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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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Music Memories: Something There To Remind Me…

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” Ludwig van Beethoven

Music Memories: Something There To Remind Me... SADE

Music Memories: Something There To Remind Me… SADE

Sade – Smooth Operator

When Smooth Operator came out, I listened to it endlessly… It reminded me of a cad or two I’d met over the years… You know, the type that promised everything and delivered nothing… Need I say more? Enjoy the music. Reflect on your experiences and share them below… Come back later for more.

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Music: Enjoy The Beat…

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Music: Enjoy The Beat... Pharrell, Katy Perry and Beyonce

Music: Enjoy The Beat… Pharrell, Katy Perry and Beyonce and more

Pharrell Williams – Happy (Official Music Video)

Katy Perry – Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J) (Official) ft. Juicy J

Beyoncé – Drunk in Love (Explicit) ft. JAY Z

I’ve always fancied myself a music lover and wanna be entertainer. At one point in my life, I loved taking charge at parties and rocking the tunes… Music is truly a pure form of joy that each of us can interpret anyway we wish. I’d like to share a few songs I like and hopefully you can add yours in the comments. What type of music do I like? My taste is pretty far reaching. It has to speak to me first… So enjoy a sampling of songs I love… I put Pharrell first because HAPPY is exactly what music makes me feel. Come back later for more!

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” Victor Hugo

Fela Kuti-Water no get enemy (H2O Africa official video)

Best African Music Mix – 2014

Hot Afrobeats mix 2013/2014: Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana Azonto, Togo, Skelewu African Music and more

I enjoy African music too and because there are a number of festivals this year, I thought I should add a couple of my favorites to this list. I love Fela’s music very much and he was always in the forefront of African music. The other two videos offer you a nice selection of music from the continent. If you’ve ever wanted to sample some music from long standing African Divas, I’d recommend these two posts of mine: Sweet Sensations I: African Divas Sing… and Sweet Sensations II: African Divas Sing… So enjoy the tunes and check back for more later.

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