Lucky to Have You and the Planets too!

Good morning!

Happy Saturday!!

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Hard to  believe this is my 466th post.

Our  followers have reached 688!!

We feel darn lucky to have such wonderfully, inspirational

fellow bloggers, writers, photographers and friends in our blog  world.

Just think that most of us randomly stumbled onto each other in this life path

And decided to walk together for awhile.

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When my day feels dark,

Full of strife.

A post,

Your like,

Your smile,

A comment

Is often just the nudge

That helps me to remember,

All the brightness in my life.

 

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Yesterday, was relax and play in our pj’s.

As usual I was up early,  I took a short walk and snapped a

picture of what I thought was a star.

 

It wasn’t!

It was better-

It was the planet

VENUS!!

 

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Right now there is a schedule of what planets are showing

for the  next few days, at certain times.

Schedule of Planets in Raleigh, NC, 11 2017

Visible night of Nov 17 – Nov 18, 2017

Mercury: Until Fri 6:10 pm

Venus: From Sat 5:51 am

Mars: From Sat 3:41 am

Jupiter: From Sat 5:25 am

Saturn: Until Fri 7:03 pm

Uranus: Until Sat 4:28 am

Neptune: Until Sat 12:56 am

 

I really truly never know  what  I  am going  to  learn

When I start to write a blog post.

Usually, I have a basic thought  process to build upon.

Then it  creates  itself.

 

 

Thank you for putting up with my randomness of late.

As  Tina Turner sings it….

“You are simply  “THE  BEST”!!

Tina Turner = YouTube link

 

 

Kind Regards and feeling grateful  for you – K

 

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Photography compliments and copyrighted by BGAGE and K of

THEBLACKWALLBLOG, – 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blogger Recognition Award

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The Blogger Recognition Award comes to me from https://robertmgoldstein.com/

Thank you to Art by Rob Goldstein for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award.

The rules of this award are:

Explain how and why you started this blog.
Offer advice to new bloggers.
Nominate other bloggers for the award.

WHY-

I originally started The Black Wall Blog to help others see a more positive side of life on their journey to overcome their depression, panic, anxiety, and PTSD. Offering some of my own tips and tricks via my faithful proven, often unique methods that I carry in my “tool box.”  Hopefully, I have been successful and  helped others on their quest.

I knew that when I helped others it helped me feel better. I also had hoped to make some contacts and friends along the way. No way could I have realized how many caring, insightful and talented people I would meet on my own blog/life journey.  

I share and read what others have to share. What has transpired is way beyond my wildest dreams. The positive impact on me from what I am learning is phenomenal!! With an added bonus of being able to re-enter the world of creative writing/poetry and prose.

I also am part of the elite group that were the first guest bloggers on the Success Inspirer’s World. That opened me up to even more opportunities. I am so grateful for all of you that have touched my life…. Kind Regards and feeling humble – K

To the newbies in the blogging world.

You start to dabble in the blog world and have written  your first posts. After that, make sure you start mingling in meet and greets. Connect with others that have blogs with topics similar to yours. Join challenges. Ask questions. Make sure to check out the blogs that are totally different than your original vision. You may experience and connect with people that will inspire you and take you down a path you didn’t even know existed… ALWAYS be polite and respectful. A must must is to always acknowledge comments. Think teamwork and you will find it a very rewarding experience… And be patient…. It will all come together as you find your place.

Nominations:

These people (plus many others) have touched me and made this a grand life path. There is no obligation to participate. Though I hope that you do!!

 

Granny Moon

My Heart Your Shelter

Riverbed your source for clear communications

Sammy J from Sprinkle of thoughts site

plus so many more… 🙂

Kind Regards and gratefulness abounds – K

U R #Winning-Meet and Greet Lists 7.26.16

#WINNING

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Network, support each other, re-post, tweet, befriend, like, comment, learn, appreciate, inspire and become part of our growing team!! 

 

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Here are some of my “favorite”

Meet and Greets–

Want to be added?

Please leave your LINK in the comment section !!

 

Success Inspirer’s – three-opportunities-for-new-bloggers

WordPress Meet and Greet – Opinionated Man

 

Does everyone sleep until noon?? ha! ha! ha!

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!!

Kind Regards and almost thru the first pot – K

 

 

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Change to The WYSIWYG…

Perception vs reality and fact… can change the  WYSIWYG!

A perfect example:

Perception:  See the picture below? It looks like a random shot.  I’m sure you notice a touch of blue in the sky, topped with random white to gray cloud formations.  You see an unkempt yard, tipped sawhorse, a tattered American flag with an old abandoned boat and a forgotten football.  There is some type of water source in the background. Perhaps it is the ocean, a lake or large pond? When I posted it on FB someone vocalized how disgusted they felt about the tattered flag. They told me the flag was a disgrace and should be replaced. (People are just so darn sweet!!)  :/

Just a basic everyday pic, or is it?

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 This next picture, was taken from a back deck on Block Island, RI, just 6 hours “before” Hurricane Sandy hit. “That” tattered American flag is literally being torn to shreds by the sheer force of the winds.  

Scary, eh?

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October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc and destruction up the East coast. My daughter was living on Block Island.   About 6 hours before the hurricane hit, she gave me a quick call and told me she and her friends were headed out to see what was happening on other parts of the island. After the call, I heard nothing from her for over 12 hours!

Time felt like my enemy. No response to any text, calls went straight to voicemail. Total nothingness. Nervous wreck is too weak of a term to describe me that day.

I was off the wall and beyond frazzled.  My brain was spinning, it went to places like , who do I know that has a helicopter that can get her OFF THAT ISLAND? Like THAT was even a possibility, right?

 

REALITY-

The 1st random shot, that I showed you was taken on October 30, 2012.

 The day after Hurricane Sandy.   Let’s look at it one more time.

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Fact:

My daughter took “both” pictures from her deck on Block Island, RI.

 I received this shot at the same time my daughter called to say she was safe! 

Every time I look at it, my mind sings… “and the flag was still there…!” It is a picture of the hope I hung onto and of prayers answered. – (Thank you, God!)

Who gives a rats a$$ whether the flag looks old and tattered! To me, it will remain one of the most beautiful representations of the Red, White and Blue I have ever seen.

 

 “Life isn’t always WYSIWYG sometimes it’s even better!”

 

 

Do you have a WYSIWYG story to share? 

As is our norm, comments, quips, irony and witty remarks are always welcome!

 

Kind Regards and feeling grateful – K

 

Starting July 2016 You can also find  me on 

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Do Join us!

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Sorry guys and gals it doesn’t happen overnight..

It takes hard work and perseverance!!

But, if you believe…

and keep plugging along….

and each day you put one foot in front of the other

you already mirror my all time favorite hashtag-

#WINNING

 

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Here are some of my “favorite”

Meet and Greets

If you know of more

Please leave them in the comment section 

I will happily add them to the list!!

 

Dream Big Dream Often Meet and Greet

Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

Success Inspirer’s World Solidarity Support Group

Cooking Pot and twisted Tales, links and Monthly blog parties

Opinionated man Looking for bloggers, Looking for Meet and Greets?

Weekend introduce yourself with Making Time for Me

Lifestyle Everyday Randomness

 

 

Network, support each other, re-post, tweet, befriend, like, comment, learn, appreciate, inspire and become part of our growing team!! 

 

 Let’s add Great “Challenges”  from  your favorite blogs!

Please leave them in the comment section

 I will happily make a list of those too.

 

Miracle girl Blogs weekly writing challenge

Insights bipolar bear- new challenge each Wednesday!

Weekly Flash Fiction challenge The Black Wall Blog

 

 

Don’t forget to drop me a note, follow me, re-blog and

LEAVE A COMMENT:

**Our tradition –  witty remarks and irony always WELCOME!**

 

 

Kind Regards and Keep up the fantastic work of being you – K

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Inspiring Others-We Are Expanding!

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Compliments of K

 So much has happened in just over 3 months since this blog was started. We have met so many wonderful people and connected with countless new bloggers and friends. We have learned so much, we have stumbled, we have tripped and we kept plugging along… “Singing our song”… We didn’t Give up!! 

 

 

Today we are Celebrating

 a new opportunity

for The Black Wall Blog! 

 

 

I along with some wonderful fellow bloggers  have been invited and are starting our journey as contributing authors for

 

 “The Success Inspirer’s World”

with Ngobesing Romanus.

 

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Click here  Success Inspirer’s Bloggers’ Solidarity Support Forum Registration

 

This is how I started! -Click the link above and Register.  I did and was able to Connect with other bloggers and have them connect with me-Plus join in activities and challenges! The same opportunity is available to you!

Don’t forget to Click the link above!  

 

It’s a WIN! WIN!!

 

 

” Success is the ability to go from one failure

to another with no loss of enthusiasm. “

– Winston Churchill

 

 

 

Kind Regards and  walking on Sunshine – K     🙂

 

 

 

 (Yes,  L.G.B. will continue to be a part of my team.  I would be lost without my favorite photographer!) Teamwork is what it is all about! 

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