Dear Dedicated Followers

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I definitely spent more time looking through tons of images that encompass the followers to my blog than I did actually writing this blog.. First, I came up with this one:

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But I immediately thought, “BORING”. We may be a lot of things, but boring, we are not. So, I continued my search. I considered zombies, but then I remembered I’m an adult. So I stopped looking and started thinking. What do the followers of my blog represent to me? Then it hit me!

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Diamonds! While I may not know you personally, I know that I appreciate each and every one of you. Just as no two people are the alike, the same is true for diamonds. Beautiful, interesting, complex and admirable. Diamonds. The perfect way to describe my blog followers and guests.

I touched on it briefly a couple of days ago, that I have been in hospital. I am home today but, as you can imagine, I’m a gigantic, hot mess! Even so, I still wanted to send you something brief to explain the irregularity of my posts. I also want to convey to you how much I admire and appreciate you sticking with me.

Look for more posts coming soon. Funny stuff to share with you!

Talk to you soon! xoxo

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Twitter, Facebook & Bloggers: PLEASE subscribe to my blog. LOTS Happening!

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Here’s me:                       Here’s How I Feel! (And it’s good)

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Things are happening. Great things. And by that, I mean people are talking. They are opening up, giving their opinions, asking questions, discussing (ok, sometimes arguing)…the point is, dialogue is happening.

It’s so wonderful and so eye-opening! Dialogue is how people come together. All people from all countries are welcome here. We will all benefit from honest conversations. Different perspectives, different ways of life give people different beliefs, whether we agree or not.

It is primarily happening on twitter (click the twitter button in the bottom left margin if you would like to follow me)If, for some reason, it doesn’t work, you can find me by doing a search: I am @kazroxx. I always follow back…well, unless it is a creepy psycho person, then sorry, no. LOL

My friends on Twitter and Facebook: If you would like to follow my blog but you aren’t a blogger with WordPress, please subscribe from my site. All you do is enter your email address and my blogs will be sent directly to your email. You can comment on the blog directly that way. I generally blog Monday – Friday. I try not to blog on weekends, but sometimes, I just cannot help myself.

I quote opinions but I don’t include who said it unless I’ve been told I can do so. Sooo, if you want me to give you credit, please let me know.

I appreciate the suggestions I have received so far about topics to discuss. They are all great ideas and I promise I will get to all of them. Keep the ideas coming!

I want to close by saying a HUGE Thank you!!! Over the last week, viewers of my blog have quadrupled in number and I’m so blown away!

Today’s official blog, by popular demand is going to be, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Part 2. Look for it in a few hours.

Talk to you again soon! xoxo

Thank you SO much!

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For clicking on my blog and seeing what I have to say.

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For listening to me.

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For seeing what I’m all about.

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For joining this journey with me. Now, you are part of the journey!

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For your feedback and comments. Reading them is a great way to start each day.

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For following my blog! Many of you are bloggers yourselves, so you KNOW how great it feels!

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For sticking with it and reading this whole message!

Talk to you soon! xoxo

Sochi 2014 – Olympic Inspiration – Find yours here!

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It’s winter. It’s cold, if not snowing in many places. Unless you are fortunate enough to live in the South, winter can be a dismal, depressing time for so many. And yet, there are a many people who love, in fact, thrive in the winter months. The most obvious place to see this is, of course, the winter Olympics. This year, held in Sochi, Russia, the Olympic spirit is both seen and felt through the cold.

Being a Miami gal, that is very impressive to me! If the temps drop below 75 degrees, I’m suiting up ready for a blizzard. No joke. Not so, for some true Southerners:

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The good news is, this year, if you have the winter blues, it’s not hard to find real inspiration by taking a look at this year’s Olympics. On each one of the competitor’s faces you see sheer determination. Knowing these people have worked relentlessly, night and day, year after year, to perfect their craft is incredibly inspiring. Imagine if we all could apply that kind of unwavering commitment to our own lives? Inspiration to do more, to be more, to leave a positive mark on this world is never more evident than watching countries around the world, coming together to compete in friendly games. It is truly inspiring on a global scale.

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Watching these amazing athletes compete is inspiration enough. But we also get a look into their lives. We see their journey with all of the ups and downs that got them to this amazing career climax.

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They are not programmed machines. They are people, just like you and I. The difference is they are of single mind. They have sacrificed everything to be the best; to represent their country to the best of their ability. Almost sadly, not everyone wins. Some are beaten, others injured and for still others, life happens and cuts their dreams short. Still they continue to persevere.

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Right now, and through the weekend, inspiration is everywhere. If you have the winter blues, submerge yourself in these games. Get to know the sports, the competitors and read/watch their unique stories. I guarantee you will be inspired.

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Granted, we cannot all be Olympic athletes, but we can push ourselves further. Inspiration is contagious. If we are inspired, others will be inspired by us.

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Each and every countries participants, whether big or small, all share a special hunger that continually propels them forward, win or lose. I want to adopt that kind of not “can do” attitude, but “must do” attitude. The hills and valleys of these athletes are not so different from our own in everyday life. But the manner in which those highs and lows are handled is wildly different. We tend to be easily defeated and therefore, do not want to continue to try. We become uninspired and when that happens, that child inside each one of us stops dreaming. We mustn’t stop dreaming!

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Merely having the Olympics in Russia, Russia of all places, is inspiring. It wasn’t that many years ago, the USA boycotted the Olympics. We have all truly come a long way. There is still more to do. And just as these Olympic athletes do not quit, nor can we.

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We owe it to our countries, our families, ourselves to commit with determination to leave a positive legacy in this world. We must stay inspired. And when that inspiration seems to be lost, reflect on these 2014 Winter Olympics. Review the limitless photos and read up on stories of the countries and athletes involved. Inspiration will surely return.

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Thank you, 2014 Olympians, for reminding us this world is bigger than we are. For working so hard to represent your country to the best of your efforts. Thank you for inspiring us, both young and old.

Congratulations to you all for your incredible performances in Sochi.

I cannot wait to see what you do next!