Get Your Mind Right Monday~

Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpt our existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It's in our hands

Both 'abundance' and 'lack' exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend ... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present-love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature, and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure-the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience heaven on earth.

Man's rise or fall, success or failure, happiness or unhappiness depends on his attitude ... a man's attitude will create the situation he imagines.

Illustrator of the day~



Ooooh it's just a Bobby Womack kinda day!

Thought Provoker Thursday~

As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown, so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers of humanity have developed and bloomed.

There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.

1. Out of clutter, find simplicity.
2. From discord, find harmony.
3. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Taking it back Thursday~

This is one of my favorite songs, like ever.

Thought ProvokingThursday~

There are those special people with whom you have not seen or heard of in years, and yet when you do it is almost as if nothing has changed, and they are just as beautiful of a person as they were before, perhaps even more so. Then there are those that are the polar opposite and you find that admiration and familiarity are strangers, tis life.

How did it get so late so soon?
It's night before it's afternoon.
December is here before it's June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?

I still find each day too short for all
the things I want to do.

Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers.  The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind. 


Navajo Style~

It is said everything come's back full circle, Navajo design is back on the scene (actually never left).  It is believed by the Navajo people that before an individual can receive help from the Great Spirit, one must first wear appropriate clothing in order to be recognized.

Theophilus London feat Devonte Hynes & Solange Knowles~

LOVE's it! Love the Navajo threads, most definitely.

Theophilus London - Flying Overseas from GreenLabelSound on Vimeo.

Illustrator of the day~

Rod Hunt


Soul Train Tuesday~

Wilson Pickett "I'm in Love"

Video of the day~

I just love Kero One's sound (dude is not scared to cook a meal and light up a candle) and Sam Ock's vocals are candy to the ear.


Illustrator of the day~

Geraldine Georges

Her work is nothing short of amazing!


You see it wasn't your tongue that pierced me, it was the look in your eyes.

Soul Train Tuesday~

Best believe I will be getting down like this on the dance floor. Whoooo!!!
Now you can learn to do the 'Breakdown'.
Stupid Youtube deleted the previous clearer version. So I found this really blurry one, enjoy haha.


Get Your Mind Right Monday~

When you acknowledge the less than perfect parts of yourself, something magical begins to happen. Along with the negative, you'll also begin to notice the positive, the wonderful aspects of yourself that you may not have given yourself credit for, or perhaps even been aware of.--Richard Carlson (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff)


Iñárritu ~ Biutiful

This one will be amazing like the rest of Iñárritu's films, I just know it.

At the press conference in Cannes last May 2010 Alejandro González Inárittu declared in his vehimently articulate manner: "Even if darkness seems to be everywhere, Biutiful offers many touches of hope. I'd even say it's my most optimistic film. Uxbal's character is full of light. He puts a lot into organising his life, helping his children, loving other people."

Forever Young is a state of mind~

“May you grow up to be righteous, may you grow up to be true. May you always know the truth and see the lights surrounding you. May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong. May you stay forever young.” ~Dylan


You are your own worst enemy~

"So who is your biggest enemy some wise man (Pop's) asked me?" I said I don't know oh so and so. He said "You are your biggest enemy baby". Then he went on into the Father Daughter spill that I always listened to, but honestly I didn't always absorb back then. I mean here I was this 19 year old girl who knew everything right? Wrong...big time wrong. 19 was the funnest year of my life, but also the most eye opening year of my life. I was hard around the edges, didn't care about worrying my parents, got into fights, got beat up too (only once though).  I was trying to find myself...shoot who am I kidding I am still trying to find myself.

Reality is we all are a work in progress, nobody is exempt from the struggles of life. It's a hard thing though to come to terms with who we are in that struggle; we live in a society where we are taught to camouflage our regret's therefore this disables our saving grace mechanism and we just beat ourselves up. It is time to let go of that, get out of the boxes, make peace with yourself. Be true to you, the truth will set you free.

This is a long life process, but who and what are you afraid of? You are your own worst enemy, and your own best friend. I love me, I love the person I am becoming. I am a woman who is in control of my own destiny. I make mistakes, but who doesn't? The beauty of my life right now is that if I mess up, I can hold myself accountable and I am ok with that; I apologize when I am wrong or if I feel I have hurt someone. I try to do everything I do out of love, and that has made all the difference in my world today.

I wish everyone nothing but yourself first. I will just leave you with some fresh words from one of the greatest female lyricists of our time:

"Truth is from the inside out. You know, and the way we’ve been trying to heal and be healed is with these topical, surface, superficial, temporary solution. And I’m telling you, true healing is from the inside out. You know, we’ve been told to protect our outer man while our inner man is dying. It’s emotional warfare. Being able to tell the people we love the most the truth about ourselves. And when they say, Hey that doesn’t fit into our box for you, we say, Well, I ain’t in no box. Don’t try to put me in one."

"Don't be a hard rock when you really are a gem"
Get out of the boxes,
Peace - GV