On Aging by Maya Angelou

When you see me sitting quietly, Like a sack left on the shelf, Don’t think I need your chattering. I’m listening to myself. Hold! Stop! Don’t pity me! Hold! Stop your sympathy! Understanding if you got it, Otherwise I’ll do without it! When my bones are stiff and aching, And my feet won’t climb the [...]

The Desire To Love

I believe that everyone has the desire to love. I believe that love is at the very center of our beings, it drives us, and it permeates every area of our lives. Love is only complicated when we don't have this one understanding, and that is to first love God (a higher power than self) [...]

I Write

I write. This is what I do. I have been writing since the fourth grade, and the minute I started my first journal, I have been hooked! Writing started as a coping mechanism. Somewhere between ending the third grade and beginning the fourth grade, my English teacher noticed that I had an issue communicating feelings, emotions, and [...]

Still Here by Langston Hughes

  I been scared and battered. My hopes the wind done scattered. Snow has friz me, Sun has baked me, Looks like between 'em they done Tried to make me Stop laughin', stop lovin', stop livin'-- But I don't care! I'm still here!      

What Inspires You?

I find that the smallest things inspire me. I enjoy the fact that I am a writer. Somehow over the years no matter what is happening I have been able to put those feelings and emotions down on paper and make my world just a little brighter and clearer. I woke up today, and I [...]

THE AWAKENING BY SONNY CARROLL

THE AWAKENING BY SONNY CARROLL Edited by Me (it was much longer full one at http://www.davidstanleybell.com/wisdom/story-the-awakening.htm) There comes a time in your life when you finally get it ... When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out "ENOUGH! Enough fighting [...]

Who Are You?

Above all else, "know thyself". The saying of the old philosopher, "Know thyself," proves his wisdom. True wisdom comes only by first understanding ourselves so as to know our relation to other things. There is no greater knowledge than knowledge of self. The greatest amount of time that can be spent especially in your younger [...]

Live Your Life Today

I never knew what it meant to "live your life today," until after I had reached a point where it was impossible for me to see beyond one day. It forced me to just live each day one at a time. I still planned for tomorrow, still planned for the future but there was a [...]

What is the Year of Esther? — The Year of Esther

Welcome to the official blog by me Sherry for The Year of Esther. The Year of Esther is a personal challenge for me and this blog will highlight some of that journey. This journey that I am going on is personal but sometimes to make it to the end it is best to be in [...]

To Be Single Forever

I'm up late wrestling with my thoughts. Thoughts I suppose I have wrestled with before but mainly to address something mostly for myself and to myself. I doubt I will post this midnight rumbling of my thoughts but here it is raw and uncut as a post titled, "To be Single Forever" ought to be. [...]