Holiday fun with the family

Enjoy old games with a new twist

EXPRESSIONS OF SUCCESS, Author.js.

Game day for 2021 holidays

No need to toss out the old games you left behind at your parents house. Dust off the old “Connect Four” or buy and a new one. Today is the day the adults get to play an old game with a new twist.

How to play “Connect Four” with a twist.

  • Divide the family into groups of two
    • Choose which twist you want to play, or create your own
  • You will need paper and pens
    • You may need one person a head of time to answer the family questions and not be apart of the games
  • I have created topics, in order to play your color you must get the question right
    • The twist is there is no waiting turns.
  • By getting the correct answers to the trivia first, creates your play. The faster you answer the greater your chance of four in row first

TRIVIA TOPICS BY .js.: Scavenger Hunt, USA Atlas & Family when and where. Other ideas include: Solving math problems, History, Fashion, Comedians, Food, World Atlas, World History, Government, or word scrambler.

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Scavenger Hunt. Find it in the house

  1. A 1/3 measuring cup
  2. A Notebook that has never been used
  3. A VHS
  4. A Family Photo with everyone in it
  5. Laundry Softner
  6. A blue scarf
  7. A sport teams sweatshirt
  8. A clothes pin
  9. An apple
  10. The remote
  11. A serving platter with nothing on it
  12. Snow boots
  13. A wrapped Christmas Present
  14. Teeth retainer
  15. Holiday Candy

Add more to the list if needed.

Be sure to comment your family holiday games and tell us how your: “Connect Four” Scavenger hunt went. Enjoy!

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USA ATLAS

Have one person scroll to the end to find the answer.

No cheating!
  1. Which national park is the oldest?
  2. What 8 states make up tornado alley?
  3. Besides the main 8 islands how many islands does Hawaii have?
  4. In 1832 Maine changed their capital to what city?
  5. What is the longest river in the USA?
  6. The Gulf of Mexico touches what five states?
  7. What is the name of the 3rd largest Coral Reef in the world?
  8. What two rivers merge together in Pittsburgh creating The Ohio River?
  9. There are over 200 hazardous fault lines in which state?
  10. Is the Atlantic Ocean located on the east or west coast?
  11. How many states are apart of Yellowstone National Park?
  12. Name the three states.
  13. Which state had a record number 155 tornados in 2021?
  14. What is our most northern state?
  15. What state is called The Heart of America?

Family when and where

  1. When did Mom and Dad get married?
  2. Where did Grandma on mom’s side live as a child?
  3. When did the family move into the house you are in now?
  4. Where did Dad go to high school?
  5. What year did Mom graduate?
  6. Where was Grandpa during the great depression?
  7. Where was Mom’s first job?
  8. Where was Dad’s first job?
  9. When did Grandma and Grandpa get married (either side)?
  10. Where was your oldest cousin born?
  11. When did Mom meet her Husband?
  12. Where is the youngest siblings home today?
  13. When did the youngest cousin graduate/birth date if not yet graduated?
  14. Where did Mom have her first child?
  15. When did Mom have her last child?

Be sure to add more questions & comment below how your: Family when and where with “Connect Four” game day went.

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Happy holiday.

Hope All is well. Blessing to you and your family.
  1. ANSWERS TO USA ATLAS
  2. Yellow Stone
  3. Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North/South Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas
  4. 129
  5. Augusta
  6. Mississippi
  7. Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas
  8. Great Florida Reef
  9. Allegheny & Monongahela
  10. California
  11. East
  12. Three
  13. Wyoming, Montana, Idaho
  14. Texas
  15. Alaska
  16. Ohio

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Problem Solving for the internal & external trials of the day.

LAUGHTER. EXPRESSION OF SUCCESS . js .

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“Laugh out loud to lighten the load that you carry. Cares take a toll on our health. When we find something to laugh about we can blow them away with laugher. I am a huge fan of spreading joy and laughter. When you smile at someone, they usually return the smile…”

Said some one else
i am sure with Laughter

Have you had a bad, great, overwhelming, eventful, planned, focused, fun, or a blessed day? No matter the day we have we must take time and laugh. For laughter is our bodies natural healer.

TRY IT

Did you know

Laughter stimulates the mind

Laughter burns calories

Laughter creates memories

Laughter release stress

Laughter is a healthy non toxic way to change your mood for the better

Take away

Laughing at someone else may not be great for the other person. Always be kind and keep on laughing.

Share Kindness be Humble enjoy a good laugh
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DIY Superhero Accessory Kit.

knowledge is the greatest accessory of any superhero

EXPRESSIONS OF SUCCESS.Author.js.October 2021

you are a superhero when you choose to use your super powers.

you are only smart when you put to use the knowledge in which you have obtained

other wise you are just a person walking around in a cape

inspired by life, quoted by .js.author.of.justiceintheink.

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Are you ready for everyday life or are you scrambling to get a costume together? With a few simple accessories to your daily activities you can have the same attributes as a superhero of your choice.

Don’t worry these few steps can be done as fast as a change in the phone booth.

fresh start of the day

Confidence in life

  • Confidence has power to increase your productivity
  • Daily affirmations has the power to increase self love
  • Lack of fear has the power to increase bravery
  • Stop, the action of comparing oneself to other has the power to increase the knowledge one’s own value

No joke, with confidence you won’t hide in a cave all day, rather you will have the super hero power to face life head on.

Alone or with your side kick

Accomplish goals

  • Setting goals increases the power of the future
  • Monitoring those goals increases the power of self checking
  • Revising daily actions increases the power of success
  • Success increases the power to meet the goals set in place, and that is amazing

You may not have came to this planet in a rocket and glowing rocks don’t harm you, however you are in need of finding out your true self and the power within.

Setting goals ALLOWS you to see your power

long-term Positive actions

  • Strength, in confidence to meet new people
  • Speed, to meet goals
  • Intelligence, leading to a promotion, or self business
  • Exceptional, acts of kindness

Positive actions can lead to a decrease in bullying. No matter if you have 2 or 8 arms, all you have to do is say please and thank you, in order to get what you need in life.

Manners go a long way, no matter what PLANET you are from

The Fight against inhumanity

  • Equality is away of life that always increases power
  • Standing up against bullying in the office place, personal relations, or community in which you live will take the power away from the bully
  • Recording the drama may help, but power is increased when action is taken to save another’s life
  • Hold yourself responsible before you point and judge others this will increase the power within yourself

I think you are hero, but if you do not think so. ASK YOURSELF:

what do I need to change that I to can be a superhero?

what are you great at? Give it to the world that they may see your greatness

Knowledge is an accessory; like a superhero’s sidekick. Without it no story would be complete. .js.

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Addiction, the real truth

addiction why it remains,

Human nature:

that which generates power, is often repeated.

before one will give up power there is a war

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straight to the point 10 facts

  • Emotions and how to deal with them is not always taught
  • cope. it is taught one way or another.
  • most addicts are not found until they want to be
  • hovering over them is often a forced hand that will enable
  • addiction is found in all areas, the results will vary
  • intoxicated assumptions
  • control is loved by all humans
  • empowerment is a personal view
  • a saving grace to an addict is not understood by all
  • rock bottom, lacks direction because it is never in the same place

At the start of any addiction one is in control. while spinning it looks pretty and many look on in amazement. then it begins to wobble and spin out of control. when one impacted by the force of hitting rock bottom; many shake in wonder how did I get here? just like a child’s toy top, you chose to start this game spinning. nothing spins forever not even mother earth.

by: js

control. the spin of a top

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an addiction is a mind power play. no matter who you are, you will play one game or another. some keep up the jones others choose dope, all is a form of addiction. they are both for the rich and poor. the only difference is the stigma that the world has placed on them.

will you follow the world, or help your own addiction?

Expression of Success. REAl-al-i-ty of just being yourself

Be yourself you never know who you will come in contact with. And what would you know. Just the person you are is what that other human needs. Shine because someone out there needs the light in the darkness.

kindness

You are Enough

  • Good enough
  • smart enough
  • tall enough
  • skinny enough
  • loud enough
  • brave enough
  • loved enough
  • silly enough
  • kind enough
  • humble enough
  • sweet enough
  • sexy enough
  • soft enough

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“I Am Enough, Death could not hold me, so I ran into my future” said me just one year ago

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  • Whatever you are wondering
  • you are____enough
  • why because you are in control.
  • Be enough for yourself first, then spill over and be enough for the world around you
  • keep learning
  • keep growing in wisdom
  • that one day you can tell someone else they are enough
  • shine the light of love and reality on your soul
  • because God made you and he is enough for us all
  • stay blessed
  • stay humble
  • stay kind
  • aspire truth to inspire justice
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Equality, 4 parts the human within

Understanding yourself first, empowers within, EXPRESSIONS of SUCCESS.js.

“if you are determined to learn, no one can stop you” zig ziglar

We are all set with same human makeup a mind, body, soul, and personal perspective. What is personal perspective? The unique buildup of each person’s thoughts and feeling. The world in which we live builds the very perspective we chose to give value. Through daily growth and the changing environment around us in turn makes a personal perspective a subject that remains in constant movement.

Let’s break down the 4 parts:Mind, Body, Soul and Personal Perspective

1.) THE BODY

  • Bones, the same in all humans
  • Skin, a protective layer that shields the inside of humans vital organs
  • Cells, generated to clean out the body supply it with the needed materials
  • Content of body mass, based on human engagement, genetics, life quality
  • Physical Appearance placement of body parts, generally the same for all
  • Height, subject in which we grow, in an upward motion

js, my personal perspective: The body is just that a body. The world holds different views. I think they are all wonderful.

Reflect: Has anything changed within your body, over the last year? Did it help when someone pointed it out? Was it a friend, that you loved someone told you, or the latter. Reviewing your body, has it affected your life in a negative or positive way?

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2.) THE MIND

  • Stores memories
  • Controls the bodies movements
  • Contains mood affecting chemicals
  • Manages the thought process
  • Has the ability to learn and grow
  • Response can be positive or negative

js, my personal perspective: The mind is part of each of us that needs to be attended to. Sometimes it needs a little dusting, or one on one time with someone greater than us to set it on the right path. As many things in life a little fine tuning is good to keep it running tip top.

Reflect: How is your mind. Your thoughts, knowledge, communication driving you and the relationship with those around you. Are you heading into a positive atmosphere, did you know you could be in a negative place or time but remain personally positive, inner peace?

Positive vibes within oneself starts in your mind.

as the vibes are positive the body is re activating the minds response.

Honest thinking patterns enables the creation of positive response today as well as the days ahead”

.js.

KEEP READING the soul and personal perspective are up next! Then the truth checking your relationship’s reality.

Positive minds launch positive relationships into the winning zone of inner peace.

3.) The Soul, defined by others

  • “The immaterial aspect or essence of human being” Britannica.com
  • “What is the making of your character” CallingDictionary.com
  • “The making of your lungs and heart within the body” Brigov.com
  • “Way in which we connect with one another and become one” Wondermist.com
  • “Able to feel your soul through nature and mediation” Huffpost.com
  • “The belief that we are able to overlap souls” Mind&BodyGreen.com

js, my personal perspective: I believe our soul is the way in which we connect with our higher power to have the ability to know right from wrong on a deeper level than what our caregivers taught us. When we are doing what is right our body is at peace because our soul is at peace.

Reflect: Have you ever thought about your soul? What ways have you came to terms with it? Have your thoughts changed through years? Does how you think about your soul determine your friendships?

soul

knowing it will allow you to know your best life.

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4.) Person Perspective

  • Collection of your own personal thoughts and ideas
  • Interpretation of the world in which one is living
  • Analysis of material taught or shared
  • What ones character is built on
  • Constructed and reconstructed over a lifespan
  • The ability to be who you are. By reconfiguring everyone else’s fact and fiction into the personal fact and fictions of oneself.

js, my personal perspective: Each of us carry our thoughts and ideas based on our personal world. We build and create emotions, reactions and response based on our past knowledge or experience. Knowledge of our personal beliefs and why will allow us to understand the actions in which we take.

Question: Is the personal perspective of self right or wrong based on the laws and morals of the time period in which we live.

Reflect: Do you know your true personal perspective. Not what you truly can say is my own belief and knowledge because I have educated myself and now take it as my own. Believing what our parents, teachers or friends say. Do research on what is given to you. Then decide whether you will take it on as your own belief or not

Taking the worlds knowledge and obtaining your own

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Getting to know person next you, 7 questions

  1. Tell the truth the start to finish, if you have to lie then it is not worth it
  2. Listen to hear and understand what the person is sharing
  3. Listen to listen not respond, respond only when they are done, or if you ask to interject let your body language say it before you do
  4. Pay attention to your body language, are you engaged or pulling away,
  5. Look to see if they are engaged or pulling away
  6. Know when it is time to stop talking and either let the conversation go or set an appointment for a later time
  7. Take notes if needed, and when meeting someone knew always write their name down, that you may call them by name the next time you speak

Understand the person may start with understanding the eare in which they were raise

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  1. A Brief breakdown of eare. 1960-2020
  • 60’s/Women working/men at war
  • 70’s/ Return from the war
  • 80’s/ Lack of help leads to self medicating, the crack cocain surge
  • 90’s /Peace a chance for growth, war on drugs across America
  • 2010 /Oil in the gulf, deadly storms across the globe
  • 2020/ Our whole world was shut down with the corona virus

5 questions to ask ourselves

  1. Am I being realistic in my beliefs of myself and those around me
  2. Am I being kind to myself and those around me
  3. Am I sharing equality in myself and those around me
  4. Am I being just and humble to myself and those around me
  5. If you answered no to any of the above, then biggest question is could you if you tried and why not try?
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Be Bold Aspire for the truth that it may inspire justice in the world in which you live

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How to enhance your life using art.

Expression of Success

Hear the true insight of art from artist around the world

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”

PAblo picasso
life, powerfully sweet

“Artist are here to disturb the peace”

James baldwin

“The artist can see what others catch a glimpse of”

Leonardo da vinci

“The aim of art is not to represent the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance”

Aristole

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls”

Pablo picasso
Many artist use art in the form of painting, photography or pottery naming a few, to release the everyday pressure of life. There is something mystical about loading your board with paint and moving the paint in the direction needed  to express your inner self. Often times in my person life the colors tend to express my mood or my desired outcome for life. I create a photo filling in the image with color. Often times what is seen by you is not the same emotion or the expression that was felt by me. I am an artist first for myself that I may have inner peace. However; when I am able to give and share that inner peace with others it is a double blessing of healing sent into the world. 

“Art can help us grow. Heal our hearts. Excite the senses and inspire new ideas. Art is one of the most Valuable gifts to society”

Cody Hooper

“Art is the artist personal code allowing them to express their lives story untold unread to the common man. desired to be translated”

What does art mean to you, tell us in the comments below 

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Quit, How it could be greatest thing to launch you into your career.

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Are you over the day to to drama? Do you always worry what your boss will point out next? Do you feel like the kid being bullied in school? Do you feel as if there is no way out?
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This is the blog for you. How could quitting be Your next best thing?

First why don’t we look at your employment.

  • ARE YOU DOING WHAT YOU DREAMED OF?
  • ARE YOU LIVING WHERE YOU WANT TO LIVE FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT 5 YEARS?
  • ARE YOU IN A STUDY RELATIONSHIP, MARRIAGE, PARTNERSHIP?
  • ARE YOU HEALTHY, SOBER, IN A GOOD MIND SET?

Remember, once we enter adulthood and cross over from the job to the career it is vital that we leave a trial that is not harmful in our advancements. With that said, let us look at the results of quitting.

Do you have A JOB OR A CAREER? COULD YOU AFFORD TO quit?

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What if you did quit your job?

Would it help you?

_TIME OUT_

WHAT IF YOU QUIT GIVING YOUR BOSS POWER AND STOP CARING WHAT THEY THOUGHT?

what would happen :

  • If you quit giving away your positive time and energy
  • If you quit caring about what other people thought
  • If you stopped lying when responding to coworker’s questions

EXAMPLE:How are you today Dan? I am great. RESULT: Simple things as saying you are great when you are not is allowing them to have the power of speech over you. It is okay to not be fine, and you need to be able to express that in your place of employment. When We feel we are no longer able to share our thoughts and feelings we begin to shut down, until we are able to run with the first chance we have.

EXAMPLE: I have always enjoyed working with you, you have so many bright ideas. RESULT: You have lied for the last three years telling joe joe this and now you are a hating your job. No you hate yourself because you have been lying to the same person and you hate that you now feel you are unable to be honest and quitting seem easier.

NOw LET”S GET TO THE POINT

DO you need to quit your job or do you need to stop giving away your energy to the people place and things that do not need them.

It is one thing to care and have compassion, however, when it consumes you to the fact that you have to falsely prove yourself you are no longer caring for yourself.

QUESTION IS: Are you lying to your coworkers just to fit in? If you could stop would your work life be a peaceful place?

The question is, Does the job quit or do the actions towards the job quit lying and showing false compassion?

BE HONEST, or the next job will be hell too

EMOTIONAL FREEDOM CAN BE YOURS IF YOU ALLOW IT!

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Aspire for the truth within yourself; that you may inspire justice in your world.

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Don’t Text Back @ExpressionsOfSuccess.

Why NOT To: Text Your EX Back, the reason in the reasoning

Justice can be found in so many lines, but honestly; what justice can be found when you dip back into the ex files?

#justiceintheink

#inkstainedhands

an ex is like a STAIN+ A MARk Made. A Stain is harder to REMOVE The more you touch it. (equal but not equivalent) A TEXT MESSAGE sent can not be deleted, really.

A list: you may & it could, if you were to text back

  • You may misjudge their reality
  • You may compromise your Self-Worth
  • You may not get an apology
  • You may hear laughter
  • You may open a negative environment

  • IT Could set you back in your goals
  • IT Could set you back in current relationships
  • IT Could bring about depression/anxiety
  • IT Could open feelings that were once dismissed
  • IT Could set you back in your occupation

Your Past is your past for a reason. #beabeast

  • INSTEAD YOU SHOULD
  • Shake the past off
  • Smile often
  • Laugh, even when the world says no
  • Meet new friends
  • Create dinner your way
  • Buy yourself a little something
  • Give yourself flowers
  • Day trip alone or with friends
  • Fall in love with yourself
  • Live your best life

Man or Woman this blog is written to help us all. The past is not our present nor is it our future.

Rather your past is a tool to grow from. Growing stronger to not repeat the same hardships.

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Your path is your own; however, be mindful actions done today will affect your tomorrow. Whither it be positive or negative is up to you.

Be Kind in all your adventure, to yourself, others and mother nature.

Look back: previous blogs can help guide you. being presently active will enable your future to be an expression of success
  • 4 Ways to promote a healthy reaction to the reality we can not control
  • Signification in setting goals
  • Justice through contentment
  • How to confidently start your day, everyday

Stay focused on the here and now

Absolutes: you vs. them

Expression of Success, justice in the ink

Absolute Justice,

Conveyed by the truth being known.

The pros and cons of believing you are 100% right with no exceptions?

Pros within yourself

  • Respect you demand from others
  • Holding firm in your faith
  • Knowing your value as a human

Cons within yourself

  • Close minded, disconnected
  • Emotionally detached
  • Lack of growth personal or business

It does not have to be us vs them

Fact is: All two people are not the same. Outside of your norm and different view points you will encounter every day. Therefore; Looking at all points before your argument could grant you knowledge to prove your point or it may even prove theirs. Knowledge is power. By looking at different topics it may encourage you to consider all areas when finding your absolute truth.

  • Culture
  • Gender
  • Emotional State
  • Age groups
  • Organizations
  • Religions
  • Profession
  • Economic standing

EQUAlity is a winner all the time

Make sure you understand all the facts and know deep within yourself that you are Absolutely right. Sometimes losing can be the true win when it allows knowledge to be gained. Enhance your life as you move through each day. Selling others short in turn only hurts you both in the long run.

Aspire for the truth that it may inspire justice within.

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