Newbies, up incoming, indies. All of these words mean that there’s beautiful things to be heard, read, or watched that aren’t getting the press and media they need.
I’m a lover of discovering new and exciting things. From tech to entertainment. I seek out and search for things and people to listen to as they lend their voices to society.
I picked out five creative wonders to share with you all and one bonus film that I’m sure you’ve all hear of by now.
This musical moment has something for everyone. Check them out on their website http://www.americangoner.bandcamp.com
Into The Woods
By Carla Godfrey
A tale about one woman’s journey through life.
Power of Words
By S. Kaur
Storytelling and enlightenment go hand and hand. Our minds are the gatekeepers to our realities. S. Kaur teaches us the power that we can access inside our souls.
City of sound
Contemporary music with a twist of rock. This indie band is in a league of their own. Check out their music and website cityofsoundmusic.com
By Chet Adams
Who doesn’t love suspense and murder? This book has them both. The plot thickens as well as pulls you into an era from the past. Soon to be released check out a preview on his website drchetadamsforum.com
To round up some great entertainment and exciting work. I wouldn’t be a real superhero fan if I didn’t include today’s newly released Black Panther. The anticipation for this movie has been hugely important. The weekend is around the corner and what a great way to relax and enjoy it.
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Til next time.
C. L Cunningham
Good food soothes the soul. It can also soothe the body if eaten within healthy portions and good health requirements.
Let’s start of this Thursday morning with an attitude of gratitude for food. The food I am grateful for today is one of my favorites drum roll please 🥁…….smoothies!
Though I love many other foods I enjoy a good mixture of fruit and veggies. I tend to like my meals fast and easy so smoothies are right up my alley.
Healthy eating is important and my body is thankful when I do eat the things that are best for it. So today my gratitude for smoothies is front and center. I’m including a picture with recipes for four different kinds of smoothies. Hopefully one catches your eye and we can share the love of these very special treats together.
Day 4 of gratitude January,if you haven’t guessed by now is: What food are you grateful for? Feel free to include yours in the comments and any cool recipes below.
Have a Namaste day
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Bright and sunny morning outside. The wind smells fresh and cool enough to bring tears from the chill. I’m being thankful.
Monday sweet Monday oh how I adore you.
Listening to Christmas music and playing a couple of hands of digital spades I refresh my spirit. Off tune and lip singing I groove to the beat.
Checking out my social media and trying to be helpful to my fellow writers I embrace the day. Uplifting is a soul filled with kindness. I’m not always the kindest of the kind. (I think I made that word up lol 😂) (nevermind google searched it and it’s a word double 😂 😂)
I stroll and enjoy the thoughts of others. Shake off any negativity and keep it pushing. There’s more important things to think about. I pray quietly for myself and others turn my thoughts to a positive radio station so I can focus on the beauty of this day.
Yes my mind tends to remember the past like any other human my memories can grab a hold of my heart and twist it tight if I allow it to. The trick is to kick those thoughts ass before they can have a pity party. There’s nothing wrong with wanting more for myself than sadness. It’s time to live. Not that the love has faded or that the pain is gone. Those things remain. The only thing that changed is the want to receive the awesomeness that I am being given everyday. It’s available if I want it.
I have to grab hold of smiles and laughter. I have to reach out and say good morning to a stranger. I have to be willing to send peace and blessings out to the universe to receive it back so that’s what I do.
Hello universe I love you!
I know that you love me back 😉
Today I’ll let bygones be bygones and reach outside of my Pandora’s box grab hold of my sanity and unlock the mindset that keeps me captivated by the unnecessary. Dance in the rain of the storm kick off my shoes and open my soul up to gratitude because I made it through another day. Awoke today to happiness and the calmness of life.
Have a happy Monday y’all we earned it! 💋🌺
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Artist David Garibaldi
Early on a Sunday morning. It’s peaceful light from the television and chatter from the show playing is relaxing.
My mind is at ease.
I had a drama free birthday. Whaaat. It’s almost unbelievable.
My Saturday was awesome. I went to dinner with the ladies on Friday night and hung out a seen Daddy’s Home part two Saturday. It was pleasantly delightful and full of the Christmas spirit. Seeing men being family focused and laughing with my high school friend Nani made the day wonderful.
I got my favorite cake! Woo woo!!! It was definitely delicious.
Even though my life is in transition I’m not worried. My Nebraska friends and family have had me covered. I’ve been visiting and catching up on the past five years.
It’s bittersweet to have to storytell my journey. Accessing the painful memories of the past isn’t always comfortable but it’s a healing process. I have to say that I’m on the right path for that.
Love is a lifestyle choice.
I’m glad that I’m surrounded by it and that I now receive it as much as I give it. I’m stepping back and allowing time to deal with situations that require me to let go and let God handle them. I’m thankful and it feels good.
C. L Cunningham
Here’s to a feel good Sunday and to beautiful days filled with gratitude,laughter and love. ⛄️
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Sitting around on a Thursday chillin mo chillin. Thinking about the comedy show on Netflix that I just finished watching. Laughing to myself about one of the punchlines.
The night was young and my mind was racing. I had a huge fight with the ex and things were getting interesting and painful. I needed something to calm my soul. I put on a little music. I’m in mid dance when my IG notification lit up. I kept dancing. It pinged again. Oh brother. Who is it! I grab my phone and open the app. My DM was lit up red. Two messages. Hmmm.
I open and low and behold it’s Mr. Big Shot. Now I should have been excited but I wasn’t. I asked him to call. Why in the hell is he in my DM. Thinking that the DM is relationship purgatory I read the messages. First one read ” wanna do something fun”. Second one read “you know you do”. Cocky.
I answered back “nope a dope”. I put the phone down and continued to dance. Ping. I opened the message. It was a corny dude in his underwear. He had on nice one though. Thumbs up to him. I was just about to put the phone down when I received another ping. This time it was Him again. “Wtf is nope a dope?” I laughed out loud. I replied “it’s a no weirdo.” He must have been shocked because I got nothing back. Oh well. ✨
3:33 am. Ping,ping,ping. “I want to take you somewhere. Now do you wanna do something?” Hmmm. I text back “You got my attention.” Ping. “I’m outside.” What the what?!!!! I look out the hotel window and sure as sh*t there his big ass is. Looking like the dude from Say Anything without the radio. I get dressed. Splash my face with water,throw on a dress and heels. Put on my fancy wig and bring my make up bag. I come outside and he takes one look at me and says ” where are you going like that?” Mannnnnnnn if this dude didn’t look good I’d give him a right straight in the throat. Instead I replied “with you”. He smiles and winks. Opens the door and says ” get in.” So I did.
We’re riding and talking having a grand ol time when he pulls up to a rather creepy building. I looked at him looked back at the building. Looked back at him. Duuuuuuude. I’m trying not to act scary but this ain’t Halloween mutha fucka. He must have felt my energy change so he says “don’t worry it will be fun I’ll protect you.” Hmmm Okay I’m thinking well you wanted to come girly it’s now or never.
We walk in and it looks like American Horror Story is filming. Weird folks doing weird things. I’m uncomfortable and itchy. The music is blaring and drinks are flowing. I take a shot of Remy and sit down. I spot another woman. She looks just as confused as me. The room has familiar faces but only because I’ve seen them on a screen. Everyone is chill and it seems like a fun little party.
Suddenly the music stops and a man enters the stage. He’s smiling and he waves to the crowd. The crowd goes wild. Everyone but six of us. Six of us are wondering why these folks are so hyped. Obviously we’re new to the scene. I look over at him and he smirks. I whisper what’s going on? He points and says “just wait for it.” So I wait . The announcer speaks ” are you ready to play?”
Play? Play what? The lights go out and the spot lights shine. Six of them. One on me and five more on the rest of us newbies. Uh. What’s going on? Bewildered I look for him. He’s gone. Surprise surprise.
Let the game begin.
I did it!
I broke free. Call me divergent. Call me crazy. Call me stupid. As long as you call me strong we’re all good.
No more looking for the green light of approval because I don’t need it. I’m thankful for the strength to let go of the things that stifled me. I want real love from real people who actually understand where I am in life and respect it.
Can I open my heart to you all and express my gratitude for the encouragement to say f**k the norms. I’m Rudolph and I don’t enjoy reindeer games.
I’m different and different is equally as good.
Lets get weird y’all. Let’s let life take us to unexplored territory. Let’s pump our fist and take a knee to the madness called success. Let’s color it orange and put scribble marks on it just because we can.
We are amazing creatures. We have the power to heal our minds. To heal our bodies and to protect our right to say hell no we won’t go and you can’t make me put up with it. When there’s nothing to dangle in front of your face there’s also nothing stopping you from being yourself. Nothing stops you from owning your own life. They can’t buy your soul. I paid my the price to be free and it feels good!
A job that feeds your wants keeps you wanting more. A job that covers your needs keeps you needing something. But baby……. a job that covers your spirit… oh honey!!! It takes care of you time and time again. The benefits out weighs the problems. You’re healthier because you feel good from the inside out.
I started living my best life today. When I look back at my journey I can actually be proud of myself. I can stand up and smell the roses. I’m not weeping anymore and Joy really does come in the morning.
It’s a wonderful Wednesday. I pray that it brings us smiles and blessings. That it brings good food and great feelings. That it hands out the will to live the best life that is imaginable from every point of view.
C. L Cunningham
I’m happy y’all
Sending you love,light, and hopefully a peace of mind 🌞✨✨✨
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1 am-ish. I’m sitting here listening to a mediating music channel on pandora. It’s relaxing me as I write. My son is bobbing his head to his YouTube with his headphones on and the television is playing simultaneously in the background. Good enough of a night to feel the calm that is around me.
Blessed in the spirit in this moment. Crazy are the days when thoughts override your mind. Little pieces of negative news or thoughts hell even reasons tend to take over. Don’t let them, I say to myself as a reminder.
Yesterday almost got the best of me off it’s keister. Almost knocked me off my feet on accident of someone else’s thoughts.
Thankful that I was able to regain consciousness. Thankful for the moments with my family that give me peace and a clear mind. Thankful for friends that check up on me for unselfish reasons.
Funny how something other than yourself can mean the world to you. Something so real that you’d risk parts of your vision for it. Crazy how life and love intertwine so effortlessly but so chaotically it can drive one insane. Don’t let it , I say to myself as a reminder.
Live today for today because it really does matter who you are and how you came to be that way. Every step,every journey, every reason matters.
You matter. I matter.
C. L Cunningham
Living today for today because that’s all I can do.
Wishing you Peace and blessings
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