So I went to the site and saw a lovely page with people smiling all over it. I didn’t think twice about participating and responded that I was in.
Thank you for your participation. Here is how it works.
I will grab your great smile and post on the site and link to your stumbleUpOn profile and the blog your list under your profile. I will need your answers about the following 5 easy questions.
1. Something about you and your blogs/sites.
2. Why were you smiling in the photo?
3. How would you find happiness and be happy?
4. What is the secret of your great smile?
5. What would you recommend people do to find happiness and be happy?
Looking forward to hearing from you! Have a great day!
So I did and this is the title and link on the piece they did on me.
It has been a very, very long time since I posted on this blog. I have so neglected it and with that have lost touch with so many of my friends and amazing readers. I hope to remedy that ASAP. Life happens right? Hope I can reconnect. Please leave a message/comment and I will respond. veronicaromm
The video above is the latest from rapper T.I. This young man currently has a hit disc Paper Trail and has been on several talk shows such as Chelsea Lately (hilarious) and Tyra Banks (horrendous) among others. The song he sings is uplifting and deals with love, has a cute, catchy tune and shows off his other trademark, his very appealing look. He is a triple threat in that he can sing, write music, act and look great doing it all. Women LOVE him and the second of his two No. 1 singles features Rihanna another stunner.
On the flip side to Tip (his real name) is a former pimp, called the “rubber-band man” for wearing rubber bands around his wrists in order to keep all the money he made selling women organized. He was serving his house arrest sentence when he wrote the disc that is now a massive selling hit. Shortly he will be serving out a sentence of one year and one day in prison for possession of numerous machine guns. T.I. is twenty-eight years old and has six children, three with the woman he is currently with.
Watching the video and seeing this charming and attractive guy sing a Cinderella song with a sweet message and great tune, makes me feel several emotions simultaneously. First there is the attraction which can be blinding. Then there is this feeling after learning a few basic facts that this young man is making good, paying his debt to society and I feel proud of how far he has come. At the same time, seeing his rubber bands still prominently worn on the wrists makes me wonder whether he is glorifying his past? The newer charges and impending jail term seem so reckless for someone who is on top of his game. Why the machine guns now? The lawyers that his success can pay for are the best and yet he still got time, begging the question, what else was he charged with and what kind of deal was made?
T.I. has clearly seen a lot in his twenty eight years. Living as both a criminal and a star with an extensive entourage one might think he will stay on the straight and narrow. However, success can make the ego so delusional as to empower the individual to develop a sense of invincibility. What’s in store for T.I. is impossible to predict, yet I am curious enough to pay attention to this talented hustler as he navigates stardom.
So nice to see The New York Giants defeat the Dallas Cowboys 35-14 and the Jets winning against the Buffalo Bills.
I love this time of year, holidays approaching, snow any day now and the smell of fireplaces outside. Sundays in the Fall are somehow better, and the time zone switch really lifted my spirits today. Love is in the air.
Love for Elie Manning, The Giants, Thanksgiving Dinner, Entourage, bundling up, warm blankets and hot chocolate. I am clearly enjoying it. Hope you are too.
Plans didn’t work out at all like they were supposed to.
They worked out so much better though.
The reason I believe that the outcome was so positive is because I didn’t sweat the situation, and just went with it. Sometimes people don’t have control of their workday and they can’t show up. I have been there.
I opened myself up to opportunity and reconnected with a friend I hadn’t seen in years and had a great meal and just enjoyed my night.
Why am I writing this? The message here is simple. Smile, accept life as it comes. Fighting it by getting mad and creating a drama, just prevents the opportunity to have another adventure.