Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com! You registered on WordPress.com one year ago.
One year ago I took tentative baby steps towards a forever journey. I came to WP and found a wonderfully supportive family.
A year ago I made my first post and hit the publish button, not having a clue as to what I was doing, but you kind and generous people decided to read, befriend and journey along with my fledgling self …
So here’s to you!!!
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On this platform I discovered literary giants, from whom I can learn and grow and I am so grateful.
So here’s to you my WP family, I am grateful, I appreciate you ALL. Let’s continue to grow together!
Yesterday my daughter and I were walking down an avenue in Brooklyn just doing a little “mild” shopping. My daughter was born in New York, in Manhattan, but we moved to Texas when she was five years old. She missed out on the big apple experience. As such she has not had many of the New York experiences and on this visit she marvels at the things she sees.
We saw this man just casually strolling along with this snake on his shoulders … just in the general public. So we asked to take his picture and he happily posed for us.
Snookums went off to Coney island with his older sister and brought back lots and lots of candy (which I have to monitor and hide away — dental work is so expensive later on).
Those gummy bears are huge and the smaller ones are three dimensional. The children are having a blast trying new and fun things and eating all manner of NY foods.
Gee has a small boat, he loves fishing and so do I, the children are learning and were able to drive it and surprisingly had tons of fun and did an excellent job of driving. Snookums has a need for speed it seems — he had me landing on my butt once or twice as I was not prepared when he hit the gas. All in all it is good fun to see the children happy and doing different things as they had been cooped up in the house for several months.
That is young Snookums at the wheel — doing a great job.
Then it was Ms. Yalani’s turn and she was quite pleased with herself as well. Since she has not begun driving cars yet, this was quite fun for her. She loved it!
I have been seriously quarantined since last Monday, today is Saturday. Last Saturday was the day I knew that I had gotten infected with the virus. In retrospect I had been feeling poorly for about 9 days already.
Today Saturday, I decided to sit by my window in the chaise. I love a chaise and always have had one for the past twenty five years.
I am feeling better and better each day…I am so thankful for all your prayers and blessings.
I felt and continue to feel the love.
My Snookums has been my most present champion, he is so sweet and usually always at my side. Today I opened my doors and this is where he decided to sit so that he can be close and keep an eye on me. My baby is such a blessing. The older two kids and my mother help but they soon run off to their own things.
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I am so blessed that I did not have the more severe case of COVID-19. I did not require too many interventions and certainly did not require hospitalization. I have continued taking my immuno-boosters 2 x a day and will continue to do so from now.
I love to dance! I also love music. One cannot separate the two, for you really cannot have one without the other. If only I could be sixteen again, If I had a change to choose a path once more, I would choose my one true love, I would choose to dance.
If there is music I cannot, I will not be still. My body, my feet, my soul is compelled to move on its own accord. The moving parts are not controlled by me but by the master musician. I cannot help myself as I simply love dance and music!
If there is music I will dance!
Whenever I ponder the sadness of my eventual demise it is the absence of music and dancing for which I grieve. I am saddened that I will no longer hear music or get to dance.
I have always loved the sounds of music, not just any music, the conscious kind, the type that speaks to me on a soul level. The kind of music in which I can lose myself in. The kind of music that expresses all that I could ever wish to say.
Throughout history dancing has always been present at celebrations, when wars were won and conquests were made. The use of dance as a form of therapy should be practiced more often in society. According to Harvard Medical School, Institute of Neurobiology, dance is currently being explored for its role in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
Psychology today states that the act and physical exertion of dancing and for a sustained amount releases the mood-altering neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine. It also posits that new neurons and neurological connections are established as a result of proteins produced with prolonged physical activity
The movement of dancing produces beauty, it gives rise to agility and strength. Dance is healing, soothing, spiritual and when used in conjunction with music provides a plethora of healing benefits.
So to those of us out there, us that love music and dance, we who cannot remain seated when we hear music … rise up and dance, for dancing may be a key to your emotional and physical health.
What could be better!
So next time I vow to choose you dance as my first love.
Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”
Mothers: most are wonderful, unselfish, sacrificing, giving, gentle, generous but unfortunately mothers grow old.
When a woman is young, it is usually all about her, once she becomes a mother a godly switch happens.
That tiny bit of God imbibed in her erupts to the surface and continuously flows outward to her offspring.
I believe God made mothers as a small extension of himself.
My mother, my intercessor, my ride or die and the keeper of my secrets.
I could not be a fraction of who I am without her. I am eternally grateful.
My mother, my backbone, my helper, my friend.
What would we do without our mothers?
Where would we be?
A wonderful Mother’s Day!!! To the mothers by biology or by design, it is your day to shine!
God bless each one and their mother/mothers. Amen!