My birthday is in less than 30 days. Keeping with the tradition started in my Jesus year, I will be doing a service project. This year, I will be collecting items to construct "care packages" for homeless women. The most important item will be tampons and sanitary napkins. Many homeless women often find themselves in need of feminine products. These items are not always readily available to them, and I wanted to do something locally to change that.
I will be collecting items starting December 1 until December 30, 2018. The items collected will go to support a larger initiative in January sponsored by my friends’ outreach ministry for people in transition.
The full care package consists of a bookbag filled with items like:
Hotel or travel size toiletries
Socks, gloves, hat or scarf
Pack of Kleenex
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Comb or small brush
Tuna and crackers
Granola Bar or cereal bar
Fruit snack or applesauce cup
Crackers with peanut butter or cheese
Or Gift certificate to local supermarket or restaurants
Mints, cough drops or gum
Note of encouragement or uplifting Bible verse
If you would like to donate items to support this project, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or DM me! Looking for places to have drop off boxes so stay tuned. Any kind of contribution you can make would help! Thank you! #philanthropy#birthday#birthdaygirl#blessed#blessedtobeablessing#newark#irvington#westorange#nj#homeless#homelesswomen#transition#women#womenhelpingwomen#christian#thankful
• I N T E G R I T Y •
C. S. Lewis said “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” In the English language "integrity" is defined as:
1. the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness:
2. the state of being whole and undivided.
In ALL things that you do, make sure to do it with integrity! It takes time to build trust but a moment to lose it. A leader must be able to display integrity in pursuit of vision, because it is more important to be trustworthy than at top of the food chain. #144thandvine#motivationalspeaker#wcw#wce#becoming#michelleobama#integrity#ispeak
• Relationships • are such a vital part of our lives. The Bible says, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:”
Philippians 2:3-5 NIV That is why you must always practice the golden rule- “Treat people how you want to be treated.” In all relationships, professional, personal and familial. That means professionally, you do your BEST and operate in excellence, because God calls you to operate at a higher standard! That means personally, you treat people with kindness and compassion, even if they haven’t been that kind to you because God calls you to be better and to do better! When you do good by people, whether they deserve it or not, you build up a measure of good will in this world. Good will and favor will do more for you than talent ever can. There are many talented people in this world who can’t get ahead because no one will work with them. Don’t be that person! When people leave your presence, they should feel better about themselves than before. When you leave a company, that place should be better than when you got there! Your presence should add value to every space that you inhabit. It’s the least you could do... #relationships#professionalism#presence # talent #professionaldevelopment#144thandvine#motivationalspeaking#ISpeak
Celebrating Rider University's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) 50th Anniversary! Thank you Rubin Joyner, Ida Tyson, Amber Henley, Maurice (RIP) who was my admissions recruiter and the rest of the EOP family. Thank you EOP for making this foster kid’s dream of going to college a reality!
Right now, more than 98 million adolescent girls around the world are not in school. I see myself in these girls. I see my daughters in these girls. I know a lot of you see yourselves and your families in them, too. That’s why today on the International #DayoftheGirl , the @ObamaFoundation is launching the @GlobalGirlsAlliance—a program to empower adolescent girls around the world through education. We believe that change happens from the ground up, so we’re working to support grassroots leaders and to spur action from people like you, all around the world. We can accomplish more together than we can on our own, so I hope you’ll join our alliance—because the future of our world is only as bright as our girls. #GlobalGirlsAlliance#internationaldayofthegirl
International Day of Girls is an international observance day declared by the United Nations. In these most troubling times where our girls are told by society that they don’t matter and that their voices don’t matter, I chose to highlight 5 organizations, in NJ, who do the opposite. These organizations EMPOWER girls to discover their purpose and become their best selves! THANK YOU! Please check them out, volunteer and donate to support their work TODAY!
1. SHE Wins! - @she_winsnj SHE WINS INC. OFFERS A FREE LEADERSHIP AND SOCIAL ACTION ORGANIZATION FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS IN NEWARK.
2. Curate Your Life, Inc. - @curateyourlifellc The framework of Curate Your Life is built around the elements that contribute to the anatomy of the "whole" girl. These elements are: Intellectual Growth, Social Wellness, Emotional Wellness, Spiritual Wellness, Physical Wellness, Vocational Growth
3. Princess Foundation NJ - @princessfoundationnj provides
- Scholarships - one on one mentoring
- and workshops. From self-esteem workshops to career preparation seminars and sex educations classes.
4. Around The Way Girl, Inc - @atwgirl is invested in the lives of bright marginalized young women living in poverty through intentionally designed education based programs that empower them to author the pages of their own narrative.
5. Dawn of Hope, Inc - @dawnofhopeinc provides practical instruction to girls in critical areas such as character development, building self-esteem, embracing their identity, life skills, health and wellness.
Salyndria, you are so beautiful, inside and out! Your strength and perseverance through all of your trials and tribulations is astounding. You put on a big smile and inspire others despite all you have gone through and are going through! I am blessed to know you and call you friend! Thank you for letting God use you @foodiebeauty Continue to let your light shine Big sis! I love you! 💕 #WCW
Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month! It’s crazy because last year around this time I was recovering from my masectomy and getting ready to start chemo. Not knowing what the future held. This year, I am a Survivor and each day I am feeling more of an urge to spread awareness about breast cancer in any way that I know how. I know that we all get “pink washed” by the pretty ribbons and merchandise that claim to support the cause but let me tell you that there is nothing pretty or cute about breast cancer. A lot of people sport the pink ribbons but do you really know all that it represents? It represents a debilitating, disfiguring and deadly disease...it represents emotional, physical and mental turmoil even for those who have beat the disease. Breast Cancer is very complicated and has many layers and components. This month, if I can help even one person learn more about breast cancer, prevention, effects, how and how to help those affected , etc then that is a blessing. Stay tuned....and to my fellow survivors. Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I pray for all of you daily. Continue to fight and use your experience to help others 💕 #breastcancer#breastcancerawareness#survivor#youngsurvivor#thriver#triplenegative#pinktober#blessed
#MCM Happy 40th Birthday to my husband, Blair!!! ❤️😍 First of all, 40 where??? 🙆🏽♀️ Giving honor to God, your mother and father for their genes... because I’m so blessed to have a man so FINE! 😜 Thank you for not being mad at me for surprising you with a trip to see your Fav! Being able to put a smile on your face was all I aimed for! I pray that God blesses you with 40+ more years so I can annoy you for all of your days! 🤣 Seriously, It’s a pleasure to be your partner in this thing called life and I can’t wait to celebrate the next 40, 50 or 60 birthdays right by your side! 😘
•F A I L U R E •
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” - Confucius.
Everyone takes an “L” or two 💁🏽 In fact, that’s life right? A series of ups and downs, wins and losses, more often than we care for. However, after those losses, we have to pick ourselves up and get back on the grind! If you don’t, you allow self-doubt to creep it’s ugly lil head into your thoughts. That self-doubt then becomes a fear of failure, fear of taking risks and a fear of hearing no or being rejected. FEAR STIFLES DEVELOPMENT! Instead, look for the lesson in every loss. Learn what you need from every experience and use it as a catalyst for your growth. Look at each loss as a new opportunity to begin again. #growth#growthmindset#professionaldevelopment#manifestdestiny#affirmations#speaker#motivation#grind#godfidence#fulfillment#144thandvine
What you seek is seeking you. ~Rumi •
The Bible says “Life and Death is in the POWER of the tongue” When you speak affirmations over your life, you tell God, your creator, the universe, whatever you believe in that you are open and ready to receive your blessings. You are essentially giving permission for those things to MANIFEST or appear! However, with your blessings comes your assignment. Walking in your purpose is not always easy or a cake walk at all! Life comes at you real fast when God’s hand is on you! So be prepared when you make that declaration or decree over your life. #manifest#manifestdestiny#purpose#fulfillment#affirmations#godfidence
Accept that it doesn’t matter who doesn’t like you and who doesn’t embrace you or invite you to be around them... because when GOD likes you... HA!!! He doesn’t ask none of them for a reference! You just do what he asks you to do! #Repost @stevenfurtick