Out with the #old in with the #new

Hi Friends,

So before I get into this #inspirational blog I had to say it sure feels good to be back with you ALL and guess what, yup, you’ve guessed it!! I re-published “A Woman’s Intuition” I will share more details in the next blog but for now, click here to order your copy..

https://www.createspace.com/6368172

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I will be going on a #book tour soon so if you want a signed copy, look out for tour date or email mii directly at prayedforfreedom@gmail.com

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NOW, back to my original train of thought!!

Recently, I was out and about and literally I felt that familiar sharp poke in the side of my rib, ladies you know what I mean, it’s cold, it’s unaccepted and it’s annoying a.h..Ladies, now, I know you ALL know that feeling so I am so NOT alone on this one…… LOLOL!! As I sat there, I had to pull out that frigid piece of metal from my bra and was quite angry that I would be left with one firm shaped round and perfect breast and one a little less firm because it is the underwire that had to be removed rather quickly, otherwise, the pain would become much more intense..

So here is where the revelation came in:

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A couple of days later, I had to do laundry and was about to throw out that once beautiful, firm fitting, double d bra with the pretty lace and perfect hold, when I had a thought; matter of fact, it was as if a light bulb went off in my head and I thought to myself, why NOT turn it into a sports bra and I will just wear it under my real sports bra but it could be doubled for extra support………. That’s when this message came to mii that I want to share with you!!

Often times, we as humans are so quick to throw something away that we NO longer find useful because like in this case of my wired under garment, something went wrong and ultimately I felt as if the whole thing NO longer had any value..

But just like that – I realized I could utilize my bra for something else and it could be salvaged after all!!

My point and message to you is – do NOT be so quick to throw things away (this includes friendships, relationships, loves etc) that can be used just because there is a slight malfunction..

See, there are times when we are being redirected but so many of us are so one track minded that we cannot fathom the endless possibilities out there as well as the infinite amount of functions one object/ thing/ relationship may offer because we do NOT care to see the potential.. Today, my hope is that in spite of how your situation may look, you will be encouraged enough to

Carpe Diem ~dd3

and be as optimistic as possible while you look at every angle of a problem, circumstance so on and so forth!!

I know, I know, it is often difficult to be optimistic in our every day lives but I promise you, if you try it, you will find #success ALL around you as your boobies receive double hold-age, firm, power for your double D’s.. (This last part is a joke but as I LOLOLOL, I hope you found this message encouraging, insightful and it spoke to your soul)

Have a #blessed nite Fam..

 

Stay tuned for the upcoming message about my book of poetry and special quotes “A Woman’s Intuition”

AniYa A.

The grateful and optimistic one

 

 

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Being an Overcomer..

Wow, it has been forever since I have blogged on here; but guess what?? It won’t be that long until I blog again.. LOLOL!!

So, yesterday I had every intention to blog about one of the most real, most controversial, most unexpected questions I have ever been asked on a radio interview I did years ago..

I started writing and had to save it because I am still on the campaign trail and had a million things to take care of; therefore, I decided to edit it and put it on the shelf so that I could add my pix as well as personal touch today so I could post it and get back to work but GoD had another plan for my message today!!

It is the message of watching one that I LoVe(d) dearly, suffer, almost die in the hands of her husband, overcome and get back to living L.I.F.E as if NOTHING ever tried to destroy her..

My disclaimer is the following: I will NOT share any names but this is ALL true accounts that I am sharing with you today..

Imagine, I was only 10, in the essence of my youth with the world so bright before mii; as I had my family and friends all around mii!! I studied hard as I was taught too, played games with neighborhood kids, attended dance classes and ultimately didn’t have much to worry about until she went and got married.. My best friend at the time, though she was much older than mii, ok about a dozen years or so but it didn’t matter because she told everyone that she was really my mother and we did everything together.. We laughed and joked as we were in and out of Fl., Haiti and New York City, yup, it was awesome that she came to live with us, her family!!

“Ki sa, ammmwwwaaayyyyy… Pou ki sa li fe sa mem?? Et ti moun yo?? Eske yo ok??”

What I have said was what I heard from the elders, as they were inundated with questions and fear as to their relatives safety as well as the safety of one child she held in her arms, that were so very fragile with blood pumping out of one, and the baby that was still nestled in her womb, with no knowledge of the pain her very own father was inflicting on her mother and possibly on her eldest sister…..

I sat in fear, wide – eyed, shaking and trying to fight back the tears that wanted to explode  from their dwelling, I had to be strong, I had to remain calm!! I had to fight the monster who was trying to kill the ones I loved so much.. But how could I do anything about the situation, by this point, I was only like 11 and had NO way of saving anyone because I couldn’t even save myself..

Would she be ok?? Would he go to jail?? How were the little ones?? Will I ever see them again?? How could this be happening?? We were always sooooooooo #Happy as a closed knit loving family??

Friends, the situation I am referring to is one of many that would occur between a very close relative of mine who chose to love and honor her abusive, alcoholic, vindictive husband whom she didn’t know of his nature prior to them saying their vows..

The Lord truly has an interesting way of bringing things to one’s remembrance as I forgot about the many years of the abuse that this person endured, until I saw him again, in a family photo with the same family he tried to kill 2 decades prior!! How could he stand there, smiling and taking pictures with them I thought?? Does he NOT have any shame?? Where is his sense of pride, surely he could have sent a check or bouquet of of flowers but Lord, he really showed up to his first borns graduation and he is acting like he did something, as if he contributed much more than his semen!!

I close here, I began to think of the things he did to my family, what he did to my non – existent LoVe L.I.F.E because every time I thought of the abuse, the drinking, the 911 calls, how he intimidated others with his education and power, I wanted to throw up; instead let mii tell you what GoD did…….

He showed mii how beautiful they were!!

GoD showed mii that they did endure hell on earth for many years but that NEVER broke her or the children, he could have accomplished his demented plan of killing them off but it didn’t happen for a reason that still boggles mii..

Less than 8 years later, the same one who almost died, called mii to tell mii that I was the Only Christian in the Family and I had to Pray for Sandy, my Beautiful Cousin who was shot in the head and was fighting for her L.I.F.E!!

Why was Sandy taken, yet she lived after receiving multiple stab wounds, being hospitalized and having to get more stitched than I could count??

Though I don’t know the reason, I know this….. As I looked at the picture again and again, I saw what determination looks like, I understood what being an overcomer truly means; furthermore, I realized that it doesn’t matter how many times he tried to take her {them} out.. What matters is that she and they are still standing..

Today, I can share this tid bit about mii and NOT cry my eyes out too and that is because I am also an OVERCOMER!! Though I was NOT almost killed by a man that was supposed to love mii and be there for mii for our eternities, I found a way to overcome the ones that appeared so kind and innocent and wait for what  was (is) truly mine to be..

Friends, rejoice when you too have OVERCOME.. I know I will NOW and forever more!!

To you, my family.. Congratulations again on your Victory!!

Yours Truly,

AniYa A.                                                         The one who watched for years

Gym L.I.F.E

 

A few days ago as I was headed into my gym, I suddenly felt a little tired. I kept pushing forward because I knew I had to do at least 30 mins so I couldn’t let the fatigue stop me though I had a really really long day! When I got inside, I felt rather victorious then I heard:

“It is NOT enough that you are here, you must get on the machinery and work out!”

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This message could have been taken strictly as a physical one but I knew better 2 Peter 1:16 – 19…… Fam, I believe that message was re: our spiritual beings more than anything else! Many of us have a ton of gifts but what good are any of our gifts if we do NOT utilize them?

At this moment, I am speaking to those who have a desire to be more, do more, see more but you are just sitting around wishing you could as you convince yourself that you have time..

Friends, the TIME is NOW.

In closing, I walked to the treadmill, did NO less than 30 mins. I went to abdominal machine and did NO less than 100 crunches. I went to the gluteus maximus machine and did like NO less than 50 leg push thingies (Don’t judge mii – LOL)! The point is, I did NOT leave until I did what I came in there for and as a result, I received a word but more than that I was totally proud of myself for going the extra mile in spite of how I felt.

Carpe Diem Friends and do NOT waste your time or gifts!

LoVe Ya.. #NiteyNite

“Prayers on Reserve!!”

“Good Morning, it’s AniYa A.!!” this is the way I pick up my phone, my greeting changes with the time of day so if it is afternoon, I would say Good afternoon, it’s AniYa A. well you get my point!! Today is the 21st of October, exactly a day before my Bday and my L.I.F.E was changed less than 48 hours ago..

I had the opportunity of speaking with Tico Armand, after I kept seeing a vision, for a couple of weeks at least, of her and this vision also included seeing her beautiful face on a flyer that I wasn’t sure what it would be for.. Then on Oct. 17, she posts on her FB page this remarkable testament of how powerful visions can truly be when she shared that #AliciaKeys had just re-posted one of her modeling photos on IG which included the following depiction: “Absolutely gorgeous!! #Stunning” and then came the confirmation!!

How funny was it that Tico and I had been friends on FB for years, I am presuming, and NEVER had a convo, but what was more inspiring was the fact that I really didn’t know much about her except she is Haitian, she is Beautiful and she has a BIG Heart (I can tell that part from her posts and esp. what she says about others).. Taking a second out of my busy NYC day, I send her a message via inbox and ask her to call me or let her know if she wanted me to call her, I could do that as I never want to impose so I give people the leisure of making contact etc.

When Tico called, I was illuminated with joy as I could tell instantaneously that the energy she portrayed on her pages and throughout the web is accurate of her bubbly personality, so this is why I am writing about her today.. Not only does Tico have an amazing personality but she is deeper than just pictures, photo shoots and hosting events!! Tico is like an Amazing Soldier on the Battlefields for GoD but through #Entertainment..

I thanked her for reaching out and let her know about my visions but also asked if she would possibly be interested in helping me with an event that I have upcoming in The Treasure Coast, I recall stating, “Tico, I have to share that you have been on my heart too because though I do NOT know your story, I know you have one and many people to NEED to hear it!!” More confirmation came when she said, “I do have a story, I have been through a lot and I am Unbroken!! I have posted it before, have you not seen it??” To my astonishment, I had not and though I was a little embarrassed that I hadn’t seen her story on YouTube, I said, please share it with me!!

( Please find the link here for her story:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufZr05Or8q8 )

Within a few minutes, I was in tears; she comforted me and told me NOT to cry but I could NOT hold back the tears at that point because truth be told, I was also molested and our stories were quite similar, hers though was much more painful to listen to but that did NOT take away from the fact that she is “Unbroken” in every way.. Tico Armand coming from Haiti at an early age was taught many lessons as I was though I was born in America, I am still a first generation born American to Haitian parents and if anyone knows anything about Haitian families, you will know we carry a lot of burden upon our shoulders as we have it very difficult pretty much from the start but you know what fam, I am sharing this message because there is H.O.P.E (Hold On Pain Ends) – you have a way out of your situation, you are beautiful from the inside out, I am writing this and I am NOT shedding a tear and this is a major step for mii – I was sure I would be balling by this point but our conversation just 2 days ago was a moment of Freedom in every way!! Tico and I, NOT only shared our stories with one another but we also lifted each other up in prayer..

We both could have ended up in less than positive places in this world, utilizing our past hurts as a way to behave out of control but here we are 2 young ladies going forward as we share that we truly care!! If you notice the subject line, you will see the phrase, “Prayers on Reserve” the reason is Tico shared this statement with me that I will hold on to forever..

Here is where I wrap up, while we were in the middle of Praising GoD {together}, Rejoicing in HIS goodness as I was shouting Amen’s on Jamaica Ave in Queens, New York (trying hard to be respectful of the passerby’s – but heck, I couldn’t keep it in as even GoD isn’t a respecter of man – LOLOL), Tico said, “Girl, I thank GoD I have these prayers on Reserve!!”

I stopped and said, “Can you please repeat that……..”

She said sure, “I have Prayers on Reserved for those days I can’t pray, for days I am being attacked and can’t even worship, I have prayers in a vault somewhere that GoD will give me as HE will recall Everytime I Praised HIM and Prayed like we are doing NOW!!” Well, what else is one to say except – Thank You Lord.. We ended our convo with the typical good byes, stay in touch and what have you’s but there was really nothing ordinary about the beginning to the ending of our chat as it was ALL Extraordinary in everyway as is my Sister Tico Armand!!

For more on Tico – Google her: Tico Armand – YouTube her or her powerful poem: “UNBROKEN” – Follow her on FB: https://www.facebook.com/TicoArmand?fref=ts or IG her: @iamtico

Have a Blessed One,

AniYa A.

One individual with many looks..

One individual with many looks..

"As a kid you can make believe to be anything in this world and I, I wanna be #Happy" by Tico

“As a kid you can make believe to be anything in this world and I, I wanna be #Happy” by Tico