Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lessons in Life: When is the Last Time You Paid it Forward?

I am moving super slow with this series of posts but we will get through this, TOGETHER! So in this series we are examining a few things about ourselves and our lives. The last two posts can be found on my in the post before last! Ok the question for this post is question number 3, How do you pay it forward? And here we go!

In order to get you have to give. It is the circle of life. So if you are expecting, make a difference in someone's life with a simple smile or with your time or simply giving a homeless person a meal or little pocket change. Try doing this at least once a day. If you just take 5 seconds to show you care about someone other than yourself, you will find that things will start to shift in your life.

So, what does paying it forward actually mean? From what I can gather, it is simply the act of a deed being repaid in return of having someone do a good deed for you. (You get me?). So it is simply doing a good deed in lieu of offering something else. So how does it apply?

I can say for myself that I am blessed. I know a lot of you can say the same. So with all of the blessing that gets done for you, how do you go about repaying God for all that He does for you? Do you volunteer? Offer you talents? Counsel? Pay your tithes? etc...These are just a few things that can be seen as "paying it forward" and thus increasing your happiness and the happiness of those around you. I don't know how often you volunteer your time or do something nice for someone in need but I know that when I do it, it makes me feel like I am being useful.  Not to mention, if you pay it forward, and the person you do something for pays it  forward, it will be a cycle that can help many people...and to know that it started with YOU!

As you go throughout your day, be a blessing to someone else and you will start to see blessings abundantly. I can't promise you will get something every single time but I do know that you will see a shift in your life...and remember to smile. You can't expect simple blessings if you go through your days with a mean mug. Plus, smiling helps you push past the pain of whatever is going on and helps you feel good on the inside. I promise it won't hurt :)

So today, make it your business to be a blessing to someone else!
Enjoy your Thursday!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

2 Minutes is all I've got...

I'm not kidding. I am going to get this post done in two minutes...Let's roll

I 've been so busy I don't know what to do with myself. Between trying to live a healthy lifestyle, being my own boss, trying to stay my own boss, getting my sweetie off to DC, and trying to sleep, I don't have time for anything else...Like nothing...I have began I don't know how many posts, and great ones might I add just to be interrupted with one thing or another. I'm going to get this time management thing together. Things are starting to slow down. The main reason I've been slacking on my blog is because I have been in and out of town for the last month and a half...literally. Every weekend has been a different city in a different state...Greenville, Greensboro, ATL, Charlotte, DC, Silver Spring...I need a break. I proclaim this weekend my free to do what YoYo wants weekend. It won't be much considering all I really want to do is catch some zzz's in peace. Thats all. So with that I think my two minutes is up. I am not done blogging and I have much to come so stay tuned and let me know how you guys are doing. Anyone got vacays coming up? Weddings? anything big? I'm interested!

All right, I have to go but I will be posting some posts really soon! Have a great hump day everyone!

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

I've Been Tagged!!!

Hey Phenomenal People! I have been slightly neglectful but I can assure you that my blog is not far from my thoughts! I've been busy working, started my own homeschooling program for the summer. And on the road, which I can't seem to stay away from! A couple of weeks ago, I was held hostage by the party that NEVER ENDED! People from the Islands really do know how to party...I'm just saying. From there I've been working and enjoying life the way a 23 year old should. Now, let's get to it. Thanks to Daughter of Her King
Post the rules
You must post 11 things about yourself.
Answer the questions that your tagger posted for you.
Create 11 questions, then choose 11 people and tag them to answer your questions.
Remember to let them know you tagged them.
No tag backs.
Let the tagger know when you answered their questions.

1. I am a petite little thing who loves to eat. So much that I am often asked "where do you put all that food?" :)
2. I used to party way to hard in undergrad and to be honest I miss partying like a rockstar...
3. Since undergrad, I have become this boring old homebody however, in the last couple of months, I've been stepping on the scene with my fly girls and rocking it grown folk style!
4. If you were to ever run into me, you would most likely see me smiling. :)
5. I hate arguing...
6. I love my natural hair. My family hates it, but it makes me love my curls even more! They are so purty!!!
7. I am just learning to cook. Two weeks ago I made a homemade chicken pot pie. I could have cried, it was just that good!
8. I've been told I am beyond my years...I'd have to thank God for that!
9. I love God and all that He stands for. If you were to run into me one day, you hear me say something about Him at least once!
10. I have recently started taking interest in old wives tells and good ol country food. Like collard greens and chow chow. 
11. I am currently the only person in my family without children...
So to answer these questions from DHK...
1)What hairstyle are you currently rocking?
-Currently I am rocking the puff! I am natural and I am still in my puff stage so every day is the same thing...The puff
2)How long did you spend in primary school?

-I spent the normal 6 years, K-5. I had to get up out of there!
3)What is your naughtiest moment ?

-Yea, I won't address that. This is the world wide web. I don't want something coming back to haunt me years down the road.
4)How do you express your anger?

- I am a furious little beast! Just kidding. I usually shut down at first and think about the situation then I move on and try to work through it by doing yoga, blogging, or talking to someone about it.
5)What would you spend your last penny on?

- My last penny would go to a homeless person. I would be more than happy to bless someone with it. 
6)When was the last time you treated yourself to a niceeeeeee warm food?

- Two weeks ago I made this banging homemade chicken pot pie. So good I wanted to slap my momma!
7) Who was the last person you said  "I love you " to?

- My sweetie tahiti treatie! He is sitting right here as I type this and I like to remind him of my love for him.....
8) What is your favourite take away dish?
- Take away dish? But fave would be baked macaroni and cheese!
9) How do you eat in public, spoon, knife, fork or hands, loud, quiet, slow, fast etc?

- I usually eat with spoon, knife, fork if occasion calls for it. Hands for finger foods and quiet and fast if I am really hungry!
10)Do you polish your shoes?

- No...I don't wear the same shoes often enough to have to polish them...
11)What are your thoughts on after life?

- I think that everyone is going to get a chance to go to heaven it is just a matter of time...

Questions from me...
1. What is your biggest pet peeve?
2. What could you eat every single day with no conviction?
3. Where is your dream get-a-way location?
4. Do you polish your nails? 
5. What are your thoughts on love, in three words?
6. Do you have kids? If so, how many? 
7. How many siblings you do have?
8. What are your views on social media?
9. What is your favorite restaurant?
10. What would you spend your last dollar on?
11. What would be your last meal?

Taggess are:
Wonderfully Messy Mom 
Starting Over Fresh
Its Only Napptural
Some Things Speak For Itself
Don't get's just me 
The Truth is Stranger Than Fiction
Adventures of Team Pancakes!
Miz's Write For Life
The Natural Woman Today 
Chy's Curlz