Friday, November 25, 2016


This is the time of year when you see so many writing what they are thankful for

The question arose why do we have to pick just one day a year and not be thankful throughout the year?

I have seen posts that some are thankful for their families, children, their health etc.

I sat in the living room and it was from the mouth of babes as they went around the room . It is what they said  that caught my attention

We had gone around the room giving thanks for various things

Laughing and smiling at each other for being thankful

There was one child in the room who said you didn't ask me ?

You think what could a child only six years old be thankful for?

He hasn't seen life yet? Gone through any drama?

Yet he is here and he wants to be counted too. 

He was thankful for his parents, his friends, and and his family.

So many times we go through things and it doesn't matter at what age it's your friends and family who are there.

You depend on these people to support you, inspire you, and more importantly to love you.

There was another person in the room who has health issues never complaining

She says she is thankful for her health because she knows how far she has come.

Always this time of year we see people reflect on life and it's a blessing to be on this side of the ground

I have been tested more than I want to count for cancer this year alone because it runs in my family.

I am thankful for those who fought a good fight, survived and those who got their wings.

You never know what the person next to you is going through

All I know is 9 years ago I had no food in my cabinets, no money in my account, no job, and didn't have a

place to go to.

Thankful for coming through the storm and for those who helped me along the way!


Patricia A. Saunders

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

30 Days of Inspiration book tour makes a stop at Blessed & Curvy

From the desk of Patricia A. Saunders

I want to introduce you to another guest author Bryetta Calloway ... she is about to release her book tomorrow November 17th.

A sneak peak with an excerpt from her book:

Hope is My Birthright, Not A Feeling.
Emotions can become so intense and overwhelming that you will feel pulled undertow by the sheer weight of them. Sadness covers you, fear tracks your every step, frustration pushes against you, stress seems to smother you. You feel surrounded, backed into a corner. Your fight or flight response kicks in like wounded prey. No matter that nothing appears to have changed, or maybe BECAUSE NOTHING seems to have changed. Whatever the impetus, you feel the rhythm of your heart uptick as you paddle against the waves of hopelessness. Desperate to seek an intravenous injection of hope. You turn your head away from the world, and you go chasing after that feeling of relief, assuredness, security. Desperate to find respite from the noise of everyday life.
The Hebrew word for hope ‘batah’ has the meaning of confidence, security, and being without care; not the blasé unsure “I sure hope so” that we have come to toss out when we are tentative and unsteady to believe. One of the most famous scriptures known to believers and non, “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1) Shapes the formula for Christian hope and it’s necessary relationship to faith. When we know that our hope is birthed and secure in the confidence that comes when we have faith, certainty and no doubt, that God is watching over His Word, alert and attentive to perform it (Jeremiah 1:12) we fall victim to feelings of hopelessness less easily. Because we know that God has promised,
“So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. For you will go out with joy And be led forth with peace: The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” (Isaiah 55:11-12) our hope has firm roots in the promises of God.

About the book:

Soul Posts features the most powerful and popular Soul Stuff posts from Singer, Actress, and Writer Bryetta Calloway, featuring never-before-published posts from her ever-growing blog ( for women of faith, women who create, and women who lead. From her work as an artist and creative, Bryetta has built an online community that is becoming a must-join relevant space for women who consider themselves artists, believers, and creative entrepreneurs. With her pointed yet poetically gilded prose, growing presence on stages across the country, and original music she has cultivated a unique point-of-view that resonates with every fan following her across multiple digital platforms. Through social media (Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook), Bryetta connects with her fellow creatives on a daily basis, sharing insights of her life with her posts, videos, and images. For the first time in print, this book presents some of Bryetta’s fav orite Soul Stuff posts in one volume—from her advice for “Winners Who Quit” to her clarion call to foster “Hope in a Time of Cynicism” and cultivating “Community over Contention: The Fight Against Female Jealousy”—she provides readers with a raw and honest look into the musings of her soul in an effort to empower you to share yours.

About the Author:

A Singer, Actress, and Writer Bryetta Calloway is happily following wherever her inspiration leads. Her love of faith, art and social connection has Bryetta creating and documenting regularly, both in the digital space and in person. Soul Posts is a tribute to every innovatHER, creatHER, and leadHER who has joined her on the Soul Stuff journey

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