Monday, August 10, 2015

Sunshine VoxBox! Yaaayyy!

I have spent the last couple of weeks testing and reviewing the treasures I received in my Sunshine VoxBox! For those of you who don't know I joined the Influenster Community and as a result I occasionally receive VoxBoxes of treasures to review and test and then give my honest opinion on. You too can join Influenster and receive your OWN FREE BOX of goodies! Click HERE!
So anyway since it is summer time I received this Sunshine VoxBox of goodies! The contents of my box were...

Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Aloe Soothe Spray Moisturizer
This product gives you smooth feeling skin but most importantly IT WILL NOT SPILL or MAKE A MESS IN YOUR BAG! Great product for Summer on the Go!

SinfulColors Professional Nail Color
Ooooo! I absolutely LOVE this color!! It has lasted a full week on my nails (that's good for me!)

Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Leave-in Smoothing Crème enhanced with Avocado and Olive Oil
I was already a fan of Infusium Conditioner, BUT NOW I am in LOVE with this Infusium Leave In Conditioner! It is thick enough that it does not run all down my face and neck But NOT so thick that it causes a nasty build up! The perfect balance for my natural hair!

Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Daily Refreshingly Clean Cleansing Cloths which also came with 3 coupons for $3.00 off (the product only retails at about $3.99!)
Witch Hazel has always been the best astringent/toner for my skin (despite the smell!) and now with Witch Hazel wipes I can conveniently carry them in my purse and use them whenever needed during this hot Texas Summer!

Blue Diamond Bold Sriracha flavored Almonds

 I actually thought I would not like these, because I am not an Almond eater, and I am not a fan of spicy foods. HOWEVER, they were surprisingly enjoyable. The BOLD SRIRACHA flavor was actually pretty good! And my grandson liked them as well!

 Those two little hands you see in the background belong to my 1 1/2 year-old grandson trying to swoop in and snatch some more almonds! he actually liked them!

 And a coupon for a free bag of BarkThins Snacking Chocolates

  I have not had the chance to taste these yet because the store I went to only had the pumpkin seed and the pretzel BarkThins (neither of which I want!) I am looking for the blueberry BarkThins, hopefully I can snag them in the next few days!

Well, There you have it! Awesome Summer Products! Go out and get yours today! all of these items are sold in various stores, such as Walmart, Walgreen, and Target!

**I of course received these products complimentary for testing purposes. All reviews and opinions are purely my own.**

Have an AWESOME DAY All!

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Maslow's Hierarchy From A Godly Perspective

Almost all academics have either touched on or had in depth teaching on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. For any of you who have not had the pleasure, let me explain. Abraham Harold Maslow was an American psychologist who wrote a paper in 1943 titled "A Theory of Human Motivation". In this paper Maslow described his theory of human development, growth, and psychology. This theory is what is called Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. This theory is widely used and taught in academic studies of Leadership, Development, and Psychology to name a few.

Maslow’s Hierarchy is represented as a pyramid with five sections. The most basic needs being on the bottom and then moving on up to self-actualization which is at the peak of the pyramid.
The original hierarchy of needs five-stage model includes:
1. Biological and Physiological needs - air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, sex, sleep.
2. Safety needs - protection from elements, security, order, law, stability, freedom from fear.
3. Love and belongingness needs - friendship, intimacy, affection and love, - from work group, family, friends, and romantic relationships.
4. Esteem needs - achievement, mastery, independence, status, dominance, prestige, self-respect, and respect from others.
5. Self-Actualization needs - realizing personal potential, self-fulfillment, seeking personal growth and peak experiences.

According to Maslow and his Hierarchy of Needs, one must achieve the basic needs in life, in order. BEFORE ultimately finding fulfillment, that fulfillment being self-actualization.
Now, I have no problem with Maslow’s theory or hierarchy of needs. In fact it is very interesting. HOWEVER, this is what I do have a problem with…
Nowhere in this pyramid of human needs is God mentioned or represented. That in and of itself is not a big problem because I understand that Maslow was a psychologist, a man of science and this entire hierarchy is from a purely SECULAR, ACADEMIC perspective. And I get that! What I DO NOT understand is how and why RELIGIOUS LEADERS take it upon themselves to teach/preach about Maslow’s Hierarchy (which is purely a secular view of human development and leadership) as if it were the GOSPEL! There is a HUGE DIFFERENCE between being a leader in corporate America and being a leader for GOD! Yes you can incorporate aspects of this hierarchy and teach it from a secular view but you should not take the things of the world and try to teach them as if they were uttered from God! When you teach from your pulpit, that one must go through these steps and stages in order to reach the pinnacle of human development which is SELF ACTUALIZATION you are in essence teaching the people that they can and will achieve their best life WITHOUT JESUS! If you are teaching your people this and not putting it in any kind of perspective with God’s word then YOU are setting your people up for failure! How can anyone achieve their BEST LIFE without JESUS? How can “Self-Actualization be achieved, maintained, and understood without JESUS?
Spiritual Leaders get yourselves into order with God’s word and let the people know that WITHOUT CHRIST THERE IS NO LIFE! 

The Maslow Hierarchy of Needs should be taught this way using the word of GOD…
1. Biological and Physiological needs - air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, sex, sleep.
But God Says ... Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 3 John 2: Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

2. Safety needs - protection from elements, security, order, law, stability, freedom from fear. But God Says ... 2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one. Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.

3. Love and belongingness needs - friendship, intimacy, affection and love, - from work group, family, friends, and romantic relationships. But God Says ... 1 John 4:7-9 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.

4. Esteem needs - achievement, mastery, independence, status, dominance, prestige, self-respect, and respect from others. But God Says ... Joshua 1:7-8 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

5. Self-Actualization needs - realizing personal potential, self-fulfillment, seeking personal growth and peak experiences. But God Says ... Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.

IN OTHER WORDS… If you cannot or will not tie it back to God’s word than why are you wasting my time with it? I don’t need to know how smart you are, or how educated you are, or what a great academic mind you are. I need to know what a great leader of God’s people you are. I have already had YEARS of academic pandering (Associates, Bachelors, and Masters, Thank You), so I don’t need that from my Spiritual Leaders. Don’t get me wrong, I know there are MANY AWESOME Teachers of God’s word. That is not what I’m talking about. I am talking about those academics who will try to take all the things of the world and try to teach it as if it is better than or equal to God and His word! As a Spiritual Leader I need you to instruct, lead, and build up my spirit man by teaching more about the things of Christ! You cannot continue to take the things of the world and TRY to apply Godly principles to it. You must take Godly principles and INFLUENCE the world with them!
Stop trying to tell me all about how corporate America teaches, trains, and makes leaders, I can go to the world for that… Instead tell me how JESUS trained, built up, and groomed Godly Leaders!

Remember... You Will ONLY Reach Self-Actualization By Knowing That It IS NOT About SELF! It Is, Was, and Will ALWAYS Be About Christ! And Without Christ How Can You EVER Be The Best YOU?!


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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Leaving A Legacy... One Worth Sharing

We need to be mindful that this generation and the generations to come are looking for US to leave a LEGACY. What does LEGACY mean to you?

According to Merriam Webster online dictionary Legacy is:
1:  a gift by will especially of money or other personal property:  bequest
2:  something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past

According to Legacy is:
1:  a gift of property, especially personal property, as money, by will; a bequest.
2:  anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor

So what legacy are you leaving for those coming after you? I am not in the place to leave a financial legacy however I have a wealth of knowledge that they can glean from. But what about those of you who think you have nothing??? What legacy are you going to leave for the generations coming after you? Now is the time to take stock of what you have to share. Your LEGACY is your GIFT to the future generations! Show them what you are/were working with! Believe it or not EVERYONE leaves a legacy (Good or Bad) it is up to you to make sure it is one WORTH SHARING!

I have a multitude of pictures that I will leave as a legacy to those coming after me. Now some of you may think that pictures have no value. Let me debunk that myth from you right now! For the past few years I have been doing a little bit of ancestry work for my maternal and paternal side of my family, trying to paint a picture of where I come from. Trying to go back as far as I can. Sadly, there are people I did not know who I unfortunately will never see pictures of because no one has pictures of some of these people (or they are not willing to share). I do not even have pictures of my father when he was a little boy. I have NO pictures of my paternal grandfather and have never seen anyone or any pictures from my father’s father side of the family. I know that pictures were not as easy to obtain back in those days as they are now. So I want to ensure that the generations coming after me know something of their history and can at least put a face with a name. So, yes Pictures are a legacy!

What about skills? Can you cook, sew, knit, crochet, paint, carve wood, gardening, or any other type of skill that you can teach someone and pass on? A legacy does not just have to be money. You can leave behind a skill that someone else will take and run with. Have you considered writing/typing some of your best recipes to pass on to the next generation? Or maybe paint a mural of the family tree? Or maybe make a quilt using scraps from various family members clothing.

The point is there are lots of things you can do to help the future generations but they will not know and learn if WE don’t initiate! If (God forbid) you died today, what will they remember about you? What will they say you taught them or shared with them? My grandfather made the BEST biscuits and my grandmother made the BEST cakes HOWEVER, NO ONE in the family can duplicate them. I think they were so busy living their daily lives that they never thought about sharing so their legacy could carry on. Man I miss those biscuits and cakes.... But I Digress...

Start today! Decide what it is you have to share with the next generation. Spend some time with the younger generation sharing that skill.

At some point in our lives we have to think about Leaving A Legacy... One Worth Sharing!

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Emotions Versus Wisdom

We, Humans are emotional! No one alive can say they have never been emotional about a person, an event, or a situation. Emotions are not bad but they cannot rule your life. Emotions have the ability to take us where common sense or wisdom cannot keep us. Most situations are escalated (for good or bad) when emotions are involved. We have seen emotions get out of hand and cause people to bring about destruction, mayhem, and death. Of course we have also seen emotions at the height of some of the best times in history, like births, graduations, etc.

I saw the movie “Inside Out” a while ago with my grand kids. And the movie was very good and had an awesome message. People often try to live a balanced, productive life by using one emotion, but as proved in the movie AND in real life, we in fact need ALL of our emotions. HOWEVER, we need to have a BALANCE. You cannot go through life running on only one emotion. If you are ALWAYS HAPPY and have no trials or no drama how do you grow. Mistakes and bad situations help us to learn and grow. So you need a balance of all your emotions. You need to understand that you cannot let one emotion run your life. You cannot be JOYFUL all the time, or SAD, FEARFUL, ANGRY, or DISGUSTED, all the time. YOU NEED BALANCE!

Part of that BALANCE is using WISDOM. Emotions WITHOUT Wisdom is a recipe for disaster. A lot of our problems are created because of the mishandling or misunderstanding of our feelings. We need to use wisdom to know when our emotions are getting out of control. WISDOM will keep you from emotional destruction. Proverbs 29:11 says “A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back”. Your feelings will cause you to blindly run with an emotion not considering where you end up, how you got there, OR WHO you injured in your wake. However, Wisdom will cause you to consider your feelings, the cause and effect of them, the root of the problem, and possible resolutions. In other words WISDOM WILL KEEP THOSE FEELINGS/EMOTIONS IN CHECK!!
As humans we transform our feelings and emotions into some sort of action. Wisdom will help us to make sure those actions are the CORRECT ACTIONS.


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Thursday, July 16, 2015

I AM Going To Be Me, Like It Or Not!

When you see me, what do you see? A Mother, a Grandmother, a Christian, a Trouble maker, a Divorcee’, a Black Woman? Society has become very adept at labeling people to fit into what they think is an acceptable label. After labeling you then people try to “correct” or “change” you. The only changing I need is from God! Not from YOU …Society, Family, Friends, Coworkers, Neighbors, etc. I am fine with being ME, UNAPOLOGETICALLY. Everybody will NOT fit into a mold, so PLEASE stop trying to mold me! Who appointed YOU to decide what is normal and acceptable? Who placed YOU in the position to judge me, what I do, what I watch, what I listen to, who I talk to, etc.

You do not know me and cannot figure me out so you label me weird, strange, different, or eclectic. But how about you just leave the labels out of it and just simply call me REGINA. I DO NOT like chocolate, I DO NOT like seafood, I DO NOT like nuts, I DO NOT like shopping, I DO NOT like small talk or chit chat, I DO NOT like making phone calls, and I’m NOT big on television. I CAN spend HOURS listening to music or reading a book. Does this make me abnormal? No, this makes me…ME!
I am an introvert with occasional extrovert tendencies. This does not mean I am anti-social, standoffish, stuck up, or awkward. I simply prefer the company of me! 
I love God, I like wine, I love my natural hair but am not to caught up in maintenance of it. I am not much of a people person BUT I love deeply! I like classical, jazz, country, R&B music, I read fiction, paranormal thrillers, cozy mysteries, I live in Texas but STILL love my native New York, I rarely watch "black movies", I prefer action, fantasy, and mystery movies. I love Star Trek and hate Star Wars! If I post BIBLE scriptures on my social media pages EVERY DAY that's because I am encouraging MYSELF FIRST and if it encourages YOU as well, then glory to God! 
I AM just being ME! It is unfortunate that YOU are having a problem with that… But that is actually YOUR problem, NOT mine.

But you know what I ABSOLUTELY HATE? the people who feel the need to adjust me to make them feel better about themselves and their choices. 
For example, you may have heard this conversation before…

Me: Oh I don’t like/Eat that.
Them: Have you ever had it?
Me: Yes, and I don’t like it.
Them: It probably was not cooked right.
Me: Uh I’m sure it was cooked properly, so and so is a good cook.
Them: Well you have not had or eaten mine. If you had mine you would like it.
Me: Rolls eyes!

Or how about this conversation…

Them: The Best Man Holiday movie was awesome! Right ?!
Me: Eh, haven’t seen it yet.
Them: WHATTT??? Girl why?
Me: Not really interested, I'll probably get around to it...Eventually.
Them: How could you not be interested? Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Terrance Howard, and that other black guy, all that chocolatey goodness! We should support the works of our black actors…
Me: LOL! You mean Harold Perrineau and Uh, it was just not my type of movie. Not a fan of Taye Diggs, and Terrance Howard disgusts me. I watch movies that interest me, NOT ones that star black people just because they are black…
Them: ….. You not black!
Me: ROLLS EYES! & Shakes my head…

~Best Man Holiday~ (Still have not seen it...)

So rather than accept you and your preference they feel the need to try to change you and make it all about them. Because surely they are the authority on all that is right and you will surely bow to their greatness!

Well, Today I am here to tell you, BE YOU, and YOU UNAPOLOGETICALLY! Love the you that God created, God made you UNIQUELY YOU!


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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Heart Of A Warrior - Stephen Curry, NBA Champion

I am not a big basketball fan, so a blog post about basketball is pretty much very out of character for me. However I just wanted to point out a few things…
For those of you who do not know the NBA Finals was a match-up between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. Most people had their money on the Cleveland Cavaliers to win because they … well because they have LeBron James. Also because Golden State Warriors has been a non-factor for decades. So it seemed like easy money! Throughout the NBA Finals, Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry (point guard and wicked 3-point shooter!) has been the talk of numerous debates.
These debates were not as you would assume solely focused on his basketball playing but on his parenting! Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha have a young daughter named Riley. Riley is almost three years old, rambunctious, and adorable. But some have called her bad, wild, or undisciplined. The issue some people have with Riley???
Her dad, Steph Curry likes to bring her into the interview room with him after games and “they” think this is not a place for a child. During the interviews, being a child she clamors for attention, blurts out hilarious things that only a child can get away with and overall steals the show! Not being a big basketball fan I watched a few games JUST so I could see little miss Riley in the interviews! I much rather see Riley Curry on television stealing the thunder from her dad than see more reports of professional athletes being brought up on rape charges (Darren Sharper) or beating their wives senseless in elevators (Ray Rice), or the tons of professional athletes who are injured and can't play (but still making it to the bank to cash those checks)!

I like, respect, and appreciate Stephen Curry and the Curry family for a few reasons…
1- Unbothered by the media opinions Steph Curry takes his daughter into interviews giving her a firsthand view of daddy’s world. In my opinion this lets her know that she is just that important to him that he will let her share the spotlight with him! ADORABLE!
2- Regardless of the lime light Stephen Curry has kept God and family first. He publically talks about both his faith and his family. COMMENDABLE!
3- Stephen Curry is a TEAM PLAYER! Which is very rare in the NBA!
Curry spoke about his faith during a MVP speech by saying, "People should know who I represent and why I am who I am, and that's because of my Lord and Savior." He also said the reason that he pounds his chest and points up is that he has a "heart for God" and as a reminder that he plays for God.

Stephen Curry has a shoe deal and on his "Curry One" sneaker you can see “4:13” which Curry says is a reference to the bible verse Philippians 4:13, which states “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.

In a profession where players receive copious and obscene amounts of money and a lot of the players are rude, egotistical, over-privileged, crybabies, Steph Curry, the 27 year-old, baby-faced assassin is a breath of fresh air! Stephen Curry knows, understands, and values the concept of TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK! He knows that this is a TEAM sport and without his team, he cannot win. He is NOT trying to be the king and carry the entire team on his shoulders. He is being a team-player so that the ENTIRE TEAM advances!
This is what made the Golden State Warriors NBA Champions for the first time since 1975!


Be A Champion!

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Jamberry Nail Wraps

I have a facebook friend named Sara, who has embarked upon a new entrepreneurial adventure. She has started a Jamberry Nail Wraps business. I got a sample wrap to try and I told Sara I would blog about it.
If you do not know what Jamberry Nail Wraps are go HERE. To learn more about Sara, her profile is HERE.
They are cute and come in an array of colors and styles. If you like painted nails you, will like these because it offers so many options. These nail wraps are not as messy as trying to paint your nails. No smeared or messy polish not sitting still forever waiting for nails to dry. No worries about chipping nail polish. So the wraps have a lot to offer. 
There is a little bit of instruction needed to apply them (Check out the video below) but once you get the hang of it I think it is easy. The instruction required heating with a blow dryer (Since my hair is in a natural state I actually do not even own a hair dryer) so I skipped that part! But for a better application and seal I would suggest NOT skipping the blow dryer part LOL!!!

On the website there is a wrap called Butterfly Kisses which I think is so pretty! (I have my sights set on that one). Go by Sara’s site and look around. Buy something! You will be amazed at the many choices!

Check out this nail wrap video.


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Whew! Texas Rain 2015...

Well in case you have not seen the news lately, Texas has had almost 2 straight months of rain. There has been no rain fall like this in years according to news agents. For almost two months it was almost daily/nightly thunderstorms and tornadoes across northern Texas. There were many jokes and memes on Facebook about Noah swinging by to pick up folks or that the rain fall was actually God crying because of the shutdown of Texas Blue Bell ice cream factories, and other nonsense!

Of course in life rain is needed and significant. Rain waters things so that they can grow. You cannot grow anything without water. Key processes of growth is 1) Planting 2) Watering 3) Nurturing and 4) Light. So needless to say for things to grow that water/rain was very necessary. Rain also washes away things. It helps clean the air of pollutants as it falls. Rain provides water so that we do not die in drought. Rain also helps remove dead leaves from trees so that new ones can grow. Of course tornadoes, thunderstorms, and rainfall has caused some damage and flooding across Texas. 

This infographic shows the estimated amounts of rainfall.

WHEW!!!!!! That is a LOT of rain! and that was just in May. 

But... Without the rain the earth cannot bear fruit and without that fruit we would die. Of course the bible has much to say about rain. But two of my favorite verses about rain are:

Isaiah 45:8  “Shower, O heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain down righteousness; let the earth open, that salvation and righteousness may bear fruit; let the earth cause them both to sprout; I the Lord have created it.


Deuteronomy 11:13-15 New King James Version (NKJV) 13 ‘And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the Lord your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, 14 then I[a] will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil. 15 And I will send grass in your fields for your livestock, that you may eat and be filled.’

So as you can see God places great emphasis on rain. In times of abundant rainfall it is always prudent to evaluate yourself and your surroundings. 
What needs to be washed away? 
What needs to grow? 
What needs to be nourished? 
What needs to be cleansed?
Even though the rain has finally stopped in Texas ... FOR NOW... I hope the rain has renewed you, or cleansed you, or helped you to grow!


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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Why I Broke Up With Mother's Day

Now that Mother’s day is over and safely behind us and hopefully the residue is gone, I can tell you why I broke up with Mother’s day. I know it is shocking and came as a surprise to me as well. Matter of fact I have not even broken the news to my children yet! It was not like an epiphany or a sudden realization, it just gradually dawned on me. I went on Facebook a few times on Mother’s day and of course you can imagine… The only thing in my news feed was Happy Mother’s Day, Happy Mother’s Day, Happy Mother’s Day, which in and of itself was not bad. It was just really tiring having to try to respond to all of that and sending private Happy Mother’s day messages, remembering who to send them to and who not to send them to.

Is it wrong to think that the woman who births you should receiver flowers, and dinners, and gifts, and phone calls, more than once a year? Why does society think it is okay to give a mother flowers only on Mother’s day? Random flowers are just as nice. In fact random gifts are nicer because they are unexpected. I would not mind flowers just because or a breakfast/dinner just for the heck of it. A phone call like Stevie Wonder said, “I just called to say I love you, I just called to say how much I care”. Why do you think it is okay to call your mother only if you want something? Or go visit just to have her cook for you, or sew for you, or do your laundry, etc. I’m not saying those things are wrong, but what I’m saying is that your relationship should not be about just what you get out of it. It should be a relationship of both parties giving and taking. The bible tells us to honor our mothers and fathers. I does not say honor them once a year.

In my 20’s for me Mother’s day was a regular day because my children were young so I was still cooking my own dinners, baking my own cake, etc. During my marriage I was pretty much still a single parent even though I was married. In my 30’s I divorced and I adopted the “I am Mother and Father” ideology. My kids were older so I got the pictures, poems, and homemade gifts. All of which I loved! In my 40’s my children were older and they bought flowers and made dinners, and took me out to eat. I finally came to realize that I am in fact NOT mother and father, I am Mother. I cannot take away the tremendous task of helping to create an awesome person by fertilizing an egg from the father. God used a certain man and a certain woman to combine with that specific DNA to create miracles. Not everyone is chosen for that task, who am I to take that away and claim that position? So I am happy to be what God created me to be, the mother! Now, just about in my 50’s I came to another way of thinking. Many are not mothers. Some cannot be a mother for biological reasons. Some may not have been physically, mentally, or spiritually equipped to be a mother. Some for whatever reason may have lost a child, SIDS, sickness, courts, violence, kidnapping, etc. For whatever reason they had a child taken from them. On the other hand many have lost a mother, or are estranged from their mother. So on this day of flowers and gifts has anyone stopped to think of how they may feel. I have a friend from childhood who lost a child. I cannot even begin to imagine how she feels and what she must go through every mother’s day. And I never really even thought about it until recently. On a day filled with love and flowers, her son is no longer around to bring her flowers, or take her out to dinner, or call her and say “Happy Mother’s Day”.
I can’t imagine the alienation or sadness that might come from being excluded from special services or presentations or a simple flower because your child or your mother died. Seems cruel to me. But then again this is only MY thoughts on the subject. Of course the world will continue on doing whatever they want to do. So carry on, do you!
I think Mother's Day is an over commercialized opportunity for corporations to make money (florists, card companies, jewelry companies, etc.) much like the big corporate rip off that is valentine's day, but that's another story! If you are interested you may want to read the origins of Mother’s Day HERE and HERE. I found it interesting (and a testament to how a good idea can turn out being a bad mistake!).
This is not a criticism or condemnation on anyone else, on what you may do or don't do, feel or don't feel. Do you just as I'm going to do me!

As always this is my opinion and my thoughts and why I Broke Up With Mother’s Day
Now to tell my kids…


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Monday, April 27, 2015

Prove it!

You are innocent until proven guilty … or so they say. In order to PROVE anything you need solid evidence. There has to be proof of what is said. Just the WORDS of others or just your WORDS are not enough to prove anything.

According to
Proof means:
1. Evidence sufficient to establish a thing as true, or to produce belief in its truth.
2. Anything serving as such evidence: What proof do you have?
3. The act of testing or making trial of anything; test; trial: to put a thing to the proof.
4. The establishment of the truth of anything; demonstration.
The key words here are EVIDENCE and DEMONSTRATION.

So if you were ACCUSED OF BEING A CHRISTIAN … What PROOF, EVIDENCE, or DEMONSTRATION in and of your life would there be? 

How could anyone PROVE that you are who and what you say you are?

Don't tell me SHOW ME!

Think About It!

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