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Standing Alone
by Chase

I can see the flower upon which my life grows, blooming into a rose.

See the hope and courage in the strength of the petals.
As long as I am, I will be.
The flower will never wilt or die.
As my life grows back, I shall become strong.
I shall become only dependent on one.
That one will be me.
I will rise with my petals high.
My life as a flower will bloom and prosper as I grow.
I may not be the pick of the patch, but I am just as beautiful as the rest.

I will stand as one, but not a lonely soul.
The tears will be far from my smile.

"Half Note Lounge"

In celebration of my birthday, my homegirl and I went to the Half Note Lounge in Bowie. The music as always was good and the band, Style, was phenomenal. There was no shortage of dance partners and I was treated like VIP - wine (Relax Riesling), strawberry daiquiri with whipped cream (my favorite drink) and cheesecake covered with strawberry drizzle (my all time favorite dessert).

Good food, good music, good drinks, good friends, good laughter and good fun - who could ask for anything more! It was truly a wonderful time!

"Z - Zodiac"

I'm truly in love with my zodiac sign: Sagittarius

Sagittarians have a positive outlook on life, are full of enterprise, energy, versatility, adventurousness and eagerness to extend experience beyond the physically familiar. They enjoy travelling and exploration, the more so because their minds are constantly open to new dimensions of thought. They are basically ambitious and optimistic, and continue to be so even when their hopes are dashed. Their strongly idealistic natures can also suffer many disappointments without being affected. They are honorable, honest, trustworthy, truthful, generous and sincere, with a passion for justice. They are usually on the side of the underdog in society they will fight for any cause they believe to be just, and are prepared to be rebellious. They balance loyalty with independence.

* Traveling
* getting to the heart of the matter
* Freedom
* Laws and meanings
* the general 'feel' of things

* Off the wall t…

"Happy Thanksgiving"

We should be thankful at this time of year for whatever we have in our lives (doesn't how little it may be). I'm thankful for my family and my circle of friends. I'm thankful for live and all that it has to offer.

My Very Special Day!

Some birthday wishes from my friends:

Happy birthday to u, happy birthday to u, happy birthday dear Dee Bunny! Happy birthday to you! Hope today and all days continue to be blessed for you! Luv ya lots! AC

"Because today's so special it really wouldn't do, to send one simple birthday wish to last the whole year through...So this wishes happy moments, a day when dreams come true, and a year that's filled with all the things that mean the most to you. Happy Birthday." HB

"Happy birthday girl!" SB

"A little birdie told me a's your BIRTHDAY!!!! Happy Birthday to you. Have a great birthday and here's hoping you will live to see many, many more. Have a blast!!! LC

"T - Trustworthy"

My friends always tell me that if ever they want to talk about their issues and not have it repeated then I'm the one to talk to. I'm like a "vault" they would say or their information is "stored in the bat cave" - lol.

"P - polite"

It costs nothing to be polite. I was taught good manners since I was a child and it amazes me how difficult it is for some people to simply say "hello," "good morning," "thank you," etc.

"African Art Museum & Teaism"

Another adventure in Washington, DC. I met a friend and we visited the African Art Museum (Grass Roots African Origins of an American Art) - very engaging.

Afterward, we had dinner/tea at Teaism, very eclectic - loved it. Great day!

"I - Intelligent"

Researching is one of my strong points. If you spend time researching anything, it could be restaurants, best bargains around town, the latest gadgetry, etc. you name, I will have done my research. So much so, I've earned the nickname "nerd" - lol

"H - Happy"

Happiness is a state of mind. I've learned over the years that misery loves company and if I buy into it then I'm no better at perpetuating the cycle of unhappiness. What I will say, however, is that I'm happy most of the time and that's a blessing!

"G - Grateful"

I'm grateful for all the blessings that has been bestowed upon me. I'm grateful to have learned from the pitfalls in my life. I'm grateful for my family and friends who love me for the person that I am. I'm grateful for the opportunities to share my knowledge with others. I'm grateful for just being me!

"F - Fun"

I love to have fun. Today, I went to "For Sisters Only" at the Washington Convention Center and it was great to see everyone out and about selling their products, having a conversation with the crowd about relationships, how to spend your money, how to find a good career, etc. The line of performers was awesome: Donell Jones, Faith Evans, Monica - all great acts. They had the crowd singing and dancing and just having a good time.

Overall, it was an excellent day!

"C - Cautious"

By nature I'm very cautious. Some of my friends would say that I tend to "over think" things, but the fact of the matter is I like to be fully informed and think about the consequences before making any rash decisions.

November marks my Birthday Month!!

In celebration of my birthday month, I'm going to focus on one letter of the alphabet for the next 26 days that describes me. So I'll start with the letter A today.

A = ambitious. I've always been a strong advocate for education and making and achieving my goals. Being ambitious simply means that I set the bar higher for myself and even those around me when I know that they are not maximizing their potential. Being ambitious can be contagious - the sky is the limit!