Sunday, February 14, 2016

Love & Happiness!

When I think of growing up in San Francisco, living right across the street from Golden Gate Park, and listening to the music that my parents played around the house, I think of love! I also think of the love that I see being displayed today. Take Dr. Bernard and Shirley Kinsey. They've been married for #40+ years, and they are still in love, and it is beautiful!

Here's an example of what I grew up hearing - "Love & Happiness" by Al Green -

Enjoy this day and remember, Love & Happiness ROCKS!

Dr. Bernard & Shirley Kinsey, married for 40+ years=Love

Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Flip Side of 2016 - WE Love You Natalie Cole!

We are so blessed to be alive, making it to another year. Keep in mind that there are so many people that didn't make it into 2016. I remember my Grandfather, Stokes, saying, "No one is promised tomorrow."

Life is a gift - act like it is. You've got a new start, with a new year.

I want to take a moment to say that Natalie Cole, a Native Californian, born and raised in Beverly Hills.  Natalie Cole just recently passed away 12.31.15. My heart goes out to the Cole Family.
Natalie Cole and I laughed, cried and prayed together. May you R.I.P. Natalie.

I am grateful to Jah for making it to 2016, and will continue to show my appreciation by treating people with loving kindness. Happy New Year to you!

With so much love & light,

Thursday, December 31, 2015

38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin Live - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Carole King - ...

When I tell you that Ms. Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, did the darn thing at the
38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors @ Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Atrium at Lincoln Center, New York - believe it!

With love, Carla

 #QueenofSoul #ArethaFranklin #LincolnCenterNYC #TeamBH

Friday, October 30, 2015

Its Been A Minute

Santa Barbara, CA
Hey Everyone, How's it going? I know its been a minute since you've heard from me.
No worries, I'll be updating you with some really good, positive thoughts in a little bit, okay? On my way to Los Angeles, via Amtrak ("All aboard!")

Remember to watch the company that you keep. Stay on your path = stay in the light!

Sending you love & light,

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Viola Davis wins Emmy Award for Lead Actress 2015 in a Drama Series

Thank you for such a heart touching, truthful speech! We are so proud of YOU, #ViolaDavis #HarrietTubman #Realtalk #Opportunity #Knock #Knock

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hurricane Katrina: Where Were You, When The News of the Hurricane Hit New Orleans, Louisiana?

It's been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina. So many things were going through my mind when I first turned on the news to see the catastrophic storm that hit
New Orleans, LA., August 23 - August 31, 2005. It was surreal,
watching so many people stranded on the roof tops of their homes. Helpless.
Spike Lee's documentary, 'When The Levees Broke' accurately summarized the tragic moments.  
Time magazine also covered the story very well. 
Spike Lee's  Documentary - When The Levees Broke (Parts I and II)

Spike Lee's - When The Levees Broke (Part III and IV)
R,I,P, all those whose lives were lost because of the storm and the broken levee. 
My condolences to the many families that were torn apart because of Hurricane Katrina.
Love & light,
P.S. Where was I when Hurricane Katrina hit? I was in Southern, CA, Dana Point, spending time with my Cousin Dorothy Sims, the woman that helped raise me. We felt utterly helpless be cause we could not do a thing to help all of the stranded people on the roof tops. So many residents of New Orleans, LA suffered - and it hurt to watch them suffer.
 Cousin Dorothy passed 11/2015.
R.I.P my Dear Cousin Dorothy.