I was sitting here thinking of what I wanted to share with you. Remembering Diva Whitney Houston gave me some inspiration. I say yeah I think I'm happy, but there's one thing that definitely brings me happiness---lyrics/poetry/words.
We dismiss a lot of songs because of the genre. Try just concentrating on the words. They're powerful. Beautiful. So here is a small sample of lyrics that inspire me, make me happy, uplift me, keep me focused on my dreams and goals. Please share some of your favorite lyrics.
From I Look to You~~Whitney Houston I look to you After all my strength is gone In you I can be strong I look to you, I look to you And when melodies are gone In you I hear a song I look to you
'bout to lose my breath There's no more fighting left Sinking to rise no more Searching for that open door
And every road that I've taken Led to my regret And I don't know if I'm go'n make it Nothing to do but lift my head
From Settlin'~~ Sugarland I ain't settling for just getting by I've had enough so so for the rest of my life Tired of shooting too low, so raise the bar high Just enough ain't enough this time I ain't settling for anything less than everything
From This Is My Now~~Jordin Sparks
There was a time I packed my dreams away Living in a shell, hiding from myself
There was a time when I was so afraid I thought I'd reached the end, baby that was then But I am made of more than my yesterdays
This is my now and I am breathing in the moment As I look around I can't believe the love I see My fear's behind me, gone are the shadows and doubt That was then, this is my now
I had to decide, was I gonna to play it safe? Or look somewhere deep inside, try to turn the tide And find the strength to take that step of faith?
From Amazing~~Kanye I'm exhausted Barely breathing Holding on to what I believe in No matter what You'll never take that from me My reign is as far as your eyes can see
It's amazing, so amazing, so amazing, so amazing, it's amazing
Hi everyone! It's been a little while since my last post, but I promise you I've been busy. :-) I completed my first book! Yay! Thank God! I'm now waiting to receive my proof copy. Approve it and let the printing begin! It will be sold through my website politejourney.com and LuLu. So check back for the official release date.
Now on to the topic that's been on my mind--touch. I was reading an article in Good Housekeeping on the health benefits of touch. Has technology transformed touch into a rare occurrence? Are we so distant now because of social media and cell phones? Yes I am plugged in to the social media platforms such as the one I'm on now and others. However, my true nature is to be hands-on. I'm that person that may slap you on the arm when we're laughing. :-)
I'm blessed very blessed that I come from a family of "touchers." We greet and leave each other with hugs and kisses. My Mother will still hold our hand when she's talking to us. She's also known to spontaneously and gently rub our backs or our hair just because she loves us. And it's nice and calming and for that brief space in time, we're just her children--not parent, sibling, employee, husband, wife etc... Just happy to be right there feeling all that love!
Do me a favor please. For the next two days (more would be better), hug someone you love or someone that you think needs a hug. When watching TV or riding in the car with your spouse or significant other, reach over and hold his or her hand. Put touch back into your life...I'm sure it'll make someone happy! ;-)
I’m Trinka Polite! Georgia native! Aunt Extraordinaire (at least I think so)! Lover of divinely delicious food! Servant of God and I gratefully accept my calling as counselor, poet, and speaker. My mission?
As a counselor, it is to empower you to access your full potential and live more authentically!
As a poet, it is to share words to inspire love, deliverance from hurtful situations and encourage a renewed relationship with God.
As a speaker, it is to provide a dynamic experience which will actively engage you and your group in learning and growing.
My professional background includes over 14 years as a Career Counselor providing education planning and career guidance. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and National Board Certified Counselor with a Master’s degree in Psychology. My publications include After the Sixth Day: Notes from a Spiritual Journey and Pain is Fertile Ground—poetry collections focused on spiritual awakening and growth.
On a more personal note, the southern lady that I am loves to cook (have you seen my Pinterest board?) and have fun with my family! Are there any two things that bring more joy to a G.R.I.T.S. (Girl raised in the south)? Lol
I hope we stay connected because new ventures are on the way to enlighten your mind and to partner with you to chart a course for your success!