44 Promises

Today is my birthday. My 44th in fact. I’ve lived 44 years on this Earth and I’m thankful for each and every year. I wanted to share with you the 44 promises that I’ve made with myself over the years.

  1. To accept responsibility for my actions
  2. To live life to the fullest
  3. To forgive myself
  4. To forgive others
  5. To live by truth
  6. To invest in myself
  7. To spend time with friends
  8. To spend time with family
  9. To take vacations and/or trips
  10. To make more memories
  11. To trust in myself
  12. To love completely
  13. To speak in the positive
  14. To affirm myself
  15. To exercise
  16. To meditate
  17. To pray
  18. To dance
  19. To laugh often
  20. To do what I want
  21. To make time for things that matter
  22. To not allow negative space to consume me
  23. To trust that God sees me
  24. To believe that even when it seems darkest that God’s got it
  25. To see people for who they really are
  26. To make new friends
  27. To get a hobby
  28. To do what I love
  29. To change my mind if I want to
  30. To be the best mom ever
  31. To be present in the moment
  32. To say no if I feel like it
  33. To not commit myself to everything
  34. To take time out for me when I feel like it
  35. To listen to my body
  36. To feed my soul
  37. To read more
  38. To ask for help
  39. To accept help
  40. To compliment others often
  41. To let people know when I’m displeased
  42. To let people in and not be so guarded
  43. To try new things
  44. To be a better person each and every day.

That’s it. I really didn’t start promising things to myself until I hit 40. At that point I realized that I needed to invest in me first. To make sure that I’m feeding my soul with good people, good moments and good energy.

I have nothing planned this evening as I have Munch and he has tutoring. He wanted to take me out to dinner tonight but I told him we can go on Saturday. He doesn’t have money so in essence I’m taking him out for my birthday. But, it is a mommy/son date night and I’m thankful for each and every one of the memories we make.

It’s 2019 loves and I want to thank you for following me and being on this journey with me. One more year done and I’m praying that it is better than the last. There is value in choosing you first. Be blessed loves!

 

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1000 Thoughts

Guess what I discovered yesterday morning? WordPress sent me this beautiful notification…

1000

Can you believe it? I’ve written or shared 1000 posts. Mainly written, but it is an awesome thing to know. I’m not doing this as a joke but for pleasure and purpose. I enjoy writing and sharing and interacting with you all.  If my posts inspire just one person to know that you are not alone and that I too have experienced similar things then I’ve done my job.

I’m not a stat watcher and my stats fluctuate often. Nature of the beast I guess. I love writing and I love blogging. Best advice that I can give is…do what you love. That’s it. Don’t worry about growing your followers, increasing your stats or spamming people. Be diligent about your craft and work your process. Legitimately.

Thank you for reading and following me along this journey. It’s been an eventful ride on a bumpy road, but such is life. I couldn’t imagine it any other way.

 

 

Want to keep in touch? You can find me on social media at the following links: Twitter @mskeeinmd, Facebook page A Thomas Point of View and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/mskeeinmd/.

Last Night

Late night laughter filled the room

There was a shift in energy when you looked at me

My heart quickened as you leaned in to kiss me

It was surreal

 

Our friendship was changing and evolving into something unknown

I was captivated by the essence of you. You were different.

Strong. Silent. Unexpected.

I leaned in to feel your lips on mine and the experience was electric.

I was shocked and overwhelmed by all the sensations running through me.

 

I felt your lips down my neck and your hand explore my breasts and I lost it

I couldn’t contain my desire or the surge of having you.

You, I wanted you inside me.

 

But, you are no amateur to seduction.

You took your time exploring my body like a man dying of thirst

Each lick and suck was overwhelming me.

Your tongue had me speaking languages I never even studied

 

I was panting and squirming and moving so much you had to hold me down so you could feast

Feast at my center until I cringed and screamed your name in pleasure

You were unrelenting in your exploration and adoration of my body

I was reeling from multiple orgasms

 

I counted four, but I can’t seem to account for those five minutes where I swore I blacked out

You looked at me. You observed my face as you slowly slid the fullness of your manhood inside of me.

Expanding me in ways I didn’t even know existed

I cringed in pleasure and pain and began to move with you in rhythm

Wanting and waiting for you to elevate me spiritually with another melodic burst of pleasure

 

You did. I couldn’t stop shaking.

I smiled. You tenderly kissed me. My nose. My eyes. My lips and I knew.

I never wanted that feeling to end.

 

© Tikeetha Thomas

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

For all my fellow women bloggers who are claiming the Sisterhood of the World bloggers award and answering the questions, I’m reblogging you. Please check out Making Time for Me’s responses. It’s Women’s History Month so let’s support each other ladies.

Making Time For Me

I was nominated by the wonderful, amazing and inspiring Tikeetha from A Thomas Point of View.  Really, Honestly and Truly she was my first Blogger friend.  She reached out to me, she let me do a guest post and she cheered me on and spread the love to help me reach a further audience.  I am forever grateful to her.  Please go check her out if you haven’t already.

Tikeetha was nominated by Egypt and loved Egypt’s questions so much that those are the questions that she passed on for other Women to answer.  I will continue in her footsteps…I will answer Miss. Egypt’s questions and encourage you to do the same!!  Go check out her blog as well!!

EGYPT’S QUESTIONS FOR HER QUEEN SISTERS: 

  1. You have all the resources needed to change ONE thing in the world with a snap of your fingers —what are you changing for the…

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Langston Hughes

Yay! One of my favorite poets. Langston Hughes was born February 1, 1902 and died May 22, 1967. He was a novelist and a social activist too. I discovered Langston Hughes in college. Can you believe it? Way too late.

But, it was in college that I fell in love with the Harlem Renaissance and the words of his poems “The Weary Blues”, “Mother to Son” and of course “Dream Deferred”. If you’ve never heard of Langston Hughes, please check your local library. He’s part of our history. Black History is American History.

Mother To Son

Well, son, I’ll tell you:
Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
It’s had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor-
Bare.
But all the time
I’se been a-climbin’ on,
And reachin’ landin’s,
And turnin’ corners,
And sometimes goin’ in the dark
Where there ain’t been no light.
So, boy, don’t you turn back.
Don’t you set down on the steps.
‘Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.
Don’t you fall now-
For I’se still goin’, honey,
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.

 

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Happy 8 Year Anniversary

It’s been 8 years since I’ve been on this blogging journey. I actually went a while without blogging because motherhood got in the way. I vowed in 2014 to write more. Share more. Do more.

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Since that time, my blog has grown in followers, readers and posts. I actually started posting more in 2015 than ever before and converted from Blogger to WordPress. I bought my own domain and customized my logo. I hope to be able to write more in the coming years and just continue to be transparent with you. I never thought that this blogging thing would catch on, but it has and I’m grateful.

Check out my first post ever here:

https://athomaspointofview.com/2008/01/22/mlk-weekend/

After you read it, you will see that a lot has changed in 8 years, but I’m thankful for the experiences. I’m definitely stronger. Life is different, but interesting all the same. I don’t regret my failures, just praying that I learned the lesson in everything.

Happy 8 Year Anniversary to My Blog!

2015 in review

Hey Folks!

I wanted to share my 2015 report. Apparently, my favorite post was Missing Him which was an ode to my new friend who still makes me smile and did so yesterday when we worked out together. I’m hoping that 2016 brings you more followers, more posts and more interactions with your readers.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Random: Grown Men

Grown men talk more than the text.

Grown men make time to court you.

Grown men pay for dates.

Grown men make plans.

Grown men share pieces of their soul with you willingly.

Grown men see the not so cute parts of you and still tell you that you’re awesome.

Grown men use their words sparingly and with purpose.

Grown men inspire your spirit.

Grown men encourage your growth.

Grown men calm the voices inside your head.

Grown men know when they’ve found a grown woman because they fit like the missing link in a puzzle.

Grown men.

Guest Blogging Opportunity

Hey Everybody,

I decided to follow in the footsteps of my fellow blogger, Healing Mama, and think about featuring other bloggers on my blog. It gets difficult sometimes to write because of conflicting schedules, mommy hood, business and now the holiday season coming into the mix. So, I want to give you an opportunity to be a guest blogger here.

Topics? Anything as long is it in line with my moral and ethical beliefs. LOL! I’m pretty open and believe in freedom of expression so the topics could be limitless.

Interested? Then send me an email at tikeetha@athomaspointofview.com

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