Say YES to Life - Say NO to Drugs


There are to many reasons why you should NOT Drink, Smoke or do Drugs.


Here are some...
Drinking:
  • It is difficult to develop confidence if you rely on alcohol for courage.
  • Accidents are the most common cause of death. Alcohol markedly increases the risk of fatal or disabling accidents.
  • Every year thousands of people die from alcohol poisoning, choking on vomit, drowning, fighting, falling off roofs, fires and other alcohol-related causes. 
  • People who are intoxicated on alcohol are more likely to use other drugs offered to them, including pills containing unknown, and sometimes lethal, substances.
  • Many people are at risk of having consensual (more or less) sex that they would not choose to have if they were not intoxicated. It's less likely to protect themselves from pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases than non-intoxicated people.
  • Suicide among  people with depression, anxiety and other psychiatric problems is more common when they are drinking.

Smoking:
  • Smoking leads to emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma. Smoke leaves black tar on the lungs, which inhibits breathing.
  • Smoke not only harms your lungs and heart, it also harms your brain.
  • Smoking is dangerous for nonsmokers who breath the smoke from smokers' cigarettes.
  • Smoking during pregnancy can harm the developing baby, it can cause conditions such as low birth weight and premature birth. As the child grows older it may develop problems such as the ability to process what they are hearing and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder).
  • It could also cause infertility in woman and impotence in men.

Drugs:
  • Drug use can cause you to lose your ability to remember things, to think clearly and to study properly. Drug use gives you the impression that you are more alert and aware, but under the influence of drugs you are actually less aware, and less alert.
  •  Drug use can also cause people to act in strange unpredictable ways. A person can undergo a complete personality change when under the influence of drugs. Since drug residues can remain in the body for many years after they were taken, the effect on the mind can last a long time
  • Drug use can make you ill and an overdose can kill. Drugs are poisons after all. The list of diseases you can catch as a result of using drugs is very long and includes Hepatitis C, HIV and AIDS. Since drugs also use up your body's supply of vitamins and minerals, you become more prone to diseases. Many drug users suffer from malnutrition as a result of their habit.
  • Drug use can turn into a living nightmare that includes accidents, hospitalisation, a life of crime, a criminal record, hurting those you love, destroyed relationships, a prison sentence and death. Drug users often lose their enthusiasm for life, give up sports and hobbies etc.
  • Many drugs are grown in Third World countries. The drug barons involved cut down forests for space to grow the drugs, thus destroying the natural habitat for thousands of creatures and upsetting the ecological balance. Buying and taking drugs encourages more natural forest to be destroyed.
  • The damage that drug use can do to one's physical appearance is very obvious.

So why don't we all say NO to the bad stuff and YES to the good stuffs...
like Water, Lemonade or Juice insted of Alcohol
maybe an Apple, Carrot or a Banana insted of Ciggarets
or why not some Popcorn , Nuts or Potato Chips insted of Drugs :)

Thankful-Cheerful Giving



Faithful God, thank You for the magnificent gift of Your amazing grace.

I'm thankful
for my family and friends,
those treasured ones
who make my life extra special.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

NBA - Updates!

It's going pretty good for some of my fav teams, this far atleast...
Magic won over Heat WooHoo!! many more wins to come hopefully :)



...also don't forget to vote for your favorite Players

I Dreamed a Dream

There was a time, when men were kind And their voices were soft And their words were inviting There was a time, when love was blind And the world was a song And the song was exciting There was a time it all went wrong I dreamed a dream in time gone by When hope was high and life worth living I dreamed that love would never die I dreamed that God would be forgiving Then I was young and unafraid And dreams were made and used and wasted There was no ransom to be paid No song unsung, no wine untasted But the tigers come at night With their voices soft as thunder As they turn your hope apart As they turn your dreams to shame He slept a summer by my side He filled my dreams with endless wonder He took my childhood in his stride But he was gone when autumn came And still I dream he'd come to me That we would live the years together But there are dreams that cannot be And there are storms we cannot weather I had a dream my life would be So different from the hell I'm living So different now from what it seemed Now life has killed the dream I dreamed /Les Miserables


Author Victor Hugo
Cover artist Bob Hentons
Country France
Language French
Genre(s) Novel
Publisher A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Ce.
Publication date 1862





Portrait of "Cosette" by Emile Bayard, 
from the original edition of Les Misérables (1862)

Delicate Brown Chocolate

Mmmmmmmm...
that's all i can say.

Chocolate most commonly comes in dark, milk, and white varieties, with cocoa solids contributing to the brown coloration.
The word "chocolate" originates in Mexico's Aztec cuisine, possibly derived from the Nahuatl word xocolatl.
Chocolate is created from the cocoa bean. A tropical Theobroma cacao tree with fruit pods in various stages of ripening.

*Chocolate Bar *Brownies *Chocolate Chip Cookies *Hot CoCo *Chocolate Ice-cream *Chocolate Cake *Chocolate Muffins *Chocolate Milkshake *Milk Chocolate *Chocolate Strawberries *Ice-cream Chocolate *Ice-cream Sandwich *Hershey kisses

Musical Instruments

My Top 3
Saxophone
Piano
Electric Guitar

Music: Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul, it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us. /Martin Luther


Charlie Parker - Summertime (Jazz Instrumental)
One of many very talented SAX players.

I love all the different sounds of every individual  instrument some play wonderfully together and some just simply alone.
good Music is so amazing!!!
Thank you Father for one of your many beautiful gifts.

Bible Verse Sunday - John 14:27


Peace I leave with you
my peace i give to you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled
and do not be afraid.
- John 14:27

There Is A Place Better Then This In Heaven

My heart goes out to ALL of the (52) people who were killed in Baghdad/Irak at The Lady of Deliverance Church , Sunday Nov. 1-2010.  May each and everyone of you rest in heavenly peace.
And for those other (60+) ppl who were injured may the Lord heal you through all of your pain. (inside and out)
Never give up! Keep your faith strong. God is with you ALL. (always)


BLESS!!
we want peace!


Movie Of the Month - The Last Dragon



Genre: Martial Arts (a cult classic)
Released: March 22/1985 TriStar Pictures
Directed by: Michael Schultz
Produced by: Rupert Hitzing, Berry Gordy, Joseph Caracciolo
Studo: Motown Productions
Starring: Taimak, Julius Carry, Christopher Murney, Leo O'Brien, Faith Prince, Glen Eaton, Vanity,
Jim Moody, Mike Starr




I will be posting a favorite movie every month.
ol'school to new school depending on the mood.

                             
HEEE YAAAHHHH!!! He is a cutie ;-)

CARTOONS - Back In The Days

70's 80's and 90's Had the best Animated shows EVERRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!

Here are some I'm sure i've forgotten a few...

Tom and Jerry, The Flintstones, Rescue rangers, Jem, Winnie the pooh, Spiderman, Batman and Robin, Ghost busters, Sponge bob square pants, Dexter, Danger mouse, Dragon ball z, Transformers, He Man,The Snoopy and Charlie Brown show, Iron Man, CatDog, The Jetsons, Care bears,Gummy bears, Looney Tones, Yogi bear, The Addams family, Doug, Pop eye, The Mario brothers, Garfield, Dennis, Odd parents, The Simpsons, Felix the cat, The mask, Muppets, Animaniacs,Cow and Chicken, Darkwing duck, Duck tales, Fat Albert, Goof troop, Dino the dinosaur, Ninja turtles, Rescue rangers, Rugrats, Mighty mouse, Jonny bravo, Scooby Doo, Sonic the hedge hog,Tale spin, Widget, Dastardly and Utley, Stupid dogs, Power puffs, My little pony, Tintins adventures, Xmen, AAAHH! real monsters, Alvin and the chipmunks,  Rocko's modern life, Super friends, Swat cats,Inspector gadget, Frekazoid, Thunder cats, Hey Arnold, Woody woodpecker, Rubik, Captain planet,Flash gordon, Angry beavers, The tick, Rocky.....and many more...
I had the best childhood watching all of these shows they all rocked, ok not all all but most.

A Taste Of Blue Berry Lips

I've been rocking a bold Blue/Purpleish Lip for a while now. It's kind of a heavy look but it looks really kool if you get it right. Shiny or matte both works. I would prefer to wear it with a light eye makeup to focus on the lip, or else it could look a bit to dramatic.










Music Of The Month - Shola Ama (Need Somebody)




Artist: Shola Ama
Home town: London Paddington
Title: You Might Need Somebody
Genre: R n B
Director: Jake Nava
Producer: Kirstin Syme
Prod. Co: Kudds Productions
Release: 1997

Mathurin Campbell aka Shola Ama (she is so cute, love her smile :)