 

 

 

YoTrip Presents: Yvette Register “A Woman People Should Know”

Yvette Register Magic

 

Below is my seventh feature blog post in honor of Women’s History Month.  It is important that we celebrate the beauty and brains of women. Please enjoy learning about these fascinating women and then make sure you support them in their passions, projects, and products

Who are you? Please share something about yourself and your business.

My name is Yvette Register. I help people manage the risks of every day life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. I also inspire people to live out their God-given dreams. I do this as a State Farm Insurance agent, motivational writer of a blog called Beyond that Dream with Yvette Register and co-founder of the Cheers to Great Health facebook page.

I am passionate about helping people protect their families through life, health and auto insurance. (www.yvetteregister.com) I am passionate about helping people develop and live their dreams. (www.BeyondThatDream.com and http://www.facebook.com/Dreamoutloudnetwork) And I am passionate about people living a healthy lifestyle and eating right. (www.facebook.com/CheersToGreatHealth)

I work hard but I am never too busy for my son, AJ. I love helping him work towards the fulfillment of his dreams!

What makes you a “Woman People Should Know”?

I am a 2 year breast cancer survivor. When I was diagnosed in 2011, nothing mattered to me but my fight to conquer the cancer that was trying to take over my body. I focus on living and trusting in the Lord to get me through it. As a result I am now cancer free and I promised the Lord I would spend the rest of my life telling others how good God is!

I want people to know that nothing beats having faith in God. I understand that tomorrow is not promised. I live with the believe in a win/win situation. If I die, I will go to be with the Lord. If I live I will get to be here with my friends and family to impact the world.

I give God all the glory.

When did you find out that you had that something special that you wanted to share with the world?

When I was a little girl I always wanted to be an entrepreneur. I always felt I was here to help others. Becoming an insurance agent is one of the fulfillment’s of my purpose. I get to help people in the most difficult times in their lives. I love what I do and am blessed to be a blessing to others.

Where can people find out more about you?

Feel free to contact me in the following ways:

http://www.yvetteregister.com
http://www.BeyondThatDream.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/yvetteregister
For motivation please like the following page: http://www.facebook.com/dreamoutloudnetwork
For healthy tips please like the following page: http://www.facebook.com/CheersToGreatHealth

Phone number 407-841-8257

How do you make it all happen?

I make it all happen by the grace of God. I believe Phil. 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Everyday I get up and work hard. Hard work is like planting seeds to harvest in the future. I plant and trust God for the growth!

YoTrip Presents: Marian A. Clay, “A Woman People Should Know”


 

YoTrip Presents: Marian A. Clay, “A Woman People Should Know”

Marian J Blige 2012

Below is my fifth feature blog post in honor of Women’s History Month.  This post is near and dear to me because it is my SHERO, my joy, my inspiration, the wind beneath my wings, my Mother. It is important that we celebrate the beauty and brains of women. Please enjoy learning about these fascinating women and then make sure you support them in their passions, projects, and products.

Who are you? Please share something about yourself and your passion.

Marian Anderson Clay is the third of seven children raised with love by her parents Joe L. and Ruth Anderson. I am a child of God, a mother, a grandmother, a sister, an aunt, and a cousin. I am an active retiree, that loves the Lord, my family and my life! I was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia.  I attribute my upbringing to both sets of my family life; we spent quality time together and enjoyed being around each other.

 I have a passion for volunteering. I have been a volunteer since my youth working with individuals in my neighborhood and then I really became serious when my children were in school (I was a member of the PTA and PTS). I was instrumental in getting a traffic light put in on a major highway to help keep my children and others safe.

From 1994-2002 I worked as a hospice volunteer with St. Joseph then Trinity Hospice. My patients were dealing with all forms of cancer, HIV/AIDS, men, women who were young and old. In 1996, I was named the Employee of Year for my volunteer efforts at the V.A. Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. Also I won a national award the Golden Rule Award from JC Penney’s for my volunteer efforts via the United Way, for my work with hospice patients. In conjunction with the Golden Rule Award I received a letter of recognition from President William “Bill” Jefferson Clinton.

Currently I volunteer with the Compass Mentoring Services Inc.; we work with at risk youth from ages 3-19 who are in need of life skills. We also assist the parents with coping and parenting skills. I also work with the Lydia Project, a group that focuses on women who have had any form of cancer. This organization provides bags of encouragement as women go through their cancer treatment. I work as a prayer partner and caller for the women in need. I am a long-time walker in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and I participate in the University Hospital’s Miracle Mile.

What makes you a “Woman People Should Know”?

I am people oriented and I have a love of and for people. I never met a person that I forget. I ask the Lord to help me remember people and he continually does that in my daily encounters. I am God-fearing and I have a strong Christ-like personality. My family (especially my three children Yolanda, Greta, and William as well as my grandchildren) are essential to what keeps me going and growing. I humbly submit myself to serve and be of service.

When did you find out that you had that something special that you wanted to share with the world?

In my formable years, I realized I had a need a love and a desire to serve people. I made it my mission to give back to others; it is my life’s work. If I meet a person in need, I do my best to try to offer them assistance. My parents instilled this concept in me and I have lived by it and did my best to pass it along to my children and grandchildren. My parents also taught me the importance of being responsible and it has stayed with me all of my life.

Where do you see yourself in the times to come?

My destiny has been decided and I know that my life has been full. I want to be wherever I am needed to serve. My aspirations are to enjoy myself no matter what comes because I know who holds my future. I am always pressing towards the high calling, which for me is Christ Jesus.

How do you make it all happen?

I realize that I can do nothing myself. I have to put all my trust and faith in the Lord. I do know this,All things work together for the good, for those who love the Lord and are called according to his purpose.” I received a birthday card that said the following: “A women ought to appreciate her own beauty, value her own wisdom, and be surrounded by people who couldn’t agree more.”

YoTrip Presents: Dr. Darcova Triplett “A Woman People Should Know”


YoTrip  Asks Five Questions  of  A”Woman People Should Know”  Dr. Darcova Triplett  IMG_5773.jpg

Below is my first feature blog post in honor of Women’s History Month. It is important that we celebrate the beauty and brains of women. Please enjoy learning about these fascinating women and then make sure you support them in their passions, projects, and products.

Who are you? Please share  something about yourself and your business. Greetings! I am Dr. Darcova Triplett– Wife, Mother, Educator, Poet, Author, Visionary of The STRUT Movement, Designer of Earrings and Visual Artist. My business is all about creating with the purpose of shifting the atmosphere. I Create to Provoke an Awakening to the fact that the world is waiting for each of us to STRUT in our Purpose!

What makes you a “Woman People Should Know”? It is imperative that people know me because my Positivity, Creativity and Make-it-Happen STRUT IS CONTAGIOUS!!! One in encounter with me sparks a zest and zeal that will inspire and encourage you, too, to walk in your purpose expecting a life filled with unlimited possibilities and prosperity!

When did you find out that you had that something special that you wanted to share with the world? As a child, my parents always told my sister and I that we were Unique, Distinct and Influential. Those words have always stuck with me and, to be quite honest, as far back as I can remember, I’ve ALWAYS let my little light shine.

Where can people find out more about you? For Educational Consultations regarding Desire Maps, Goal Setting and Resume Building, email me at DarcovaTriplett@gmail.com. My Collection of Poetry “Harmonious Contradictions: Expressions for the Journey from Alpha to Omega” is available online at Amazon.com. Details about The STRUT Movement and for Daily STRUT Tips by Contributors for Georgia and California, visit http://www.facebook.com/STRUT!TheMagazine.EditorinChief,Dr.DarcovaTriplett. My Custom Earrings and Original Paintings are available to view and purchase via http://www.facebook.com/GalleryTrip and http://darcovatriplett.shutterfly.com.

How do you make it all happen? My method to making it happen is really really really simple. I say GOD USE ME! Then I get quiet. What follows is a series of dreams and visions. And when I’m really still and really focused, HE GIVES SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS, TOO! I write down His plans for me… and go with the flow. As ordained, doors open and opportunities become available. As I align my will to God’s Will, He Stirs Up the Gifts already planted inside of me. It’s not rocket science and nothing miraculous about it. I ask God to fix my mind and touch my hands… AND HE SHOWS OUT EVERY TIME!

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for August 9, 2012-We Remember Whitney Houston (Vol.8, Iss.2)


We Remember Whitney Houston

In a town called Newark, in the state of New Jersey almost a half a century ago today, Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born. The international musical icon, Whitney Houston tragically died last February and the world was left with a void. Today as we say Happy birthday, I decided to yield my blog space to memories of  Whitney Houston.

I asked my family how they remembered Whitney and immediately my mother, Marian A. Clay said her favorite song was “How Will I Know” and then the singer, Greta,  shouted out “The Greatest Love of All” and then she changed to “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” as she broke out in song making my heart smile to hear her sing with so much feeling. I then scanned my musical memory for a favorite (there are so many) and for some reason the first song that came to my mind was “I Have Nothing” so I thought what made that come to mind first.

My Mom’s favorite, “How Will I Know” was noteworthy as the third single from the “Whitney” album from 1985. “How Will I Know“, peaked at No. 1 and introduced Houston to the MTV audience thanks to its video. Houston’s subsequent singles from this, and future albums, would make her the first African-American female artist to receive consistent heavy rotation on MTV. http://bit.ly/S5ZbPu

Greta’s first Whitney Houston favorite was record-breaking “Greatest Love Of All”  from March 1986. The song received critical acclaim and became a big hit, topping the charts in Australia, Canada and the US, while reaching the top 20 in most countries, including Italy, Sweden and UK. It remains her third biggest US hit, after “I Will Always Love You” and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)“.http://bit.ly/S60ayW . This Whitney song, is special and reminds me of the importance of children in our present and our future.

Greta’s second pick of  “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” is the fourth single from Whitney Houston‘s second album, Whitney. The ballad was released in February 1988. The song was written by Frank Wildhorn and Chuck Jackson and produced by Narada Michael Walden. Wildhorn approached Jackson about the opportunity to write for Whitney Houston. He gave him the title, and Wildhorn completed the music and lyrics for the song.

Initially, Houston did not want to record the song, feeling there was no special message to convey. However, Arista Records CEO Clive Davis believed the song would go to number one if she recorded it, so she agreed. It indeed became a number one, Houston’s seventh consecutive one in the United States.http://bit.ly/S61H8k . The song title asks the all important question of direction for those lost after losing love.

My favorite pick of a Whitney Houston song is “I Have Nothing”  and it like so many made history. After the back-to-back successes of Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” and “I’m Every Woman“, “I Have Nothing” became yet another hit, peaking at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and being certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The song also became a hit on the Billboard Hot R&B Singleschart, with a number four peak, and a number-one peak on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Houston established another historic milestone in Billboardchart history with the two previous singles off the soundtrack and this song, becoming the first artist to have three songs inside the top 11 of the Hot 100 chart in the same week since the chart began using Broadcast Data System and SoundScan data in 1991.http://bit.ly/S62VAz

The song capsule for Whitney Houston is so vast and offers music that came and left its footprints of an impression that are lasting and classic. “The Voice” as Whitney Houston has been called gave the world so much in the songs and performances she provided over  the years. As I sit here and write about a few of her songs, I am both sad and happy. I am sad that she is no longer here with us, but so happy that she was born 49 years ago, and gave us music that will last a lifetime and beyond.

Happy birthday Whitney Houston, may your soul be at peaceful rest. Listen to the following link to hear the pure talent of Whitney Elizabeth Houston  http://bit.ly/S65KRT

Whitney Houston   -   Concert in Central Park ...

Whitney Houston – Concert in Central Park / Good Morning America 2009 (Photo credit: asterix611)

 

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