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Learning to Overcome Various life Experiences (L.O.V.E) Inc

Covered and Classy

Covered and Classy

L.O.V.E. Inc Blog will feature various topics relating to self-esteem, love, relationships, spirituality and a host of topics as they arise. These blogs will seek to remind you of how special you are, encourage you and evoke thought. If it blesses you, please share it with others!

Remember "You are blessed, so be a blessing to someone else!"

 


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End of the Year Declaration

Posted by Covered and Classy Ladies on October 31, 2013 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (13)


Let's take a moment to reflect during these last two hours before the last two months of the year... Wow...I can't believe I typed that...are we really stepping into November??? Wow... With that said I have a few questions for you...what have you declared for this year? Are you still on the pity party wagon or have you began to regain your power and steer in the right direction?


The truth of the matter is WE ALL have struggles and problems. Some more than others, but none the less we all GO Through something at some point in life. It is through the trials that we are made strong. As you may recall, I made a declaration and asked some of you to stick with me this year...The three S's- Seek God, See Your purpose, Secure your Destiny! I have been and am still fulfilling this declaration. Will it be easy? You wonder; the answer is no. However, it will be worth it. There is still time for you if you want to join me in the declaration too.


Here’s how we will start. Repeat this every day “The next two months of 2013 will be victorious for me; I still strive my best and will not settle for less. I will write down all my plans and ideas no matter how ridiculous they may seem. I vow to end this year with a new attitude of gratitude. As I approach 2014 I will be equipped and ready because greatness lies within me”. Say it until you believe it. This first step will help diminish the negative self talk that we sometimes become consumed with. Just some questions and things to consider...I hope you come aboard because you are ALL winners!!!


As always remember that you are blessed, so be a blessing to someone else.


Meleny DaBlessedOne Thomas

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You are my success...

Posted by Covered and Classy Ladies on October 12, 2013 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Some Exciting News

Posted by Covered and Classy Ladies on October 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

So the EXCITING News that I wanted to share is that my book "101 Truths For You" is Now available on Amazon Kindle!!! More exciting is that this e-copy features a few extras that are not included in the book. These are TRUTHs that you can AFFORD to receive! Get your e-copy today for just $4.99. Thank you for your support and for your patience as we launched this version!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FUB0EMS/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_TqAwsb1D8VV27


A message for ANYONE who may be contemplating Suicide

Posted by Covered and Classy Ladies on August 20, 2013 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Suicide You Have To Hide


By Meleny  “DaBlessedOne” Thomas

(c) Meleny Thomas


Hide and seek is a game we used to play

When will these thoughts go away?

You may be plagued by memories of past abuse and causalities.

But I’m here to tell you, just be strong.

Your life is more valuable than it all!

The situations that you’ve faced; Can never, ever be erased.

But please don’t let that mean, that you must evacuate the scene.

Those voices saying if you just die, the pain will go and no one will cry

Are all lies and tricks you see; those voices are just the enemy.

Don’t be fooled by those that say “you have no worth here anyway”.

Those people are just unhappy and jealous of the life they see.

Bullying, teasing, cyber stalking, rumors spreading, what is the reason?

When will people realize

The things they do and say can affect others in a major way.

Before you say a negative word

Just think how that word can create a scar.

There are so many who are scared within

And because of this, they let death win!

I’m here to tell you, let suicide hide; Seek help and someone to confide.

Don’t ever feel that you are all alone, there are people here so just hold on!

Hold on and be strong; let’s think about what you’ve been going through

Instead of suicide, you can say “I have survived”

I’ve survived the moments of complete despair,

 No hope in sight and death was near!

I’ve survived the moments of self pity; steady crying “poor, poor me”

I’ve survived the emotional and physical abuse,

The scars remind but they cannot bind!

I’ve survived the worst you see;

So this is all a delusion and a trick of the enemy.

I can survive through these thoughts of death

I can survive and I can win.

My life is more valuable than the memories within!

My hurt can no longer control me, today I reclaim my destiny!

Suicide you have to Hide for my future awaits me!

 

A poem inspired by the recent news of the suicide of celebrity, Lee Thompson Young aka Jett Jackson- a childhood show I used to love. I’ve had many experiences with suicidal friends or family and this is an ongoing tragedy. This message is a powerful one and meant to encourage and inspire someone that may be feeling like just giving up. I encourage you to share it and leave comments below.

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Here are a few hotline numbers and resources

1-800-SUICIDE                      1-800-273-TALK

1-800-784-2433                      1-800-273-8255

 

1-800-799-4TTY (4889)

Deaf Hotline

http://www.suicidehotlines.com/ - please visit this site for a list of suicide hotlines by state. There are resources available help us spread the word

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Posted by Covered and Classy Ladies on July 29, 2013 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)


The beginning of...

Posted by Covered and Classy Ladies on June 23, 2013 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I am pleased to announce that in the next few weeks, my first Book, 101 Truths For You, will be available for purchase. The book will be carried on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and also on this website in the web store. If you have been touched by anything that you have read, seen or heard on this website, this book will also be a must have! The book offers encouraging and empowering messages.  It reminds readers about things in life that they may have forgotten. Most importantly, the book acknowledges the One true and living God; belief in Him will take you far.


My advice for future/potential writers is to believe in You. Remember the story is NOT for YOU, but for SOMEONE to see God’s glory through your story. Continue to write and push past the struggle and discouragement of the writing process. The time is N.O.W- New Opportunities Waiting…Seize your opportunity today. 


As He leads, I will follow, although I do not know what lies ahead, I know that God will finish what He began.  EXCITED....Dare to D.R.E.A.M!


Dare to D.R.E.A.M-Desiring Real Excitement About Me!

Posted by Covered and Classy Ladies on June 23, 2013 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Growing up I had the desire to become a medical doctor; however, as I would share my aspirations with others they would tell me I was dreaming too much or too big… I recall distinctly a teacher in High School, telling me that “You could never become a doctor and as a woman you would not succeed in business”.  Those words and that conversation resonated with me through the years.  Every time I faced adversity or challenges I began to replay negative things that had been said throughout the years.  As I went to college and experienced some difficulty in a Biology class, the Academic Advisor began to reiterate an all too familiar message, he said, “Maybe you should try another major, the classes will only get more difficult from here.” What a wonderful Advisor, right???  For a while I wanted to blame the negative talk and influence for me not pursing my dreams on others, but I was the ONLY one to blame.


It was not others that hindered me from becoming a medical doctor; it was because I didn’t want it bad enough!  When you really want something, there will be NO excuses, just results. I didn’t push myself and apply myself the way I should have; I didn’t speak positivity over the negative influence that I was receiving. Most importantly, I didn’t tell them, “You know what, you are wrong!” Instead, I accepted and just went along.   How many of you have just gone along with what others told you that you could not do or accomplish? How many of you have shared a goal or dream with someone only to be discouraged by their negative response? How many of you have just settled and given up on your dream and yourself?


I know I am not the only one out there that has experienced discouragement and I want to tell you that it’s time you change who you are listening to! You can, do ANYTHING you put your mind to. You can accomplish above and beyond if you keep God in it and push past the adversity of that moment.   I shared a little of the past discouragement to encourage you today.  I began to live my dreams after I changed my focus and who I was listening to.  I stopped sharing my dreams with others; instead, I kept a journal.  I prayed and read the word and believed that God will place me where I needed to be. I asked Him to connect me with the right people that will give me the encouragement I need; people that were living their dreams and were not ashamed.   While striving to live your dream, you will have some nightmares, but do not be afraid. What God begun He will complete, just trust Him and believe!


One evening while reflecting, I came up with an acronym for D.R.E.A.M- Desiring Real Excitement About Me! From now on when you hear the word DREAM, I want you to think about this acronym. What excites you? How bad do you want it? If you are excited enough about your life and experiencing greatness there will be no excuses only results. It’s time that you begin to be excited about you and what you are capable of doing. Remember Philippians 4:13; make this scripture a part of your daily routine. I'll end with this praise story, I may have given up on the medical doctor pursuit, but God made a way and I am currently pursing my PhD in Public Policy and Administration. You can't tell me, God doesn't have a greatness planned for you. Remember, it may not be what you desire but allow Him to lead.


Get excited, Dare to D.R.E.A.M!!!  God already sees the big picture, He is just waiting for you to take that first step into your greatness!


As always, I love you for reading.


~~Meleny DaBlessedOne Thomas~~

The WORD of Truth

Posted by Covered and Classy Ladies on May 17, 2013 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

When looking for truth...This is where it can be found. There is nothing new under the "son" it is all written in the book.Consult it when you need direction and clarity. His truth will comfort you.


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As always be a blessing to someone else because you are blessed!


Meleny "DablessedOne" Thomas

R.E.S.T- Real Evidence of Success Testimonies

Posted by Covered and Classy Ladies on May 4, 2013 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Do you realize that all that you are going THROUGH will not remain? This may seem like a long journey to cross but never doubt that God will leave you lost. If you have asked God to handle it, leave it to the master. He will be the guide, just pray and “enjoy” the ride. The rest…Real Evidence of Success Testimonies…When you have achieved your R.E.S.T…. be sure to Testify about His goodness and tell how you survived.


Some people become stuck along the journey….if this is you, what is holding you back? Are things in your life on repeat mode (occurring time after time)? If this applies, there may be something that you are missing along the journey.  Pray for guidance and clarity so that you may obtain God’s REST- Real Evidence of Success Testimonies. God has your best interest in mind, this test you are facing; he already has seen it ended. Be strong and hold on through this journey so that you will have that success testimony.


As always, remember you are blessed so, be a blessing to someone else.


Love,

Meleny “DaBlessedOne” Thomas


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Be blessed

I Choose YOU!

Posted by Covered and Classy Ladies on April 26, 2013 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Good evening blessed people, before you react, think and think again. Strive to make better choices so you will have fewer regrets. Better choices contribute to a better YOU.


Today I'm asking you to choose to surround yourself around positive people.


Choose to follow YOUR dream, not what someone else wants/requires of you.


Choose to love you unconditionally.


Choose to move past your hurt and pain into your healing and purpose.


Choose to LIVE- Looking Intensely at Victory with Enthusiasm.


So you can say I chose ME and my destiny!


Today I choose YOU; you are the light in this dark world. You are the future and you are tomorrow. You are hope, you are peace, and you are all good things that come to be. Live your life, live it well and choose yourself today so that you can say you WIN!


As always, I love you for reading,


Meleny "DaBlessedOne" Thomas


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