Tag Archive | overcome

“Trayvon”‘s Tragedy Stretches the Tension of a Nation

My old man’s a white old man And my old mother’s black. If ever I cursed my white old man I take my curses back. If ever I cursed my black old mother And wished she were in hell, I’m sorry for that evil wish And now I wish her well My old man died […]

A Past, Exposed (pt. 1)

“Hitting rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – JK Rowling What is a blog? Why do I write? What is my objective? Entering the third month since I began this blog, I’ve decided now is as good a time as any to begin asking these questions. This blog has […]

The Story of the Butterfly

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole. Then it stopped, as if it couldn’t go further. So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair […]

Gratefully Genuine

The sky is grey, and they’re calling for a wintry mix today, but I am genuinely excited for this day! I have been sick in bed throughout the weekend, but woke up feeling like myself this morning. After finishing my routine pint of water upon waking, and spending some time with my God, and of […]

A to Z(en) of Life

Brought to you by the wonderful Dalai Lama! Enjoy, and incorporate into your life today! Avoid negative sources, people, places and habits. Believe in yourself. Consider things from every angle. Don’t give up and don’t give in. Everything you’re looking for lies behind the mask you wear. Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them […]

Beating Discouragment with Determination

In 1883, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea to build a spectacular bridge connecting New York with the Long Island. However bridge building experts throughout the world thought that this was an impossible feat and told Roebling to forget the idea. It just could not be done. It was not […]