When to take a step back

There have been many occasions in my life when I felt the need to step up to the plate and take a stand for others.

Within myself I said, Self this person needs you to step up and fight for them for many different reasons. I was wrong a few times.

Here’s my point:

I realized I’m not going to be around all the time. I’ve come to realize apart of my ability is to be a leader. As a leader, there will be times where my position is to share, ONLY what I’ve learned.

Sharing is still helping.It helps others think for themselves in hopes of a positive result.

As a leader, I am learning, when to take a step back…

Quote of the day Part 4

I wonder if others understand how their emotions can affect others…

I wonder if  others understand how their actions affect others…

I wonder if others understand how after their actions there’s a reaction from others…

I wonder if others understand how not having and understanding of their emotions and actions leaves the mind open to wonder…

Here’s my point:

I wonder…

Rhonda Richardson(Writer)

 

Glam mom’s under 40

As of October 16, 2016, I have joined the Glam mom club Also know as the Grand mom club. The latter part was a little too old school for me. Haha Had to spice it up a bit…No shade to those who utilize the term.

Since joining the club, it has been hard to find the words to express this new-found role I play. What I can say is this little guy melts my heart.

Here’s my point:

I will be the best Glam mom under 40 I can be…to be continued…

 

 

Do you know you?

I’ve been with my current employer  for a little over a year now. Earlier today, went back in my memory bank to a conversation I had with one of my co-workers. In the conversation she mentioned, our Supervisor brought my name up.She was trying to assist a new employee to figure out who I was.

She said, You’ll know her ,she’s always smiling and bubbly. But, if she isn’t something is wrong. I cracked up laughing.  I said yes she’s right!! Haha But at the same time, it reminded me of Emotional Intelligence.

Here’s my point:

People pay attention to your emotions. Do you pay attention to your emotions?

Neighbors, can’t live with them or without them Part 2

In my first post, Neighbors can’t live  them or without them, I spoke of a gentleman I was dealing with during one of the darkest times of my life. Him and I had an argument, and one of my neighbors at the time found it entertaining.

This man humiliated me for no reason at all. This takes me back to that same time with another neighbor who lived directly across from me. We were neighbors for about 3 years.

The thing about this neighbor he was the candyman. His apartment was the complex’s convenient store. You name it he had it for sell. As time went on, it became evident he sold more the candy.

This neighbor was so embedded in this product that some how this information got back to the leasing manager. He was asked to leave. He left being escorted out by the local Marshall department.

So, I am like okay, now there will be peace. No loud music all times out night. People running in and out all times of night. No more people knocking on my door looking for the Candy man or asking me when he’d be back or if he had left me anything to “Sell” for him.(People are something else).

Once he left I thought everything would be everything.I was wrong. One morning about 1 a.m., there was a loud knock on my door. Like a policeman’s knock. I go to look out the peck whole, and it was a policeman.

As I open the door, this police office along with two other MALE police officers ask for a male and he stated the man’s given name. I had no idea to whom he was referring to until I was shown this man’s picture.

In disbelieve it was my neighbor the Candy man. At some point he had gotten into some legal situation and used my address as his place of residence. My neighbors, you gotta love them.

Here’s my point:

Be careful of the company you keep, this includes neighbors.

Don’t just look back, say something

Back home in Philly there’s a concert every year called “The Powerhouse”. I’ve had the opportunity to attend quit a few.

On October 30, 1995, my son’s father and I attended. I can’t recall all of the performers, as a matter of fact I can’t recall any of the them Hahaha. I do recall seeing one of my older brothers that night.

He was in our neighborhood down Da Bottom, standing in front of the Chinese store. My son’s father went into the store, spoke with my brother for a minute or two.

I stayed in the car because our son was in the car seat in the backseat. Looking back on my son I could see my brother, who we called Block (because he had a block head) Hahaha standing on the Chinese store steps.

At that time I was 17 years old, with a month and a half-year old son, still in High School, no job and on welfare. However, I understood my life changed and wasn’t just responsible for myself. I was ready to take on my new role. This is something I wanted to express to my brother.

My brother embraced the fact that I had a child, but hey he was a big brother. He may have been slightly displeased, but he was still there for me.

When my son’s father returned back to the car, I was still looking at my brother I remember saying, I wanna get out and have a heart to heart with my brother. It was just something I felt I should have done. I really can’t explain it I just remember the feeling.

We ended up driving off and I said to myself, I’ll just rap with him when I see him again.

The next time I saw my brother Block, was on November 1, 1995. He had passed away from a drug overdose.

 

Here’s my point:

DON’T JUST LOOK BACK SAY SOMETHING