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RULES FOR THE GET TO ME TAG:
Each nominee must the person who nominated them and does credit the creator of the tag.
Must post one of your childhood photos with your nickname.
Must reveal 5 funniest experiences of your childhood life.
Nominate 10 bloggers to do the award
Thanks to CRYSTAL’S PHOTO BLOGGING SITE for nominating me for this tag.
Below is my childhood picture. I am the kid on the right. As for my nickname, I had several but the most common nickname I got called was Crys.
My 5 funniest experiences were:
My 2 sisters and I played in the snow then stuck our heads in the snow bank.
Watching Texas Chainsaw Massacre at an all girls slumber party.
Playing with the neighborhood boys.
Coming home and being surprised with a trip to Niagara Falls.
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When I went to Clarion University Of Pennsylvania almost 24 years ago, something really big and incredible happened other than graduation. It was a highlight in my college life and lifetime I don’t think I’ll ever forget. Maybe because it was encouraging to meet someone famous that was not only minority but she was black and really had to work at what she got. I was encouraged by this and it made me want to pursue my dreams and not be a quitter. The woman’s name was none other than Maya Angelou.
Meeting Maya Angelou was not only inspiring but exciting too. Before meeting Maya Angelou, I was determined to reach my goals but after meeting Maya Angelou and hearing her story, I was even more determined. Also, it was nice to hear that you weren’t alone and that other people had either the same concerns or similar concerns.
After meeting Maya Angelou, I went through a phase of writing poems. I even had some of them published in a book with other people’s poems from the college.
I would like to tell you a little bit about Maya Angelou and if you read below, you will see a brief synopsis of who Maya Angelou is and what she has done.
Maya Angelou was an “American Poet, memoirist and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim.”
Maya Angelou had several poems and quotes. I’ve read some of the quotes and they’re quite good. Some of her quotes are quite encouraging.
In my opinion, when you smile you encourage someone and that will not only help them but also help you. A smile goes a long way in encouraging someone and lifting someone’s spirits. Not to mention, a smile is contagious so it will help you and help the people who are around you. So Smile.
Meeting Maya Angelou encouraged me to continue to be determined, ambitious, not be a quitter and to pursue my dreams when people tell me I can’t do something.
I encourage everyone to continue to be determined, to be ambitious, not to be a quitter and to pursue your dreams and not quit when things get rough. Remember, it’s just a stepping stone and teaching tool when things get rough and there will be times it will get rough.
When things get rough and you need a friend to talk to, try talking to your cat and if you don’t have a cat talk to your pet. It might sound crazy but it helps and they don’t talk back. Also, if you don’t have a pet to talk to, talking to a stuffed animal helps too. So pick yourself up and continue doing what you’re doing. You’ll eventually finish what you started. I know I did and I eventually reached some of my goals.
I could say meeting Maya Angelou was a dream come true but the truth is, my only dreams and goals at the time was graduating from college. Meeting Maya Angelou was just a way to make me more determined to reach my goals what ever they may be.
I think a good way to end this post is with some Maya Angelou quotes. Below are some quotes by Maya Angelou and they are:
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
“If you have only one smile today in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be grumpy at home, then go out in the street and start “Good Morning” at total strangers.”
“A SMILE IS THE PRETTIEST THING YOU CAN WEAR”
If you think about the above quotes, they all ring true one way or another. Also if you think you’re having a bad day, there is probably someone out there who is having a worse day than you. So stop having pity parties for yourself and stop moping around because there will always be someone having a worse day than you.
I’m not saying you can’t have a good cry when something doesn’t turn out the way you had planned, a good rant when you get angry and even vent when you have things bottled up inside you. Actually, sometimes it ‘s good to talk or vent because once you do, you will feel so much better.
I have previously put some links in this post that you can go to read about Maya Angelou and below are two more Maya Angelou links. Here are the other two links for Maya Angelou quotes and they are: Maya Angelou Quotes and Maya Angelou Encouraging Quotes.
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Hello Everyone, I am very happy to say I just published a new post on CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. The post is called IMPORTANT DAYS IN OUR LIVES: A COLLAGE. I had fun putting the collage together for you and hope you go visit the site and look at the collage.
Below is only a sample of what you will see on CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. I have more pictures in the collage I just posted and in my Pages I have made up A SAMPLE OF CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING.
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LADY ANTEBELLUM IN CONCERT.
My Niece, Kaitlin Got To Try This Ring On When He Saw She Was A Steeler Fan And She Was At The Game With 2 Philadelphia Eagles Fans, Her Dad And Older Sister.
There is an expression that we have heard of and it is “Every cloud has a silver lining.” The meaning and origin of this phrase is as follows:
“Every bad situation has some good aspect to it. “This proverb is usually said as an encouragement to a person who is overcome by some difficulty and is unable to see any positive way forward.”
“John Milton coined the phrase ‘silver lining’ in Comus: A Mask Presented at Ludlow Castle, 1634”
“I see ye visibly, and now believe
That he, The Supreme Good, to whom all things
Are but as slavish officers of vengeance
Would send a glistering guardian, if need were
To keep my life and honour unassailed
Was I deceived, or did a sable cloud
Turn forth her silver lining on the night?
I did not err; there does a sable cloud
Turn forth her silver lining on the night,
And casts a gleam over this tufted grove.”
“‘Clouds and ‘silver linings’ were referred to often in literature from then onward,usually citing Milton and frequently referring to them as Milton’s clouds. It isn’t until the days of the uplifting language of Victoria’s England that we begin to hear the proverbial form that we are now familiar with-‘every cloud has a silver lining’. The first occurrence that is unequivocally expressing that notion comes in The Dublin Magazine, Volume 1, 1840, in a review of the novel review Marian; or, a Young Maid’s Fortunes, by Mrs. S. Hall, which was published in 1840:
As Katty Macane has it, “there’s a silver lining to every cloud that sails about the heavens if we could only see it.”
‘There’s a silver lining to every cloud’ was the form that the proverb was usually expressed in the Victorian era. The currently used ‘every cloud has a silver lining’ did appear, in another literary review, in 1849. The New monthly belle assembl`ee, Volume 31 include what purported to be a quotation from Mrs Hall’s book – “Every cloud has a silver lining”, but which didn’t in fact appear in Marian, which merely reproduced Milton’s original text.”
In my opinion, this saying is true. You see there really is a silver lining to every cloud and a lot of times we might not see the silver lining right away but for every cloud there will be a silver lining. Some examples of this saying are as follows:
Someone tells we can’t accomplish something
We might not accomplish what we want to do right away but the silver lining here it will be accomplished in the future.
We suffer the loss of a loved one and/or friend
It’s hard to find a silver lining here but there is one. It will take some time before we see it but the silver lining will eventually show up.
If you ever been unemployed then you know it’s no fun. The silver lining here is you will get another job, retire or better yet start your own business.
It’s hard to see the silver lining here especially if you’ve been single for quite some time. Remember the silver lining might be you find the right person and get married or you just stay single.
When a situation comes up in our lifetime, we shouldn’t think a bad situation is bad but think of it as a good thing because really if we think about it they’re stepping-stones to our destination. These stepping-stones that we may consider roadblocks make us stop and ask ourselves is this what we really want? Of course, this is a question that can have many answers and that’s because everyone has to answer this question every time a situation comes up.
You may be going through a situation that’s making you take a step back and ask is this what I really want? If you aren’t asking this question, then you either have already answered this question or your situation that caught you off guard is a good situation. Sometimes good situations do catch us off guard and make us ask the same question.
My hope for everyone is that you will have more good situations than bad situations. I want everyone to try to smile when you have both good and bad situations. I know it’ll be hard to smile through bad situations but if you do, you’ll find it’ll make it easier to get through your bad situation. It’s usually pretty easy to smile when you’re in a good situation but when you’re in a bad situation it’s not as easy.
Smiling through all situations that come our way will not only make us feel better and put us in a better mood. Smiling also makes other people want to be around us more.
In my opinion when you smile, I think you will find that people treat you better than when you aren’t smiling. So smile through both good and bad situations and you’ll go far. How far is up to you. If you smile through the bad then hopefully your reward will be that you have more good situations than bad situations. Also in my experience, I have found a smile will change your attitude from bad to good. Even when you’re in a really bad mood and/or just plain having a terrible day you may be asking? Especially smile when you’re in a terrible mood and/or just having a terrible day because it will not only change your attitude but people will notice the change in you.
Let me share a tip about smiling and that tip is even if you have to put a fake smile on your face to change people’s attitude toward you, you will find even a fake smile will help your attitude. How do I Know? I’ve put a fake smile on my face many times and it actually did change my attitude and how other people viewed me. What happened when I smiled? It was contagious and made people ask why are you smiling?