Archive | June, 2014

Chicago Food Depository 29th Annual Hunger Walk

23 Jun

The first day of Summer June 21st 2014 was the day that people from all across Chicagoland gathered together at Soldier Field to walk for one cause; Ending hunger in Chicago.

It wasn’t the ideal first day of Summer as far as the weather was concerned, but the misty rain was the perfect kiss of moisture for the walk, especially since as soon as the event ended the rain began. As if it was being held back for the walk. I loved how the weather contributed to this being a memorable event for an important cause.

This was my second time participating in the Hunger Walk and my son’s first. We had to be on time. To be scanned in for registration, to get a feel of the atmosphere and to participate in activities before the walk started.

I’ve been involved in volunteer events with him that assists those in homeless shelters and at food pantries. So it was important that he knew why he was there and that he connected to the cause for himself, as well as had a good time at the activities they had for the kids.

There was music,  facepainting & a balloon man. With special appearances by children’s characters Ronald McDonald & Elmo.
In Chicago Food Depository fashion, breakfast was served before the first step off of the walk. It was a 3.2 mile walk. Starting at Soldier Field, and going through the McCormick Place and around the Lakefront at around 31st street.

There were water stations and cheerleaders throughout the walk encouraging the Hunger Walk participants.  Each step counted towards the goal of helping to feed someone. The turnout of the walk was great as well as a good, enjoyable time. We were glad to have been participants in the 29th Annual Hunger Walk event and we’re looking forward to the next one!

If you’re interested in finding out more about The Chicago Food Depository, The Hunger Walk,  volunteering and donations visit their website at: 

http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org

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Veronica (plant) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

20 Jun

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veronica_(plant)

A rare & beautiful flower that has my name!

My name has several different meanings to it and I’ve always loved my name.

What does yours mean?

Simply Delicious!

18 Jun

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Ever had this lemonade? Why is it so good!
I have probably tasted every lemonade juice or drink there is to taste and “Simply Lemonade” is my top pick.  If you haven’t tried it, try it and see for yourself.  They also make a raspberry lemonade, which is my favorite raspberry flavored lemonade.

As for strawberry lemonade, Calypso is the best so far!

Best served cold and perfect for quenching your Summers thirst!

Happy Father’s Day!

16 Jun

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Today turned out to be a great Father’s day! There seemed to be a lot of love & recognition for father’s more than previous years on social media. I thought that was a beautiful thing.

Wishing a Happy Father’s day to my daddy again!

As I was leaving him today I told him I would be Queen one day and that he has to live a long time! He smiled & said he believed me.
I remembered later that the first movie I saw at the movie theater was “The Little Mermaid” that he had taken me to as a little girl. My favorite Disney Princess.

My dad has been a big supporter & encourager in my life. I learned two of my favorite things to do from him, poetry & prayer.

I’m thankful for his love & for being the perfect daddy for me!

Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!

With Love,
Veronica

Try this game Icomania: Guess The Brand :)

14 Jun

Icomania: Guess The Brand is available on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fedapp.icon.brand

If you’re into brands & branding then you will like this game! One of my favorites! Try it out. I love Advertising media!

-Veronica

Latch

6 Jun

http://open.spotify.com/track/1BltsyC5W3SAABdxyrDXwi

I love this song, I’m nice, so I thought I’d share. If you haven’t heard it check it out!  It’s a love song plus it’s jukin’! I love to dance to it or sit still to it.

-Veronica

Black Skinned Man

5 Jun

By Veronica M. Benson

I love his black armor
His strong black darkness
The skin that he wears
Is perfect to me

His skin speaks louder than any charm
The protection that I feel in his arms

Has nothing to do with his muscles
But I love to look at them & touch them
The way that he carries himself
His style and his hustle

So rare in form
I can’t name these sudden feelings that I feel for him.
How is it that the way you’ve been made
Drives me crazy,
you’re the perfect piece of chocolate eye candy

One wrong turn with the wrong one
Can never turn me against
What my soul wants

Black man, when I see your hand in mine
Nothing looks better than us
How you were created alone, makes you fine

The way you are
Your love and your heart
The way you do your thang,
Your distinction in the crowd in which you hang
Love for yourself & your hood fame
Your Ralph Lauren & Kenneth Cole tags
Your originality your swag

Black skinned, dark skinned man you were designed FINE
You are a star everyday, like the stars, you shine.

Then there’s the way you make your love with mine.
I love to look at it
Just your complexion
Is enough to make a mess of me
Your black skin is a masterpiece
How it looks when our skin connects
Your gift in mine
Feels like much more than just sex
I love your full lips kissing any part of my body,
Your love is too hard to forget

What is it about this species, this dark skinned man
Its certainly, not just one thing about him
To name how he is, so perfectly

It’s like his skin says that he was created,
Clothed in a mind
That can never be defined
Out of all the men in the world
I feel special lying here next to this dark skinned man of mine.

Your ways with me are different, special than any other kind.
When life is unusual
I run to my black skinned, dark skinned man to find
Peace and love, a hero one of a kind

Safe and secure
A taste so sweet & pure
For every pain, my relief, my cure
So happy to say I’m yours

Your dark skin
Is my peace from God
I’m connected completely
At a single sight

Words will never tell
How your skin puts me under a spell

My dark skinned man.

Black skinned man for your love,
There is no cost
Your worth cannot be bought

What are you smoking that for,
Nothing can get you higher than God,
You’re blessed because you keep your shoulders high in what you already got
Though it’s not all that you want.

You are so special to me
And I recognize what you are just from what my eyes are seeing
My man, my KING

Street smart & educated
You were made to lead
Not to be dictated

Black skinned man
Is life a little harder
Because your skin is darker?
Don’t believe being beautiful will keep you from going farther, than where you are
Yes beautiful is what I call ya, all of y’all, because beautiful is what you are

You were designed from the mind of the Most High
Do not damper your light, you are made to reach heights
Representing, in the skin that you’re in
In the world when you lose amongst men
With God, you can win

Don’t be deterred by your circumstances
Be strong and fight for the family God made you the man in,
Life is unfair, there will be other chances
Prepare your heart, your mind, your spirit
So that you are strongly standing

Black skinned man

Though the world will judge you by your exterior you are never to be bowed head or to feel inferior
See past the physical, get in tune and in touch with the spiritual
Of you
You are much more than what meets the eyes
Much more than the stereotypes, racial profiling, the lies
You’re here for a reason
Though the world makes that hard for you to believe it,
Categorizing free-willed human beings
To be all the same, trying to kill you off
But you are needed
Odds against you, you’ll beat it
Your story to be wrote, a story to be told,
So your children can read it
Your black skinned sons need you to show if there’s anything they want to be, in their black skin, they can be it.

Black skinned man.

Designed on purpose
No amount of money will ever equal to
Your worthiness.

Black skinned man,

I love your black skin, I love your dark skin.

Black skinned man.

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