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Thursday Thoughts by YoTrip for December 22, 2011-CHRISTMAS Is His Birthday Not Yours! (Vol.12, Iss.3)


Happy Christmas Folks! Here is another timeless post to share again with the masses

Did you celebrate this Christmas 2013 in a special way? Or did you do little or nothing? Was this holiday difficult for you because a loved one is no longer living to share in making memories? Were you serving this country in a foreign country on land or sea? Did you have a traditional meal of turkey/ham and all the trimmings or did you eat outside of the box (Steak, seafood, Italian or Chinese take-out)?

In all of these wonderings and such did you recall it is His birthday and not yours to celebrate. It is Jesus’ who we pause to recognize not the chubby man in the red suit. I hope you took a moment to share and give love to others in the spirit of our greatest gift Jesus Christ.

YoTrip, 2013

CHRISTMAS is the largest holiday celebrated by people all over the world. Too often everyone gets all wrapped up in the presents that are presented and paying little attention to the greatest gift given. Always keep Christ in Christmas.” 12/21/11 ~~YoTrip

The birth of Jesus Christ is the reason for the season of Christmas, yet everyone acts as if it is their birthday. Newsflash folks stop ripping, running and rushing around for others and take a moment to put Christ back into Christmas.

December 25th will come and many people will be so consumed and absorbed with trees, decorations, that jolly joker Santa Claus, and cooking that they neglect and overlook the Saviour, the Christ.

The greatest present Jesus Christ, became the best gift Christmas that has been sidelined on his own birthday.

Beyond children who get sparkle in their eyes at the thought of toys and treats, adults show strive to give presents but keep Christ as the focus. Children should be taught that it is Christ’s birthday and he must be recognized.

During Christmas as you celebrate with family and friends, pause for the cause and of Christ Jesus and remember it is His birthday not yours. Merry  Christmas to you and yours!

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Merry Christmas make this the season of giving back to -People,Places, and sharing of your Possessions

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******Remember the people who have been affected by Hurricane Irene****

Please keep the people of Haiti, Chile, the Gulf region, Japan, the Middle East, Alabama, and Joplin, MS in your thoughts and prayers. Give to http:// http://www.newmissions.org/

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

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

Yolanda Clay-Triplett “YoTrip”

Orlando Renaissance Writer’s Guild, Inc.

“2011 Writer of the Year”

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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.”

“Soaring Towards Heaven in 2011”
The Sky is Limitless…
Orlando Renaissance Writer’s Guild, Inc.
2011 *”Writer of The Year”*
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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 9/29/11-Speak from your Spirit (Vol.9, Iss.4)


Speak up, make your voice heard

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Speak from your Spirit
 
Speak from your spirit deep down within
Its rumored to be the place your pain goes to mend
Cascade through the slopes of the hills and the valleys at tall peaks
Dig down in there so your soul might speak
Ain’t no need to be shy on the matter
For we all have things restless in our souls seeking to splatter
So spill it like the beans or the bucket of stuff
The longer you hold it the more it get ruff
You know its kinda hard round them ends
Mold it, fold it try to make sure it blends
What creeps out from the depths might shock you
Hidden in your dark space waiting to
Burst up on the scene and be seen by many
Bringin it new and comin with plenty
So work past the fear with new courage you wear
Excuse me, move over,that is your spirited soul in there.
7/16/2009
~~YoTrip
 
 
 

 

              ~~~~~Victoria Straughter, your SMILE is seared in my memory. May your family find comfort and your soul find a place of rest. ~~~~~

September is Sickle Cell Anemia http://www.sicklecelldisease.org and Ovarian Cancer http:// www.ovariancancer.org awareness month. Be informed on matters that deal with your health and well being.

                                                           ******Remember the people who have been affected by Hurricane Irene****

Please keep the people of Haiti, Chile, the Gulf region, Japan, the Middle East, Alabama, and Joplin, MS in your thoughts and prayers. Give to http:// www.newmissions.org/

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

“Soaring Towards Heaven in 2011”

Yolanda “YoTrip” Triplett
www.yotrip.wordpress.com
www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com

2011 Writer Of The Year
Orlando Renaissance Writer’s Guild, Inc.

 

 

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for July 21, 2011


Limitless

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LIVE
1.You were born to live
2.Dying is not a better option

LAUGH
3.Find something to trigger your inner and outter funny
4.Release all those happy feelings

LOVE
5. It beats spreading hate
6.It still makes the world go around

LEARN
7. Always stay open to the opportunity to know new things
8. It stimulates your mind

For the next week make it your focus to find ways to LIVE better, LAUGH better, LOVE better, and LEARN better. Record how you were able to accomplish these things and if you think it will help someone do not be afraid to share (knowledge is power!). I am getting excited and I am

It has been a week, and I need to report how I exercised my four L’s-Live, Laugh, Love, Learn.

I continually try to make living better a priority.
Life is all about how we choose to live it. There were times this week that made life matter so much more. Everyday we have to live a cherished life.

Laugh when you feel like crying.
Find a reason to laugh at something in your life. On several ocassions I just let out a big old gut-felt laugh at myself or something happening around me.

Love is the answer to all things wrong in the world.

It is all about love and love covers so many things. My heart was open to love people even when it did not make sense. Exercising love takes work, patience and understanding.

Learn is a concept that should be a constant for people.

I took the time to learn something new by merely being my ever-wanting-t

“Soaring Towards Heaven in 2011″
The Sky is Limitless
Orlando Renaissance Writer’s Guild, Inc.
2011 *”Writer of The Year”*
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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for May 19,2011- Turning the Tears to a S.M.I.L.E. (Vol.5, Iss.3)


smile!

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“Turn the Tears to a S.M.I.L.E.”
 
Following my usual Thursday routine, I was rushing to get the trash can down to the curb and talking to my Mom on the telephone when I heard the wailing of a young child. My Mom mentioned what is wrong with that child, and I told her I was looking to see where the cries where coming from. As I hung up with Mom, the crying got closer and I saw two little boys walking towards me across the street. I waited at the curb as the two boys spotted me, one boy in tears was being comforted by the boy who was a little older. I asked the older boy if the crying boy was okay and he merely shook his head and said, “oh, no”.
 
I looked into the deer shaped eyes full of streaming tears and told the little boy it was going to be alright. The little boy was trying to calm his tears and tell me what had made him cry. As he struggled to get out words his comforting friend chimed in, “Lil man can up and took his glasses”. Just the sound of what happened to him brought on a new set of tears. Finally the crying little boy said, “I closed my eyes and he took my glasses off my face and then took off running.” I asked where did the boy go with his glasses and they both spoke in unison, “to school” and pointed straight ahead. I asked few other questions: was the little boy alone? Did he know his real name? Is he in your class and is he your age or older? The boys let me know that Lil Man was with a older girl, and they did not know his real name and he was 6 years old in kindergarten at Rosemont Elementary.
 
The crying boy was now calm, and rubbing his eyes. I asked him his name and his age, to which he responded “Cordell and I am five years old”. I responded, “Glad to meet you, Cordell, I am Miss Yolanda.” I again told Cordell it was going to be okay, and asked for a SMILE. Cordell said he was mad about his glasses and wanted to find “Lil Man” and his glasses and did not want to SMILE. I began to walk with the two boys as they continued towards the fence that leads into the school and Rosemont Park. The boy who was comforting stopped at a parking barrier and said he was going to wait on his sister.
 
Cordell looked back at his friend who had stopped and proceed to tell me things that broke my heart. A sadness came back into his face, as he spoke, ” I am hungry, my Mama did not give me my snack this morning. These bugs are bothering me, just like the roaches at the house.” I listened and then asked if he would eat breakfast at school, he said, “the breakfast is over by now, but I have a dollar can will buy something.” Once Cordell spoke of his Mama, I saw this as a chance to see where was she when “Lil Man” was busy taking Cordell’s glasses. Without much thought Cordell said “My Mama’s door was locked, so she did not come out.” I wish Cordell was kidding but this was his reality and he was coping as best as his five-year-old mind would allow.
 
I looked down at Cordell and asked if he would do something for me. Shaking his head up and down, was an indicator that he was feeling better. “Cordell will you give me a SMILE, please.” As if he were posing for a camera, Cordell shared a big old cheesy SMILE. I SMILED back and asked about his missing teeth. “I keep loosing these teeth out of my mouth. I still have two teeth that are shaky.See them…” Cordell gave me a high-five, and a low five and another SMILE. I told Cordell to tell his teacher about “Lil Man” taking his glasses and ask for help to get them back. I walked with Cordell until he reached inside the fence and skipped along towards the school. I hoped that Cordell would find his glasses, get some food to eat, be given better living conditions and find a reason to SMILE.
 
I was glad I heard Cordell crying this morning, it was well worth our coming together. I could not get his glasses back, I could not find “Lil Man”, I could not bring his Mama out of the house to take care of her baby, I could not change his living conditions. I did stop Cordell’s tears, I did get him to talk and settle down. The biggest thing I received from Cordell was that huge beaming light sprinkled with those beautiful missing spaces…a SMILE.The actions of Cordell made me see SMILE in this way:Seeking Motivation Inspiration Laughter Everyday.
~~YoTrip
 
 
Check out this video by Kirk Franklin it says it all http://youtu.be/6OKXpAtX32M

**************** May is Stroke Awareness and National Mental Health Awareness Month*******************

Please keep the people of Haiti, Chile, the Gulf region, Japan, the Middle East and Alabama in your thoughts and prayers. Give to http://www.newmissions.org/
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/. Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “ANTHOLOGY” at the listed website.

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

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”

The Orlando Renaissance Writer’s Guild, Inc.
~”2011 Writer of the Year”~

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”

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for May 10, 2011-National Women’s Health Month (Vol.3, Iss.2)


Girls' Night Out for Women’s Health, hosted by...

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Did you know that your Health is your Greatest Wealth?

Listen up women here’s a newsflash for you: Your health is your greatest wealth; it is what fuels your life and living. All too often women are too busy living to concern themselves with the centerpiece of their existence, their health. Children, husbands or significant others, family, friends, careers and whatever is being pursued comes before the health.  It appears that thinking of or focusing on your health is secondary to all the other people, places and possessions in your life. Now more than ever women need to show a greater level of care and concern for their own health. How can you be your best for others and do less for yourself?

 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services‘ Office on Women’s Health designated the week of May 8-14 as National Women’s Health Week. The promotion of women’s health during this week is a gateway for women to focus on being better and doing better for themselves. The theme of this year’s campaign is “It’s Your Time”. All over the country various organizations, groups and individuals are planning events all in the name of women’s health. Women “It’s Your Time” so honor and celebrate you, by making an investment in your health. To find out what more about National Women’s Health Week 2011, go to http://www.womenshealth.gov/whw/about/ .

 Please keep the people of Haiti, Chile, the Gulf region, Japan, the Middle East and Alabama in your thoughts and prayers. Give to http://www.newmissions.org/

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

“Soaring Towards Heaven In 2011”
The Sky Is Limitless

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”

The Orlando Renaissance Writer’s Guild, Inc.
~”2011 Writer of the Year”~

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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