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In the New Year

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In the New Year

I’ll be stronger

I won’t let anyone steal my thunder

I won’t let people step on my feelings

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In the New Year

I will learn to say no when I need to

I will say yes when I want to

I will give when I’m ready

and I’ll take when I’m ready

I’ll leave when I’m done

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In the New Year

I’ll be stronger

I’ll stand taller

I’ll fight harder

I’ll learn to take care of “me”

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In the New Year

I’ll get to know you better

So that maybe I can love you better

I’ll sport a smile more often

I’ll even make an attempt to laugh at more of your jokes.

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In the New Year

was written by

Felina Silver Robinson on 12/26/13© Continue Reading…

Today we celebrate Labor Day
A holiday that we don’t have to differentiate who the day is meant for
We can celebrate it how we feel we want to honor ourselves and those
That we know have worked so hard for themselves their families
To have something to be proud of
To offer a part of themselves and earn something for being good at it
To help the place they live in and call prosper
We inspire ourselves
We motivate others
We try something new or stay with something old
What ever we do, we do it with pride
No matter where in the world we might be
Man, woman or child, we have something to celebrate
Today I celebrate remembering my first jobs as
A babysitter, newspaper carrier, assistant to an editorial consultant and a waitress, working at the library, town hall, police station and court-house during high school for business coop,
All those jobs before I started college

Do you remember your first job(s)? I’m sure you have much to be proud of too. Enjoy your celebration.


Moving Day

Traveling from state to state
Making my way to college in the busy city
I’m one in the sea of many
Out of place and starting anew
With all that I own in the back of a U-Haul rental
On nameless streets, I lose my way a time or two
I’m scared I’ll never find my way
But some nice person pops up and asks if I need help
They point me off in the right direction
I know I’ve made it because again I see I’m one in the sea of many
The building seems gigantic to me
I know it the right size and that I just see all that I fear in the unknown
I finish unloading and return the truck
Inlay across my bed in my new place
I call my family to tell them that all is ok
I cry and laugh a little before I say I love you and that I’ll be ok
I hang up the phone hearing my mothers soft tears
Her voice lingers with the words “I’m so proud of you my dear”.
In that moment I know I owe her everything and every effort must be made
to do just what she said, which is to make her proud
After finishing my dinner and cleaning up, I’m too tired for anything else
I lay down my head glad to have made it I fall into dream land
Thankful for all that I have and all that I am knowing I have the strength and will to carry on
Watch out college because here I am

I dedicate this to my son and my dad as they move people today among the sea of many new fish in the sea. Their strength, determination and diligence amaze me. I wish them luck and the same to all those they move today and all the others that will start anew today.

Haves and Have-nots

We take what we have for granted every day
Life is a daily struggle for some
Missed opportunities
Some without rights or food
Others with no clothes to cover their backs
No schools or substandard schools
Doctors are scares and medicine is even more scares

We are lucky to be free
What we don’t have, we can most often get or it is gotten for us
We are fortunate because if we can get it are the haves and not the have-nots

If only everyone could be in the world of “haves”

My Motivational Phrase of the Day (08/21/13)

Appreciation for those you love

As parents we don’t have it easy
We have to check out our children’s friends
We have to check out our own friends
We try to make sure our children are safe
It’s not an easy job while our children try to keep their own independence
Each day we question the job that we are doing
It’s not easy hearing all the stories in the news
We wonder what we should share with our children to keep them safe
None of us want to be the one to have a child go missing
We do all that we can do
Is it ever enough
Never stop trying
Never give up the fight
Some how, some way things will turn out right

This was written in honor of Adrianna Horton. May she be returned to her parents quickly and safely!

My Motivational Phrase for the Day (08/19/13)


Parents bring their child into a unknowing world

Each day full of uncertainty, no true direction known

Each of us have our values and those of our parents

The community has their own ideas

Your church may choose a different path for you

So many voices,

So many teachers

So many choices

Which road must you follow?

A parent must know to stay true to themselves

Raise your child with pride

Raise your child with your own mind

Take advice when needed

But the mold is yours

You created the life

The choices are all yours

All the voices help you have something to choose from

Only you will know in the end what you feel is right for you and your child

One day when they are old enough, your child will learn how to make their own choices

Hopefully all that you have taught them will guide them down the right path

My Motivational Phrase of the Day (08/16/13)

Soul Searching

When I was young I was always told that:

I had to learn to take care of myself

No one was going to take me where I wanted to go

That I was going to have to get there on my own

I would have to find my way and have the strength to  make all my own dreams come true

I often felt alone, unloved and unappreciated

Until one day I understood exactly what true message was

If there is something you want, you have to fight for it

You have to take every step necessary to meet your goal

Don’t expect others to give you what you want, for then you are not the one who has accomplished something

Don’t be afraid to do the work, keep your eyes wide open, remember each step that you take

for those steps will be the affirmation of your success.