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Happy Valentine’s Day


Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Greetings my friends,
I trust all is well by the grace of God. Today as we are celebrating Valentine’s Day, let us not forget that love is an everyday celebration. Love shows itself in action, It is kindness, compassion, and forgiveness for others. The world is craving for love and you can be the source of it so spread love wherever you go and in whatever you are doing.
I love you today and always.
Happy Valentine’s Day

Love is to be celebrated every day


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Hello February!
As I was going through my emails this morning, I came across a few that got my attention and all of them had love in the subject line then I realized that today is the first of February and we are officially celebrating love, all things heart, chocolate and roses, though I think love should be celebrated every day but it’s fun to see how much efforts people put into it just for a short period of time.
So in the spirit of love, let’s not wait for a specific month and day out of the year to show and express love. You are here now, do it now by your actions, show love in the small things that you do. You never know, that might be all they needed to hear in this moment, right now.
Celebrate love today and every day.

Happy February everyone and may it be your best month yet.
With love, roses, and extra chocolate.

7 Pearls of Wisdom for a Happy and Fulfilled Life


7 Pearls of Wisdom for a Happy and Fulfilled Life (via inspiremetoday.com)

Is it true that man is the product of his environment? The answer is NO, because growing up in Haiti in times of political instability, insecurity and extreme poverty, the fate of my life couldn’t be anything but an enormous failure. I would not let…

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20 tips for a successful, healthy and joyful 2014


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1. Make God the center of your life
2. Make it a habit to read the bible and pray every morning
3. Set your personal, professional and family goals
4. Write a plan of action for your goals, measure and adjust as necessary
5. Do a 7 day physical detox the first week of January combine with the first three days of fasting
6. Choose at least 3 mentors if you didn’t already have
7. Eat in small portion, eat often
8. Drink plenty of water
9. Exercise for at least 20 minutes a day every morning
10. Buy a good skin exfoliator
11. Read at least for 15 minutes every day
12. Keep a daily journal
13. Surround yourself with positive people
14. Listen to music
15. Block all negativity around you
16. Don’t waste your time worrying about the things you cannot change
17. Be opened to change
18. Always keep an open mind
19. Be an inspiration to others
20. Smile constantly

Naturally Seductive


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She walks into the room, all heads turn her direction
Nothing special she does, it’s just a natural reaction
She can sway her way into one’s heart without even trying
She was created to be naturally captivating

When she opens her mouth, she speaks with eloquence
The sweetness in her voice brings comfort to existence.
Through Her enchanting eyes, hide the key to her soul,
A soul full of love and compassion that cannot be stole;

Her way of thinking and passion for life makes her unique,
Her creativity and her sense of being make her angelic.
She is beautifully strong and sensitive in her own way,
The world may be against her but she is not to dismay.

Everything about her is as beautiful as the morning dawn,
In a summer day before the flowers are all gone?
Her smile is so seductive, it hypnotizes people,
Her confidence and faith make her stable,
As she is naturally seductive.

Why I Write – My writing journey


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As a shy and stuttering little girl growing up, I was always afraid to talk because of how my friends and other people would perceive me. Sometimes it took me so long to answer a question even when I knew the answer but the words couldn’t come out. Some people would finish my sentences or try to guess what I was wanted to say. I became so frustrated and angry at myself that I entertained the idea of learning Sign Language but such option was hardly available in my homeland. Consequently, I decided to do the next best thing, which was writing.
I started writing about my feelings, and the events that took place in my life. The more I wrote, the more aware I became of my emotions and myself. I became relaxed, and somehow liberated.

I began to write poetry in third grade. My teacher was very impressed by my writing; she couldn’t believe that a timid girl like me could write so well. In my art class, while the other students were drawing trees, houses and flowers, I was writing poetry. My first poem in Haitian Creole titled “the person I wish I was” won a first prize in a nationwide competition. In that text, I talked about how easy my life would be without my speech disorder; how popular I would be if I were an outgoing girl. But then again, these challenges helped me to discover myself and travel to the other side of my imagination.

As I was growing up, writing became not only a way of expressing myself but also to encourage and inspire others. I touched on everything that was bothering me. My pen quickly became the voice of the invisible and the outcasts.

When I was 12 years old, I wrote my first Christmas school play titled “Christmas on the other side of the Lake”. I highlighted how the “bourgeoisie,” which is Haiti’s higher class celebrated Christmas compared to the “domestic servants” working for them. It was a heartfelt and eye opening play. The adults were puzzled by my imagination and my awareness of social disparities in my country.

Writing was my life; I would go to the countryside every weekend to my mom’s farm, sit by the water under the tree and write poetry, and short stories. I would watch the sunset over the water and describe it in my writing. I gave a voice to everything around me, I created my own world. I dreamt of being a writer so much that I became an avid reader, I wanted to learn about great writers, what they write about, and how they write. I would read any book that I could get my hands on, I became addicted to the point that I read the“Larousse French Dictionary” cover to cover, read the Holy Bible twice in less than one year by the time I was 16 years old.

I came to the United States when I was 17 years old. It was a drastic change for me. I had to integrate into a new society, adjust to a new culture and life style, and moreover learn a new language. That was an overwhelming experience, but I didn’t abandon my writing behind. In fact it was what kept me going. I felt at home once I started writing. I wrote my first English poem titled “You and the Nature” as an assignment for my English class. It was published on poetry.com as a seasonal poetry competition and won third place. It was followed by “The cry of a Nation”, a text that depicted Haiti’s political turmoil, economic hardships, and our need for divine intervention. My English teacher, Mr. White was so impressed with my writing and creativity since English was my second language that he encouraged me to keep writing in English. He submitted some of my poems to the school paper. I was hesitant since I was never published before, but he saw the potential in me and encouraged me to keep writing.

Although I had a passion for and excelled in writing, I still didn’t major in English literature or communication in college, I got my MBA in Business Management and kept writing on the side as my main hobby and a place to escape when life became too overwhelming.

Over the past 2 years, my writing went through a substantial and visible metamorphosis. My life experience, my deeper understanding of the concept of existence, a more acute sensitivity toward mankind, helped me inject a little more depth and consistency into my thinking process and approaches. Consequently, the essence of my writing gradually changed from poetry, love stories to devotional meditations. During a time where I was going through serious emotional struggles on a daily basis, once again I found a refuge in my writing. There was born my first book “Daily Spiritual Vitamins and Minerals for Your Soul”. Here is a short description of the book:
“We live in a fast-paced society and sometimes feel overwhelmed to the point that we question God’s plan for our life. Daily Spiritual Vitamins and Minerals for Your Soul offers a dozen meditational reflections, supported by daily key verses, as a regulator to give our lives the rhythm we need to enhance our self-esteem, elevate our morale, increase our faith, and strengthen our fellowship with the Lord. We all need vitamins and minerals to stay physically healthy, and we need the Word of God to remain spiritually healthy. These pages contain nuggets of peace and wisdom for a troubled society and its weary people-and with daily meditation and reflection on God’s Word, you will nourish your soul and soothe your spirit”.

My childhood dream to become a writer did not only come true but with my first book in less than six months of publication, I became an Award Winning Author. My book was the recipient of a Bronze Medal from the Readers Favorite 2013 International Book Award Contest. It is such a great blessing and honor to be awarded a medal for my writing.

It’s been a great journey, full of discovery and surprises but more importantly, I learned a lot about myself. My journey is far from being over, I pray that my writing will live in the hearts of people, inspire and encourage them, whether it’s poetry or devotional, I want it to touch lives on a personal level.

Forbidden Love


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There is no foolishness in loving you
Though you are not mine to begin with
But in my heart there is a myth
Forever I will be with you

My love for you is growing stronger each day
Naturally, and profoundly, it will stay
Nothing I can do but longing after you
For my love for you is more of value

In the night I long for your touch,
Wishing your kisses will put me to sleep
For a love so strong and so deep
I pray that it’s not a debauch

I know your heart is already taken
But my love for you cannot be shaken
In silent I will stay, loving you from a distance
For my heart belongs to you with no reluctance