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Who Pulled the Trigger: An American Problem and A Mom’s prayer.

This must be one of the scariest things that has passed through my hands, but it can’t sit in my heart. I know I’m going to piss off just about everyone I know, and everyone can find something here to be offended about.  But we can’t play the “offended” card while children are dying.  So,Continue reading “Who Pulled the Trigger: An American Problem and A Mom’s prayer.”

Messy Minds

We do our best to keep a clean kitchen and house, but we ignore the piles and webs of emotions and trauma that clutter our spirit and are screaming to come out!!! “There is a time and season to everything under the sun,” tells me everything has a beginning and an end. Some things haveContinue reading “Messy Minds”

Redbuds

She loves it when the redbuds bloom. Outside the window, far as she could see, was a line of cold, leafless trees. One was always the first to bloom, telling her the others will awaken soon. She loves it when the redbuds bloom. It reminds her that the darkness did not take her; and hardContinue reading “Redbuds”

Take a Break.

This was my view on my way in to work this morning. It told me even the sun, brilliant as she is, needs to hide sometimes. It doesn’t mean she’s not enough. It doesn’t mean she’s not there. It just means she can’t shine so bright, every day. If the sun needs to withdraw fromContinue reading “Take a Break.”

All We Have is Today

Hug your loved ones Let the little things go Release your resentments and worries Learn to let your feelings flow Don’t hold on to something That you want to say Life can change in an instant All we have is today

Seeing Sensitivity as a Superpower

Being sensitive in a cruel world is, in itself, an act of courage. -MV “Sensitive” is Not a Bad Word I have been called sensitive at different points in life. It seems to be a running theme. And the only thing that really changed is how I feel about it. I learned to embrace thisContinue reading “Seeing Sensitivity as a Superpower”

Run Out

The best advice I can give. Run Out. Run out of excuses. Run out of fear. Run out of pretenses. Run out of patience for people who don’t treat you right. Run out of comfort with things that are smaller than you are. Run out of things that numb your feelings. Run out and findContinue reading “Run Out”

2022.

My New Year’s Resolution: To not relive the same year, over again. I don’t know if it will be “happy,” but by God, it will be new. New standards. New boundaries. New confidence. New patterns. New habits. New rules. New faith. Same me. Same game. New way of playing it. Starting with me. New ways.Continue reading “2022.”

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Rest In Peace

The tragedy about reaching eternity, is the ones you leave behind have to figure it out. All the years you held it together, held us in your hands, and you never let us go. And now, we can’t give you even the kindness of letting you Rest In Peace. It feels selfish, like when IContinue reading “Rest In Peace”

“Normal”

The fact that I suffer is probably normal. How long I like to suffer is probably not.

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Alone

Sometimes, I just need to be alone with my pen. For then, I am not alone at all. I am in the company of everyone I ever knew, And I am everywhere I have ever been. And I get to travel back there And speak with them again, laugh again And bring them back toContinue reading “Alone”

Through the Motions

I think sometimes we love someone so much because of who they were. And sometimes, we love someone so much because of who we were when we were with them. And if you have to say goodbye, it feels like you’re saying goodbye to your favorite version of you, too. We moved around a lot,Continue reading “Through the Motions”

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Eggs and Ketchup

I think that’s why life is hard. When someone dies, What are we supposed to do with all the love we have for them? Are we supposed to forget it, stow it away, in the deepest part of the sea? Or are we supposed to express it; let it be free? It comes out ofContinue reading “Eggs and Ketchup”

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Hard Days

I understand that life can’t be a good day every day. Some days, it’s all we can do to just get through it. All you can do is hold your loved ones, hold them tight and never let them go. Because at the end of the day, if you have someone to hold, it’s aContinue reading “Hard Days”

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Towards the Sun

To my Sunflowers, It’s not the first time I receive a song, just at the right time, with just the right message, to get me through a tough time. This one, came to me through my children, as is frequently the case nowadays. They picked a favorite movie, and in it, I found this amazingContinue reading “Towards the Sun”

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Trees

For you, like the tree, are in a constant and beautiful state of being and becoming. Being totally, wonderfully, you. And yet, constantly becoming, transforming, and growing.

The Winds of Nothing

I find myself in the middle of a certain season, and looking back, I can’t place exactly when the wind starting blowing. I know that I had a good stretch of nothing- nothing went wrong. Weekends were spent doing nothing. Nothing really to worry about. But my anxious mind can’t let good be good enough.Continue reading “The Winds of Nothing”

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Timing

Isn’t life funny sometimes? Tonight, I gave the best budget workshop of my career, at a higher level than I ever have, better than I ever have, and in a place that really needed it. I also never wanted to do it. I used to do this sort of thing, for a bigger company, forContinue reading “Timing”

Failing Big, Learning Bigger, and Rising Again.

How failure taught me to live and work without fear, who exactly I was, and how I learned to love myself again. Experience teaches; and good or bad, it’s all experience.

Glimmers

When I started this website ten years ago, I called it “Glimmers”. Let me tell you why that made sense. Because at twenty-something, I could only see glimmers of truth. We did so much to keep ourselves busy, to distract ourselves. We stayed so busy, it drowned out most of reality, most of the truth.Continue reading “Glimmers”

Broken Vessels

We are all created for a purpose. Our imperfections make us even better suited to serve it. I see the beauty of life, in a mug.

Magic Eye

Sometimes, life to me feels like the old Magic Eye posters. I had a whole book of them. I remember it was dark red, paperback, with a slick cover. I remember the feel of it in my hands. I guess I spent a lot of time looking at those posters. I would stare at eachContinue reading “Magic Eye”

Baby Talk

My toddler teaches me to keep life simple, and that perfection is not necessary to find joy in parenting.

I AM…

Why do we spend so much time letting other people decide what we are and what we’re not? Why do we spend so much of our mental energy believing them? Our opinion of us has to be greater than the opinions of others, and so much more important. Only you hold the power to be,Continue reading “I AM…”

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Today I Wear Pearls

Today, I wear pearls. I wear pearls because they signify something beautiful that came from an injury. I wear pearls because they indicate class and elegance. I wear pearls for all brown girls who have ever been made to feel like they don’t belong. I wear pearls for all the women in a man’s world,Continue reading “Today I Wear Pearls”

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Wordy Working Woman is a page designed for personal growth and awareness, working through the experience of being a woman to find the right words for life.

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