Wednesday, November 24, 2010


"To have thanks for those around you is akin to having thanks for yourself"
-- Jovan Aviance --
Hey everyone!!
It's been a long time since I have done a Reflection and I finally felt that it was time to come back to it. Now, there has been so much that has happened in the world since my last note that there is no way I am going to be able to cover it. Instead, I am going to talk about what is hopefully on everyone's minds Turkey day or mainly what turkey day is truly about and that is giving thanks ;)

Now, I am not sure where everyone is going to be, whether that is with family, friends, pets or alone. One thing I am sure of is where my heart is going to be. It is going to be with every single one of you for I am thankful that you all exist in my life. Given what has occurred in the past two years (over 20 people I have known who were all around our age, passed from this earth from various reasons), we cannot be so sure of what life is going to bring. While as disturbing as that thought might be to some people, for me, it makes it more of a treasure to know and care and love all you and most importantly, love myself.

Loving yourself is not always easy. Living in a world of cattiness and self-righteousness, it is easy to forget that we originally came together for a sense of community, a sense of pride and a sense of well-being. So, we created this world and for a time, it was good if not great , not perfect but it was very caring. It was also empowering and full of might. It was a world that demanded its own distinct territory..And you know what? It got it. It beat back the hate, the abuse, the neglect, the law, the corruption and for a time, it was unbeatable.

And in that world, the world we have been able to create for ourselves, has been altered and shattered over the years. Between the internet chat rooms, a loss of need for a community, a loss of pride, a loss of respect for those that came before us, a loss of knowing how we got here, a loss of knowing our enemy and a loss of so many other things, it is a world that is in need a a update Now, it is world that needs some serious remodeling. and that comes from within every single one of us.
If you are able to accept yourself and those that not only surround you, but accept and respect others and the right to exist as a human being, than you see the way life is meant to be seen and you are the start of this second renaissance.

It is very clear to me that those in my life are there for a reason. many of you have many reasons but when it gets boiled down, it is because of love. However minute that love is does not matter, for the love is there and with that love, there is great opportunity for that love to grow into something great! and that is the start of rebuilding ourselves and our sense of community, that sense of pride that made sure no one fucked with us, that sense of caring your fellow family member, by blood or otherwise, by endowing your love and support onto others. and from those seeds of love that each and every single one of us can plant, day by day, will turn into something amazing!!!!

On that, I will leave you all to your own devices. But before that, I have one last thing to say! In case you have not heard these words said to you in a long time, if you feel that the people around you may not care, if you are running around in your own despair, stop for a second and let me tell you one thing.... I LOVE YOU!!! Everyone deserves to hear it and I am sure there is someone out there who might actually mean it more than I do. If there is not, well, I happen to think that my love is not so bad, so take it and enjoy it.

Until next time ladies, have the PEACE that you require during this holiday season. Enjoy the LOVE that is around you. Bring UNITY to the table and into your life and watch love and life grow into something phenomenal. Take RESPECT, not only for others but also for yourself! And last but most certainly not least, take some PRIDE into every single thing that you do, whatever it is, have some pride, for that will be the beginning of something fierce!