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YoTrip Chooses to LIVE LIFE 4/16/13


Great day in the morning folks! Decide right now to LIVE your life in the spirit of peace. #GDMF374

Chooses To LIVE LIFE

In the mist of all this darkness, disaster, and doom
I choose to LIVE and get beyond the gloom
It is so easy to soak it up and be consumed with it all
Now is the time to LIVE and not fold and fall
We must now take an action and that is to LIVE
Make it your business to go on and give
Never will we get this time to LIVE over again
So just choose life and go right on and win
We can make a thousand excuses and stay stuck in place
Or we can move now and start running the LIFE race
So LIVE life for the ones who gave LIFE without a reason
Take if from me now is the LIVE LIFE season.
Yo Trip ~~4/16/13

Life to Live

Today we pause, we plead, we praise and we pray that God will keep a covering over the people who were affected by the tragic events at the Boston Marathon

April is National Poetry Month

Let’s celebrate the beautiful of creative expression. For more information go to http://www.poets.org
National Poetry Month

The YES! Network Social Event on April 20, 2013
11:30-1:30 pm at O’Charley’s Restaurant
 Keynote Speakers, Deborah and Hasheem Francis, Co-Founders of “Built to Prosper Companies” 
 The topic, “Unleash Your Potential & Experience Ultimate SUCCESS.” 
 Deborah and Hasheem are accomplished authors, sought-after speakers, and successful business moguls with the     ability to develop, train, and lead professionals and corporate leaders into successful business development.

ENTRY FEE: $10.00 and $5.00 for YES! Members (Pay CA$H at the Door)

YES! Social Network AGENDA:

11:30 -12:00 – Meet, Greet, & 30-Sec Business Pitch (order lunch optional)
12:00 – 12:45 – “Unleash Your Potential & Experience Ultimate SUCCESS”
12:45 – 1:00 – Q&A
1:00 – 1:30 – Community Events & Announcements

O’ Charley’s Restaurant
8081 Turkey Lake Road
Suite 700
Orlando, FL 32819
407-354-0010

Join The YES! Network for an afternoon of professional learning, networking, and dining.

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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
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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“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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YoTrip Presents: Jane Turner ” A Woman People Should Know”


YoTrip Presents: Jane Turner “A Woman People Should Know”

 

Jane Turner photo

 

 Below is my third feature blog post in honor of Women’s History Month. It is important that we celebrate the beauty and brains of women. Please enjoy learning about these fascinating women and then make sure you support them in their passions, projects, and products.

 

Who are you?  Please share something about yourself and your business?      

I am Jane Turner, a mother, grandmother and a friend to many.  I especially take pride in knowing that through my life’s work, as a social worker, I have been able to touch and be touched by many people with whom I have come into contact.  Many of these experiences have been mutually life altering. The outcomes were not always what was desired,  but for the most part, the best that the Universe had to offer.  I am a firm believer that all things work for good.

I am a graduate of Tuskegee (Institute) University, an ongoing  student at Crealde School of Art, the Maitland Art Center and batik student of Shalini Tandon.     As stated beforehand,  my life long career was in human services, where I worked as a social worker, supervisor and administrator for over thirty years, in several states.  In 2006, I retired from the State Of Florida, since that time, my primary interest has been focused on the pursuit of  artistic expression.    For me, this has taken many forms that include, the visual arts as well as the written word.  I perceive these mediums to be more influential and powerful than any gun, knife or fist in changing the world for the betterment of mankind.

My childhood was spent traveling with my military family, from Alabama roots, to live in many states in the U.S., Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Caribbean.  Early in life, my mother introduced me to paint-by-numbers projects, which became the catalyst  for an exciting adventure into the world of art.

I have always drawn, sketched and painted.  As a child,  I regarded this  as a means of filling up space and time, as we traveled from place to place.  Little did I know that I was soaking up a wealth of varied artistic and cultural exposures that would influence me later in life.

Currently,  I am a published and exhibiting artist.   I work in acrylic, oil, pastel, graphite,  and charcoal.   I have also branched out to include batik, sculpture and  photography in my repertoire.    I am the artist for a team that conduct Heritage Workshops for school age children ( tri-county public schools and private schools), at  The Hannibal Square Heritage Center in Winter Park, Fl.   Lastly, I am a member of the Orlando Renaissance Writers  Guild.  Through that association I am developing as a short story writer,  published my first article and I am working on an impending book.  I also work closely with Habitat for Humanity to insure housing for  low-income families.

I reside in Eatonville, Florida, the oldest Black Incorporated Township  in America.   Most of my work has been completed in Eatonville.  My work is signed,  Jane Lily or Jlily to honor my ancestors.

What makes you a woman who people should know?

I strongly believe that I have a story to tell.  Especially from the vantage point of history.  As a woman I am proud to be  a descendent of strong , determined African people who continue to carve out a place  in this some time, harsh and unfriendly landscape, that we call America.   First and foremost, I grew up feeling the pulse of people, in the U.S. and outside of this country.  I learned  that no matter the language, race or nationality, or the color of skin that we all have more in common than differences.   I lived  through the civil rights movement and was a student at Tuskegee Institute  during that critical time, when pressure was  brought to bear that called for change to American society.  I am proponent of the Salad Bowl Theory, that like a salad, each ingredient is different, but brings its own unique qualities and flavors  to the bowl to make it complete.    As the U.S. progress, each race, each culture and ethnicity has something to contribute to make a whole.  My concern is that African-American’s  will have a strong presence, in present and future contributions.  It is imperative that we know and respect our history, no matter the pain, shame or hardship and teach others.   African American history is uniquely  American, just as Jazz.  Our color did not change, but our languages, nationalities and cultures were deliberately obliterated, when we reached these shores  and merged into one- called African-American history.   Our people had to endure much to get us to today.   My proudest moments are  when I am sharing this in a Heritage workshop or when I am explaining a painting, sculpture, or photo or discussing  the collective memory.  It is indeed an eye opener for many. 

When did you find out that you had something special that you wanted to share with the world?

“Anwar’s Dream “ was my first serious painting.  I call it my light bulb moment.  The first spiritual recognition that I should do this, that with God’s grace, I could do this.  I was about thirty-five years old.  I was going through a very stressful time in my life and found my gift.  However,  I still did not follow the spirit until later.  Several years lapsed and in 1990, I moved from Los Angeles, Ca. to Eatonville.  It was there that I begin to develop, first it was a hobby.  Everett Spruill was my first mentor.  Once I gained the confidence to let him see my work, he gave me a show in his then, Ethnic Art Gallery in Winter park.  From my first show came a publication in a local Magazine.    That was  again a un-huh moment.  I have continued to  develop my craft, exhibits and appear sporadically in publication.  My short stories are also something that I love to share.

Where can people find out more about you?

My website :  artbyjaneturner.50megs.com

Email:  tjaylily@aol.com

Cell:  321-663-8894

How do you make it all happen?

Artistic expression is a very spirit filled experience.  The brush strokes are given to the artist, just as the words are given to the writer.  It is never something that just happens, but flows through the artist when he is at one with the creator. The artist is a conduit!   One should never forget to give thanks and honor  to God for his gift.

 

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for July 19, 2012 Personal Mission Statement (Vol.7, Iss.3)


Personal Mission Statements

Personal Mission Statements (Photo credit: mtsofan)

Personal Mission Statement

Do you have a Personal Mission Statement? If not why? If so what does it say about you and your life.  If you do not have a Personal Mission Statement consider going to this site to work on the creation and development of one: http://www.franklincovey.com/msb/missions/personal/3

I am working on my Personal Mission Statement from this Franklin Covey site and encourage you to join me in this effort. Please share your Personal Mission with others and use it as a springboard to your next level in life. This is your MISSION if you choose to accept it! Go forward and do great things!

*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for the “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series” Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (ET) Orlando, FL to register go to http://dbp1.eventbrite.com/ ***********

July is National Make A Difference to Children Month find ways to keep the “precious cargo” a focus http://loveourchildrenusa.org/

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~
http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com

Follow me on Twitter:@yotrip729
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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

 

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for April 24, 2012- Miss Zora Meets Dr.Maya (Vol.4, Iss.4)


Maya Angelou, February 2011

Maya Angelou, February 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today is the 124th birthday celebration for the one and only Miss Zora Neale Hurston. As the world pauses to remember the genius woman of Eatonville, Florida’s favorite adopted daughter, I wonder what would Miss Zora think of this world and how would she record it. ” I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions.” Letter from Zora Neale Hurston to Countee Cullen like she expounds in the quote she walked her own way.

Since this post first appeared almost three years ago, Miss Zora has an auspicious author, a passionate poet, and a wisdom-filled writer the incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou, join her beyond the heavenly gates. I can only imagine sitting at the feet of greatness and gleaning the wisdom and knowledge they would so freely share. Miss Zora and Miss Maya two renaissance women who gave the world so much and left indelible footprints of a beauty legacy on this journey called life. 1-7-15

This post is in celebration of National Poetry Month during the month of April. Miss Zora Neale Hurston and Dr. Maya Angelou are two of my “sheroes” for being women who epitomize making your own way. Both Miss Zora and Dr. Maya set the pace for their contemporaries to try to keep up. A dear friend of mine Publisher,author,poet and “every woman”, Katandra Shanel Jackson Taylor of Freedom Ink Publishing http://www.freedomink365.com/ saw a picture of me at an event and inspired me to pen this post. Here is the poetic piece, enjoy!

Miss Zora Meets Dr.Maya

Two sassy southern belle’s meet on a dusty road

Walking in purpose and passion as they carry their load

I can almost hear them as they speak and share their stories

Shouting, jumping for joy and sharing in each others glories

“I Won’t Take Nothing For My Journey” Dr. Maya tells all

How about those “Mules and Men” back at her Miss Zora recalls

Walking along their path two women find their souls are intertwined

“Dust Tracks On The Road’ Miss Zora exclaims from deep within

“I Know Why The Cage Bird Sings” Dr.Maya shares her life with her pen

These two writers,poets, authors, educated women equipped with their own way of thinking and mind

Make no mistake Miss Zora and Dr.Maya can be called two strong women and truly one of a kind.

Yolanda “YoTrip” Triplett

Zora Neale Hurston, beating the hountar, or ma...

Zora Neale Hurston, beating the hountar, or mama drum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Let’s celebrate the beautiful of creative expression. Happy Sweet 16, Poets!For more information go to http://www.poets.org

National Poetry Month
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/lorettafaithharriss

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

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

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:// http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ lorettafaithharris

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


Cover of "Seasons of Thanks: Graces and B...

Cover via Amazon

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

 

“Soaring Towards Heaven in 2011″
The Sky is Limitless

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

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for October 11, 2011- The Power of the Moment (Vol., Iss.2)


Moments of Change

The Power of the Moment

Time is always relevant when you are dealing with the Power of the Moment. We find ourselves using the smallest increment of time…moments. We can all stand savor the power of the moment for what it offers us. The Power of the moment, is evident is the faces, places, and spaces it appears. I cannot take a moment to explain the power of  the moment.

“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 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”*
Posted from WordPress for Android

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