To the Woman Behind Me in Line at the Grocery Store

5 Apr

Cadence Urban:

I find it very refreshing to see that this type of compassion still exists. I look to pay forward everyday blessings bestowed upon me. What you put out into the world you definitely receive.

Originally posted on True Stories of a Midwest Yankee:

Dear woman behind me in line at the grocery store,

You don’t know me. You have no clue what my life has been like since October 1, 2013. You have no clue that my family has gone through the wringer. You have no clue that we have faced unbelievable hardship. You have no clue we have been humiliated, humbled, destitute.
You have no clue I have cried more days than not; that I fight against bitterness taking control of my heart. You have no clue that my husband’s pride was shattered. You have no clue my kids have had the worries of an adult on their shoulders. You have no clue their innocence was snatched from them for no good reason. You know none of this.

What you do know is I tried to buy my kids some food and that the EBT machine was down so I couldn’t buy…

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Why You Should Never, Ever, Ever Get A Tattoo (but Having a Baby is Fine)

5 Apr

Cadence Urban:

Very thoughtful and interesting read..looking forward to more!

Originally posted on The Ugly Volvo:

I’m not super pro-tattoo or anti-tattoo.  I’ve debated getting one in the past but never that seriously.  But my mother is vehemently anti-tattoo.  Listed below are the reasons my mother has always given me for why I shouldn’t get a tattoo.

And I understand that she’s from a different generation.  And I love my mother very much.  She’s a really wonderful person and I’m not saying none of them is a legitimate reason, but I’m saying that after having a child, I find it really hard to take any of them seriously.

And so in case you were headed out to the tattoo parlor as we speak, here are:

10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER, EVER, EVER GET A TATTOO ACCORDING TO MY MOTHER (but having a baby is fine)

1.  “A Tattoo is Forever”

Yes, a tattoo is forever.  Totally forever!  Except that a tattoo can, if needed, be erased with a laser.

 *Some of you read that and immediately thought, "I am so exhausted, please I need a laser that can temporarily erase a three year-old," but sorry, that is not a thing that exists.  
No…

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National Poetry Month #1

5 Apr

A thought crossed my mind today of someone who made an impact in my life that was gone too soon. So As the first entry of poems for national Poetry Month I am posting a poem dedicated to a fallen angel who will never be forgotten

 

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I had one of those I’ll do anything for you type of guys

And the I chase you and you chase me type

I even had the I don’t know how to show my feelings but I’d like to learn and try type of guys

But through the years one guy stuck and I avoided him though he pushed up and pushed up hard

But I brushed him off and swore not to fall in love because in my eyes he was just too young

His date of birth didn’t fall in the right month he was two years my junior give a couple months

 

I would spend some days and some nights engaged in meaningful/less conversations and of course it felt right

But not enough to let him have a full time position in my life

So I continued to date the I’ll do this for you if you do this for me types

And the I want you in my life to have you on my arm types

Even the you’re beautiful, smart, and I think you’d better my life type of guys

 

Yet, none of them could quite measure up to that young one who in my eyes was sweet

And provided that inner harmony and every lonely summer night I think

Back to the times we shared and my soul screams out because maybe if I would have let him in

My life and we were together

He wouldn’t have been in the wrong place, at that wrong time

When ignorance decided that the coat on his back was worth his life and I cry out in my heart

As I think of how minute those two years give a couple months are when you have found, loved,

and lost

 True love.

Who Am I? Part II

5 Apr

Many people ask themselves this question on a daily basis. A seeker of knowledge and information, a purposeless being in the eyes of others, a famed celebrity in my own mind. Who am I? It takes time to really seek the answer to the aforementioned question. It takes an unknown amount of soul searching until you can finally say Yes that is me indefinitely. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it, that is absolutely me.

On the Journey to find out the question of who I am I found the answer. An answer that was provided to me many years ago but I let go. Have you ever let go when something else was easier? Did you take the easy road when it was harder to do what was necessary.  Everyone has a  calling, a purpose, and has the potential to open their arms and embrace it. The question is will you take the opportunity and run or just run away? I have embraced it let’s see what can be made of it.

The Latest Fitness Craze: It’s All In The Hips

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Cadence Urban:

Always looking for new ways to be healthy and have fun!

Originally posted on BlackDoctor:

A Hoopnotica kitWhat is Hoopnotica?

RadioOne EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Mackie On How He Got His Body Right

This latest Hollywood fitness and weight-loss craze is a favorite of many, many celebrities, including Beyonce and First Lady Michelle Obama. It tones just about every part of your body, including the core, arms, legs and butt.

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Oh…and it also let’s you have the kind of fun you haven’t had since you were a kid.

Basically, Hoopnotica uses a device similar to a hula hoop to help you tone your body. People who use it regularly have seen impressive pounds lost and waistline inches reduced.

READ: Celebrities Reveal Their Must-Have Red Carpet Tips

The creators of Hoopnotica say , “It is cardio and strength training because you’re using all of your core muscles. You tighten up the sides of your body and you tighten…

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A New But Familiar Beginning

4 Apr

A New But Familiar Beginning.

A New But Familiar Beginning

4 Apr
I have been here before and gone. I sat beside thee and did not listen. The words went behind my back, over my head, through my legs and I only thought to myself selfishly…Only because the world owed me something? Then, I was foolish and spoiled not by any being but by me inside myself. Because who does not think that they are special. Something that was spoken most of my life.
In hind sight I had lost touch with the spirit whom drove me to be that special someone that escaped the mouths of many. I am now renewed, reset on my path and I will accept peace, prosperity, love, success, alongside the turmoil, burdens, anger, and ignorance. For I have now realized the restoration involved and I accept the challenge. I can do and accomplish anything and in stride will pull ahead jumping over the hurdles thrown in my path because failure has never been in my vocabulary.
So as I take this journey to peace and prosperity through the things and people I love share in this journey and feel free to contribute.

I had been having restless nights and last night I slept uninterrupted and peacefully for someone unexpected had graced my dreams and comforted me and this blog post is dedicated to them for easing my spirit may they rest in peace and continue to watch over me. A calm amongst the storm.Image

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