Musical Affirmation: 11/17/2016

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Alternate Title:  That time we became Black Belts

Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas (Released 1974)

Just a fun song!

When I was little I remember doing my faux ‘Kung Fu’ routine all over the house to this jam!

Who knew that I’d actually go on to earn my Black Belt?

I sure’s hell didn’t!

But life happened… and I later gave birth to a son who was interested in martial arts.

One day, unbeknownst to me, my Dad signed him up for Taekwondo class, informed me of his actions, said his goodbyes and promptly went the hell back home to Alabama!

WTF?

Homeboy stuck me with a new project.

Thanks Daddy!

And so it went—-me taking Sir R to weekly Taekwondo practice.

One day, my son’s instructor challenged me to start taking the adult classes that he held at night.

It is important to note that, during those days, Lady G did not back away from a challenge.

Needless to say, I started attending and it was on!

You see, my instructor was very crafty.

Shortly after we started, he went ahead and ordered our Black belts and put them on display.

Everyday when my son and I went to practice we could see our Black belt high up on a wall for the entire galaxy to see!

I’ll be damned if I wasn’t gonna get that thing!

And so…

About 3 years later we were there!

In fact, my son and I were this instructor’s first mother and son First degree Black Belts!

Sir R was 9 years old.

YAAASSSS!

We stepped up to the plate baby!

Which brings me to today’s affirmation:

My word is bond!  Whatever I choose to do, I WILL do!

Just don’t hurt nobody in the process!

LOL!!!

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Here’s Carl….

Video Credit:  Netter 11

I’d love to hear about a time when you had to rise to a challenge!

Holler at me in comments!

Lady G 😘💋

 

 

Musical Affirmation: 11/10/2016

 

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Whatcha See is Whatcha Get by The Dramatics (Released 1971)

 

From the My Jams Series:

Man oh man!  For me, this jam is right up there with “It’s A Shame” by The Spinners!

Here, we have a song that urges us to pay attention to the folks around us:

“You know some people are made of plastic, some people are made of wood…”

Baby those are real musicians and singers backing that sage advice!

Now, when you add all of that wonderfulness together, a masterstroke is whatcha get!

I’m getting chill bumps just thinking about all of the low, mid and high vocal ranges that are to be relished in this musical pièce de résistance!

Weeeee!

Classic smooth soul at its best!

Flat out, what woman can resist a man with a beautiful falsetto singing, “All I want to do is love you…”

YAAASSS!

Uh oh!

Sorry y’all, I got carried away!

(Ahem..cough…cough…)

Friends, the world is filled with fake and phony people.

Sometimes they are obvious.

Sometimes they are not.

That said, you must always govern yourself accordingly when relating to others.

Frankly, it’s best to learn to develop an internal focus.

Get into you!

Because, in the end, you are the only person that you have control over.

And with that thought in mind, consider today’s affirmation:

“I am committed to staying true to myself.”

Ah… but I warn you, that’s going to take some doing!

Why?

Because a big part of the process is finding out what it means to be your true self.

And thus the journey begins!

Dramatics?  What say you?

Video Credit:  Jorge Hits Original

Any thoughts?  I’d love to hear them.  Holler at me in comments!

Much peace and light to you my loves!

Lady G 😘💋

 

 

 

 

 

 

Musical Affirmation: 11/3/2016

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Alternate title:  Intuition–Get into it!

“Mama Told Me Not To Come” by Three Dog Night  (Released 1970)

Sonically strange but catchy as hell!

That’s all that comes to mind whenever I think of this jam.

Best believe, it effectively evokes states of hazy, crazy, confusion and discombobulation.

The end results of not listening to Mama.

Now, I’ll give you the fact that Mama can’t go everywhere with you–Hell, my own Mama is happily skip-dancin’ in magical heavenly realms.

Therefore, it is so important that we all learn to cultivate our own inner knowing- our own “inner Mama.”

Intuition–Get into it!

YAAASSS 🙂

And so…

Today’s Affirmation:  I trust and follow my intuition.

Intuition is your direct connection with The Divine.

A gift from God.

Take heed!

Your inner “Mama” ain’t never gon’ stir you wrong 😉

Tell ’em ’bout it boys:

Video Credit:  fritz51300

Have you ever followed or NOT followed your intuition and obtained an interesting or shocking result?

I’d love to hear about it!

Hit me up in comments 🙂

Always,

Lady G 😘💋

Musical Affirmation: 10/13/2016

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“Happy” by Brick released in 1977

“Feeling happy…soooo happy…FEE-LING happy!”

Brass and woodwinds are in FULL EFFECT on this jam!

All played by one Mr. Jimmy Brown!

Can you say ‘TROMBONE?’

How ’bout “FLUTE?’

Anyway, some of you may remember Mr. Brown’s son, performing artist, Sleepy Brown 🙂

Can you get with that?

ATL is in the house 🙂

YAAASSS!

I’m happy!

That’s right, Lady G has chosen to feel happy today!

Believe it or not, it is a choice!

Either you’ll decide how your day goes…

OR…

People, places and events will make the decision for you!

What’s it gonna be?

Anyway…

Nothing makes me happier than a Ferris Wheel framed by an October sky 🙂

Speaking of which, please focus your attention toward the Giant Wheel pictured above.

Can you believe that joker is 136 feet high?

It’s an attraction at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio.

Just a quick nod to Mama 😉

She spent most of her teen years growing up in that fine Midwestern city.

But, truth be told, I’m glad she made it back down South!

Otherwise, I might not have materialized 😉

That sho’ ’nuff makes me happy!

 

And so…

Today’s affirmation:  I choose to be HAPPY!

Darlings, go into your mind and entertain all of the many reasons why you should be happy.

Then…

MERGE into HAPPY and STAY THERE!

In your own delightful place!

ALL DAY LONG!

Take it on home Brick!  

TAKE IT HOME!

Video Credit:  DaddySinister

By the way, are there any Ferris wheel or amusement park fans in the house?

Better yet, has anybody been on the Giant Wheel at Cedar Point?

As for me, I am a huge fan of the Seattle Wheel (replica), which, last time I checked, was owned by The James H. Drew Exposition out of Augusta GA!  My hometown! (What’s up Tessa?)

Did I mention that Ferris wheels make me happy?

Oh yeah -I did!

LOL!!!

Let’s talk about ALL of that in comments!

Meet me there 🙂

Stay happy y’all!

Lady G

😘💋