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YoTrip Presents A Poetic Expression “I Cannot But If I Could…”


English: Breat Cancer ribbons

English: Breast Cancer ribbons (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I Cannot But If I Could…

I cannot speak your pain
I cannot speak your pain
I cannot speak your pain
I cannot even imagine what it means to hear those words
Those words
Those words
Those words
You have BREAST CANCER
CANCER OF THE BREAST
CANCER IN YOUR CHEST
CANCER yes BREAST CANCER
CANCER no BREAST CANCER
I cannot hear your pain
I cannot hear your pain
I cannot hear your pain
It came like a thief in the night no warning
No alarm tripped to alert you of its arrival
Never made a sound above a whisper, yet it’s results speaks volumes
I cannot feel your pain
I cannot feel your pain
I cannot feel your pain
The perilous poison crept in like the invasion of the body snatchers
Cancer connected itself to one of the life centers of your body, your breast
Cancer grabbed you and sought to hold you hostage
I cannot see your pain
I cannot see your pain
I cannot see your pain
Cancer is not always visible to those looking outside in
Your courage to go on, gives you strength when your body is weak and wants to give up
What appears to be perfection resting upon your chest is the pathway to your pain
I cannot heal your pain
I cannot heal your pain
I cannot heal your pain
The sad sickness of Cancer it never looks the same one from another
The Oncologist determine a treatment plan radiation, chemotherapy, medication or just cutting cancer out of your body
It is your faith in the great Physician that helps you, that holds you, that heals you

But if I could…
If I could speak your pain I would cry out to God on your behalf
If I could hear your pain I would tell it to be silent and never to utter a word again
If I could feel your pain I would take it on so you could rest
If I could heal your pain-I would clear this world of breast cancer and all it has done
If I could see your pain I would be more aware beyond these 31 days, 744 hours, 44,640 minutes, 2,678,400 seconds and more moments than we can ever count!

Let what you speak, what you hear, what you feel, what you heal, and what you see make a difference in the lives of others….
I pray to God that He sends us a cure for Breast Cancer, until then let’s turn the pain into a reason to praise The Lord Jesus who rules and reigns forever in our lives!
~~YoTrip  10/20/2013

 

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Make the Moments Matter”
 
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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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for 10/2/12-I AM GOING PINK FOR OCTOBER (Vol.10, Iss.1)


I AM GOING PINK FOR OCTOBER

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS during the month of October has taken place for more than 25 years. Even as I write this post someone is feeling the effects of what breast cancer does to try to rob countless women and men of their lives and their living. I do not have the reasons as to why breast cancer has invaded so many people, but I do know that I vow to do my part to help keep it relevant.  

What can we do to keep BREAST CANCER as a focus? We can educate, empower,  and emphasize how important it is to be aware of breast cancer. Education is critically key to everyone’s understanding of BREAST CANCER and its causes, symptoms, treatments and care. Empower the women and men (yes I said men) who face the personal struggles of BREAST CANCER. When a person is dealing with BREAST CANCER they need to know they can go from suffering to surviving via empowerment. Emphasize that BREAST CANCER awareness month is OCTOBER, but this disease is on the job 365 days a year.  

Use the month of awareness of BREAST CANCER to get involved in efforts that you can pursue year around and help with keeping hope alive for the living and honoring those whose life is worth remembering.  Join me by GOING PINK FOR OCTOBER!

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~~YoTrip

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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 May 31, 2012-Lupus Awareness Month (Vol.5, Iss.3)


Awareness does not cost you much more than your time. When you choose not to expand your knowledge base you miss the opportunity to know more about the world and those who live in it. In addition to being a month for awareness of strokes, May is also Lupus Awareness Month. Lupus is a condition that is both misunderstood for its symptoms mimic other conditions rheumatoid arthritis (RA), myositis, scleroderma and Sjogren’s Syndrome.

To find out more about Lupus and how the awareness is brought to the forefront during this month, go to http://www.lupus.org/awareness

 

 

About Lupus Awareness Month

May is Lupus Awareness Month — a time for everyone to come together to raise awareness of lupus, an unpredictable and sometimes fatal disease, and show support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans and at least five million people worldwide affected by the disease. As part of Lupus Awareness Month activities, World Lupus Day is observed on May 10 — a day when the global lupus community rallies to bring greater attention to this terrible disease.

Lupus is more widespread than most people realize. In fact, research shows most Americans know little or nothing about lupus and its devastating impact. We can change that, but we need your support!

Band Together. Tell the Story. Change Lives. The Lupus Foundation of America offers many ways the public can join the Lupus Foundation of America and Band Together for Lupus Awareness during May. Lupus Awareness Month activities include social media, online, and grassroots components to empower individuals, organizations, and companies with a wide-ranging number of tools and resources to educate their communities about lupus. Visit www.lupus.org/awareness to learn more.

What is Lupus?

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years. In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs (“foreign invaders,” like the flu). Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these invaders. Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues (“auto” means “self”) and creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue. These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.

  • Lupus is also a disease of flares (the symptoms worsen and you feel ill) and remissions (the symptoms improve and you feel better). Lupus can range from mild to life-threatening and should always be treated by a doctor. With good medical care, most people with lupus can lead a full life.
  • Lupus is not contagious, not even through sexual contact. You cannot “catch” lupus from someone or “give” lupus to someone.
  • Lupus is not like or related to cancer. Cancer is a condition of malignant, abnormal tissues that grow rapidly and spread into surrounding tissues. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, as described above.
  • Lupus is not like or related to HIV (Human Immune Deficiency Virus) or AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). In HIV or AIDS the immune system is unreactive; in lupus, the immune system is overactive.
  • Our research estimates that at least 1.5 million Americans have lupus. The actual number may be higher; however, there have been no large-scale studies to show the actual number of people in the U.S. living with lupus.
  • It is believed that 5 million people throughout the world have a form of lupus.
  • Lupus strikes mostly women of childbearing age (15-44). However, men, children, and teenagers develop lupus, too.
  • Women of color are 2-3 times more likely to develop lupus.
  • People of all races and ethnic groups can develop lupus.
  • More than 16,000 new cases of lupus are reported annually across the country. http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_actionawareness.aspx?articleid=4142&zoneid=570


Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for May 22, 2012-Mental Health Awareness/ Happy 50th Birthday Rae Lewis Thornton (Vol.5, Iss.4)


Rae Lewis Thornton

Rae Lewis Thornton (Photo credit: Tennessee State University)

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS 2012

Do you take the beauty of your mind for granted? What are your thoughts on the notion that mental health is just as important as physical, social,  and emotional health? May is the month for Mental Health Awareness. The stigma and shame that comes a diagnosis mental illness is so taboo in our society today. There is so much that is not commonly known about mental health, its study and examination has been around for many years.  Mental Health America is an organization that is dedicated to  keeping awareness at  the forefront.  The bell is the symbol of hope for  Mental Health America and read why below

Cast from shackles which bound them, this bell shall ring out hope for the mentally ill and victory over mental illness.

—Inscription on Mental Health Bell

During the early days of mental health treatment, asylums often restrained people who had mental illnesses with iron chains and shackles around their ankles and wrists. With better understanding and treatments, this cruel practice eventually stopped.

In the early 1950s, Mental Health America issued a call to asylums across the country for their discarded chains and shackles. On April 13, 1956, at the McShane Bell Foundry in Baltimore, Md., Mental Health America melted down these inhumane bindings and recast them into a sign of hope: the Mental Health Bell. To read more go  to http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/

Keep your mind fit by exercising it daily! Your mind is a gift to be treasured–YoTrip

*****Rae Lewis Thornton, HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY, you made it by the grace of God! Rae has been living a transparent life as a woman with HIV/AIDS for nearly 30 years. If you want to learn about the madness, the mental-toughness, and the miracle of Rae Lewis Thornton’s  journey then visit her award-winning blog and be enlightened and encouraged by her. To learn more go to:  http://www.raelewisthornton.com/ 

This month I will highlight and bring awareness to National Stroke Awareness 
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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/lorettafaithharris

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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 December 1, 2011-World AIDS Day (Vol.12, Iss.1)


World AIDS Day 2011

Just the facts…

Some 34 million people are now living with HIV and AIDS;

68 percent of HIV and AIDS-affected persons are in sub-Saharan Africa.

Of those 34 million people, 2.5 million are children. Another 16.6 million children are currently orphaned by AIDS.

Fifty percent of the number of people living with HIV globally are women.

In 2010, 1.8 million people died of AIDS-related causes. That’s 4,931 per day, 205 per hour, 3 every minute. One life is lost to AIDS every 20 seconds.

Since the beginning of the AIDS pandemic, 30 million lives have been lost to the illness.

Every day, 1,068 children are infected with HIV.

*All statistics presented in this post are taken from the 2011 UNAIDS World AIDS Day report (pdf).

AIDS is not a condition it is a movement that has made its way into every segment of the mankind and every place and space on the planet. Do your part to help find a cure to stop the countless deaths. Get tested, know your status and encourage others to be tested. Be informed and then go out and share your  knowledge about AIDS.

Stay in the fight

Today I salute to incredible and courageous women who have been champions for the cause of AIDS and HIV awareness Rae Lewis Thornton (a 27 year thriver) and Hydeia Broadbent (over 20 year survivor).  Both of these ladies speak boldly and apologetically about their struggles and trials with HIV.  To find out more on these ladies story go to http://www.HydeiaBroadbent.com and http://www.raelewisthornton.com/

~~YoTrip

 

“Soaring Towards Heaven in 2011”
The Sky is Limitless…
Orlando Renaissance Writer’s Guild, Inc.
2011 *”Writer of The Year”*
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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip- Speak Courageously in the Crisis of Breast cancer


Inspiration Nature pink ribbon

Image by Lindee Photo Designs via Flickr

Speak Courageously in the Crisis of Breast cancer

Breast cancer invades the lives of women and men year round. October is the month designated to heighten awareness and educate the masses about this awful disease. The face of Breast cancer is varied, as it has found its way into every segment of society and is does not have personal preferences. Breast cancer screams and is silent in the same breath. Breast cancer cripples and cuts in the same steps.Breast cancer harms and hurts in the same touch.

A dear friend, a coach and a cheerleader of mine, Yvette Register was diagnosed with Breast cancer in February of this year. Yvette was scared, shocked and stunned at the doctor’s words, she thought of her family( her son AJ, Mom and others) and her business (a successful State Farm agency). Yvette found herself at crossroads of decision: fight for her life or let the “c” word win.

Yvette has decided to speak candidly about her journey as she wrote a five-part series in The Orlando Times  (http://www.Orlando-Times.com). the article chronicles Yvette steps as she displays courageous in the crisis of Breast cancer. Reading Yvette’s story offers information and insight as her journey with Breast cancer is unfolding. Yvette’s voice in telling her story is raw, is real, and is remarkable. When Yvette decided to share her story she opened the door of opportunity to help and heal many who are facing the crisis of Breast cancer.

I salute and honor Yvette for deciding to not remain silent in her journey with Breast cancer. A few weeks ago, I along with a room full of others I was blessed to hear Yvette give her personal testimony at the 3rd Annual Pink Ribbon of Hope Tea. The Pink Ribbon of Hope Tea, is sponsored by the Health Ministry at Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida. Each year this gathering  of the Pink Ribbon of Hope Tea, celebrates the life of the survivors, brings attention to education and awareness of breast health and honors those who passed on in their fight against Breast cancer.

The attendees at the tea listened as Yvette used heart and humor to tell her story of courage and crisis with Breast cancer. Yvette let it be known that she is fighting and not folding to Breast cancer, she is her own advocate  and seeks the advice of those who have experienced as a survivor or a healthcare provider. The path that Yvette has taken in her journey with Breast cancer is uniquely her’s but she understands her calling and desire to tell all who will hear how important it is to know your body and do not be afraid to seek help.

Yvette is one of my “sheroes”, I love her spirit, her strength and her sound advice. It is so “awesome” to watch Yvette activate her faith in God as she continues on her journey with Breast cancer. Trusting God  has been a place of comfort and care for Yvette, she looks the Word to keep and carry her when times are rough. Yvette is still smiling with a smile that lights up any space she inhabits and touches all who are in her mist. I am glad that our paths crossed and that Yvette has left a beautiful impression in my life.

~~YoTrip

October is National Breast Cancer Awarenesshttp://ww5.komen.org/AboutUs/AboutUs.html & http://www.nbcam.org/andDomestic Violence Awareness Monthhttp://dvam.vawnet.org/.  Be open to education on your health. Be informed on matters that deal with your health and well-being.

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

Yolanda “YoTrip” Triplett
2011 Writer Of The Year
Orlando Renaissance Writer’s Guild, Inc.


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


Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for October 4, 2011-I Am Tired (Vol.10, Iss.1)


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I Am Tired

I must admit and I say it loud, I Am Tired. I know my body has caught up with my mind. Here me when I tell you I Am Tired, I Am Tired and I am seeking a place of rest. It is only Tuesday and it feels like I have worked up a week’s work of work, I Am Tired. I push and go and rarely stop, but now my spirit is seeking to slow it down, I Am Tired. Excuse me, forgive me please know I Am Tired and I need to rest!  It is alright to say I Am Tired. I am going to get some rest! How about you? ~~YoTrip

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness, http://ww5.komen.org/AboutUs/AboutUs.html and Domestic Violence Awareness Month, http://dvam.vawnet.org/.  Be open to education on your health.

 

 

YoTrip-Words and Thoughts for Monday, November 29, 2010-NESCIENCE (Vol.11, Iss.13)


Ladder of Knowledge

Definition of NESCIENCE

Nescience– lack of knowledge or awareness : ignorance — ne·scient\-sh(ē-)ənt, -sē-ənt\ adjective

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nescience

Nescience can keep you from reaching the next level of success in life. A desire to know is a stepping stone to reaching your goals.” 11/29/10 ~~YoTrip

 Motivational Monday– Life is full of peaks and valleys, take a positive outlook on how you will handle your encounters with them.

November is American Diabetes Month please visit this site to find out more information. http://www.diabetes.org/

National Novel Writing MonthNaNo http://www.nanowrimo.org commit to writing your book in the month of November. Visit the National Novel Writing Month site for details.

Keep the people of HAITI, CHILE, the GULF REGION, AND TENNESSEE in your thoughts and prayers. Give to http://www.newmissions.org/ Please visit my blog: http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com and http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com and enjoy previous posts. I would love to hear your feedback on your favorite posts. Thanks for your support.

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

“A.I.M. To Win In 2010”

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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 Wednesday, October 27, 2010-ZONES (Vol.10, Iss.11)


photo credit:Yolanda Clay-Triplett

ZONES of negativity that have held you  back from achieving your dreams need to be identified. Once you recognize the people, the possessions, and the places blocking your way, vow to move them out of your pathway for success.” 10/27/10 ~~YoTrip 

 
Wisdom Wednesday-Learn something new today, it helps exercise your mental capacity.
 
Celebrate 25 years of Breast Cancer Awareness. Visit the National Breast Cancer Awareness site: http://www.nbcam.org/
 
Keep the people of HAITI, CHILE, the GULF REGION, AND TENNESSEE in your thoughts and prayers. Give to http://www.newmissions.org/
 
Please visit my blog: http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com/ and http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com/ and enjoy previous posts. I would love to hear your feedback on your favorite posts. Thanks for your support.
 
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/. Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “ANTHOLOGY” .

 

“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, October 22, 2010-YAPNESS (Vol.10, Iss.10)


Original title: "Hunger ist der beste Koc...

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Yapness is defined as hunger.
 
Hunger. (from Phrontistery)
 
YAPNESS should drive you to want more in life. Your hunger pains need to move you closer to being your best!”10/22/10 ~~YoTrip
 
Freedom Friday– Your days are not a giving, enjoy them but do not take them for granted.
 
Celebrate 25 years of Breast Cancer Awareness. Visit the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month site: http://www.nbcam.org/
 
Keep the people of HAITI, CHILE, the GULF REGION, AND TENNESSEE in your thoughts and prayers. Give to http://www.newmissions.org/
 
Please visit my blog: http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com/ and http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com/ and enjoy previous posts. I would love to hear your feedback on your favorite posts. Thanks for your support.
 
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/. Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “ANTHOLOGY” .
 

“A.I.M. To Win In 2010”
spire, 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”

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