Blind Side The Story – Lessons Learned

 The most important of all the lessons was the one Without Prejudice.  A white couple took in an Afro-American boy into their home. Many other people have taken into their homes children and adult of other races, cultures and ethnic groups, but few get such recognition.  People quietly do their part in changing the world. They look in the mirror and know it starts with them – then they make the world a better place.

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The Warrior and the Slave Girl

Ataá was very exotic looking with long dark curly hair, and skin the color of coffee latté. She had huge brown eyes, and big hips. As a lady of the night she would command a good price.  Ataá knew her days were numbered to make her escape. Living on an island all her life, she was a very good swimmer. At one time she thought she could swim home, but she was moved further and further away from the sea.  Her only hope now was just to escape to a safe place – and soon.

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Thanksgiving Monday


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay ‘them’2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.

And if you don’t send this to at least 8 people – who cares?

First Female Buffalo Soldier – Cathay Williams

Cathay Williams (1842 –1892? ) was the first and only known female Buffalo Soldier.


She was born into slavery and worked for the Union army during the Civil War. She posed as a man and enlisted as Williams Cathay in the 38th infantry in 1866. She was given a medical discharge in 1868. Click link to read more:

Black Indian of Southeastern America

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African slaves were brought to America to supposedly to labor in the place of the Indigenous people, who showed themselves ill-suited to enforced tasks, and moreover were being annihilated in the Spanish colonies in the 1500’s.

TGIF ~ Remember the Military/Veterans

Regardless of your feelings about the military and/or war, the people in uniform deserve a prayer, positive thought, moment of silence and/or respect. They are in constant situations that can put them in harms way-even at home. Remember government civilians are in the same boat. There was a civilian killed at Ft. Hood along with those soldiers, just like at the Pentagon on 9/11.

Understand there are hateful people in America, and I’m not talking

about the shooter! I cannot repeat the garbage people wrote on Facebook and Twitter….BUT this is America and the people in uniform are fighting to preserve your right to be free and write garbage if you like!

Remember the families-children who don’t have a mother or  father during this coming holiday season. Remember their mental health. Don’t ignore problems. Be thankful it’s not you!