Today’s Forgiving Fridays: Take the Road Less Traveled :)


East Coast ~~ West Coast Debs joining forces!! A Deb to DeB powerful connection!! Booyah!!

ForgivingConnects

Happy #ForgivingFridays everyone!   Yay!  This is an opportunity for YOU to share about forgiveness & post about it  ANY DAY this week!  You can post a poem, a quote, or a photo (or even a short story like one of this week’s contributors), or you can write about what happens when you “take the road less traveled” like I did.  Or simply do a post with two words, “I Forgive”.  (See guidelines below  )  

***This post is my contribution for Frank’s Challenge, Woods.  Frank your challenge this week inspired this post!! It is also my contribution to The Daily Post’s challenge, Satisfaction.

Today’s Forgiving Fridays is to Take the Road Less Traveled. 🙂

One of the deepest prayers I have for forgiveness is that we on this planet choose it more of the time.  I envision a planet where peace is possible, where we speak to ourselves and each other in…

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Tired Of Arguing Online


The fine art of debate has been replaced by verbal battering rams extremists viewpoints. Words can help or hurt. Choose wisely.

The Tony Burgess Blog

In the tit-for-tat world that is social media these days arguing can be exhausting. There is an old Internet saying “don’t read the comments” and its true. On Facebook you can see where there is so much pain and suffering in the feedback of people who are wanting to speak louder to get their point of view across. Back in the good old days there were debate classes that taught the fine craft of point and counterpoint. In debate you had to do your research to make your case. There was a point to debate and it was an orderly, civilized discussion of a subject.

Fighting the good fight is a noble thing but when you think about it that can just wear you out. Politics has made things so bad that it has ended friendships and caused division. I get tired of the arguing but you have to do…

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Tea Party Time – Let’s Groove


Come on over and enjoy this Fabulous Blogging Party!! Jacqueline’s House!!

a cooking pot and twisted tales

It’s blog party fun time again. The year is fast winding down and before you know it, we will be basting Turkeys and singing Auld Lang Syne.

How’s your end holding up? Life has been a bit hectic and upsetting in many ways, but we’ve got to keep pushing and looking at the positive side of things.

If this is your first-time visit, the house rules of play are outlined below, if you are an old-timer, you know the drill.

Grab some refreshments which are nicely arranged down the page. Feel free to indulge, these are zero calories😉

Just some little party rules:

  1. Mix and mingle with others. Don’t be a wallflower. Go say hello to someone.
  2.  Please leave your blog link or post link in the comment box below along with introductions.
  3. It’s one link per comment, but come back as often as you’d like, that way it’s easier…

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Procter & Gamble Releases Powerful Video “The Talk” to Increase Awareness Around Bias as Part of “My Black is Beautiful” Campaign


This video brought tears to my eyes. My parents had “The Talk” with me when I was a young girl to prepare me for the struggles I would encounter growing up in racist America. I remember them saying to me that I would have to work twice as hard and be twice as smart to go half as far. Not much has changed.

 

 

 

 

GOOD BLACK NEWS

(image via “The Talk” by Procter & Gamble)

by Lilly Workneh via huffintonpost.com

A new video released Monday titled “The Talk” compellingly tackles the impact of racial bias through the lens of black parents in America. The video ― which was released by My Black Is Beautiful, a beauty brand owned by Procter & Gamble ― is a powerful two-minute clip that explores racial bias by depicting some of the burdens placed on parents of black children, who are challenged with having necessary but difficult discussions with their children about their survival and self-esteem.

The video follows several black parents who have talks with their children about the ways in which their skin color can affect how they are perceived and treated by others. In one scenario, a mom asks her son if he has his ID before heading to practice, in case he is stopped by police. In another…

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