Why Am I Still Up?? LoLoL 

Many times we let small things get in the way of the Destiny that we often dream about, that we often pray about or like in my case that we spend a decade writing  about!!

Recently, I opened up to my business manager and totally shared details of my ongoing saga of the powerful, Sexxxii, brilliant man who captured my heart, first through my creative nature as I wrote about this pseudo relationship between him and the main character of my novel for years.. Then in person, just being him, smiling his beautiful smile, giving to those around him openly, rather freely and then she says, “AniYa, my mother always says, when you pray to GoD for something; believe you will get it and don’t push it away……”

“OMG’, I thought, ‘was she in my head or did she just have more wisdom than I fathomed??!!” Alas, I just realized that I didn’t have to question anything anymore and she was rite!!

Back to how I feel and how when our eyes met across the room, I forgot everything that ever was the matter before.. It was like I knew he was there, standing, chatting, being — him..

Him, the person I saw again after a year, looking ever so amazing and a tad bit dishelved, he didn’t have to be perfect for anyone else, because when I looked into his eyes, this time I saw something different!!

How does he know what goes on in my mind, my dreams?? How does he know the inner depths of mii?? How is it that I would drop everything to be near him, what kind of hold of does he even have on mii??

As I looked beyond the past and waved back, I noticed that words were NOT needed nor much movement..

Is this what LoVe is really like??

Respect, passion, secret messages of darn it’s been a while I just want to hug you.. It’s cool, I see you working the room, I see you doing you!! I’ll lay low for a minute but when I speak, this time it will be intentional..

Finally, I found more truth and naturally it excites mii!! I am more at peace totally, infinitely, he is revealing more to mii!!

Why am I up so late??

The more I’m up, is the more I create!!

  • Stay tuned for much more if what is turning out to be something I am coming to truly appreciate.. It’s ALL about Him & Mii!!

AniYa A.

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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

The Patience to Wait..

 

A little more than 2 weeks ago I was sitting in front of my laptop or was I putting on my coat to walk out of the door?? #Smile Either way, I was busy doing something and in the second of stillness, I heard the Lord as clearly as I am presently listening to Maya Angelous’ “Just Do Right” on Youtube, say, “Do you have the Patience to Wait??”

My first thought was directed towards my NEW desire to purchase the book, “The Wait: APowerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life” Waitby Devon Franklin and Meagan Good, Marriage & Waitingbut then it wasn’t why I was thinking about this thought… The thought came to me several times and I thought, it was regarding my constant working out and NOT seeing immediate results, or was it because I had to wait longer for my new apartment, a huge one bedroom in NYC which is the same price as what my parents pay for their mortgage in S. FL for their 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom mansion; or back to Waiting on GoD to send my Hubz to be!!

Last night during our weekly prayer service where we pray for people ALL over the world, I attend Times Square Church, in Times Square Manhattan; the answer finally hit me as to what I was hearing from GoD and why I kept receiving the message about Waiting..

Warning: this is NOT for the faint of heart………

hospWhen I left the hospital, in 08, after having to be rehabilitated from head to toe, I was deemed as disabled, I NEVER heard of the term before because I went to school and worked my whole L.I.F.E and was oblivious, I knew at a young age that I didn’t want to end up being a statistic but there I was jobless, one person I knew called me a degenerate, another “friend” said I was sick because I had HIV/ AIDS and was it true that I was dying?? (I told them I had NEVER contracted the HIV or AIDS and anyone could read my charts as I would give them full permission) Daily I fought, daily I cried, daily I started to believe I would die then one day a Pastor who would always pray for me came face to face with me and said, “AniYa A., you will live and NOT die and you will go back to TBN….”

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She further said, that though I could NO longer work as a full time employee due to me not being able to sit for long periods of time due to the blood clot in my lung, as a Director or Producer, I needed to stay close to GoD by working with the Christian TV Station in whatever facet I was led!!

Here is one of the major turning points of my L.I.F.E

I went from handling ALL of the prayer partners on Tuesday nights, while the “Praise the Lord” taped to becoming a Prayer Partner begging for rides from Port St. Lucie to Ft. Pierce, FL. ALL I wanted to do was get out of the mental and physical jail I was in and be productive again, so I prayed for the People NO matter what..

One day as I picked up the phone to pray, though I had so many issues I battled, I said, “Good evening my name is Sister. A. How may I pray for you??” The woman on the other end said, “Ma’am, I can’t take it no more…. Please pray for me..” As I did every Tuesday night, I got my little prayer sheet ready to take her request!!

“I am ready NOW..”

“Sister A., I need prayer for my four children!!” I could hear the tears leaving the secret safe places of her eye lids..praying

“Well, what is going on, trust me I know many people who NEED prayer for their loved ones and their children!!” Now, I said this NOT knowing the response I was going to get because I NEVER could imagine that a mother could endure so much………

“My daughter has AIDS, my son is homeless with his wife and two of their children living in their car, my other daughter is in jail and my baby son is gay!!homeless

Sister A. PLEASE PRAY FOR ME, I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!”

Without a word I almost dropped the phone, I now was crying my eyes out but I put the phone on mute so she wouldn’t hear, me a Prayer Partner crying instead of saying the right words.. I gained strength after several seconds and said, with the Lord’s help, “Darling, you are one of the strongest people I have ever spoken too……”

Caller: “Sister A. how do you figure?? I am crying to you and NEED prayer for my children because ALL of their lives are in shambles and this is NOT what I expected..”

I close here, I responded by telling her NOT many people I know would have the strength she has to be calling for prayer, instead they would be drinking and smoking their problems away, but NOT her………… She was strong enough to drop everything and reach up to the source where her help came from!! psalm121-1-2

I prayed but I almost fainted as I thought about her pain, her anguish, probably her thinking that she failed miserably in L.I.F.E..

It is 8 years later and I am asking you, “Do You Have the Patience to Wait??”

To you Mother of Four, with Strength to Endure.. Do NOT Beat Yourself Up, Open the Door for Another!!

Sister AniYa A.

“The Man Curse” by Raqiyah Mays

Do you think you are cursed in your love life? Or have you had some strange issues happen in your family and you’ve never been the same since? Well, stop everything and read the following:

The time has come and it is an absolute pleasure and honor to write this blog about none other than Ms. Raqiyah Mays who is doing so much and it is a blessing to know her. In the following you will see photos of this Leader from her latest photo shoot where she was one of the women selected for The Limited’s “The NEW Look of Leadership” campaign but also you will learn more about her NEW book which is hitting the world wide web on November 16th and you can support her by buying her book at the following: themancurse.com, barnesandnoble.com, amazon, ibooks, and at Google play.

WHAT IS THE MAN CURSE?
The Man Curse is a self-help fiction novel that explores the phenomenon of generational curses and cycles in families as told through the story of Meena Butler, a professional woman working to break the man curse and become the first woman in her family to marry. Is she cursed? Or is it all in her head?

When Raqiyah and I first met, she had just spoken to a group of women at a Domestic Violence event (it was one of the most amazing ones I have ever been too, there will be another one in May, if you would like more info or to be connected as a vendor, sponsor, to just attend etc. let me know and I will put you in contact with organizers) and that is where I learned of “The Man Curse” as well as her being a Leader for the campaign she is apart of now! What I admire the most about Ms. Mays, who happens to be WBLS‬ 107.5 FM Radio Personality, an Author, Journalist, and an Activist, is her boldness to share what is on her heart as well as on her mind. Friends, I have read the first few pages of her book and I am here to let you know I cannot wait until I get my hands and eyes on the rest of the book which comes out tomorrow!

Shortly after we met, she asked me if I could share my story in a tv interview that we would both take part in, I agreed that it was time to let people know that my favorite cousin, Sandy Jeanty, was murdered by her fiance’ over a decade ago and the pain is still deep, I say that to say, what is so different about Raqiyah is she is helping so many heal. She has taken parts of her story and life and turned it into a piece of literature that reaches the soul! I, for one, have seen so much D.V in and around my younger years growing whether it was via my aunt whom was stabbed by her spouse or again when my cousin was murdered by someone whom was supposed to love her, marry her and live happily ever after with her! To be honest friends, I almost gave up on love and have ran away from many men as I believed that I would be hurt, demonized or even killed. Today, I am taking control back and saying that though there may have been a Man Curse surrounding me and my family, I, you, we can overcome and be happy in love with whomever God has for us.

I close by sharing that I am finally able to open up about some of these deep seated issues I have hidden for many many years, people like Ms. Mays shares these messages in her work because she knows people like me and you need to be freed from these invisible chains of oppression which bound us for way too long! Friends, if you are in a Domestic Violence situation, whether it is verbal, physical (this one is HUGE), emotional, monetary (sometimes your abuser will hold funding and monies from you as a way to hold you as a prisoner), spiritual and more it’s time to GET OUT. I am speaking from experience and I will never forget one of the last phrases I utilized when finally speaking up about losing my own cousin at the aforementioned event, “Remember fam, you are NOT the only ones whom are affected when you are in these abusive situations as you have cousins, aunties, grandparents, uncles and friends whom love you very much besides your children and parents.”

Be safe, love yourselves, reach out to those who love you, or seek help from abuse centers which the police stations near you can escort you too and turn this thing around! Don’t forget to check out the following for ways you can hear Raqiyah Mays speak and see her LIVE.

If you are in these areas, please see the dates and plan on meeting Raqiyah Mays at one of these venues

If you are in these areas, please see the dates and plan on meeting Raqiyah Mays at one of these venues

“There hasn’t been an author in 20 years, since Terry McMillan, to fully express the experience of black women in love and romance. I believe Raqiyah Mays can fill that void with The Man Curse.”
*Karen Hunter, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, best-selling author, publisher, Sirius/XM host of “The Karen Hunter Show”

Raqiyah Mays was selected out of thousands of women to be one of the women chosen for The Limited's new campaign here in the Tri-State area, doesn't she look great??!!

Raqiyah Mays was selected out of thousands of women to be one of the women chosen for The Limited’s new campaign here in the Tri-State area, doesn’t she look great??!!

GoD Bless You ALL,

AniYa A.

Freedom Entertainment Group

President & CEO

Feeling inadequate —— DON’T!!

This message is for someone feeling down about their lack or giftings….. I am here to let you know you are somebody incredible and don’t you ever forget it!!

Several days ago as I was trying to make up my bed in a perfect manner, I recalled my aunt, the perfectionist whom always made her bed in this particular manner and how I could NEVER do it the way she did, that morning, I tried it over and over and over again in an attempt to get it as perfect as my aunt did; then the Word came to mii!!

“You are NOT your aunt and you have are good at many other things………..”

Wow, I thought, that’s right I am good at many things and making the bed the way she did it was just not one of those things I could master and it was ok!! Friends, I stopped what I was doing and reflected on the other things I wasn’t great at like tying pretty bows when I was in the wedding planning business (special shout out to Marina S. for always laughing at mii but helping mii in the process as we worked on those bows together) or being on time for every event, meeting, doctors appointments etc… Before I could continue to go down the list, the Spirit moved within and reminded mii that I couldn’t even list every good thing about myself plus GoD NEVER created mii to be nothing less than HIS Best!!

My encouragement to some of you today is: STOP looking at your faults, STOP trying to do what others have gifts in, STOP playing the victim instead BE VICTORIOUS, BE GIFTED, BE FLAWLESS because ultimately GoD made you PERFECT THE WAY YOU ARE..

I LoVe You ALL and I am rooting you on, if I can root you on; shouldn’t you be rooting yourself on too?? #Smile

A Woman's Intuition  (SN: friends, I actually NEED help re-publishing this piece as well as my novels.... Please message mii ASAP as it is my desire to see my work in print and circulating again --- Thanks a Mil --- XO)

A Woman’s Intuition
(SN: friends, I actually NEED help re-publishing this piece as well as my novels…. Please message mii ASAP as it is my desire to see my work in print and circulating again — Thanks a Mil — XO)

Thinking to myself, what a long day I have up ahead of mii!!

Thinking to myself, what a long day I have up ahead of mii!!

This man is one of the reasons I own my small business now..

This man is one of the reasons I own my small business now..

QUIET ON SET

QUIET ON SET

When you get every Lead role you audition for, you start to think that maybe this is of GoD but then your Purpose says you have more to do!!

When you get every Lead role you audition for, you start to think that maybe this is of GoD but then your Purpose says you have more to do!!

My Purpose has more to do with the BiG Screens and different characters I can play on and off TV!!

My Purpose has more to do with Ministering to others than the BiG Screens and different characters I can play on and off TV!!

When you are created for a Destiny Bigger than yourself, you will step out into many worlds and experience what others think they cannot!! Each One - Teach One

When you are created for a Destiny Bigger than yourself, you will step out into many worlds and experience what others think they cannot!! Each One – Teach One

“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

The End Result

This evening as I was taking the long ride home from spending the day with my great aunt, caring for her after she had surgery, I looked up and I watched how people ran on and off the platform attempting to catch their trains. Within seconds I recalled two amazing Blessings that I have been longing to share!

Before I do share though; I have one question for you:

What does “The End Result” mean to you when you read it?

It can have many meaning as that is how L.I.F.E works, we each are the master of our own perception.

Instead of talking about the things that have been happening in my world lately, I am taking this time to share two amazing stories of people I highly regard as they waited for “The End Result!”

One was preparing for marriage and the other preparing to become a mother. I watched from a distance and prayed for the Best for them, there were days when one’s situation did NOT look as promising with negative reports coming from doctors and though she did NOT show a bit of negativity I am sure there were days when doubt settled in. She was true to GoD and stayed on HIS Word day in and day out saying, “I know what GoD Promised mii and that is what I will Trust Him For!”

WOW, IKR……. Talking about some powerful Faith (Hebrews 11:1)

I had close contact with the mother to be so the aforementioned in parenthesis were her actual words. The wife to be was quite a distance away but thank GoD for social media and other facets of communicating because I was able to witness how GoD took a beautiful hard working executive and turned her into a beautiful hard working executive and wife. She wasn’t only hard working on her daily job but this Woman of Virtue continued to prove daily that her walk got stronger daily as the date for her marriage approached! Friends, let me tell you, by the time the beautiful couple got married, I felt as though I wasn’t just watching the preparations for marriage rather GoD was also preparing mii for “The End Result” as well.

See, I have been through some rocky situations, well who hasn’t right? But what is amazing is I never thought it were possible for my mindset to change in regards to these two very touchy issues, you know like Marriage and Babies and stuff – LOLOL (sorry had to laugh here). A lot of young girls grow up playing with dolls connecting with magazine clippings, fascinating about their dream guy for their special day but I was totally different as it really didn’t occur to me that the whole marriage and building a home thing should be on the list I should be striving for. I was the oldest of 6 – where my oldest siblings at who wanted nothing to do with children because of ALL the brats.. (LOL again – J/K)

Well, I am finally at that point where I understand things much more differently and after seeing what these women accomplished practically simultaneously, in two completely different parts of the US, from different backgrounds but what they had/ have in common is that Faith – Unshakable Faith and that is more than incredible.

The Mother to Be has her Babies – Yup, got GoD’s Promise – she got her beautiful healthy fiesty little twins!

The Wife to Be has her Husband – she has GoD’s Promise – and she has a successful career but the additional blessing is that her and husband also running a franchise together!! #Hmmmmmmmmmm

I close with this simple statement: Both remained faithful to GoD and kept HIS will for their lives. They got The End Result, will you??

Best Regards,

AniYa A.

Proverbs 31 * Hebrews 11:1 * Psalm 33:9

The Pursuit of “Happyness”

Sometimes in L.I.F.E we experience certain situations that really take us out of our element, get us in trouble or other times we are fortunate for that moment where we are totally enlightened by a moment that can only happen once..

So, a little less than a week ago I was putting on my eyebrows (LOLOL) when I noticed how smooth and impeccable the liner was; furthermore, I realized it wasn’t my typical one that I had to fight with in order for mii to get that perfected look I was going for!! Then it happened, I had to stop and look at the liner twice and then it ALL made sense……..

It was the Brand NEW Maybelline liner I bought a few days prior and I hadn’t noticed that I placed it in my Burberry make – up bag already!!

Where am I going with this many may wonder, I will tell you!!

What I felt compelled about at that moment was the desire for a look that I could get with any ol’ eyeliner, a look that would make my eyes pop NO matter what, after a few seconds the Lord Ministered, “The Pursuit of Happiness” {which I of course switched in the title to ‘Happyness’ to grab your attention}.. Friends, many of us are on the same wavelength wanting NOTHING more than to achieve the American Dream, if you are from another Country other than America then this should resonate very true to you!! A lot of us (especially mii coming from a Haitian family and background, where I am first generation American, born in Brooklyn, NY) want the good if not great paying jobs, the security of having a perfect credit score so that we can buy that home, we want things like that brand new sexxxii car, the education, the beautiful clothing and those brilliant children who will make us proud in our old age.. Yes, we 9 times out of 10 are after the The Pursuit of Happiness as we attempt to go after our goals though, we often times run into difficulties.. We  may have a plan in my mind and on paper but then the unexpected trials and tribulations arise and we don’t know how to handle them!!

The significance of the eyeliner is simple: I picked up an eyeliner that I thought was the one I already had in my make-up bag but was tremendously blessed when I put on a NEW, more Powerful one, a liner that gave mii more confidence.. A liner that grant it, resembled my old one but was Brand NEW and much much better.. The significance of the liner is that we ALL have the ability to be Brand NEW, we ALL have the ability to throw out the old stuff and BE something NEW!!

Today, as you go out on your journey, try and figure out what you want to get rid of.. See, when we hold on to junk, we too become junky and how many people want to be junky?? I know I don’t wanna be and I have a feeling that you ALL don’t either…… So, do yourselves a favor and add a little NEW to your lives!! I know what I experienced was NOT a mistake by any means and I am so glad I got a chance to live it and share it with you amazing, talented, gifted, strong and compassionate beings whom will read this message today..

Oh yea, Maybe she’s Born with or Maybe it’s just Maybelline!! I just couldn’t resist.. Later peeps!! Love You ALL….. XO

(Stay tuned for more messages that will hopefully Bless You and Give You a NEW Perspective in Your Every LiVes..)

Your Gurl,

AniYa A.