“Quit Trying To Be A Superhero”


“Quit Trying To Be A Superhero” @DariusForoux https://medium.com/art-of-practicality/quit-trying-to-be-a-superhero-8612a1adae6

Now I will only be a Super hero on Halloween.

 

Share Your World – 2016 Week 51 – Favorite Holiday Edition


 

Share Your World – 2016 Week 51 – Favorite Holiday Edition

Share Your World – 2016 Week 51 – Favorite Holiday Edition

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What is your favorite holiday?

Halloween. But during this season I choose Kwanzaa which is an African-American Cultural Holiday celebrating Black culture and Unity. Actually it can be observed by All persons of African Descent. Kwanzaa enables me to return and honor the traditions of my African Ancestors.

Official Definition

Kwan·zaa
ˈkwänzə/
noun

NORTH AMERICAN
  1. a secular festival observed by many African Americans from December 26 to January 1 as a celebration of their cultural heritage and traditional values.

What types of food is associated with your holiday?

Unfortunately since I’m always at work I don’t do any cooking nor do I get to attend the Kwanzaa celebrations I’m invited to.  However I do have some African garb which I plan to wear and I will post sometime between December 26th and Jan. 1st.

http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.shtml

Do you travel for your holiday?

No. It’s not necessary.

Is it a religious or spiritual holiday?

It does have spiritual aspects but it can be celebrated by African-Americans of all faiths and belief systems. It is a way for Black people to celebrate Our African Heritage! Celebrating Family, Community and Culture.  Kwanzaa means First Fruits!!

http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/kwanzaa-history

  • The Nguzo Saba of the seven days of Kwanzaa:
  • Day 1. Umoja means unity.
  • Day 2. Kujichagulia means self-determination.
  • Day 3. Ujima means working together.
  • Day 4. Ujamaa means supporting each other.
  • Day 5. Nia means purpose.
  • Day 6. Kuumba means creativity.
  • Day 7. Imani means faith, especially faith in ourselves.

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Is there a gift exchange?

No. Kwanzaa does not focus or greed or gift giving. It is all about Black Unity!! Umoja!!

How long does the celebration last?

Seven days.

 

 

 

 

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

The job is going well. People like me and I’m accepted at my workplace. Looking forward to Kwanzaa!!  May the Seven 7 Principles Live Strong and Proud in All Peoples of African Descent!!  Ase!!

 

 

 

 

 

Share Your World – 2016 Week 45


 

Share Your World – 2016 Week 45

 

Describe your own outlook on life in seven words or less.(NOTE:  does not  have to be a sentence.)

Life is short. Have fun.

Where do you like to vacation?

I usually take Staycations. However New York City has a lot to offer. With my Museum ID Card plus my IDNYC card I can get into most cultural institutions, sporting events and botanic gardens for FREE!!  Plus there are always some type of festivals or celebrations one can get into for little or No cost!!

http://www1.nyc.gov/site/idnyc/index.page

http://www1.nyc.gov/site/idnyc/benefits/benefits.page

Candy factories (sweets or treats including chocolate) of the entire world have become one and will now be making only one kind of candy. Which kind, if you were calling the shots?

Dark Chocolate!! I Must have Dark Chocolate!!

Complete this sentence: Something that anyone can do that will guarantee my smile is… 

Tell me a good joke or a funny story.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

Grateful for the fun Stephen and I had at his Halloween party last Monday, October 31st. Yesterday’s Nature Walk Through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  Hoping that next Sunday, I will be able to visit and attend the festivities at the Queens Botanical Garden.

http://www.queensbotanical.org/

 

 

 

 

Share Your World – 2016 Week 44


 

Share Your World – 2016 Week 44

Share Your World – 2016 Week 44

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What was your favorite subject in school?

Actually I had two favorite subjects. English and History or back then it was called Current Events.

If you could have a servant come to your house every day for two hours, what would you have them do?

My Laundry!!

Where did you live when you were in the third grade of school?  Is it the same place or town you live now?

Third Grade. I would have been age 9. I Lived on 115th Road in St. Albans, Queens, NY. I no longer live there. Now I Live in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY. The below photo taken March 1964 is Stephen and I sitting on the stoop of our home. I was 5 Stephen would have been 3.

DeB and Stephen March 1964
Me and Stephen March 1964 Home 115th Road St. Albans, Queens, NY

In your opinion, list some places that are great for shopping?

Jamaica Avenue. Downtown Jamaica, Queens. Today I scored two winter sweaters for only $3 a piece. That’s $6.00 of warmth!!

Green Acres shopping mall located in Long Island, New York

Fulton Street Brooklyn New York

Lord & Taylor located near 37th or 38th Streets on Fifth Avenue.

Actually there are many funky, fun, fascinating places to shop in New York but those are the once that come to mind immediately.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

I’m Grateful for this wonderful email message that I received from my brother Stephen yesterday. Here is the message. Please don’t mind the spelling. I think Stephen is doing quite well for an Autism Guy. He is wonderful.

Good morning sister, hi how are you doing today. I got your massage and will make you another picture, and bring it when i come to see you again.

 I had a great week at program. we had a party , we sang songs and dance , they had stacks and soda there it was a good time . thank you for the halloween costumes .
 I really like the knight costume, I wore it to the party and my fiends liked it  i had a good time.😎
I’m grateful for the fun that Stephen and I had at today’s Halloween party held at AABR which is a Training Center for Developmentally Disabled Adults located in Jamaica, Queens, NY.
Given that one of my good friends passed away last week and I attended her wake/viewing I’m grateful for Life. I look forward to not only being Alive but enjoying Life and having Fun.

Funny Video for Halloween

The Wednesday Dance
https://youtu.be/F3jnymeJof4

 

Share Your World – 2016 Week 43


 

Share Your World – 2016 Week 43

Share Your World – 2016 Week 43

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What are you really glad you did yesterday?

Sleep. I was really tired.

Would you prefer a one floor house or multiple levels?

One floor level house. I have arthritis and it is getting more difficult for me to go up and down stairs.

Have you done something you truly want to do today?

Well, Let’s see. I’d like to win Lotto or Mega Millions but I don’t bet!! LOL!! Basically I just do chores on my day off and Monday is my day off. Laundry. Grocery shopping. Adulting 101.  You don’t do the things you want to do but the things you have to do at least until you retire. Ask me again in about 2 or 3 years when I will be retired and hopefully I will have a different answer.

What plans did you have as a teenager that didn’t happen? Are you happy it didn’t work out that way?

I suppose like most Women born in the 1950s/60s I thought I would eventually settle down and get married. Then after that phase passed I dreamed of being an artist. I really Loved drawing and sketching. My latter career dream was to be a writer.

Yes. I’m glad I never married. I have a difficult headstrong stubborn personality and am not easy to get along with. My one foray into common-law marriage was a disaster. He was abusive and I was losing myself in him. Everything was his way of the highway, verbal, emotionally and psychological abuse. If it had been a legal marriage I might have been trapped in hell still. But I survived. Made something out of my Life without a man!! Power!! Got through and beyond the abuse. Life goes on.

As for being an artist well I work as a museum guard. That’s as close as I’m gonna get to that!  I am a writer and one day God willing I will be a published author however I’m not holding my breath and it does not worry me. As I’ve gotten older I now realize that Life does not always work out the way we want it to. Roll with the punches.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

Grateful that I made it through a harrowing work week. Looking forward to an extended Halloween weekend.  I have this upcoming Saturday off. That means I’ll be off Saturday, Sunday & Monday!!  Party time and best of all Stephen time!!  I will be posting Costumes next week!!

 

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Celebrate Sylvester!!


https://dailypost.wordpress.com/discover-challenges/animal/#like-249865

JNW’s Halloween Challenge: Cat

JNW’s HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE #4 – CAT

HAPPY CATURDAY!!

TODAY WE CELEBRATE SYLVESTER WHO IS ELEVEN YEARS OLD!!

11 Magnificent Moggie Years and Counting!! Tuxedo Love!!

HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY SYLVESTER!!

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