Gardening in Stilettos
 
Water your dreams with worry/fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism/solutions and you will cultivate success! Be in the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success and nurture your dream"- Lao Tzu

Monday (Moon-day) has the energy of the ultimate nurturer. How will you nurture 3 dreams that need my love and attention?
 
 
 
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Virtual Gift to self....Gucci, Manola Blanik, Christina Louboutin
Photo: Courtesy of Elite Cake Designs , Tiers of Happiness Cakes, Crafty Confections
 
 
My beautiful oldest daughter: Diamond
 
 
As a lover of learning and exploration, I couldn't resist going to check out this performance when a friend ask me to attend. Very interesting....
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The Saartjie Project has garnered international attention for its boundary-stretching stage presentation that explores the mysticism, paradoxes and complexities surrounding the black female body.

Saartjie (pronounced Sar-kay) Baartman - was the South African woman paraded around Europe under the showname,"Hottentot Venus". She was caged to show off her large buttocks, dissected upon her death and placed in a museum. Founding Producer Jessica Solomon explains, "We are extremely excited about the production and are committed to using art as a catalyst of self-expression, self-definition and healing. This is not a performance to missed!"


http://www.thesaartjieproject.org/The_Saartjie_Project/The_Saartjie_Project.html
 
 
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Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
 
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PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Teddy Pendergrass, the seductive American rhythm-and-blues singer who continued his recording career after he was paralyzed in a 1982 car accident, has died at the age of 59, media reports said on Thursday.

Pendergrass's son, Teddy Pendergrass II, told the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper that his father died on Wednesday at a Philadelphia-area hospital. He had undergone colon cancer surgery eight months ago and his son said he had a difficult recovery.

Pendergrass began his career as a drummer but first rose to fame in the 1970s when he became lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, which had hits such as "If You Don't Know Me by Now" and "I Miss You."

After leaving the Blue Notes for a solo career, he had a string of hit love ballads that were considered musical aphrodisiacs by his fans. His solo hits, notable for his smooth baritone and sensual delivery, included "I Don't Love You Anymore," "Close the Door," "Turn off the Lights" and "Love TKO."

Source: Yahoo News
 
 
Wishing a very "Happy Birthday" to my beautiful cousin Catina and my handsome nephew Dayvon.
 
 
My beautiful youngest daughter: Deja
 
 
Haiti has been shaken by a terrible natural disaster. My prayers go out to the country and all those affected. If you wish to donate to assist in the relief efforts, please read below for a few options.
 WYCLEF JEAN ON HAITI EARTHQUAKE NEW YORK—The following is a statement by Wyclef Jean on today’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti:

“Haiti today faced a natural disaster of unprecedented proportion, an earthquake unlike anything the country has ever experienced.

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake – and several very strong aftershocks – struck only 10 miles from Port-au-Prince.

I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse. The over 2 million people in Port-au-Prince tonight face catastrophe alone. We must act now.

President Obama has already said that the U.S. stands ‘ready to assist’ the Haitian people. The U.S. Military is the only group trained and prepared to offer that assistance immediately. They must do so as soon as possible. The international community must also rise to the occasion and help the Haitian people in every way possible.”

Many people have already reached out to see what they can do right now. We are asking those interested to please do one of two things: Either you can use your cell phone to text “Yele” to 501501, which will automatically donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (it will be charged to your cell phone bill), or you can visit Yele.org and click on DONATE.

Haiti needs your prayers and support: Wyclef Jean on CNN Click Here

Please support Haiti in any way you can.

This is the recommendation from WhiteHouse.gov:
You can also help immediately by donating to the Red Cross to assist the relief effort. Contribute online here, or donate $10 to be charged to your cell phone bill by texting "HAITI" to "90999."

Families of Americans living in Haiti are encouraged to contact the State Department at 888-407-4747.
 
 
Brand New Day by Karen Clark Sheard ft Yolanda Adams

YOLANDA:
You may have done
Some things that you're not
Too proud of, at one point in your life
Well, you're just one good prayer away
From living again
Starting today

CHORUS:
It's a brand new day
Spread the news, go tell a friend
It's alright to love, its okay to live again
Never mind your faults
What you've done or
Where you've been
It's what's in your heart
It's all that matters in the end
It's a brand new day

KAREN:
Maybe you were involved
In a love gone bad before
And ever since then
You've been bitter and scorn
All those bad feelings
You no longer need to hold
'Cause we're in with the new
Out with the old

CHORUS:

YOLANDA:
Things that made you angry in your past
KAREN:
Now you look at them, and you can laugh
YOLANDA:
Cause they don't
And they won't
KAREN
Matter anymore

CHORUS
[repeat]