Kamala Devi Harris, Vice President of The United States of America!!

Today, January 20, 2021 is a day that will indeed go down in history! Kamala D. Harris, the first woman of color (African-American and Asian) to hold the second highest office in the US. If that isn’t enough, Vice President Harris is standing in the doorway of the strong possibility of becoming the first ever woman of color to be the President of the United States of America!

Wow! What must be flowing through Vice President Harris’ mind today? The accomplishment, the hope, the reverence of it all! What will VP Harris feel tomorrow? My thought is the excitement, weight and reality of it all. Maybe thinking that the entire world is expecting so much of her and maybe some are expecting nothing at all.

Some will be more concerned about the politics and some will be more concerned about what VP Harris will be wearing. For me, probably a little taste of both so stay tuned, ha! Rest assured we all will be watching some way or another.

Today’s inaugural ceremony felt tailored to what was needed to begin the healing process for the nation. President Biden’s heartfelt words gave the prescription to administer the things needed for Americans to unite. Will we?

American Poet, Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet ever at age 22 spoke ever so eloquently. Ms. Gorman recited; “We’ve seen a force that would shatter our nation rather than share it, would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy. And this effort very nearly succeeded. But while democracy can be periodically delayed, it can never be permanently defeated.”

Let that simmer for a minute!

Congratulations, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Vice President Kamala D. Harris! Today we close one chapter and begin another. While no one knows what the future brings. My hope is that America builds from today. America heals going forward doing what is right, doing what is just and what is true! We have come so far and we have so much further to go! Please, let us not go backward. Let us all work with what we all share, not with what may be different. Let’s begin to change our minds in the right direction and even more so our hearts. For it is within our hearts where true and everlasting change begins.

May God bless us all!

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Hello Spring!

Today is the first day of Spring! I am so happy! This means Summer is right around the corner.

I plan to enjoy every moment of the Spring season. This year I will not miss the Cherry Blossoms. How will you spend this Spring? I would love to read all about it. Post your comments about how you will enjoy Spring at thisismy50.com. Maybe you have some new ideas you can share with other thisismy50 lovers.

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Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots!

I have used the phrase utterly speechless several times. However, when I tell you I was u-t-t-e-r-l-y speechless after watching the latest episode of The Haves and Have Nots…

I now know what it feels like to actually be utterly speechless! Ok, what am I trying to describe you ask? Well, let me begin by saying, yes, I know I shouldn’t be watching such a show. However, it is my soooo guilty pleasure!

SPOILER ALERT if you have not watched the latest episode yet don’t read this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, let’s recap!

I MUST begin with the end of the episode! When Derrick lifted up his shirt and exposed the Lion Head Tattoo… both me and Hanna were clutching our pearls! I mean we were like gasp and moan speechless! Tyler Perry, I did not see that one coming! I mean what the what?! Based on what I saw, Derrick is the rapist Hanna has been talking about all of this time! So y’all know this means Derrick is Candice’s father? Oh the drama of it all!

Ok, some other highlights:

There is some stuff (in my southern voice) fitten (no that is not a typo, I mean fitten) to go down in the White House! Don’t forget the “President Elect” may not have always been the Mr. Nice Guy he is now. Don’t try him Mr. President!

Speaking of Mr. Nice Guys, David. David, David, David, I thought David was going to handle his unfinished business right then and there with Veronica! Veronica and her not so sane self, does she truly believe David isn’t going to make her pay for killing the love of his life? Veronica, Veronica, Veronica.

Speaking of not so sane. How about Justin? No, really, how about Justin? Would somebody please clearly explain to me why Jeffery keeps fooling with Justin? There Justin was standing in the living room of the apartment he got for him and Jeffery with a broken wine bottle top to his neck saying he is going to kill himself. He has no reason to live without Jeffrey. Boy, stop! Put that broken bottle down and quit acting like that!

(Side Bar: Am I the only one who didn’t know Justin (Nicholas James) and Candice (Tika Sumpter) are an item?

Wyatt Cryer, I am over him! Is everybody going to jail thanks to a little snitching from Wyatt? Ok, David, Jim, Veronica and Katherine you guys better watch out!

I cannot forget Mitch. Mitch got some swagger to him! I am not sure if Mitch is a good guy or a bad guy. His last words to Benny were ” I need you to know you owe me” Now, anyone who has been watching the show knows you do not want to owe a Malone. We all know that’s going to come up in future episodes.

So, that was a quick recap. Did you watch last night? What were some of your favorite moments? I would love to read about them! Post your comments about the latest episode of The Haves and The Have Nots in the comment section. I’ll be here counting down until the next episode starting from 50 of course!

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How Will You Celebrate?!

Today is International Women’s Day! How will you celebrate? There are soooo many phenomenal women on the planet. Find one (I know, It’s hard to decide on just one) and celebrate her with This is my 50! We would love to meet her!

So log on to Thisismy50.com and tell us all about her and why she is phenomenal to you. She may be reading so let her know how phenomenal you feel she is!

Happy International Women’s Day!

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