Hot Chocolate Is Like A Hug From The Inside

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Hot chocolate

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Day 356 / 365

A man found a bottle on the beach. He opened it and out popped a genie, who gave the man three wishes. The man wished for a million dollars, and poof! There was a million dollars. Then he wished for a convertible, and poof! There was a convertible. And then, he wished he could be irresistible to all women… Poof! He turned into a box of chocolates.

Interesting Fact: What the Spaniards then called “chocolatl” was said to be a beverage consisting of a chocolate base flavored with vanilla and other spices that was served cold.[6][7] Because sugar was yet to come to the Americas,[4]xocolatl was said to be an acquired taste. The drink tasted spicy and bitter as opposed to sweetened modern hot chocolate.[4] As to when xocolatl was first served hot, sources conflict…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia to mother Alberta Williams King and Father Martin Luther King, sr.

He would attend Booker T. Washington High School, and after graduating early, he would attend Morehouse University, earning a B.A degree in sociology. After completing his studies at Morehouse University, King would continue his education, earning a Bachelor’s of Divinity, from Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania in 1951.

A couple years later , King would marry the beautiful and intelligent Coretta Scott, on June 18, 1953, they would have four children together, Yolanda King, Martin Luther king the 3rd, Dexter Scott King and Bernice King.

In 1955 King would begin to get involved in political and civil rights activism, when he led the Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the (SCLC) Southern Christian Leadership Conference, in 1957 , King served as…

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Dear friends,
as usual, the Christmas Season has approached much too fast.

I wish you and your loved ones a reflective and restful Christmas Season and a happy and healthy 2016,
bringing success in your personal endeavors and business ventures.

Thanks for all support and positive feedback and hope we will see again next year!


Next Blogpost: January 3, 2016

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Day 1049: Essence

The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

What is the essence of the word “essence”?

the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something, especially something abstract, that determines its character.
“conflict is the essence of drama”
synonyms: quintessence, soul, spirit, nature
a property or group of properties of something without which it would not exist or be what it is.
plural noun: essences
an extract or concentrate obtained from a particular plant or other matter and used for flavoring or scent.
synonyms: extract, concentrate, distillate, elixir, decoction, juice, tincture

Yesterday, I had an interesting discussion about essence with Newell, Lisa, and Michelle …


… showing their essences there, left to right.

Newell — who arranged last night’s reunion of people who worked together for years at a psychiatric day treatment program —  broached the subject of essence almost immediately, which reflects the essence of Newell. Newell told us he essentially believes we all…

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