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It’s not a matter of if you’ll ever compromise during your lifetime, but rather a matter of when.

During our lives, there are times that for the sake of our sanity, or the cause of the greater good, we must compromise and/or acquiesce to someone else’s way of doing, thinking, or being. It is not an easy thing to do. But learning the art of compromise is a life skill necessary for being in relationships with others. Because as I’ve stated earlier,

It’s not a matter of if you’ll ever compromise during your lifetime, but rather a matter of when.

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One of my “mother-in-love’s”(i.e. my husband’s mother’s) favorite pastimes is to take her time putting together 500 piece puzzles. She has done this for years and loves to do it. The process is sometimes long and may take her a couple of days, or weeks to complete.

The task requires focus, concentration, and a boatload of patience. She has all these qualities besides being a wonderful mother-in-love and grandmother to our, and all her children.

I believe there are truths we can learn about life from the process of putting together 500 piece puzzles. There are many, many pieces that…

Pride Month 2021

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“This is a part of a greater issue in our society, especially black communities. It’s very difficult for us. We don’t have many safe spaces even with our family,” he said. “I don’t want my sister’s death to be in vain, I hope change does happen with homophobia and the dangers around that, and also mental health, and gun control.” ~ Jhavier Leslie, The Grio

Jhavier is the brother of Lauren Leslie who along with Delores and David Wisdom was murdered on May, 28th. According to police reports, it was a murder-suicide. …

Submission Prompt

The World Needs Lions Who Write Their Own Stories

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Until the lion learns how to write every story will glorify the hunter.

~ African Proverb

The prompt: “How comfortable are you with using your own life as inspiration for your writing?

My answer: “I am comfortable.”

My reason: “ When I use my own life, I write my own story.”

So here’s the deal. I don’t like to be left out of the world’s conversations about certain issues that really matter to me. You know the ones. The issues that have a direct impact on your life whether you like it or not. It’s important not to be left…


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All problems contain the seeds of opportunity, and this awareness allows you to take the moment and transform it to a better situation or thing.

Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

I don’t know about you, but as an American, and more specifically, a Black American, lately I’ve been thinking a lot about societal challenges. Not only the ones that primarily exist because of systemic racism or the conscious or unconscious denial of it. But also the challenges associated with gun violence.

Although there are many other challenges we face as a nation. These are the two I’ve…

Good Morning America Twitter Page

Duante Wright was 20 years old, my son is 20 — how can we Black mothers ever sleep at night. I am sad beyond words — devasted, Rebecca Stevens A., Twitter

Rebecca’s tweet immediately resonated with me because I am in the “…we Black mothers…” group she refers to, and for a period of time last night, I couldn’t sleep.

I’d gone to bed about 10:15 pm after watching a portion of the nightly news. Earlier I’d watched the live feeds from the protest in Minneapolis and the familiar feeling of exhaustion, anger, sadness, and dread that seems always right…

Carla D. Wilson Laskey

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