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Trial to Triumph!

This past week one of the biggest highlights in the media has been the blunder made by renowned comedian and TV host Steve Harvey. So many jokes, phrases and unfortunately racial epithets have been attributed to the reason he announced Miss Colombia as Miss Universe and not the actual winner Miss Philippines. His mistake went viral causing a firestorm over the majority of social media outlets. So many memes were made, jokes said and negative comments about Steve Harvey’s mistake.

In the midst of this mistake, Steve Harvey remained humble, apologizing profusely for his mistake. Mr. Harvey even said out of his own mouth that he accepted “full responsibility” for his mistake. I think that this mistake not only highlights something most people forget is that Steve Harvey is very human and capable of making mistakes. Not only that, it also showed his humility and genuine remorse. Many people began to question his ability to be a great host, his lack of a college education, and his self-proclaimed being from the hood as reasons why he made the mistake while only a few attributed it to human error. I watch Steve Harvey TV show very often, listen to his radio show and watch him host family feud. Therefore, I am very aware of Steve’s love of Christ and the way he acknowledges the reason he is so successful. God! The way he praises, God! God is indeed good and takes care of his people. Within the past twenty four hours it has been announced that Steve Harvey has been selected to host the Miss Universe pageant again for the next few years. Wow! God is so amazing! Despite all the controversy, naysayers, negative comments, jokes, memes and racial epithets, he was still chosen.
This is very profound! When God chooses you, there is NOTHING anyone or anything can do to stop it!
There will always be naysayers, negative comments, jokes, memes, and even those that question your ability, talent, and so forth, but God will cause you be triumphant in the midst of your trial!

Da Write Chick
aka
Shivendra
copyright protected.

Shine On!

Candles, flashlights, and lamps are all small objects that are designed to emit light in
dark places! Regardless of how much darkness surrounds you, continue to let
your light shine! The beacon of light within you will lighten up any dark place!
Shine On! Shine On! Shine On!

 

Da Write Chick

copyright 2013

Thanks!!!

THANK YOU!!!  THANK YOU!!!   THANK YOU!!!

I just wanted to take a moment to let every blogger, reader, email supporter know that I am very grateful that you are reading my blog!!!   Thank you for the many likes, sharing, reblogging,  and so forth. I took a brief break during the summer and there’s nothing like a well rested pen!  LOL  🙂  I really appreciate all of your sincere and heartfelt comments so keep them coming 😉  Thank you also for sharing your wonderful poetry, writing, photography, etc. and allowing me to follow  and read your blogs!  I am truly grateful and humble and I really enjoy reading poetry, short stories, admiring people’s art work as much as I enjoy writing!   Stay Tuned more writing to come… Thanks!!!! I appreciate each and every one of you!!!

 

Da Write Chick aka Shivendra

Unity Launch!

The rising son warms and covers the universe…
While Serenity orbits Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus and Uranus
As tranquility dances with the stars
Shooting rockets of Love, Unity, and Harmony to the moon
sprinkling it’s calm propellants to rain, showering Peace on Earth… Peace on Earth… Peace on Earth!

Da Write Chick
2013

What’s in your dash!!!

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What’s in your dash? What will your dash say about you? Does your dash have meaning? At some point in our lives we or someone we know will experience some type of loss. A Loss can be from a relationship, health, freedom, home, identity, job, and so forth. Losses can catch us off guard, unprepared, and change our lives forever. A loss can leave us broken, confused, distraught and angry. Perhaps the most beneficial outcome of a loss would be to use it as a tool for self-reflection, motivation, and inspiration.

I have endured a few losses in my life. Recently, I had the unfortunate task of dealing with loss; the death of one of my cousins. Like so many people, when I received the news of his untimely death I was shocked, saddened, and overwhelmed. For several days, I rode this emotional roller coaster and was even more pensive on the morning of his funeral so much that I dreaded preparing and getting dressed for it. I hoped and wished this day never came and would be over soon. While riding in the car, I remembered our last conversation and began to ponder about it. Unknowingly, I smiled when I reminisced about his humorous spirit, warm smile, and zest for life. A sense of peace, pride and joy came over me when I saw the vast number of people that came out to pay their respects on such a beautiful sunny summer day. During his funeral service, I was overwhelmed and comforted by every speaker that reflected on my cousin’s genuine kindness, helpfulness, and acts of service. It was during these reflections and speeches, that I was reminded of how great my cousin’s dash was and what a profound legacy he left.

Since his passing and funeral, I have been more reflective on my own life. With every action, task, act of service, interaction with others, etc. we are building our dash. Our dash holds memories of our actions, our being and how we lived our lives. Our dash will be the mirror that’s reflected upon to comfort, encourage, inspire and keep our memories alive. It goes without saying that I will greatly miss my cousin, aunt, grandfather and other relatives and friends that have passed away. However, I am consoled and can find peace with the great memories of their lives. In the midst of pain and sadness, I am inspired, encouraged and comforted by their dash! Therefore, daily I choose to cultivate, nourish, strengthen, live, expand, develop, extend and make my dash (life) count!

Da Write Chick
Copyright June 2013