Words 6/9

So far, today has been good, the sun came back out, haven’t rain since Sunday… well in my area. Talk to my girlfriend for a little, went to my neighbor’s house, and listen to her vent about boy problems oh and I help her drain her pool. She also gave me some black mulch for my flowers but I’m gonna pick it up later. Now I’m home typing this saying below.

                            Be the first to say hello.

I like this saying, I always do my best to smile and say hello or ask how you doing? even when I get home from work I do my best to text my girlfriend good morning. Few times she will beat me but that only if I get home and go buy breakfast. Even at my job, it’s required me to be friendly and speak to everyone you see. So I do my best to say hello first even through the gate or me seeing them on property.

Do your best to speak first, some people will walk right past you and not speak, might wave but no words but a simple hello might change the outcome.

 

Random post 6/9

So what has protesting accomplished ?????

👉🏾Within 10 days of sustained protests:
Minneapolis bans use of choke holds.

👉🏾Charges are upgraded against Officer Chauvin, and his accomplices are arrested and charged.

👉🏾Dallas adopts a “duty to intervene” rule that requires officers to stop other cops who are engaging in inappropriate use of force.

👉🏾New Jersey’s attorney general said the state will update its use-of-force guidelines for the first time in two decades.

👉🏾In Maryland, a bipartisan work group of state lawmakers announced a police reform work group.

👉🏾Los Angeles City Council introduces motion to reduce LAPD’s $1.8 billion operating budget.

👉🏾MBTA in Boston agrees to stop using public buses to transport police officers to protests.

👉🏾Police brutality captured on cameras leads to near-immediate suspensions and firings of officers in several cities (i.e., Buffalo, Ft. Lauderdale).

👉🏾Monuments celebrating confederates are removed in cities in Virginia, Alabama, and other states.

👉🏾Street in front of the White House is renamed “Black Lives Matter Plaza.”
Military forces begin to withdraw from D.C.

Then, there’s all the other stuff that’s hard to measure:

💓The really difficult public and private conversations that are happening about race and privilege.

💓The realizations some white people are coming to about racism and the role of policing in this country.

💓The self-reflection.

💓The internal battles exploding within organizations over issues that have been simmering or ignored for a long time. Some organizations will end as a result, others will be forever changed or replaced with something stronger and fairer.

Globally:

🌎 Protests against racial inequality sparked by the police killing of George Floyd are taking place all over the world.

🌎 Rallies and memorials have been held in cities across Europe, as well as in Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand.

🌎 As the US contends with its second week of protests, issues of racism, police brutality, and oppression have been brought to light across the globe.

🌎 People all over the world understand that their own fights for human rights, for equality and fairness, will become so much more difficult to win if we are going to lose America as the place where ‘I have a dream’ is a real and universal political program,” Wolfgang Ischinger, a former German ambassador to the US, told the New Yorker.

🌎 In France, protesters marched holding signs that said “I can’t breathe” to signify both the words of Floyd, and the last words of Adama Traoré, a 24-year-old black man who was subdued by police officers and gasped the sentence before he died outside Paris in 2016.

🌎 Cities across Europe have come together after the death of George Floyd:

✊🏽 In Amsterdam, an estimated 10,000 people filled the Dam square on Monday, holding signs and shouting popular chants like “Black lives matter,” and “No justice, no peace.”

✊🏽 In Germany, people gathered in multiple locations throughout Berlin to demand justice for Floyd and fight against police brutality.

✊🏾 A mural dedicated to Floyd was also spray-painted on a stretch of wall in Berlin that once divided the German capital during the Cold War.

✊🏿 In Ireland, protesters held a peaceful demonstration outside of Belfast City Hall, and others gathered outside of the US embassy in Dublin.

✊🏿In Italy, protesters gathered and marched with signs that said “Stop killing black people,” “Say his name,” and “We will not be silent.”

✊🏾 In Spain, people gathered to march and hold up signs throughout Barcelona and Madrid.

✊🏾 In Athens, Greece, protesters took to the streets to collectively hold up a sign that read “I can’t breathe.”

✊🏾 In Brussels, protesters were seen sitting in a peaceful demonstration in front of an opera house in the center of the city.

✊🏾In Denmark, protesters were heard chanting “No justice, no peace!” throughout the streets of Copenhagen, while others gathered outside the US embassy.

✊🏾 In Canada, protesters were also grieving for Regis Korchinski-Paquet, a 29-year-old black woman who died on Wednesday after falling from her balcony during a police investigation at her building.

✊🏾 And in New Zealand, roughly 2,000 people marched to the US embassy in Auckland, chanting and carrying signs demanding justice.

💐 Memorials have been built for Floyd around the world, too. In Mexico City, portraits of him were hung outside the US embassy with roses, candles, and signs.

💐 In Poland, candles and flowers were laid out next to photos of Floyd outside the US consulate.

💐 And in Syria, two artists created a mural depicting Floyd in the northwestern town of Binnish, “on a wall destroyed by military planes.”

Before the assassination of George Floyd some of you were able to say whatever the hell you wanted and the world didn’t say anything to you…

THERE HAS BEEN A SHIFT, AN AWAKENING…MANY OF YOU ARE BEING EXPOSED FOR WHO YOU REALLY ARE. #readthatagain

Don’t wake up tomorrow on the wrong side of this issue. Its not to late to SAY,

“Maybe I need to look at this from a different perspective.”

“Maybe I don’t know what its like to be black in America…”

“Maybe, just maybe, I have been taught wrong.”

There is still so much work to be done. It’s been a really dark, raw week. This could still end badly. But all we can do is keep doing the work.

Keep protesting.

WE ARE NOT TRYING TO START A RACE WAR; WE ARE PROTESTING TO END IT,
PEACEFULLY.

How beautiful is that?

ALL LIVES CANNOT MATTER UNTIL YOU INCLUDE BLACK LIVES.

YOU CANNOT SAY ‘ALL LIVES MATTER’ WHEN YOU DO NOTHING TO STOP SYSTEMIC RACISM & POLICE BRUTALITY.

YOU CANNOT SAY ‘ALL LIVES MATTER’ WHEN BLACK PEOPLE ARE DYING AND ALL YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT IS THE LOOTING.

YOU CANNOT SAY ‘ALL LIVES MATTER’ WHEN YOU ALLOW CHILDREN TO BE CAGED, VETERANS TO GO HOMELESS, AND POOR FAMILIES TO GO HUNGRY & LOSE THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE.

DO ALL LIVES MATTER? YES. BUT RIGHT NOW, ONLY BLACK LIVES ARE BEING TARGETED, JAILED, AND KILLED EN MASSE- SO THAT’S WHO WE’RE FOCUSING ON.

🖤🖤🖤BLACK LIVES MATTER🖤🖤🖤

IF YOU CAN’T SEE THIS, YOU ARE THE PROBLEM.

*I do not know the original author*
Copy & paste widely!

Thank EVERYONE who is choosing to be part of the solution!!
#georgefloyd #blacklivesmatter #whatsnextfordex

Grieve 6/8

Grieving eh? Probably the one word I refuse to write about but today I’ll. I feel like we all should grieve when we can. It does not make you weak to grieve, either you do it around people or alone in your room. Just remember it’s okay to grieve and do it as long as you want to.

Like my girlfriend grieving for her Uncle that past few years ago. She doesn’t mention him all the time but I can tell she misses him. His nickname was man man. I could tell he was a good human soul just by the things she says about him.

Or a few months ago my favorite Uncle passes away from cancer. Cancer sucks by the way and I pray it goes away forever. You don’t really care for that stuff until it hit your family members, not knowing if they will live through or meet their end. 

My Uncle Vincent sadly lost his battle to cancer. He fought long and hard. I never visit him in the hospital but we did video chat and he visits whenever he could because he stays in GA. I regret not visiting him in the hospital, yeah he was a good 7 hours away but to me, there is no excuse. Always visit your loved ones when they in the hospital.

Watching my family grieve was the hardest thing, I knew they were happy that he didn’t have to suffer anymore but sad that he had to go. I’m honestly angry that he had to go, definitely from cancer but I grieve and understood. 

Never be scared to grieve and check on your loved ones.

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/06/08/grieve/

Words 6/8

Today is going slowly so far. I haven’t really done much besides playing the game, talk to baby mama and daughter, found out she had fun yesterday at the drive-through zoo and I’m happy about that. Summer camp opens back up today but I and her mom decide that it wasn’t ready for her to go back yet and that’s cool in my books. Now to the saying below.

                               Don’t skip breakfast.

I feel like this saying can go either way. I know if I had any money left over I’ll buy breakfast every morning from this corner store called Mama Phaze. I don’t go every more but I do go when I can. If I have lots of money then I and my girlfriend will go out to breakfast together.

I honestly don’t mind skipping breakfast if needed. Growing up my grandparents always cook breakfast but I guess when I move out that didn’t follow with me. I’ll make lunch before I cook breakfast. Sometimes after I get off work I don’t even eat beside junk food. Yes I know it’s bad but let me live for now.

Skipping breakfast is all up to you. I honestly feel like it depends on how you feel in the morning when you wake up or return home from work but eat what you can.

Regardless or not, all breakfast food is good to me, some love eggs like me and some hate eggs like my best friend, what breakfast food do you like to eat?? Can’t go wrong with pancakes and eggs lol.

Victory 6/7

Being victorious in video games is always a good feeling to me. Doing PVP matches, playing with friends trying to get higher is always a challenge but worth it once we became victorious.

Or watching your favorite football team beat their rival, watching your friends win without you, watching someone become successful in life, or watching your kids triumph over something that they had trouble with.

I remember few months back I was playing this fighting game that was an online PVP match. My whole random team went to attack. If you a gamer you’ll know most players don’t like playing a tank or support in my case, I was a support class that I don’t mind.

Toward the end of the battle, they all died leaving the little old support alone. Let me remind me I only have one attack move but I also had two heal moves as well. If I wanted to win I somehow had to balance my heals and my attack move and by the way, it’s 3 vs 1 lol. It was 4 vs 4 but one died one was good for me.

Before they all rush me, I quickly check the battle log to see what level they are and realized they had two players that were lower than me. Being a high level doesn’t really matter in the game, just tell the other player how long you been playing and at that time I was playing allot because the game is fun. While they rush me I quickly attack the lower ones and ran from the main one. Lucky for me, just like my team they didn’t have a healer so I knew right then I was able to attack away because honestly? what can they do? they use their main skill I run and heal and attack. This planning work until I face the main one who was skill as me.

He knew not to attack full force but at the same time, he can’t heal. All I had to do was attack dodge and heal then BAM victory was mine.

So no matter what, never give up because victory is right around the corner because you never know when you gonna win.

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/06/07/victory/

 

Words 6/7

Today wasn’t that bad, been cloudy all day, the sun did come out but only for 5 minutes. Today is my grandfather’s birthday. The old man turned 87 years old today. Taught me everything I know from kid days to adulthood days and still today I learn from him if I visit or talk to him but now to the saying blow 

Consequences follow every decision.

This is true if you ask me, every guilty thing that we do we automatically think of the consequences that follow. I guess that’s the human in us. It’s easier to say to don’t do anything that requires consequences but hey like I said we’re all human. 

Like me eating a lot of food during the day and paying the consequences later that night, or eating a nice bowl of cereal and crying later, or feeding my daughter junk food half of the day and hearing my baby mama fussing at me about it lol or not taking that little cat nap before work then falling asleep later.

We all can think of tons of examples when it comes down to this saying, I low key wanna hear some.

I hope you all had a good day today.

Words 6/6

Just now doing a post at 10:31 pm and it has been raining all day lol. I didn’t understand why it was raining until I check the reader and realized there is a tropical storm chilling over us. Just lots of water that we have to deal with but besides that today been lazy for me lol but now to the saying below.

If someone offers you a mint, take it.

I honestly laugh when I first saw this because I thought to myself how can I write about this without talking about people?? well, sadly I fail so here we go.

Like my job, I love talking to my residents but sometimes Nah lol, certain one’s breath be kicking. Do I say anything? nope! just keep a smile on my face and continue the conversation.

Or growing up, one of my great Uncles who used to stay next door from me always carry peppermints. I remember going to his place and every time I went he always offers one. Being a kid I always took it, saw it as candy lol but my breath smelt good though.

But I honestly feel like you can take this saying in many different ways. Like if someone offers you advice take it if someone offers help takes it. Take anything that’s gonna help you in life either if it’s a struggle or a breeze. You’ll just never know unless you take it.

I hope your day was good and if you live in Florida stay dry because we gonna have a wet one tonight lol.

 

Sweetie 6/6

Good morning sweetie ❤ 

I’ve some words for you to start your day.

While it rains all night at work, all I could think about is you and how far we have gotten so far in this relationship. I’m blessed to even have met you because anything could have happened differently that night but instead, you got my digits and we been rocking ever since. Your smile lights up the whole sky whenever you smile, you’re so beautiful in so many ways that other woman can’t compare, your skin is so smooth that I always wanna cuddle up to you like a baby boy, your voice is so calm but always felt in my heart and your body? I’ll keep it PG lol but just know I love it and I can’t wait to show you how much I do. You’re the best mother I know, no matter what happens in life you always put him first, you were always there for him and you did what you had to make sure he was good. I love you deep down and always will. We have our ups and downs but I feel like we can’t leave each other alone but I believe that’s the love we have for one another. Can’t wait when things get back to normal and I can’t wait to see you. God bless you and I hope you have a good day.

Fallen 6/5

I feel like we all fallen for something or for somebody and that’s okay because we are all humans.

Some has fallen in love with someone, either it was good or bad but we all been there before.

Some of us know a few fallen hero’s either it was military or people they know personal.

But

No matter how you fall just remember you can always get back up and remember to also tell someone that too.

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/06/05/fallen/

Words 6/5

Today has been dull so far, honestly, since last night I got to work it has been dull. Mostly rain all day. Funny, it rain three days in a row now like we weren’t getting this last month lol but still I was able to get things done… now to the saying below.

The things around you are never as important as whose arms around you.

No lie, I kinda like this saying, I just feel like if you down and out and simple hugs could make you feel better when that love is strong.

Like for me, whenever I hug my daughter, I always feel that love. Now that she is getting older she kinda knows what the word love means. So it makes it so much better whenever she randomly hug me or when I’m hugging her goodbye until next time.

Or when I have a long day with my girlfriend whenever I’ve some free time I can feel the love in the hug because she knows I won’t be free until the next weekend. I always feel the love and it makes me happy.

Or whenever I visit my grandparents and my little nephew, everything when I leave, my little nephew gotta give me a hug without me asking. Always a good feeling and I’ll always cherish it.

All these hugs are important to me and I’m sure we could all related somehow. I hope your day had a sunny sky unlike mines lol.

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