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It Been 20 Years…


This week marks the anniversary of my arrival in the land of Mickey (Orlando) from the land of Country Music (Nashville). It is funny how the time has passed  as I reflect back to that face, that place, that space of January 1994…

In the days to come I will recall, revisit and remember the journey from Nashville or shall I say Antioch, Tennessee to Orlando, Florida.

    

It seems like yesterday when I received the call from my husband (yes I was a “Mrs.” back then. Another post for another time) saying the company (Olive Garden/OG) had accepted the proposal we developed, was ready to move forward and move us to sunny Orlando, Florida.

I was a ball of emotions trying to take in the fact that we were leaving Nashville (a place that had grown to be home in my three years there) and heading southward to Orlando. This was it.

Before we moved the OG brought us down for a visit and to help with the transition. We stayed at the then Adams Mark Hotel which is attached to the Florida Mall. While my husband met with his new bosses, I hung out at the mall and planned for our upcoming moving date and looked at where I would work once we settled in to Orlando.

During our visit we were wined and dined with Presidents and Vice Presidents and other corporate big wigs.

Our time in Orlando was fun and full of relaxation. I arrived in Nashville in relation mode. Over the next month, I was in relocation mode. I had to be ready when the movers arrived.

This move was apart of our dream. All we had to do was be ready to go forward. It was still scary going to a new lands. A co-worker knew I loved by Dr. Maya Angelou so she gave me the book,” I Won’t Take Nothing For My Journey”, the title speaks volumes to where we were going.

On Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr weekend in January 1994 Tim, Snoopy (the dog) and I headed to Augusta, Georgia to see my family and friends and to rest.

After 20 years, I have had some ups and downs, some wins and some loss. I am here and still standing. I can truly say, The Best Is Yet To Come!

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

Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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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!

 

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 11/29/12-Celebrating The Caregivers (Vol.11, Iss.4)


Caregiver joins his striking caregivers

Caregiver joins his striking caregivers (Photo credit: Simon Oosterman)

Celebrating National Family Caregivers Month

In 1994, the National Family Caregivers Association began promoting the celebration of family caregivers during the week of Thanksgiving. President Clinton signed the first presidential proclamation in 1997 and every president since – Democrat and Republican alike – has issued an annual proclamation appreciating family caregivers. As interest grew in family caregiving issues, National Family Caregivers Week became National Family Caregivers Month.

Day in and day out, more than 65 million family caregivers in this country fulfill a vital role on the care team. No one else is in a better position to ensure continuity of care. Family caregivers are the most familiar with their care recipients’ medicine regimen; they are the most knowledgeable about the treatment regimen; and they understand best the dietary and exercise regimen.

For more information, http://www.nfcacares.org/national_family_caregiver_month/#

30 Days of Thanksgiving- In All Things Give Thanks! 30 Days of Thanksgivinghttp://on.fb.me/R8xO9i
 
 
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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”
 
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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 11/1/12-Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart (Vol.11,Iss.1)


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Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart

For the next 30 days find something big or small to show a measure of thanksgiving.  Saying thanks is not an option it is a requirement! So go and be thankful and thankful and more thankful!

30 Days of Thanks - It is Good to Give Thanks

30 Days of Thanks – It is Good to Give Thanks (Photo credit: rachel_titiriga)

**Rest Peacefully my friend, Monica Harris-Spires****
Young Entrepreneurs Society, YES! Hosts monthly social networking events to encourage and cultivate professional growth and business development
 
*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for the “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series” Saturday,December 15 , 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (ET) Orlando, FL to register go tohttp://dbp3.eventbrite.com/ ******
 
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/lorettafaithharris
 
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~
 
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.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 © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

 

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for September 11, 2012- FOREVER HEROES (Vol.9, Iss.2)


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FOREVER HEROES

I can’t even imagine or see with my mind’s eye

After all these years still stuck with the one word…WHY!

Barreling through the sky, using the airways to attack

Caught totally off guard you can’t fight back

Utter chaos erupts at the drop of a dime

Comes at you fast in little or no time

Terror rears it ugly head

Before you know it countless numbers are dead

In the truest sense of service, the forever heroes steps in

Doing their part to help protect and defend

Working without cease dedicated to the cause

Annually we reflect, remember and pause

To lift up the countless whose lives were lost

And you the Forever Heroes, giving unselfishly at all cost

Our lives and our living changed that day

Barriers of protection, security checks became the way

Forever Heroes we say thank you for giving it your all

On point, heard bell, responded and answered the call.

Thank you for then, and thank you now, thank you Forever Heroes.

~~YoTrip

 

Tuesday Thinking by YoTrip for November 1, 2011-A Season of Thanks (Vol.7, Iss.1)


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A Season of Thanks

As we enter the time of year known as the holidays, Thanksgiving is here and Christmas is fast on its heals. This Is a Season of Thanks, for where we are and who we are, and what we have. A Season of Thanks ushers in a time when we reflect on gratitude. There is so much to be grateful for in this Season of Thanks, we cannot count up all the blessings.

For the next 30 days I will speak on the season of thanks. There are so many reasons to give thanks, 30 days does not even begin to scratch the surface.

Day 1 of the Season of Thanks is for LIFE.
My life is a gift and I am so thankful.

~~YoTrip

Please support efforts for awareness during the month of November

November – National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
For more information visit the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association
www.alz.org

November – American Diabetes Month
For more information visit the American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org

November – National Hospice Month
For more information visit the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
www.nhpco.org

 

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