In the words of Miss Say What’s Real: Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit, It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!!!
Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not point fingers saying you are not where you should be because of him or her or anyone else. Cowards do that and that ain’t you….You are better than that!!!!-Rocky
Who would of thought that I would become this woman….A woman that would do whatever her kids ask of her…A woman that would help those in need…A woman that motivates and empowers others to do better…A woman that loves to see others happy….A woman who gets what she wants…A woman that is loved by herself, her kids, her family and others… and today I realized I love the Woman I have Become!!!!
“Refried beans are simple to make when cooked in a slow cooker. This recipe will yield flavorful, fat-free refried beans seasoned with garlic, jalapeno, and cumin.”
1 onion, peeled and halved
3 cups dry pinto beans, rinsed
1/2 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and
2 tablespoons minced garlic
5 teaspoons salt
1 3/4 teaspoons fresh ground black
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin, optional
9 cups water
Place the onion, rinsed beans, jalapeno, garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin into a slow cooker. Pour in the water and stir to combine. Cook on High for 8 hours, adding more water as needed. Note: if more than 1 cup of water has evaporated during cooking, then the temperature is too high.
Once the beans have cooked, strain them, and reserve the liquid. Mash the beans with a potato masher, adding the reserved water as needed to attain desired consistency.
Morning Inspiration…God, help us to spend our lives well today. You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11
In the words of Iyanla Vanzant….To honor life, we must be willing to grow through what we don’t know yet, and outgrow what we know no longer fits us. We must be willing to give in to the process, moment by moment, realizing a new plot may be unfolding.