Category Archives: Global Events

Gratitude: Remembering Maya Angelou

” A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” Dr. Maya Angelou

Gratitude: Remembering Maya Angelou, RIP

Gratitude: Remembering Maya Angelou, RIP

On May 28, we lost a consummate renaissance woman and an inspiring influence to many of us. In her rich and varied lifetime, Dr. Maya Angelou wore many hats; she was a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, film/television producer, professor, actress, educator, dancer, dramatist/playwright, historian, filmmaker, gourmet chef and civil rights activist. She lived life with gusto and taught me, and I believe many of you, the beauty and power of words. When I heard news of her death, I was numbed into silence. I felt a deep sense of loss as Maya was a cherished mentor to me, albeit from afar; her writings and measured words always filled a creative gap in my spirit.

Letter To My Daughter

Whenever I needed a dose of unfettered truth and a touch of mirth, I would reach for Maya’s books and poetry. When she wrote Letter To My Daughter, and And Still I Rise, I felt her words speaking directly and personally to me. As a foreign student in the USA, her books gave me clear and intimate insights on the soci0-political milieu that formed the fabric of her stories. Her books offered a lens into the daily life and struggles of an African American woman and I soaked up every morsel of information they shared. So you can imagine the pain I’ve felt, and the difficulty I’ve had writing this note of gratitude to Maya Angelou.

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Great Giveaway: An Epiphanie Bag

Great  Giveaway: Epiphanie Bags

Great Giveaway: An Epiphanie Bag

Tired of bulky camera bags or ugly Laptop bags? Epiphanie has a bag for you. Win an Epiphanie bag of your choice; choose either a camera or laptop bag and carry your gadgets in style.

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Have you often wondered about finding a less bulky way to carry your fancy camera? Do you want be comfortably camera ready on your next big vacation? Yes and Yes, and I’m glad there is an easy solution.

Five years ago, professional photographer Maile Wilson started Epiphanie Bags At the time, there were no cute camera bags for women and she hated lugging around a separate, bulky man-bag. Out of frustration, Maile would end up leaving her camera at home. Sometimes, she would shove it into her purse wrapped up in whatever was nearby; a towel, sock, sweatshirt.

One day, Maile had enough and decided to create a comfortable, colorful and stylish bag that would be practical too. Today, Epiphanie Bags carries over 60 different bags that accommodate cameras, laptops and even backpacks for men. You can become the lucky winner and pick your bag from the collection.

Are they comfortable?  Yes.  Enter the contest by filling out the entry form below,  and then go read BabyCostcutters’ full review of her Epiphanie Bag – A London Backpack.  Do come back to share your thoughts and share  the giveaway with friends and family.
One lucky winner will win ANY in-stock bag of their choice!!
Open to US Only. You be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway starts on Friday May 16, at 10:00pm and Ends on Monday May 26 at the same time.

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Reflections: Happy Mother’s Day

“A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.” Honore de Balzac

Hay House Presents Happy Mother’s Day!

Thank You Mom!
As I Look Back…
As I look back on my life
I find myself wondering…
Did I remember to thank you
for all that you have done for me?
For all of the times you were by my side
to help me celebrate my successes
and accept my defeats?
Or for teaching me the value of hard work,
good judgment, courage, and honesty?
I wonder if I’ve ever thanked you
for the simple things…
The laughter, smiles, and quiet times we’ve shared?
If I have forgotten to express my gratitude
For any of these things,
I am thanking you now…
and I am hoping that you’ve known all along,
how very much you are loved and appreciated.
Author Unknown

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!  If you live in any of the top 20 nations listed on Save The Children’s Best Places In The World To Be A Mother, you’re ahead of the game. If you live in Finland, Sweden, Norway or other countries on the list, you know your children stand a greater chance of surviving childhood diseases. As much as we gather to celebrate this special day, share our love, our photos, and heartwarming stories of our moms, many moms and kids in our global community live in abysmal conditions.

In our global community, some moms go to bed hungry. Some moms give their children away or watch them die from treatable illnesses. Some moms and their children become casualties of war. Some moms, out of frustration or mental illness, become abusive to their kids. If one mom is unable to fulfill her basic dream of survival for her child, her loss is also ours.

All children deserve  love... BringBackOurGirls

All children deserve love… BringBackOurGirls

If you’ve been paying attention, you know that 200+ girls are missing; they were kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria.  They won’t have a chance to express their love to their Moms until they are found. Please get involved and also send a prayer to their families. May our Thankful prayers and gratitude for our moms, reach beyond our homes, our hearts, and our dreams to fill the desires and prayers of Moms around the world.  More Below!

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