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May You Be Blessed This May

mayThe Month of May is just about here. There are beautiful flowers in bloom and warmer weather heating up the season, preparing us for summer. But as May quickly approaches us, there is another version of the word I want us to think about.

May, as in the past tense form of might, can be defined as “opportunity” or “possibility”. Such examples include ‘there may be rain’ or ‘may your future be bright’. When using may in a sentence, it suggests a chance of something happening.

But in order for something to happen in life, we must take risks and know that everything works out in the appropriate time and place. However, nothing will happen if you just stay still.
Just as the seasons change, time also changes our situations. This leads us to another form of May, or symbolic of being in our earliest stages of our life. Just as time goes on, life also goes on. And if we don’t take chances, opportunities could pass us by.
This May I want you to be blessed and know that God has placed you right where He wants you to be. And “may” you find endless possibilities and happiness during the month, and throughout the year.

About the Author

I am a writer, poet, coordinator, editor, print model, violinist, motivational speaker and published author. I published my first book when I was eight years old. I made my first television appearance on the world famous Apollo Theater, winning first place for the amateur category. I have spoken on CNN Person of the Day, Good Morning America, UPN, NBC and Nickelodeon. In 2002, I spoke at the McDonalds Gospelfest, an annual gospel music and talent festival. I recited a poem I wrote and won first place in the first ever Gospel Poetry Category contest. Along with being a speaker, I also enjoy writing poetry and books. As a writer, I've received the National Organization for Women (NOW) "Young Achiever's Award", the National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education (NCFJE) Award in Excellence, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) Award for Achievement, the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Award given by Zeta Phi Beta, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award. In 2005, my name was placed on the Wall of Tolerance in Montgomery, Alabama, in honor of Rosa Parks' National Campaign for Tolerance. In 2007, I won Seventeen Magazine and Avon Make Your Mark Contest, where they chose one young lady from the country changing the world through her work. In 2013, I was featured in Long Island Woman. As a model, I've appeared in hair and beauty ads, trade shows, NYFW and Africa Fashion Week (AFWNY) and look-books. As a published author, my work has been featured in Scholastic, Ebony Magazine, Newsday, NY Times, Long Island Herald and other publications. I've completed an editorial internship with Conde Nast (Glamour Magazine). Currently, I'm working on my next book due out soon, and I work in Editorial Relations.

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