Do you ever stop to think about who would mourn you if you were to suddenly die? I know that’s kind of a dreadful thought to have but an interesting one none the less.
After being emotionally drained from watching The Best Man Holiday, I headed over to my cousins to replenish my soul. She forgot to mention in her brief text invitation that her “dinner” had a theme. Not really surprising to me; my cousin loves to throw fancy gatherings. And I’m always here for them.
You know those days when there’s so much to do that you don’t really want to do anything? That’s pretty much how I felt this weekend.
We had our annual Halloween party at work with the kids. This was probably the largest turnout. The kids and parents alike had a lot of fun.
I enjoy the stillness and lack of plans of my weekends. There’s something great in choosing not to participate in all of the many things going on around you.
I’ve gone back to staying home on Fridays and making it a movie night. I’ve also gone back to Saturday worship services. I occasionally attend [now] Progression Church. It’s small (how I like it) and focused on the Word. No pomp and circumstance, no frills, genuine worship and people. I was not prepared for the sudden dip in temperature, though. I still haven’t forgiven Atlanta for skipping over Summer. I couldn’t take it if my favorite season did see the light either. But we did manage to take a few pics. Keep your eye out for these dudes on the blog very soon.
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” ― Mark Twain
Words of wisdom from Umair Haque.
1. You can’t find inspiration if you can’t face heartbreak.
2. You can’t be inspiring if you’re not willing to have your heart broken.
3. If you’re not feeling inspired, it’s because your head’s getting in the way of your heart.
4. Inspiring people don’t make the sensible decisions. They don’t make the proper decisions. They make the right decisions.
5. Inspiration is when the heart opens itself to possibility.
Break your heart. Mend it. Make mistakes. Live. Try. Learn. Do it all over again.
This past weekend was the first time all summer (I think) when the weather was perfect and I actually did something everyday. Friday night, my friend Naomie and I went to a live taping for a gospel artist named James Fortune. First of all…I have never in my life experienced such…I don’t even know the word to describe how disgusted I was. Long story short, we waited in line for close to an hour after they announced that the concert was oversold. I just don’t understand how you continue to sell tickets once you’ve reach capacity of the venue but, oh wells. From that moment until they miraculously found seats for us, people screamed, pushed, crowded and damn near protested. It got ugly, at a church event, no less. We got in and the show was long, but GREAT.
By the way, I love being Black. LOOK AT US!!!
Recently, my grandfather had open heart surgery. Not sure how that affected everyone else but it made me very scared being that he’s my only surviving grandparent. Yesterday was his 80th birthday and I’m so glad that God saw fit that we could all spend a little time with him. He is a very caring and quiet man and I love him very much.
There is no remedy to love but to love more. That involves patience.
Eight years. That’s how long the road from dating to marriage was for this young couple. My, how time flies. After listening to the pastor, I couldn’t help but to have yet another positive outlook on marriage and the covenant that it should be.
My weekend started last Wednesday. My friend Keila was in town and she mentioned going to a Emeli Sande concert. Now, I listened to her album a year ago and was unimpressed. But I do love the ‘Next To Me’ song they play on the radio so I gave her album another listen. I’m not sure what I didn’t hear the first time but by the fifth song, I was purchasing my ticket to the concert that night. Without a doubt, Emeli has a beautiful voice but it was her lyrics that won me over. She was singing my life! ‘Clown’, ‘Mountains’ and ‘River’ are definitely my favorite tunes by her.