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There have many studies as to whether women should have a yearly mammogram or not.  This is an interesting article on the debate.  If you would like to have a mammogram, but do not have health insurance or the finances to pay, then try your local hospitals, they may offer assistance.  In Tarrant County Texas take a look at this site for free screening: https://thisisyourbestyear.com/2014/04/07/free-breast-screening-comes-to-you/.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

Food For Thought

As a woman of a certain age whose parents are no longer here, I rarely go home.  It seems that when I do go and get together with family it is always for a sad occasion.  Each time we promise each other that we will get together sooner rather than later. I finally made it for a happy occasion.  My Aunt Gladys turned 90 years young, and we came together for this celebration.

As women of a certain age, we should try to get together with family just because. I know my aunt had a wonderful time.  There were five generations of her immediate family–so many that we could not get them all together to take a picture.  Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.  Enjoy your family.

Worthy Causes and New Friends

 

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Years ago I was a member of the Tarrant County Aids Interfaith Network.  After the organization consolidated with the Aids Outreach Center I kind of loss touch.  Recently I volunteered for their Evening of Hope event.  I met so many wonderful people, reconnected with some and just talked with others I see all the time.

One of the most outstanding individuals that I met is pictured above with me.  Her name is Ms. Beverly Davis, and she was a volunteer too.  What made her so wonderful was not her working with this cause, it was her “testimony”–her faith in God.  As we waited for the event to start we talked about children, jobs and life in general.  Beverly had worked with state of Louisiana (she’s from New Orleans) in educating their citizens about HIV.  This is all well and good, but her testimony was what amazed me more.

With faith she had overcome, early marriage, single motherhood, lack of education, paralysis, parasite infection from water that killed others, and so much more.  She overcame all of those things, and she will tell you–it was her faith in God that got her though all of this.  She is a successful business woman, gospel singer, mother and grandmother who walks in faith.

She makes me remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

 

Nikki Giovanni–These Are The Best Years

Very good article on why “thisisyourbestyear” by Nikki Giovanni.

http://blackdoctor.org/444679/nikki-giovanni-these-are-our-best-years/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Black%20Doctor%20Subscribers&utm_campaign=Lifestyle&omcamp=es-bdo-nl

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This autographed album cover hangs above the fireplace in our office at home.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

 

To Gray Or Not To Gray

Gray hair can be beautiful.  It seems that if you gray early in life it comes in prettier. My gray came in later, and is so very dull.  The article below talks about going gray.  Take a look and enjoy.

http://www.salon.com/2014/06/02/my_feminist_revolution_at_40_why_i_let_my_gray_show_and_why_its_a_political_act/

Are you letting your gray show or not?  Why or why not?  I’m the first to admit that I’m not there yet.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.