Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Day by Serving Others

Productivity tip for today: Serve. Instead of taking a day off. Take a day to serve someone else in the name of the man who gave his life for the betterment of humanity. Enjoy this day of service. And please share in the comments what you are doing today to honor the life and legacyContinue reading “Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Day by Serving Others”

Love at a Wedding: Love Letter #1

Dear Reader, A wedding has to be the worst place to meet your true love. But somewhere in between the minister’s prayers, the elated couple standing at the altar reciting their vows and the candlelight flickering all over the sanctuary, a girl’s heart softens. At least mine did on a crisp fall afternoon while witnessingContinue reading “Love at a Wedding: Love Letter #1”

Ride or die? Love Letter #3

Some gals get all giddy about being seen in public with their man. They are like female dogs, protecting their territory by way of optics. “You see me with him. Okay. Step off.”   Maya did not have such inclinations. She was a rising star at her job, studying for her Masters, with little time for anything beyond work. And even less time for the man she saw most.  

Short & Sweet Inspiration #3

Love means never having to feel regret or apologetic for sins or shortcomings. But when you fall short and feel remorse, because we all do, I hope you’re quick to forgive. May you try this act of love on yourself, first, before attempting to love someone else. ❤️ Stay tuned for the next love letterContinue reading “Short & Sweet Inspiration #3”

LeeLee’s Love Letters

Dear Reader, As you know, I write blog posts about purpose, productivity, and living life with passion. For a season I am sharing short stories about relationships. I’m calling them LeeLee’s love letters. A few revolve around my own historical fiction, and many do not. But all are examples of relationships (for anyone who hasContinue reading “LeeLee’s Love Letters”

For the Fatherless (Another random recap of lessons learned over the weekend especially for ladies with daddy issues)

Fathers better beam like the sun and hang the moon to get more than a card or a pair of socks…

Dear Reader,

We piled a lot into the last weekend, didn’t we? Americans celebrated a new federal holiday, Juneteenth, and we also celebrated Father’s Day. Yea!

I wish I could tell you I did something mind-blowing for either occasion, but I was otherwise obligated. So obligated that I neglected to show respect for fathers on any of my social media accounts. My oops!

So to all the real fathers out there, I want to wish you — all the best, and may your families be blessed.

Did you catch what I wrote?

“Real fathers.”

Am I the only person who too often ascribes “real” to fathers?

Of course not.

We (as a society) don’t discriminate against mothers that way. We usually assume that all mothers are the greatest. Right? I mean, mothers have done the laborious work of carrying, for approximately nine months, this growing seed that feeds off of the mother’s body to create a child that will slide through a birth canal and be pushed out into the world. Indeed, a woman’s work is hard. So we cheer in reverence, hooray for mothers!!!!

They deserve a holiday. Well, at least some of them deserve a holiday. And y’all know I am telling the truth. While I don’t intend to be a downer, we must admit that there are some seriously poor excuses for mothers out there. Am I right, again?

Specifically, but without calling names, we have all heard about women who have driven their kids into lakes, women who have left the security of one family to begin a new one with their teenage student. And what about the women who have kids to get a check? You know, the ones called gold diggers and other unkind words. Even so, regardless of those nefarious acts (minus the first one), come Mother’s Day, someone somewhere will make them feel good about performing a natural act, whether they really are a loving and nurturing parent or not.

Silly Rabbits: Share Your Easter Joy with a Basket

Bear with me. I know you are too old for Easter baskets and bonnets, but hear me out. As I have been writing more and more about showing your love to people in stressful times, I have noticed a theme: whenever I feel my heart is heavy, I seek ways to celebrate and comfort someone else. 

Two Messages on Christmas

First and foremost, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS!!! God’s Joy to the World. I am so glad You came. Alleluia! Noel! Emmanuel! Lord, You know my gladness is not because we have a special day to open presents. No, no. My joy is because the whole world in some form or fashion is acknowledging You as theContinue reading “Two Messages on Christmas”