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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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Triumphant Living Workshop
O’ Charley’s Restaurant,
July 20, 2013, 11:30-1:30 pm

 

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.

 

REGISTER Today: http://dbp4.eventbrite.com

 

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“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

 

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YoTrip’s Word For The Day: Blessings


Blessed

Blessed (Photo credit: Nastassia Davis [www.nastassiadavis.com])

BLESSINGS: AN ACT OF ENCOURAGEMENT
 
Do you realize the blessings in your life? Most people will say yes without even thinking about it. We wake up in the morning and our minds are filled with all that we have to complete on our to do list. Did you say “thank you Lord” for my life, health and seeing another day? No you were so consumed with all the things that you wished you had. You forgot about the roof that covers your head at night, the closets you have busting over with clothes, you cannot see the floor for all the shoes that cover it. There is a choice of food items in your refrigerator, you have multiple bathrooms in your home, you drive a vehicle to your destinations and you have a job! All that is a blessing!
This morning as I was on my way to work I went off the normal path and stopped at a different place for coffee. The parking lot was busy with cars coming in and going out in a hurry. I looked out my passenger window and saw her slowing approaching the entrance of the store. This woman was wearing a heavy coat, a hat on her head and layers of tattered clothes in this Florida heat. The woman’s slowness was probably due to the fact that she pulled all her belongings behind her in an old suitcase.
 I rushed into the store unfamiliar with the setup seeking coffee. I found the coffee counter and looked for my favorite flavor. Begin to assemble the perfect blend of Joe, and looked for the bananas. I did not see the bananas around the coffee and asked the attendant who directed me to the front counter. I walked toward the front counter and encountered the woman as she carried a 64 oz cup of some red juice and looking at the change in her hand as if she did not have enough for this drink to quench her thirst. As our eyes met, I spoke and so did she, I asked if she would like something else to go with the drink. The woman nodded yes and pointed to the wings in the warmer. I asked the attendant to get her some wings. The woman looked back at me and I said get something else if you like, she whispered “one more thing” my heart danced at that moment. I received the blessing as I gave a blessing to the woman.
The blessing was the act of encouragement I received from the woman. The humility I saw in this woman’s eyes brought me to a place to acknowledge that we must recognize our blessings one by one. Our blessings may seem small but they are the gifts that God has bestowed upon us. I am thankful for each and every blessing that I received today?
Can you share a story of a blessing you received recently? Let me hear back from you, comment below.
~~YoTrip
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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 the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris

 

Triumphant Living Workshop

O’ Charley’s Restaurant, 

July 20, 2013, 11:30-1:30 pm

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.

REGISTER Todayhttp://dbp4.eventbrite.com

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“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 Facebookfacebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
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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 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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Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on 1st and 3rd 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”

 

“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 March 10, 2011-“The Invisible” (Vol.3,Iss.2)


It's a Small World, Disneyland, 1979

Image by Distraction Limited via Flickr

The segment on the issue of Homelessness in Central Florida ran again last night on 60 Minutes. I thought I would re-run my posts on the situation. This is part one…
-YoTrip
The “Invisible” in our Communities
 

Last Sunday, the long-running news show 60 Minutes featured a segment on the homeless children in the Central Florida area. The show focused on the plight of children who, along with their families are homeless as a result of the residual effects of the economic downturn. The correspondent Scott Pelley saw a projection by the Congressional Budget Office that the poverty rate among children was moving towards 25 percent, and wanted to look at how homeless children and their families were coping. The show placed some emphasis on the notion all this was going on right in the backyard of the land of Disney.  Can you can hear “It’s a Small World After All” playing in your mind right now?

The land of Disney is full of fantasy, fun and flocking for the hundreds of thousands who come from all over the world to experience the magic of Mickey Mouse. Yet the reality is all of what Disney projects pales in the face of what is the plight of the homeless in Central Florida. The 60 Minutes show chronicled the lives of two children and their families who live a world away from Disney in Seminole County (Casselberry). One family lives in an extended stay type hotel and the other family lives with some neighbors. The current living condition of these families shows the outside world that even in the land of Mickey Mouse you can be in a poverty-stricken state of homelessness.

Since the show aired there has been an outcry from people who live in the Central Florida and were unaware that there is a large population of families who are in varying states of homelessness. For the people who viewed this show and were upset to learn that children were hungry and homeless, it was an awakening of a sad state of affairs in this country. Countless numbers of people were applauded to learn that seemingly regular or normal looking children were reduced to doing homework in a car and cleaning up in the restrooms of fast-food restaurants. The descriptive activity of the hungry and homeless is a sad testament to what has plagued many in our society.

In most cities big and small in this country you can find individuals or groups of people who exist and survive without the comforts of a warm cozy home, meals of their choosing, a closet full of clothes or a vehicle to get them from to and fro. These individuals and groups of people are not a part of the mainstream of society and are “invisible” to people who do not encounter them each and every day. The “Invisible” are men and women, boys and girls, young and old, brown, white, yellow and black in color. The “Invisible” are typically former in their profession doctors, lawyers, soldiers, accountants, engineers, teachers, and such. For the most part, “Invisible” are people who have for whatever reason have lost their way of regular everyday living and are now the product of their predicament: THEY ARE HOMELESS!

The bigger question is what the community can do to help the hopeless find hope, heal the pains of hunger in the children and their families, and harness healthy ways to get people back on track. As easy as it was for some people to spiral out of control, it is going to be a challenge to move people back to a place of wholeness. It is critical that people not look down on those who have come to a place of homelessness and hunger, in these economic times it can so easily be any one of us.
To be continued…

 

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

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com
Follow me on Twitter:@yotrip729
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
“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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