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Midway Through

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Travel on December 20, 2017 at 4:27 am

Qui_Dec19_2017Midway Through, I start to realize the weekend isn’t very far.
I’ve got a flight to catch tomorrow to celebrate – no sorrow,
for in Texas we’ve birthed a new star.

My niece married late last year and is wrapping up year one
with the birth of a son.; proof of their love – productive fun.

I’m so proud of her.
She carried that baby with very little girth.

Me? I’m just showing up in Texas to be Auntie Qui.
Christmas with distant family is what makes it merry.

New life is sweet. Puberty is tricky
and then in comes the teen years — 👉🏾 things get washy & wish’y.

Our 20’s are grand; invincibility is ours.
Our 30’s gift us with insightful powers.

cool-cat-cat_in_the_hat.jpgOur 40’sI’m in them, brings with it peace and blessings.
I’m a much smoother cat. I resolute stressing.

I meditate and pray and then I chat it up with you.
The 40’s are a party; yielding clarity to pick & choose.

Midway Through I’m starting reflect and look back…
I’m standing in this moment as a real cool cat.

I’m enjoying life, I am enjoying you.
I’m a soul observing and I’m enjoying the view.

We’re Midway Through this week and Christmas is in a few days,
I’m Qui
Really enjoying WE — and just wanted to drop in and say “Hey.”

Today is gonna be a great day!
Go forward, be your best person – – right after you kneel and pray.

ISO more peace? You’ll find it in spades when you meditate.

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Good Morning

In Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on December 17, 2017 at 6:01 am

good-morning-jo.gifGood morning. I’m up before the sun and I have truly missed you.
I see that you’re awake – life is yours for the take; the good Lord has kissed you.

And so, I’m sipping my jo, I’ve seen my guy off to work and am chillin’ in the cut.
I’m really savoring the jo, but to eat a breakfast? Nooo. I’m trying not to see my gut. 🤣

I’ve been living la vida loca!
That means consuming candy and soda.

Carbs usually come in
after I conquer a win.

And since I try to win all day
I’ve resorted to putting a variety of treats away.

One by one…
each bag of candy is undone.

I’ve been eating it.

I can do better.
Though winter screams OVER SIZED sweaters!🤪

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Festive eating.

So… We all have to work on self. Me first; my call to action:
I’m back in the gym and preparing to sweater-hem; fit is still in fashion.
Regardless of our festive eating passions.

It’s true.
Life requires a fitter me and you.

Last one into the home gym is a rotten egg!
Today I’ll be working on my abs and toning my legs.

Good morning beloved. The morning is early still.
I’m Qui
Appreciating thee for dropping by to peep my Pathos feel.

The strength of your support is surreal.
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Camels HUMP

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on December 13, 2017 at 4:30 am
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A new camel.

Doug Jones humped-up on a win last night.
A-L dispelled any hint of disconnect in sight.

It was a pretty tight race. I tuned in and out.
I woke up this morning to hear Alabamians shout:

WE HAVE COLLECTIVELY CHOSEN DOUG JONES!
I know many voted otherwise – I don’t think that you’re wrong.

Though I’m glad we’re turning a new corner in this reality song.
We’re looking at things differently – perhaps our unity is still strong.

We are all Americans and we are our best when we stick together.
It’s good to reveal we prefer to heal – still birds of the same feather.

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Alabama has a new Jones.

As the cold weather moves into atmosphere, o’ isn’t it clever
that we would find warmth in decency and voting together.

Congratulations Alabama for speaking up and showing face
and proving to the rest of the world that you, alone will call your fate.

Today is a beautiful day. We all woke up alive.
Viva la Hump Day. I’m happy to embrace the Jones vibe.

Virginia started something; it’s a reckoning and it’s loud.
I’m Qui
Happy about it – oui! To be  an American, I’m feeling proud.

Me, You and Jo

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on December 11, 2017 at 7:26 am

kerry-washington-yay-coffeeThis Morning Jo is good to me —
Not that early morning broadcast on MSNBC. 🙂

It’s strong, it’s dark, robust and sweet...
The perfect point for sleep and wake to meet.

I’m awake, sitting bedside with my feet touching the flo.’
I’m sipping and dipping — watching Morning Joe.

The news has been known to blow; yet journalist are clocking it.
Like a reality show on VH1 or  Bravo – I’m tuned in and watching it.

It’s real, our reality… it’s how I start the day.
It’s also strengthening my faith – the news yields me to pray.

I say, “Amen,” stand, and go on my way.
Internally and mentally – I’m ready for the day.

I take my jo
everywhere that I go,
until I’ve sipped the last drop.

I’m kind to everyone I meet
to and fro in the street;
Acknowledging your spirit – never stops!

It’s what I do! I’m a Leo – Yo!
I’m Qui
With early morning intimacy between Me, You and Jo.

ALABAMA: This week you vote. Which way will you go?

Wind in these sails

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on December 7, 2017 at 5:46 am

wind-in-sailboatSo I’ve gone back to school and taken on quite the load.
I’m comparing each new lobe-wrinkle obtained to a brick of gold.

Learning is the route to the fountain of youth.
It feels good to learn new topics and their truths.

I’m submerging myself into the full learning process.
A little less contemplating & debating a whole lot more: YES.

I’m stepping out of my comfort zones, slowly but surely.
I’m trusting my instincts, shaping and branding my property.

You’d think I’d know these things by now.
I’d like to think ‘when it comes to media producing – I’m the cat’s meow!

But I don’t.
I move at will, and if I don’t get “the feel” – – I won’t.

The feel,” that I speak of is that feeling in my gut.
The feeling is strong; it doesn’t lead me wrong –
and while it is important, there’s a science to WHAT’S UP.

In this core course I am learning the science of creative presentation.
I am gathering new tools to further use in my future conveyance.

You and I are going to have so much fun playing! Tomorrow is looking good.
I’m studying Digital Cinematography. I want to shoot your hood.

Actually, I’m more of a writer, director and producer,
though when it comes to unlocking brain capacity – I’m a juicer!

How could more knowledge hurt?
I’m attracted to learning – with a full class load, I flirt.

And even though I’m out here having fun and mingling along the way,
please don’t think that I don’t think about you everyday.

Often times I clear the passengers seat, before my days charted run
just in case you want to tag along and ride a la shotgun.

Yeah, that would be fun. In the meantime I’m on my school grind,
but the week would be weak if I didn’t drop a few griot lines:

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The Wordcloud Art is in the shape of an upwards arrow and encompasses this text:

Qui is Who, I love you, be encouraged & be strong, see things as different & not-wrong, open your mind & heart, each new day is a new start, follow your heart & manifest your dreams, sew a great story – hem up your seams, eat your vegetables & exercise your body, you are a hit – I love your spirit – you’re a hottie!

Yes, I’ve missed you. I truly have.
Let the wind blow through your hair, be sure to stop and laugh.

Hug someone today regardless of who needs it more.
You or them? Good karma is a good reason to score.

Good morning sweetheart, I pray the day does treat you swell.
I’m Qui
That “up early on her studies she,” — I’ve got new Wind in these sails.

Wide Open Wednesday

In Communication, Networking, Self Improvement on November 29, 2017 at 4:00 am

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Good Views – News Peruse

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on November 26, 2017 at 8:23 am

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As the month of December approaches many are singing a particular song:
“Voting time is nigh – it’s our time to shine!” Let participation be your jones.

And after such an expressive event – let go, enjoy the season and fall in love.
I agree with the prez on something he just said, “[let’s] have a Merry Christmas.”

Happy Holidays is a greeting that encompasses all of the fall/winter calendar events.
Happy Holidays is best for branding if you arrive empty handed – post your money spent. 🤪

Don’t approach the gift exchange talking about “Merry,”
when you know your bills run this ‘thang and your cash has left in a hurry.

It’s okay. We’ve all experienced the “low balance” scurry. It’s a temporary issue.
Thank God the holidays are for good & affectionate displays – so money isn’t an issue.

Right?
I do decree; thus I write.

IJK (I’m just kidding). 🤗 All is said in good fun.
I rarely choke on a pivotal joke used to deliver a good griot yum.

I’m looking forward to a Merry Christmas in less than 1-month away.
I’m Qui
Perusing the News and highlighting good views. God bless “WE” and Happy Holidays!

Thankfully Weak

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on November 23, 2017 at 4:51 am

20111122-092118.jpgYes. I have a thing for expressing THANKS out loud and in public, so Thank you very much. There! I said it again. 🤗 I rather like saying it. You should see the faces of those who I say it to after they’ve shared with me an “automatic random acts of kindness”, like holding the door, being courteous in traffic, picking up something that I dropped, etc. I’m never expecting others to help me out, so the first thought and words out of my mouth are “THANK YOU so very much”, followed by a fun & warm smile. Some people respond with a smile in kind, some simply say “you’re welcome”, and others look at me in surprise. As if my response was unwarranted or ingenious. I smile anyway, and I’ll wave at ya’ – if you keep looking. Life is good I take nothing for granted.

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Thank you so much for dropping by our site <
and partaking in my Shakespearian-like Griot writes.

It takes a special kind of mind to comprehend this groove.<
thus I’m appreciative of you every time that you roll through.Ooo..

I’m writing in bars & quoting the news,<
haring the facts – as well as my views,and encouraging you to do the same too.<
You have no idea how much I dig hearing from you.

Ooo child I am thankful to have this moment in time -<
producing this write from my iPhone) – while on my kitchen grind.

A thankful heart and a good mind is what I have in tow.
A witty way to communicate is the seed I’m trying to sew.<
I think It’s growing – yo.

Happy Thanksgiving to you – may the week be rich in spirit.<
And if something great pops off, come post it – I’d love to hear it.

Be guilty of doing a good deed & reap the rewards of a ‘thanks’.<
It’s quite the feeling & spirit healing – better than cash in the bank.

Say ‘thank you’ when someone does something nice,<
And if they stare in disbelief – go ‘head and say it twice. lol!

I’m addicted to it – yo! I like giving it and receiving,
I’m Qui<
Enjoying this moment with thee. Thankfully Weak is my reasoning.

What are you thankful for?

Time Management

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on November 19, 2017 at 5:03 am

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Journal Time.
Wine time.
Decompress time.
Comprehension time.
Shine time.
Me time.
No time.
Game time.
All of the time.

Journal time.
Blog time.
Shots time.
Block time.
School time.
Rule time.
time-tumbler.gifNo allowance for “fool-time.”

World news time.
Neighborly-views time.
Get involved with the move, time.
Work time.
Not all the time.
Family time.
Priceless time.
Non-refundable time.
Consistent. Time.

Our time.
Us time.
Alone time.
Must time…

It never stops –
Just like the beating of your heart. Your heart rocks.
Time after time.

When was the last time that you took a little time for any of the aforementioned?
I’m Qui
with a list of times that needed a new indention.

PS. Always limit time yielded to friction.

Overlooking

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on November 16, 2017 at 4:28 am
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Yes. I noticed…

No, I really haven’t jumped-on nor delved into the power preyed headlines 
of the many women who have been offended by an O’Reilly, Moore or Weinstein.

I have not.
Though I empathize with all of the tears and snot.

I really do.
I relate with the hashtag #MeToo.

In many instances I spoke up and things just got muddy.
Friendship acts masked the paths of predators prowling for a sexual buddy.

Not sure why so many are power hungry and feel the need to heighten their stance
by cornering folk, metaphorically grabbing ’em by the throat
and putting their hands in the victims pants.

Not on one occasion but on many.
Morals in tow? There can’t be any.

Those with ill-intent who have crossed my path and I was aware – it did not end well.
I’ve remained a lady until this day, oui. Their reward is a mental hell.

I won’t harp on it.
My pen will be too sharp on it.

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Overlooking small souls that insist on living too large —
is appropriate in being my current charge.

More women have been affected than care to mention on a whim
because doing so means other folk will know they too were “a victim.”

Who wants to be “a victim” when such a small pistol posed no whip?
I have found folks who are power hungry to be a lonely and useless trick.

Not worth my pen or my spit. So I “forget you forgot you.”
My heart goes out to my sisters and brothers who ever thought about you.

My heart goes out to everyone that has allowed the actions of a predator to watermark their life.
Power-hungry is the fabric of this country. I’d rather make art alone than roll in trife.

Abuses happen everyday. Confront them ASAP, heal and move forward.
I’m Qui
Lifting you up from any violating cut and encouraging your journey onward.

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