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Daddy I Miss…


Daddy I miss your Amazingness
You never cease to Wow us

Daddy I miss your Boldness
You always stood out in a crowd

Daddy I miss your Candor
You always spoke your mind

Daddy I miss your Determination
You never stopped

Daddy I miss your Empowerment
You told us we could be who we wanted to be

Daddy I miss your Face
Your expressions were priceless

Daddy I miss your Gratitude
You were giving of self

Daddy I miss your Heart
You helped any and everybody

Daddy I miss your Influence
You left your footprints on us

Daddy I miss your Joyfulness
You had a way with bringing it to people

Daddy I miss Koolness
It was like a summer breeze

Daddy I miss your Liveliness
You were always full of life

Daddy I miss your Momentum
You kept everyone up and going

Daddy I miss your no Nonsense
You always told it like it is!

Daddy I miss your Observations
You could read people so well

Daddy I miss your Personality
You were a true original

Daddy I miss your Quickness
You always were on point

Daddy I miss your Reasoning
You always made it plain

Daddy I miss your Selflessness
You gave your heart and soul

Daddy I miss your Tenacity
You were determined…never gave up

Daddy I miss your Understanding
You listened and explained

Daddy I miss your Voice
You always said it best

Daddy I miss your Wisdom
Your wit lives on today

Daddy I miss your Xtraness
You were you unapologetically

Daddy I miss your Youthfulness
You never acted your age until it counted

Daddy I miss your Zaniness
You were always the life of the party

Daddy I miss all of who you were in the flesh of human spirit. I am so glad the memories remain etched in my mind to recall, replay, and rewind

Daddy I miss YOU…

-YoTrip
#DaddysGirl4Life

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Happy Birthday Miss Zora Neale Hurston


Zora Neale Hurston's 123rd Birthday

In a place called Notasulga, Alabama  on January 7, 1891, Zora Neale was born  the fifth of eight children, to John Hurston, a carpenter and Baptist preacher, and Lucy Potts Hurston, a former schoolteacher. The family moved to the historic Town of Eatonville. Established in 1887, the rural community near Orlando was the nation’s first incorporated black township. It was, as Hurston described it, “a city of five lakes, three croquet courts, three hundred brown skins, three hundred good swimmers, plenty guavas, two schools, and no jailhouse.” http://zoranealehurston.com/about/

Today marks the 123rd birthday celebration of the prolific writer and anthropologist. A true Renaissance Woman, Miss Zora was always adding layers to colorful life. I am glad I was introduced to her as a young girl growing up in LA (lovely Augusta, Georgia) and I am glad to say I live a stone’s  throw away from Eatonville the place she called home for many years.

During the 1930’s and ’40’s Miss Zora was at the height of her  literary career she penned ,Their Eyes Were Watching God, in 1937; Tell My Horse, in 1938; Moses, Man of the Mountain, in 1939.  In 1942, Dust Tracks on a Road, was published and Miss Zora was getting some recognition for her brilliant works of art. Also in 1942,  Hurston  was profiled in Who’s Who in AmericaCurrent Biography and Twentieth Century Authors. In 1948, Miss Zora published another novel, Seraph on the Suwanee.

Miss Zora wrote many thought-provoking articles during the 1950’s that spoke to her outlook and insight on the plight and experience of the American Negro. After she had stroke in 1959, Miss Zora and was forced to live in a welfare home in St. Lucie and sadly died a year later. Unable to be properly laid to rest, Miss Zora was buried in an unmarked grave in the Garden of Heavenly Rest, in Fort Pierce, Florida. In the early ’70’s author Alice Walker gave this great lady, Miss Zora Neale Hurston back her dignity back by properly marking her burial site.

Today we salute your life, your living and your amazing legacy, Happy birthday Miss Zora!

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Mind, Body, Spirit" 
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2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts In Review


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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 25 trips to carry that many people.

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YoTrip Presents: The Word of The Day Kindred


 

Kindred Spirits Statue

Kindred Spirits Statue (Photo credit: J. Stephen Conn)

 

kindred [ˈkɪndrɪd]
adj
1. having similar or common qualities, origin, etc.
2. related by blood or marriage
kindred spirit a person with whom one has something in common
n
1. relationship by blood
2. similarity in character
3. a person’s relatives collectively
[C12 kindred, from kin + -red, from Old English rǣden rule, from rǣdan to rule]
kindredness , kindredship n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

 

“Kindred speaks to our commonalities, our roots, our connections one to another. The ties that binds us, keeps us together in mind, in body, and in spirit.” 7/11/13 ~~YoTrip

 

Be forever mindful of the people you invite into your life for a season, a reason or a lifetime.

 

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Central Florida’s premier workshop, “Developing the Business Professional” is hosted at Nova Southeastern University in Orlando Florida on August 17, 2013, 10 am – 2 pm. This workshop provides foundational training, tools, and resources to enhance the business professionals’ speaking, writing, and presentation skills, which will lead to an overall successful professional branding experience.

 

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Make the Moments Matter”

 

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“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

 

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YoTrip Asks Five Questions Of “Women You Should Know”


March is National Women’s History Project Month, “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination”

 

365: March

365: March (Photo credit: Flооd)

 

http://www.nwhp.org/NWHP

 

YoTrip Celebrates Women You Should Know

 
March is Women’s History Month and I think it is wonderful that the world takes 31 days and makes a seat of honor for women. In so many faces, places and spaces in this world the value of women is not even considered. In some parts of the world women are treated as second class citizens or less. The beauty of a woman‘s ability to give birth and keep the planet populated is viewed as sport by some people in this world. I am happy to honor, showcase, uplift, and praise women during the month of March and every other day of the year!

 

Recently, I was invited to sit in a circle among some bright-eyed young ladies and some seasoned, successful women for a candid conversation. The conversation was lively and spirited in the exchange of ideas and advice. At one point, I became sad to hear a young girl offer that she did not know of any women in her life to call role models. I could not let it go, I had to express to the group that being a woman is beautiful, exciting and worthy of honor and these young women needed to find the value of seeing a woman role model in their homes, schools, churches and community at large. So often, young ladies are caught up in the media hype of the rich and famous. The portrayal of the celebrities as living the life, is often what the media projects to sell products and people. This stemmed a round table poll question: who do you consider a role model and why? Most of the seasoned ladies offered that their Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, or Sister were a strong inspiration in their lives. It is my hope that when the seasoned women shared about the power of having a woman to guide you in life impacted the young ladies.

 

For the remainder of March, I will use my blog sites to feature, YoTrip Asks Five Questions of “Women You Should Know”. Stay tuned…

 

 

 

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for 2/5/13- A Lasting Legacy Miss Rosa Parks


A Lasting Legacy Miss Rosa Parks

                                                                                         From left, Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., Deputy Postmaster Elaine Steele, Gen. Ronald Stroman, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., Carolyn House Stewart, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority International president, and Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford, help unveil the Rosa Parks' 100th birthday commemorative postage stamp at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich.

CARLOS OSORIO/ASSOCIATED PRESS

From left, Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., Deputy Postmaster Elaine Steele, Gen. Ronald Stroman, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., Carolyn House Stewart, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority International president, and Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford, help unveil the Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday commemorative postage stamp at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/new-stamp-honors-rosa-parks-courage-article-1.1256087#ixzz2K5k0HYVl

 

How do you celebrate a woman who through an unselfish act changed a course of history? You posthumously honor her legacy with a “forever” United States postage stamp. On February 4, 2013, what would have been Miss Rosa Park’s 100th birthday, a larger than life rendering of the postage stamp was unveiled at the steps of the infamous segregated Montgomery, Alabama bus.  Additionally, there were ceremonies held in several cities in the great state of Michigan.

Over 60 years ago, Miss Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger, as it was customary for Negros when the bus filled and seats were needed for white bus riders. Miss Rosa’s actions was central to the in the emergence of the Civil Rights Movement,

Her defiance and the ensuing black boycott of the city bus system helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. rise to national prominence.

“This is being done in sight of the bus where future generations can sit in a seat where Rosa Parks sat and refused to budge and in a seat where the world was changed,” U.S. Sen. Carl Levin said before he and U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a fellow Democrat, pulled the curtain to reveal the Rosa Parks Forever Stamp, which bears her 1950’s likeness. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/new-stamp-honors-rosa-parks-courage-article-1.1256087#ixzz2K5iCjYgm

Thank you Miss Rosa Parks we have access because you were courageous enough to sit which was the ultimate way to take a stand. To help keep this legacy alive go to http://rosaparks.org/

 

 

I am missing you today, Peaceful Rest Auntie Mamie Ruth Mack Simmons. Forever in our hearts!

Congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens on their victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. Happy retirement Ray Lewis!

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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for 1/29/13 MENTOR If You Sow, They Grow!


English: PENSACOLA, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2009) Satur...

English: PENSACOLA, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2009) Saturday Scholar mentor Information Systems Technician Seaman Aprentice Ashley Lumas, from New Orleans, listens as a West Pensacola Elementary School Saturday Scholar student reads out loud during the third weekend of mentoring for the 48th session of Saturday Scholars hosted by Center for Information Dominance Corry Station. (U.S. Navy photo by Gary Nichols/Released (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 MENTOR-You Sow They Grow!

 

“You will be so enriched when you sow into the life of others.” ~~YoTrip

 

Do you have a few hours a week to spend with a young person? Mentoring and the difference it makes in the life of a child is highlighted each January for National Mentoring Month. When you sow into the life of a child through mentoring you open the door to opportunities and possibilities for the child.

 

Mentoring can do the following:

 

  • Help guide a child in their growth and development
  • Help a child with education and career goal
  • Help the child fill in the gaps in life

Created in 2002 by the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us—individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and nonprofits—can work together to increase the number of mentors to assure brighter futures for our young people. http://www.nationalmentoringmonth.org/

 

 

As a long time mentor, I have learned that children just want to be encouraged. When you give of your talent, your time and your treasures to a child you will see the impact of your involvement in their lives. A child that is connected with a mentor has another level of support.

 

For the last eight years I have had the pleasure of working with an emerging non-profit in Central Florida, Tomorrow Investments Matter (T.I.M. Works). The core mission of  T.I.M. Works is to help young ladies gain an increased self-awareness, learn to develop healthy relationships, understand their self-worth, gain financial savvy skills, and develop leadership skills. To learn more about about T.I.M. Works go to http://www.apinkypromise.net/ 

 

Let me challenge you to get involved and become a mentor.  The seeds you sow in a child, will be the foundation for growth in a child. Make the difference by being the difference in the life of a child.

 

~~YoTrip

 

Pause and pray for the families and friends of those who died tragically at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

 

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“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!

 

Make the Moments Matter”

 

 

 

Yolanda Clay Triplett

 

“YoTrip”

 

~Words and Thoughts Artist~

 

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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for December 13, 2012-A Season of Memories (Vol.12, Iss.1)


shelled and unshelled pecans

shelled and unshelled pecans (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Season of Memories

Ruth Anderson, my beloved grandmother left this world for her heavenly home when I was still a young one (just eight years old). My brief time with my grandma was filled with experiences that left lasting impressions on my life. During the fall/winter months, grandma would love to take her beloved grandchildren along for one of her favorite past-times: picking pecans.

In Augusta, Georgia as the leaves found their way off the trees, the grounds would become littered with the dusty brown colored shells with black lines holding the treasured nuts known as pecans. I can still hear the rusting sound as the marriage of the leaves, pecan shells, and shoes all coming together as we walked through the orchards that seemed larger than life. Armed with our brown bags, neatly folder under our arms, we opened the bag and watched grandma for instructions on how which pecans were ready to be picked. 

My grandma was expert in finding pecans at their prime and she would feel her brown bag quickly. The pecans we picked would soon turn into the main ingredients in Pecan pies or toasted and rolled with sugar and spice for a wonderful holiday treat. 

Do you have any childhood memories of this season? Please feel free to share. It makes my heart smile to think of days and times gone by, how about you?

~~YoTrip 

****Rest Peacefully Monica Harris Spires*****

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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”
Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

 

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for November 22, 2012-A Word Of Thanksgiving (Vol.11, Iss.3)


Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving (Photo credit: Calsidyrose)

 

A WORD OF THANKSGIVING

 

Today is the National Day of Thanksgiving here in the United States. All over the country people cooked, cleaned and connected over meals that covered tables and filled empty stomachs. Gathering of family, friends and folks took place  all in the name of Thanksgiving.

I like so many was blessed to be able to travel and join my family for all the fun, food, and fellowship associated with Thanksgiving. I visited with two different family members homes and it was great just to all be together. The food was incredible: Cornish Hens, turkey, ham, dressing, turnip greens, mac n’ cheese, fried and barbaque chicken, chitterlings, string beans, mixed peas, potato salad, corn pudding, apple cobbler, carrot cake, sweet potato pie,  and red velvet cake.

We laugh and love so much, it was a joy. We watched Football games, Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (a classic) and then 25th Anniversary for Micheal Jackson‘s BAD. What a great day for offering a word of Thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful and grateful for, I just cannot tell it all. 

I would also like to take this time to offer a word of Thanksgiving for all of the people who have supported YoTrip-Words and Thoughts/Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip/Thursday Thinking by YoTrip as I seek to leave my footprints on the world.

Let us all continue in the spirit of Thanksgiving for this day and beyond!

30 Days of Thanksgiving– In All Things Give Thanks! 30 Days of Thanksgivinghttp://on.fb.me/R8xO9i

 

 

 

****Rest Peacefully Monica Harris Spires*****

 

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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 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 

 

 

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for April 26, 2012- POET’S NEVER DIE (Vol.4, Iss.4)


National Poetry Month Display @ Forest Hills

National Poetry Month Display @ Forest Hills (Photo credit: mySAPL)

POET’S NEVER DIE

Our words are lasting like the memories in the corners of our mind

Poet’s Never Die

What we share is worthy of pause by all who encounter our talents

Poet’s Never Die

What we express goes on,lives on, moves on but more importantly stays on

The paper,  the pen, the mind of the reader, and the heart of those touched by the words

Poet’s Never Die

They just get worn, like your favorite pair of shoes, they get weary, like a fighter at his last round who feels like giving up

Poet’s Never Die

Yet what keeps us, makes us appealing for the young and old alike

Poet’s Never Die

Consider the great artist who are dangerous with their stokes of the pen

Still their stories are picked up off of the shelves or the  subject of Google searches

Poet’s Never Die

As long as there are faces, places and spaces for seeking to have them  in their lives

Poet’s Never Die

YoTrip 4/26/12

April is National Poetry Month

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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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”

Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

 

 

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