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There is honestly no greater feeling than seeing the joy and genuine appreciation displayed for doing something for someone when they least expect it.

I live in country where people are taken for granted, the quality of life for most is abysmal, and they usually don't get the respect they deserve.

And yet, simply giving them a smile, handing them something a little 'extra' after all they've done, and hearing their 'thank you, ma'am!' with expressions that just breaks your heart...really does make it all worthwhile.

And the lesson for today is...do something good for someone - no matter how little it is.

Trust me, people care and appreciate any acknowledgement thrown their way.

Enjoy your week. *Heart*
Every Nigerian I've ever met here in America has been so very kind, so wonderfully lovely. Yeah, I say kindness in every day life is so important...
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As I tell my kids- smiles and good manners can go a long way to brighten a day.
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Much love to you, Kiya! *Heart*
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My father turns 95 tomorrow, and we are having a little celebration for him.

He is currently griping about it all being a waste if time, and he doesn't want anyone coming.....



.....but we all see right through that act. *Pthb*



Joyful Birthday to your father; what a full life!
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Blessings!

Enjoy every moment. *Heartp*

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*Reading* Weekend Reading *Reading*


Haha @ Bobby Baking Christmas Pudding!
'A How to Guide to Slaying Walkers Effectively' should be the subtitle or something. *Rolling*
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Achieving optimal efficiency when culling a zombie horde - a time and management study. *Geek*

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*Rolling**Rolling**Rolling*
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It might be a couple of weeks away, but dang it!
A girl must take advantage of the deals and steals wherever she can get them. *Bigsmile*



I'm sure all ye trinket hunters will be able to guess where this can be grabbed
(and yes, it's limited!)
*Bigsmile*


Joy  
Thank you! *Heart*
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Thanks, and happy 12th Angel Army! *Confettiy**Stary**Candleo**Confettiy*
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Thank you, Kia... *Hug1**hug**Hug2*
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2 SPOTS LEFT!
Come on, people! You're keeping your fellow writers waiting (and I need to get me some shut-eye *Laugh*)

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I mean seriously...I am typing with my eyes closed....probably *Sleeping*

typing very clearly though *Bigsmile*
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Hopefully I'll be available next round. *Bigsmile*
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And we are live!!
Time to pick your characters. *Bigsmile*
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Okay, so it's not really a party, but a REMINDER
that tomorrow kicks off the new round of
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We are back to only SIX players per round,
so mark your calendars, favorite the link...whatever you have to do - to make sure you get in!

*Bigsmile*


Either everyone is participating in NaNo this month, or I completely forgot how slow things
tend to get around here at this time. *Facepalm*
Still need four players for the new round of
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Please feel free to plug/promote on your newsfeed. Thank you! *Heart*
I'm off to get some shut eye! *Sleeping*

I'd love to, but won't have reliable internet until sometime next week.
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I'd love to, but I'm swamped with everything else. *Frown*
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Putting it in my drama newsletter. (Current issue)
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NOVEMBER Recs


Happy November, Folks!

I know most of you are already in NaNo mode, but for those of us hovering around the periphery;
may I redirect you to some wonderful reading to keep you occupied, if just for an hour of your time.

STATIC
I Rise With a New Dream  (E)
A journey of internal self-exploration while dealing with outer pain.
#2171957 by Crissy ~ Starflower ❇🌸

STATIC
Dear Mom  (13+)
entry for October 2018 Breast Cancer Month for Letters of Life, Love, & Hope contest
#2171897 by Cass--Holiday Spirit

STATIC
The Traveler  (E)
Short story idea involving time travel
#2172687 by Ray Scrivener


And just a heads up, the next round of
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will be opening soon - or at least later on today.
I hope to see faster response times! I know we're not ALL participating in that novel-writing activity.
So, here's an excuse to keep you busy around Writing.com! *Bigsmile*


I'm using November to chill. *Laugh* I get to sleep before 9 tomorrow! Well, not tomorrow because I'm doing dance, but yeah. *Rolling*
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Meh, chilling is not allowed, Missy! *Laugh*
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Edited

I'm honestly confused.

Does being a celebrity: actor or athlete, automatically mean I lose my 'human' card?

Should I remain silent when I see my neighbors suffering and dying because they lack proper health care?

Should I remain locked in my sparkling mansion, when I see my hometown being ignored with something as simple as being provided with clean water?

Should I keep smiling for the cameras, when I see young men and women of my skin color (mostly) being killed daily in acts of senseless violence?

Should I sign your autograph and ignore the fact that I notice my fellow countrymen have their rights being violated?

Should I tape those dark/rose-colored sunglasses onto my face, and JUST.DO.MY.JOB. and ignore everything else around me simply because I'm paid to entertain you?

Last time I checked, I was a HUMAN BEING first, before the label of celebrity was attached to my name.

So, until you strip away that basic right I deserve, until my blood stops being red, until my heart no longer beats, until my soul and conscience shrivel to dust, don't come at me to turn away in the face of injustice. I choose to use my fame to reach out to the millions who should be made aware of what goes on around them.

Remaining silent is not an option.


iKïyå§ama
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I have too many thoughts on rights to free speech, celebrity or not. This is inspiring me. Essentially, you're right. It's very confusing why celebrities and athletes are being diminished before our eyes. Why did we all get so PC that it is difficult to be clearly understood when we speak our minds?
People in power have a way of manipulating public perception. Someone who has a voice is very dangerous to one who does not want to accept responsibility or need for change. I blame *Dollar*.
I have to stop. Thinking more later on this,
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