This Is Dee

"Out of the huts of history's shame, I rise. Up from a past that's rooted in pain, I rise. I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide. Welling and swelling, I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear. I rise. Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear. I rise. Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave. I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise.
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I am filled with gratitude and humility because I know that right now, in this very moment, I have absolutely nothing to worry about; not even the air I breathe or the blood that pumps through my veins. I recognise and accept my blessings. I recognise and accept my trials. I am thankful for the moments of stillness, clarity and understanding. I count it all joy!

We’re conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments. But great moments often catch us unaware; beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.

"PEOPLE MAY NOT REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT YOU DID, OR WHAT YOU SAID, BUT THEY WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL.

I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
more accessible,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.

But they’re gonna have to take my life ‘fore they take my drive
‘cause when I was barely living, that’s what kept me alive
Kanye West - Bring Me Down

Children make you want to start life over.

Muhammad Ali

(via beautiful-ambition)

This year, I promise myself that I’ll be good to my mind, body and soul. One of the things I’ve set out to do is to drink at least 6 glasses of water a day, even though the required amount is 8-10 glasses. I don’t drink enough water even though I read that it is one of the most essential nutrients for the body. 

I hope you all can get on this tip with me too :)

Is Racism still alive? I remember seeing the term ‘colored’ on a job application about 5yrs ago. I’d rather be referred to as ‘others’ than COLORED. SMH

People will only do to you what YOU allow them to do to you. Set your boundaries. It’s your life. Take control. Be in control of your actions and others’ when it comes to things that concern YOU. I refuse to be anyone’s doormat or puppet. I’m not a robot; there aren’t any buttons to be pushed and I don’t follow anyone’s command but my Creator’s: God.

Me <3

LIFE IS LIKE A BUFFET. You don’t waste your time filling your plate with all the food you don’t like. So why waste your time thinking about everything that makes you feel bad?
My friend Phylicia

Life by Des’ree. One of my favourites <3


I&#8217;m trying to live a life wherein I can bring smiles and happiness to a lot of people; especially the less fortunate. I want to be able to make a difference in the world. I want to live a life where at the end of it all, I can look back and smile and be thankful. I&#8217;m not asking for recognition. I just want to be able to touch lives in ways, no matter how small it is, where it would change lives and bring smiles to people&#8217;s faces. I want to be a light and I want to be salt; to add vision and flavour to someone&#8217;s life. I want to be remembered. Not for being rich, pretty, smart&#8230;I want to be remembered for making a difference. Mentally, emotionally, and physically. This is what I want and with God by my side, I know I will attain this. Amen

I’m trying to live a life wherein I can bring smiles and happiness to a lot of people; especially the less fortunate. I want to be able to make a difference in the world. I want to live a life where at the end of it all, I can look back and smile and be thankful. I’m not asking for recognition. I just want to be able to touch lives in ways, no matter how small it is, where it would change lives and bring smiles to people’s faces. I want to be a light and I want to be salt; to add vision and flavour to someone’s life. I want to be remembered. Not for being rich, pretty, smart…I want to be remembered for making a difference. Mentally, emotionally, and physically. This is what I want and with God by my side, I know I will attain this. Amen