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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for August 28, 2012-HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS BESSE COOPER (Vol.8, Iss.3)


 

Besse Cooperhttp://i.huffpost.com/gen/746965/thumbs/s-BESSE-COOPER-large.jpg

Can you image living on this earth and in this world for ten and half decades? On Sunday, August 26, 2012,  Besse Cooper made it back into the history book as the world’s oldest living person at a young 116 years-old. Yes, I did say 116 and back in the history books.

Miss Besse, was the oldest person up until last year when,Cooper was first recognized as the world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records in January 2011, but had to give up the title a few months later when officials discovered that Brazilian-born Maria Gomes Valentim was 48 days older.

However, Valentim died on June 21, 2011, and Cooper was reinstated and has held that title ever since. She is one of only eight people — and four Americans — who have been confirmed to be at least 116.http://huff.to/PN7fqW

This lady who hails from a small town called Monroe, Georgia was celebrated by the town with a bridge to be named after her. Her living, can be attributed to minding her own business and staying away from junk food.

Happy birthday Miss Besse Cooper, we salute you and your years!

 

 Keep the victims and families of the Aurora, Colorado massacre and the Sikh temple in Oak Creek,Wisconsin  in your continual thoughts and prayer. God can only heal the heavy hearts of his people.

*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for the  “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series” Saturday,December 15 , 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (ET) Orlando, FL to register go to http://dbp3.eventbrite.com/ ***********
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~
“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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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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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 

 

 

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 Thinking by YoTrip for April 12, 2012-IT IS POSSIBLE (Vol.4, Iss.2)


Tell Me Your Dreams

Tell Me Your Dreams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dreams Less Sweet

Dreams Less Sweet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

IT IS POSSIBLE

IT IS POSSIBLE…A DISCOURSE IN BELIEF!

To dream, a dream into reality real… IT IS POSSIBLE!

          To have an attitude of determination, despite the arrows of deflation… IT IS POSSIBLE!

To have a “No Turning Back” mindset, when all roads are blocked along the way… IT IS POSSIBLE!

To ponder back into the past, be the pulse of the present, and focus on the future…IT IS POSSIBLE!

          To always stand for something and refuse to fall for anything… IT IS POSSIBLE!

          To rise above the HATERS of you, and rally around the HEROES in you… IT IS POSSIBLE!

To beat the odds, because you are better than ordinary…IT IS POSSIBLE!

To see defeat as a doorway to an opportunity to try again, if at first you don’t succeed…IT IS POSSIBLE!

To stay in the game, especially when others count you out of the game…IT IS POSSIBLE!

To recognize the best is yet to come, if we stay the course… IT IS POSSIBLE!

TO KNOW THAT ONE OF OUR GREATEST GIFTS IS TO RECOGNIZE AND ACKNOWLEDGE WHO WE ARE, AS A PEOPLE. OUR VAST AND RICH HISTORY, AS A PEOPLE IS TIED TO MANKIND’S BEGINNINGS AND EXISTENCE. KINGS AND QUEENS, RULERS AND ROYALTY, SLAVES AND SERVANTS ARE THE CALLING CARDS OF OUR PEOPLE. NOW IN THIS TIME AND PLACE WE PAUSE… TO HONOR, REMEMBER AND CELEBRATE, THOSE WHO SHOULDERS WE STAND UPON. THE FOREPARENTS OF OUR HISTORY AND HERITAGE, SO GREAT OUR STORIES TO SHARE.

OUR LEGACY BUILT ON THE BRIDGE OF LITERACY AND KNOWLEDGE, COMING TOGETHER IN CELEBRATION OF “WHERE WE WERE, WHO WE ARE, AND WHAT WE SHALL BECOME?

MAY WE NEVER STOP. “YEARNING FOR LEARNING”, FOR THE DAY THAT HAPPENS WE ARE DOOMED AND DESTINED TO DIE.

WE HAVE COME TOO FAR AND HAVE TOO FAR TO GO TO STOP NOW…

IT IS POSSIBLE…IF YOU ONLY BELIEVE

~~YoTrip  02/07/08

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


National Poetry Month

http://www.poets.org/images


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 Thinking by YoTrip for March 29, 2012- A Jewel of a Woman, A Gift to Teaching (Vol.3, Iss.4)


 

A Jewel of a Woman, A Gift to Teaching

There are people who come into our lives and they make an impressions on our minds, hearts, and spirits. In the fall of 1982, my world was made better when I met “A Jewel of a Woman, A Gift to Teaching”, in the person of Mrs. Mildred H. Donaldson. Mrs. Donaldson was my home room teacher as I entered the wonderful new world of high school in my 9th grade year. As a freshman at historic Lucy Craft Laney High School,  in Augusta, Georgia I began the journey to becoming the woman I am today, and Mrs. Donaldson was a major influence in my life.  I was a bright-eyed teenager who was curious, clever, and concerned, Mrs.Donaldson had a way of keeping me focused on the gateway to living…education.

Mrs. Donaldson had a smile that was bright and at times appeared to beam lights that radiated to all who encountered her space. As our class prepared to take on  daily life and living, we could count on Mrs. Donaldson to give us words of encouragement to take us throughout our day. A Jewel, because she saw the best in her students, a Gift to Teaching because she stayed present in our lives that was who Mrs. Donaldson was each and everyday.

As students Mrs. Donaldson watched us grow and developed from freshmen and mid way through our Junior year, she went home to be with the Lord. We were sad to hear of her death but could smile knowing we were made better for the time she was in our lives. The Class of 1985, we dedicated our graduation to the memory of Mrs. Mildred H. Donaldson.

Today as I remember Mrs. Donaldson, I she her smiling down on the world proud of who were have become as adults and joyous to know she was a beautiful blessing to the world. Rest peacefully, sweet jewel and gift, one of my favorite teachers, Mrs. Donaldson.

Celebrate our beauty and brilliance: National Women’s History Month Project 2012
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”

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