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Wednesday, September 11, 2013


When I look back to the events that took place 12 years ago today I realize how much my outlook on life has changed. When 9/11 first took place it was nothing but pure devastation but over the year I learned to see it as the day I felt  UNITED with my country. No matter what color, race, ethnicity, spiritual background, religion, sex, or financial background everyone was affected and felt vulnerable. That was the only time in my life time that we all came together as one. It is sad that it took such an event for everyone to come together but it showed us that as a nation if we put our bullshit to the side we can be POWERFUL we really just have to work together. I think that over the years WE as a nation have lost all our morals and values but most of all I feel we have lost RESPECT for our country.  We televise everything and we seem to get off on hurting each other trust me, other people are sitting back watching and learning from us. I hold the people that took actions in 9/11 responsible but I also hold all of us AMERICANS responsible because if we had RESPECT for ourselves and carried ourselves in a better manner others would RESPECT us too. We can not expect change if we can not and do not lead by example.

Our ancestors shed a lot of blood and tears to fight for the freedom of this country. Most of our ancestors were slaves and endured severe abuse at the hands of their masters in order to make a way for us today. It sucks because somewhere down the line we became ungrateful and selfish to their struggles that ensured our freedom. Americans use to be proud and patriotic now it seems that we are just full of  hate, negativity and fear. I remember when I was in elementary school and we would stand up in class to say the pledge of allegiance and you know what that was one of my favorite parts of the day. It made me feel like I was a part of something great just by saying those words "One Nation Under GOD" but now people have a problem with their kids saying such a positive message.

Our flag is suppose to represent us our as a NATION. The Red (hardiness & valour), The White (purity and innocence) & The Blue(signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice). The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 States and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British Colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain and became the first states in the Union and The BALD EAGLE was adopted the official bird emblem in 1782 for the United States of America. It was chosen because of it's majestic beauty, GREAT STRENGTH and long life.

It is embarrassing that we are so far gone off the track that our ancestors laid for. We use to look out for each others children and families now we cause them the most pain, we use to help the needy now people are becoming "HEROES" and" Youtube sensations" because they lend a helping hand. IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP OUR PEOPLE without having to be called a "HERO" the real "HEROES" are the people that are making a POSITIVE difference in the lives of others, The True "HEROES" are the men and women that fight for this country every day to keep it safe without their sacrifices we would not be able to walk the streets comfortably. I am forever grateful for your services to this country and all of us citizens.

It's Time for us to get it together and UNITE as a NATION before it is too late or we will have another date X'd in our hearts and minds for many years to come.

Always Keeping it Real -SunShyne B.


Monday, September 9, 2013


This morning I got up and turned on the TV. I put it on the Today Show and they were having a segment about people who adopt children from other countries and then sign them off to other families when they are done trying to parent that child. This by far is one of the saddest stories I have heard all year. The saddest thing is that all it takes is a notarized letter to sign these children over to another family. This is actually considered legal in the United States and not considered to be child trafficking because no money is being exchanged for these children. I feel that this is so inhumane  because they are treating these kids like objects instead of a person. When you go through the process of adopting a child you are suppose to go through extensive counseling to make sure this is an adjustment you can handle. It's sad that this is just coming to light but at least it's getting the national attention it deserves. This is an outrage because there are plenty of people that want to adopt for the right reasons and can't yet the people that are being allowed to are giving these children away. I give a lot of credit to the woman that started this investigation 18 months ago. The most unbelievable thing is that social networking sites are allowing forums about these events and none of them have reported any of this stuff to law enforcement but once again it wouldn't have mattered because it is not considered illegal. I'm not sure when it became morally right to start pimping out your children something is terribly wrong here in this country when you are told by the government how you should parent your biological child but there is nothing that protects these innocent children from being given away. I am truly disgusted with what I have learned this morning and there are some serious changes that need to be made. My heart goes out to these children and I hope and pray they will receive the justice they deserve. We all know that the worst feeling in the world is to feel like nobody loves, cares, or even want you. So please let's continue to shed light on this issue and pray that these children were placed in better homes when they were handed over. Why is it so hard for people to understand that our children are our future and when we cause harm to them we destroy them and our future. GOD BLESS AMERICA because we sure do need it!!!!

Always keeping it real -SunShyne B.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Can a Girl Get a Break (Homeownership is a few steps away)

The past few months have been amazing! I recently became a first time home owner, I must say it's the best feeling ever to give your children a place they can call home. A lot of people think that becoming a homeowner is out of the question because of bad credit. The truth of the matter is if you are dealing with a great real estate company they will help you reach that goal. Our realtor walked us through everything step by step including the debt that we needed to clear up to make our credit score jump up to be approved for a loan. They even told us how much our credit cards need to be at to make sure our credit score wouldn't drop. Not only do you have to have a great realtor you must do your part too. It took us 2 months from the time we did the first consultation to the day we moved into our home. Your realtor should be there to work for you. You must be careful because there are 2 types of Realtors one being a sellers realtor & the other being a buyers realtor & it is just as it sounds. When buying a home you want to work with a buyer's realtor because they are going to make sure they have the buyer's best interest in mind when looking for homes. A seller's realtor will have the best interest of the seller in mind when showing a home. You have to make sure you do your homework so you can do what's best for you & your family. We have been in our home for 2 weeks now & it's great. Just make sure when they do the inspection they inspect everything so that it don't become your problem. Hopefully this little information will be helpful to you on your journey to becoming a homeowner yourself. Make sure to get your free credit report every year and pay off any debts that you can NO MORE EXCUSES unless you want to keep paying someone else's mortgage for the rest of your life with nothing to show for it!!!!! Always keeping it real -SunShyne B.