At the time of writing, it's Good Friday. This is the day that Jesus made the greatest of all sacrifices. Some imperfect beings beat, mocked and tortured him. To think that someone without blemish could be found as having fault shows the corrupt nature of our society. In fact, it doesn't warrant a sacrifice — … Continue reading What’s the Good in Good Friday?
I am 22 years old, which is quite young according to many, but that doesn't mean I haven't had my fair share of trying times. I've dealt with death. I've dealt with heartache. Sadness did not come too far behind, and worry followed shortly after. There have been moments where all I wanted to do … Continue reading This Is Your Teaching Moment
Missed Day 5? Click here. What is it about the holidays? The lights, carolers, festivities? Christmastime teaches us to love one another and appreciate the blessings of our days. This once a year season puts something in the air. We wait for it to come. It gives us hope in humanity. It reminds us to … Continue reading Oh Christmas Season
Welcome to Day 2 of #countdownwithheyujas. Missed Day 1? No worries. Click here. What do you think when you hear Grinch? A menace, villain, enemy, evil? Do you tremor at the look of his face or the maggots in his smile? Cause he does have all the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile. Let’s just … Continue reading Merry Grinchmas
Hello there and welcome to the debut of #countdownwithheyujas. I’ll be posting a blog post every other day til Christmas. All will be reminiscent of the Holiday Season. Sit back, grab a cup of hot cocoa and stay tuned to my blog. Here's Day 1: On the first day of Christmas my true love gave … Continue reading Twelve Days of Christmas
The holiday season is here. December 1st and decorations are truly welcomed. Lights, holiday movie marathons and Christmas trees abound. While smiles are often found, there are those who aren’t jumping for joy every second they get. They aren’t filled with gleam and wonder as they sip their hot cocoa to The Polar Express’, “here we … Continue reading The Gift That Keeps On Giving
Are you the penny rejected in the vending machine? Are you the nickel rolling on the corner of the street? What's your worth? Are you the dime stuffed amid loose change in a wallet? Are you the dollar traded in for a candy bar at the gas station? What's your worth? Are you the twenty … Continue reading Know Your Worth
No matter where you are in life. No matter how many degrees you possess or classes you have taken. Whether you haven't had a lick of education or felt as though you've reached the pentacle. You will never grasp the top of the latter. Perfection is unattainable. The man you cross by on the street … Continue reading Get Off That Pedestal
The end of the presidential election sparked storms of calamity all over the nation. Social media brought about a visible divide amongst voters. Those who were pleased with the outcome, those who were devastated at the lost, and those who did not cast their vote and found both candidates to be of little to no … Continue reading Giving Up Is Never An Option
Blue sneaks, green sunglasses, bright yellow leggings, platinum blond hair, grey eyes. The features signify nothing, though they are classified as something. A girl, a boy, a man, an elderly petite women with silver hair and a cane. Who are these people? What do they do? What are their interests? What are their hobbies? Are … Continue reading What’s Your Mask?