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Lavinia E. Jones

The Only Journey is the Journey Within.

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To Jump or Not to Jump

Posted on August 4, 2010 at 10:23 AM Comments comments (50)
 
 To Jump Or Not To Jump?
 
Before the worlds were ever formed, He knew you.
You were not created to be average, you we not created to barley get by.
You were created to EXCEL.
Not only were you chosen, but you were also equipped with everything you need to live an abundant life.
God has deposited seeds of greatness inside every person.
 
But in order to tap into those seeds of greatness you have to believe this and act on it.
(Adapted from Liz S / Facebook).
 
Let today be the day we all have faith in our greatness and take that leap of faith that we all have burning inside of us.
Recently, I have watched people I work with take their own leap of faith and it has been inspiring but has also taught me a valuable lesson.
 
A leap of faith is nothing without planning.
 
Out of everyone who took their leap into the foray of stepping out on their own, I can put my hand on heart and say three of them are fully equipped, because those three were working on their Leap of Faith long before the cliff edge came looming.
When the time came for them to jump, the feeling was not that they were being pushed, but they were given the window of opportunity to jump through.        
 
Others, jumped off the cliff, hoping for a soft landing of any sort, with no planning or preparation I hope they find their soft landing soon.
 
And the remaining jumpers, who I have the most respect for, just said "sod it" it doesn't matter where I land, it has to be better than teetering on the edge.
 
What's common about the jumpers, they all decided to dictate their own future, some with a little more planning than others, but they stall decided.
I pray they all stay on their path and tap into their greatness.
 
Don't feel sorry for those who did not jump. What made us stay? Fear? The inability to jump again?, Lack of faith?... none of the above.
Those who stay are tapping into their greatness, looking deep within and planning for when it's their time to fly.
 
 
 
 

Truly Blessed

Posted on August 2, 2010 at 1:31 PM Comments comments (26)
This weekend we were truly blessed.
 
I had a gift from a friend this weekend of a breadfruit and a local Ras gave us some Ackee, so Saturday we decided to cook a little feast.
 
 
 
So first off, Keith went searching for firewood...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Then we got the fire going and in went the Breadfuit...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It got a little bit hot by the fire.....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By this time the grey clouds starting to roll and Thunder was rumbling ahead so we had to hurry.
On to the Ackee....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I was quite enjoying myself, there's something about cooking outside, with the radio and rumbling clouds....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Just as the breadfruit was done...                 The grey clouds got grey...er....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Then the Heavens opened...
It was time to put the Ackee on..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This.......                                                        Plus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equals....
We were sooooooooooooo stuffed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We had to save the rest of the Breadfruit for breakfast.....
 
Breakfast....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Give thanks to the Most High, we had a two gifts this weekend and they were truly well appreciated.
 

A Little Suga Nuh?

Posted on July 30, 2010 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (253)
I want a little sugar
in my bowl
I want a little sweetness
down in my soul
I could stand some lovin'
Oh so bad
I feel so funny and I feel so sad

I want a little steam
on my clothes
Maybe I can fix things up
so they'll go
Whatsa matter Daddy
Come on, save my soul
I need some sugar in my bowl
I ain't foolin'
I want some sugar in my bowl

You been acting different
I've been told
Soothe me
I want some sugar in my bowl
I want some steam
on my clothes
Maybe I can fix things up so they'll go
Whatsa matter Daddy
Come on save my soul
I want some sugar in my bowl
I ain't foolin'
I want some - yeah - in my bowl.
(thanks to N,Simone, B.Holiday and B.Smith for this one)
 
 

Beautiful Images

Posted on July 30, 2010 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (7)
Makes My Heart Sing...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(This one makes me sad, but should be shared. Lebron said he was just trying to show emotion. Did the Creative Director for this ad seek inspiration from WW1 propoganda?)
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ghost

Posted on July 30, 2010 at 1:23 PM Comments comments (10)
You're the feeling that won't leave
The nightmare that I can't awaken from
 
You're smarter than me
 
Sometimes I think I got you licked / got a handle on your never leaving scent
... and then there you are.
 
A Ghost In My Soul
 
 
You dictate my reactions
Repeating that pain, causing me to hurt over and over again.
Little Miss trust and fear are your symptons, you made a dis ease in my soul
 
I tried to ignore you, that Ghost in my soul, I danced till I ached, I filed my life with people and song , still you were there, my ghost, my shadow.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dad

Posted on July 29, 2010 at 7:43 PM Comments comments (203)
How do you morn for someone you've never known?
 
How do you miss the love you've never felt?
 
To run into his arms and feel safe.
 
To see the pride in his eyes.
 
To have his name and number in my contacts.
 
To have him walk me down the aisle.
 
To know that love only a father can give a daughter.
 
Am I too old to want a father?
 
What is worse.. never knowing yuor father or knowing he exists and knowing you were abandoned?
 
 
 
 

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