Posts Tagged ‘freedom’
Please use this time to relax, enjoy, and be grateful for all that you have today in this moment. We are blessed to live in a country where we live and enjoy many freedoms. The women in our country can have families, work, run businesses, etc. In our country all children are allowed to attend school regardless of gender or class.
Although our country has been experiencing many challenges, this is still the best country to live in.
Let’s remember our history and learn from it in order to fulfill the purpose and destiny for our lives, our communities, and our nation.
Happy Independence Day!
Why I Was Overweight for Forty Years
1. I was born with congenital respiratory issues as a result of being born 2 months premature. I spent the first few months of my life in an incubator and went home to live a life plagued by the inability to breathe, allergic to everything, nose bleeds, and a host of other issues. The doctors prescribed steroids to me for 30 years of my life and little did I know that I would be on a journey that would alter the course of my life.
2. As a young girl, I witnesses many woman being physically abused by men and I vowed that this would never happen to me. I learned that if you were too attractive as a woman that some men would become attracted to you, pursue you, and if they succeeded in getting you, some men would do all that they could to tear you down, even if that meant beating you to keep you in “your place.” I decided that I would not know the fate of an abused woman so I needed to keep myself from being too attractive, which for me meant, not being too thin.
3. Every since I was a girl, I noticed that when women got into relationships, it seemed as if they tossed and turned their backs on their own dreams. I have always had visions and goals of my accomplishments. There have always been dreams and goals that burned inside of me, so again I decided that I would not choose a man over my dreams at that time in my life, because I wanted to fulfill many of my dreams and goals first, and then allow time later for a romantic relationship. It worked like a charm until I became a prisoner in my own body. Being heavy=Being free from being pursued by male attention. I know it sounds crazy, but it is MY truth.
In order for me to lose weight, I had to acknowledge my CHOICES and STAND in my TRUTH. When I decided to lose weight, I needed to identify my triggers and all of the things that caused me to gain weight. The next step was to decide that a change was needed in my life.
My journey is continuing as far as weight is concerned, but I am determined to never hurt myself in order to keep others away from me. I am excited about my new life!
If you want more information about how I lost the weight and have not read my previous postings, please log onto www.idealphysiqueweightloss.com.
If you have to work today, then maybe you can just pray for the veterans that have served in our armed forces.
“The Virgin’s Island: Journey With Judith” would like to thank everyone man and woman who has dedicated their lives in service to our country and to protecting our freedom.
It was 4:30 pm Pacific Standard Time in May 2013 and I had just gotten off of work. I waited for the elevator as I always do when exiting my corporate office. I was dressed in work out gear as I was going to meet my Trainer to exercise. Spring was in full bloom outside and the pollen had gotten into my eye the day before and caused my eye to swell up. Before getting onto the elevator, I put on the hood of my jacket and got onto the elevator.
Upon entering the elevator I greeted a short elderly White man with a full head of white hair. He was on the right side of the elevator rocking back and forth as if something was wrong with him. I was on the left side of the elevator holding my lunch pail and purse. The old man started to clutch his fists as if he was about to strike. I said, “Don’t worry, I am only wearing this hood because I am allergic to pollen. He said, “Yea, I was wishing I had my gun right now!”
When the elevator stopped my heart was racing I was afraid….then I became appalled……then I became angry. First off, I am a WOMAN! My hands were full and I obviously work in the building. Is he crazy? Wow! I walked fast to get to my car to find a tire iron or something and I made sure that he did not follow me. The old man began to follow me as I bolted off of the elevator. Realizing what he said he yelled behind me, “Yea, this is a bad pollen season.” I yelled back, “Yea but there was no reason to threaten to shoot me because you felt afraid in an elevator with a Black woman. A shame. A mess. A travesty.”
So, the truth is, wearing a hoodie was intimidating to the older White man who obviously feels as if he is losing his position in this country. To that man, I am sorry that you are so broken on the inside that you would desire to shoot me simply for entering an elevator while wearing a hoodie. I have commanded myself to forgive you because you have no respect for human life or perhaps you simply have no respect for a life that has colored skin (roughly 80% of the world). Just know that you taught me a valuable lesson. I will NOT ride the elevator alone with anyone that looks like you because I will not be bullied, threatened, or destroyed because you live in fear of losing the power that you once had.
Since President Barack Obama became President certain groups have been very open about their hatred of other populations in America. I am not talking about politics right now, I am talking about the basic root of racism that was born here in America hundreds of years ago.
My hearts and prayer go out to the family of Trayvon Martin and I am saddened by the acquittal of George Zimmerman on July 13, 2013. I think we need to pray and become active in the community to bring about change in non-violent ways. Racism in America MUST die! I declare that we will live in peace with one another in this nation. How do I know? Because I will be the first to live in peace with all men and women regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identification, socio-economic status, religion, or any other things that would seek to cause me to divide myself from my fellow man.
So, are you aware of what you wear out in public? Do you think that you should be concerned about the clothes that you wear in certain areas and at certain time of day? What do you think? Should an American citizen who is not doing anything wrong be able to wear a hoodie if he/she wants to? What would you do if you were threatened or harmed because of what you were wearing and the color of your skin (racial profiling)?