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TransparenTEE Life Lessons

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When the cares of life weigh you down just know that He’s making you, He’s molding you.

Life’s challenges can overwhelm you & that’s okay, that’s going to happen. Keep your head up, DON’T GIVE UP OR IN. The tests & trials are meant to make you strong. It is in those test & trials that you are strengthened. You never appreciate the struggle until you come out on the other side & see what you’ve overcome. Be encouraged, you’re stronger than you give yourself credit.

I couldn’t understand how people looked at me & saw strength when I felt I was at my weakest. Once I finally saw things coming together, I looked back on worst times of my life & was in awe that not only did I survive but I came out with a strength I would have never known without experiencing the lows of life. I was grateful that life’s lessons made me appreciate the complexities & simplicity of life.

We only get one life, live it to the fullest, find your calling & use your gifts/talents!

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Gratefulness

I’m a rough tough used to wear afro buffs
I’m rough, unlike dainty, prissy, soft or delicate.
I’m rough, tomboy to heels, hiding how I feel, packing chick,
Yeah I’m from Spencer
I’m tough, life hasn’t been kind to me but I’m blessed
Yeah I stress but God keeps making a way, what can I say I’m blessed.
The transformation from afro puffs back to my naturale’ I secretly cried so much I ran outta tears
Over the years from diploma to degree to finding me
I’m blessed
I’m a rough tough used to wear afro buffs AND I’M BLESSED

EVEN IN THE DARK TIMES, DO YOU EVER SIT BACK & THINK BACK & SAY EVERYTHING ISN’T PERFECT, BUT WHEN I LOOK ABOUT OVER MY LIFE, I REALLY REALIZE HOW BLESSED I AM?

HOW HAVE YOU BEEN BLESSED?

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DIVIDED, UNITED STATES & Change

They keep saying that A CHANGE IS GONNA COME, but how much longer much we wait? My ancestors wanted change so that my generation wouldn’t have to experience the very inequalities & hardships they fought for for hundreds of years. I look at these “United States” wondering what defines unity cause I all I see is division from the capital to far beyond the streets of Ferguson & Baltimore. I’m tired of questioning who to trust & their motives. People are angry, frustrated & irate but in need of CHANGE. That change can be as strategic as peacefully protesting to get the attention of public & government officials or as simple as praying & being the very change we wanna see. But SOMETHING’S GOTTA CHANGE. I don’t wanna have to fear having a son or have him fear the very people sworn to serve & PROTECT, because nowadays it seems my generation needs protection from protection, BUT WE GOTTA BE SMART Y’ALL! I pray for my generation that we be smart in protecting ourselves, make smart decisions & successfully protect following generations from the things tearing this country apart. The Hatred… Something has to be said when animals receive more sympathy than the lost of a minority. I pray for that ignorance because ALL LIVES MATTER, all living things. Just when disaster strikes, social media reminds me of how much more work there is to do. If there’s no change then MLK, Malcolm X & anyone who fought for change died in vain. I’ll never condone wrong doing, just like you’ll never convince me of justification in LIVES unnecessarily taken from any hand. NO UNARMED INDIVIDUAL DESERVES TO BE GUNNED DOWN, DRUG, ETC. especially w/ alternative options like tasers on hand. I have family members on the force & couldn’t condone the harming of officers committed to protecting & serving ALL PEOPLE EQUALLY. We gotta do better than looting, rioting & acting like animals cause in reality, animals would still receive better treatment. The sad truth… My heart is full, my thoughts cluttered, my prayers long. I know it sounds cleashay, but why CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG? More people need to be COLOR blind; I don’t see race, I see people & the good in them & flaws of their character NOT HATE. Maybe one day we’ll be united, but we should be ashamed to be a DIVIDED, UNITED STATES. MAYBE ONE DAY WE’LL BE UNITED, I PRAY I LIVE TO SEE THAT DAY, SMH!

Toya AKA #TransparenTEE

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