Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Giving Others Something To Be Thankful For This Holiday Season

It's the season for the blessed to be a blessing to others. Today I will be volunteering at the "Thanks-Give-N-Go Turkey Give-Away ". This event is sponsored by local NBA stars Brandon Roy , Jamal Crawford , Will Conroy , Isaiah Thomas  and Spencer Hawes . They also teamed up with Council member  Bruce Harrell and Mayor Mike McGinn  to give away 2,000 Thanksgiving dinners to families on the free and reduced lunch program. The event takes place today from 5-8 pm at the Rainier Community Center located at 4600 38th Avenue South, Seattle WA. All families who are on the free and reduced lunch program can receive a free Thanksgiving meal. This is very good for the community and I'm sure all that contributed will love your support.

Friday, November 18, 2011

It's Time To Leave Your Mark & Let The World Know, YOU WERE HERE...

Today I just wanted to share a few things with you all. Last night while driving home Beyonce's song "I Was Here" started to play and as I sat and listen to the lyrics I realized how powerful of a song it really is. She sings on how see doesn't want to live her life with regrets, live it to the fullest, and touch hearts along the way. Which made me come to the realization that what she was singing about is ultimently everyone’s goal and that some how everyone should be able to related to that song? Everyone wants to live a life that makes a difference and leaves an impact in the world we live in. I truly don't believe that there is anyone that as a child told themselves that "I want to grow up to be a no body and I don't care where my life ends up", NO... every child starts with a dream. It could be go to school and make good grades, to be a good parent, to have a good job, be a doctor, the next president, or to just have a better life than what they may be currently living in, but either way children live their lives with different dreams and things they see themselves accomplishing once they grow up. What changes those dreams and aspirations are the different obstacles and circumstances that they may be faced with that deter and make them second guess if the aspirations they once were so passionate about could really just be figments of future that will never come to pass. But I just wanted to give a word of encouragement to all of those who feel like their dreams will never become part of their reality or that their goals maybe too hard for them to ever reach, I want to tell you to never give up. Life is filled with ups and downs, twist and turns, and sometimes some occasional speed bumps and roads blocks. But it’s up to you to learn how to ride through life’s changes and disappointments. You have to make the decision within yourself that you will live life until your time is done and when your clock does run out you will be able to honestly say to yourself that you lived, you loved, you did, you’ve done everything that you wanted and it was more than you thought it would be. That you somehow left your mark so that everyone will know YOU WERE HERE...  

Ambitious Friday

HEY LOVES and TGIF!!!! I am so happy the weekend is finally here and pretty sure all of you are too. Even though it is Friday and I know so many of us are anxious for the weekend to begin, I don't want you all to lose your momentum. Often times people view Fridays or the weekend in general as their time to move in slow motion and not be as motivated to complete certain tasks as they would during the week. But it is actually during this time when we need to be more motivated and eager to get the things we need accomplished. It’s our free and down time when we are less open to distractions and interruptions that can hinder us from carrying out those personal goals we have for ourselves. To help motivate and keep you focused on your set goals (even in your spare time) I posted my go to song that helps remind me that I’m an Ambitious Girl and need to constantly grow and move forward in my efforts to be the best me I can be. I hope it will help and do the same for you. Well until next time thanks for having you daily Piece of Pie XOXOXO

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

R.I.P Heavy D...

Dwight Arrington Myers (May 24, 1967–November 8, 2011)

A true Hip-Hop legend...Gone but never Forgotten!!!

Heavy D's last performance at BET Hip Hop Awards

Soul For Real feat. Heavy D: Candy Rain Remix

You Look So Much Better When You Smile!!!

There are so many benefits of smiling. Here are some of the few:
         1. It boost your immune system
  2. It lowers blood pressure. 
                            3. It make us look and feel more attractive.

Happy Tuesday Loves!!!!! Today while listening and watching the video to Kirk Franklin’s new hit song Smile. I sat back to really listen attentively to the song lyrics and really seek out the message that Kirk was trying to get across. I realized how so many people don’t know how beneficial their smile is and how much of an impact just a smile and laughter can bring to a person’s life.  Laughter is life’s remedy and medicine to cast out pain, anger, depression, loneliness, and hate.  Positive psychology names the propensity for laughter and sense of humor as one of the 24 main signature strengths a person can possess.  Laughter connects us with others. Just as with smiling and kindness.  Most people find that laughter is contagious, so if you bring more laughter into your life, you can most likely help others around you to laugh more, and realize these benefits as well. By elevating the mood of those around you, you can reduce their stress levels, and perhaps improve the quality of social interaction you experience with them. So no matter what kind of day you are having, the challenges and hardships you are facing, or what occurred in the past that may have given you the feeling that your smile is now lost and gone… Learn to walk with your head held high and a smile upon your face!!! Not only will it make you feel better, it will help those around you as well. Like they saying goes: “you truly can never hold a grudge with a happy person.”   Until next time, thanks for having you daily Piece of Pie XOXOXO