I am from the Do or Die... Never Ran. Never Will. (Unless of course... they shootin') Easy!"
September 18, 2005
Head Out My Butt!
.... last weeks events left me feeling like a darn broke blues singer on the corner out in the rain, with a one string guitar, and hole in my sock and my big toe peaking through.... the operative word in the sentence is "broke," on so many levels:
  • broke pockets
  • broke focus
  • broke motivation
  • broke spirit

Living on "Doubt Boulevard...."

I was just about to send out invitation to my own pity party (where I would of been the only attendee), when I decided to but the "breaks" on all this brokenness, and mend me back up, you know "Lively Up Myself!"

Taking the damn blazing hot microscope off me, and think about others who got bigger shit going on in their life, to take quote from an episode on "Pensacola Wings of Gold" (don't ask, I worked in Television, I had no choice) when dude was arguing with his self-centered girlfriend, this quote best fit me: "Yo, Real Things are Happening to Real People, It's not about You right now!"

Well that's what a voice said to me loud and clear, as I scratched the needle up off my own "unproductive" broken record, and decided to switch the tune. I also decided to stop listening to the same broken record some friends have been playing at their own pity parties as well, instead I'll pray for them, as I pray for my darnself... (see Romans 7:21, to see what I'm talking about...)

Anyhoo after church, a couple of girlfriends and I, each decided to cook a dish, and take it out on the street and feed the homeless (and evacuees). I made catfish, red beans and rice, salmon and rice, and broccoli. One home girl made sausage, peppers and onions, rice, and mixed veggies, the other baked a pound cake from scratch (my hat tips off to her, I'm a "box" kind of girl).

We hit up a shelter than headed to a park, where one lil white lady sat knitting, I asked if she was hunger, she said "a little" I was just about to tell her options, when she just took the plate, as started eating right there, next thing I knew folks were lining up at my homegirl's jeep like they knew were coming. We ran out of food and still had folks in line...They were humble, and grateful, and sat down right there and ate, they didn't even ask us, what was in the styrofoam containers, now I don't know if that was trust, or just straight hunger, but I know it taught me a lesson, if I'm going to doubt anything, doubt my limits.

All in all I had a be-e-a-u-ti-FULL day.

Peace!

Beddy Bye I go Zzzzzz.....

Sssh! she's writing.. brooklyn babe9/18/2005 
40 Comments:
  • At 18/9/05 10:58 PM, Blogger smallislandgirl said…

    well done you inspire me to do the same.

     
  • At 19/9/05 1:43 AM, Blogger DIVA said…

    Girl, How do you expect me to read your blog when you put a pic like that up. I was cracking up laughing when I first saw it. LOL! Too funny.

    Often in the midst of my madness I remind myself, "It's not about you today. You will get your turn next week."
    Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't and I jst whine and cry like a baby because I can't have my way. Life!! This stuff is hard to maneuver.

    DIVA

     
  • At 19/9/05 8:02 AM, Blogger Echo said…

    Diva...You are sooo right!!!!

    When I feel like that I usually bury myself in my job or anything that relieves me from thinking just long enough to get my ass in order.

    Eventually "what had you down" seems trivial.

     
  • At 19/9/05 8:52 AM, Blogger The Foxybrown Show said…

    Damn YOU!
    I'm hungry again....

    Time for a bowl of "Lucky Charms" they're magically delicious!

    See you on the Show!

     
  • At 19/9/05 8:54 AM, Blogger Stac said…

    that was a wonderful thing you and your friends did.

     
  • At 19/9/05 9:01 AM, Blogger UberGoober said…

    Kindness is born of the heart. You did a great thing. I tip my hat to you. ;)

     
  • At 19/9/05 10:27 AM, Blogger Nikki Woods said…

    Sending the love back! Holla at me. Love your blog!

    Nikki Woods
    NikkiWoods@aol.com

     
  • At 19/9/05 10:28 AM, Blogger Byebye said…

    I agree with the FB Show, You just got my mouth watering. On the realla though, that is and inspiring deed that you and your girls did. You will definitel receive good karma for that.

     
  • At 19/9/05 11:33 AM, Blogger SP said…

    Sounds like you had a good day. You and your girls really did a good thing. I had my own pity party this weekend, but unlike you, I didn't do anything productive. Instead I took a stroll on the beach and had a few cocktails with neighbors.

     
  • At 19/9/05 11:39 AM, Blogger K said…

    that post was inspiring, for real. thanks for the example...

     
  • At 19/9/05 12:08 PM, Blogger Amadeo said…

    Damn...ya'll actually took them some "FOOD". As in a "MEAL". That's whats up.

     
  • At 19/9/05 1:33 PM, Blogger Dee said…

    doesn't it feel sooo good to help others!!! What better way to forget your own problems!!!!

    I'm gonna take your advice and "change the needle on my broken record"

    Thanks gurl I needed it today!!!

     
  • At 19/9/05 2:04 PM, Blogger Jdid said…

    that was a very kind hearted gesture
    and you're right sometimes it helps to just take the focus off yourself

     
  • At 19/9/05 2:06 PM, Blogger Msnhim said…

    This post really hits home. Even though things are bad for me i know somewhere someone has it worse. Thanks for the Eye-opener

     
  • At 19/9/05 2:07 PM, Blogger Knockout Zed said…

    A truly selfless act. That's real shit.

    KZ

     
  • At 19/9/05 2:44 PM, Blogger kathi said…

    That was completely awesome. We need to clone you. It'll come back to you tenfold, no doubt.

     
  • At 19/9/05 6:36 PM, Blogger princessdominique said…

    Good to know there are some truly kind people still living on this planet! Seems like we have more and more in common.

    www.princessdominique.com/blog

     
  • At 19/9/05 9:12 PM, Blogger Chubby Chocolate said…

    KUDOS to you BB!
    I volunteer at my agency's needle exchange programs where I serve food. It truly is a rewarding feeling when you help others. It's the most fulfilling, accomplished feeling ever and it's a high that lasts for a good while. Keep it up!

     
  • At 19/9/05 11:18 PM, Blogger nahmix said…

    Thnaks for checking out my site! :-)

     
  • At 20/9/05 1:07 AM, Blogger MeCrazyMe said…

    Those are the things you need to do to begin to concentrate on you. I know just how you feel. Girl, You alway keep it real. Keep it up! We should all take the time out to join you. It takes one to make a difference.

     
  • At 20/9/05 5:23 AM, Blogger Stunner said…

    You go girl! Godd work you're doing. Nuff blessings my girl!

     
  • At 20/9/05 5:23 AM, Blogger Stunner said…

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  • At 20/9/05 6:59 AM, Blogger HighMaintenanceHussy said…

    That was a really admirable and touching thing you did. Is it wrong that I'm salivating as you're talking about your cooking? ;)

     
  • At 20/9/05 9:38 AM, Blogger  said…

    that's so nice that you made some food for those in need. didn't it make you feel so much better? i too was feeling kinda crappy, so i cleaned out my closet along with my son's & donated 3 hefty bags of clothes to the evacuees. i felt a lot better afterwards.

     
  • At 20/9/05 9:41 AM, Blogger BajanQueen said…

    Doing things for others at a time when you would rather bury your head up your ass, is always a good thing. You put the needs of others before your own....I hope you feel better, life is too short to sweat the little things. Everything will work out for a greater good.

    Stay blessed.

     
  • At 20/9/05 10:16 AM, Blogger Organized Noise said…

    I applaud you and your friends. A lot of people talk about doing things, but not too many follow through. My hats off to you all.

     
  • At 20/9/05 12:07 PM, Blogger brooklyn babe said…

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  • At 20/9/05 12:08 PM, Blogger brooklyn babe said…

    None of me... all of the Creator folks.
    As I said it was not about me, but I appreciate all of your compliments... and push to continue, hope I inspired some of ya'll to do the same...

    @ mecrazy, glad to have you join sometime when I do it next
    by the way, answer my email *wink*

     
  • At 20/9/05 12:52 PM, Blogger Chrome* said…

    I am so glad to have read this side of you.

    I admire you even more.

    swing by when you can.

    -Chrome*

     
  • At 20/9/05 12:57 PM, Blogger The Foxybrown Show said…

    Afternoon Superstar!

     
  • At 20/9/05 1:53 PM, Blogger Robyn said…

    Damn girl. That's true. I am in such reverence of an act like that that I have no words....but like we were talking about "karma"....yours will be given back to you 10-fold..... :-)

     
  • At 20/9/05 2:29 PM, Blogger Pizzle said…

    I agree with everyone. The best way to get your own head straight is to help others. :)

    I'm a "box" kind of girl

    *giggle*

     
  • At 20/9/05 3:56 PM, Blogger WIP said…

    Admitting that I would have come to the "pity party" with cow bells on and matching shoes to boot! Funny how there are people all over this world who are really going through. I don't discount those severely effected by "Katrina," however, I'd like to think while "in between mountains" I'm not down here in this valley by m'self. I hear your echo from yonder and will keep my distant blog buddy in prayer. Glad you shared with us.

    Intercessor duties start now...

     
  • At 20/9/05 7:33 PM, Blogger Deirdre said…

    I knew you were good ppl BK...

    How wonderful that must have felt...:)

    Did you find what you were looking for yet?:)

     
  • At 20/9/05 8:34 PM, Blogger LivingSingle said…

    That was a beautiful thing that you and your friends did! You know, it takes a big heart and a lot of caring to do what you all did. If you ever again feel like you are BROKE, look back at this good thing that you've done and realize that you are in fact rich. And I'm not necessarily talking monetarily, but spiritually and emotionally.

     
  • At 20/9/05 8:36 PM, Blogger MIZPOWDERPINK said…

    Hey BB, I went from lookin at this guy with his head up his ass to reading about fish, beans and rice. My senses are at odds....great post. BTW...that was so nice of you...keep putting that great energy into the universe.

     
  • At 21/9/05 8:39 AM, Blogger Luke Cage said…

    Nicely done dear.

     
  • At 21/9/05 12:45 PM, Blogger Laylah Queen of the Night said…

    Oh, I'm just getting to this post, very inspiring...nice read!

     
  • At 21/9/05 12:49 PM, Blogger courtneyelizabeth said…

    what an inspiration...

     
  • At 23/9/05 4:35 AM, Blogger obifromsouthlondon said…

    very nice.

    back in the day when I moaned about something me ol' lady would remind me of the poor kids in Ethiopia. I'll start to argue and then crack up laughing

    digging your media player

     
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