Friday, June 28, 2019

Restoring Dignity by Mentioning the Unmentionables

As I write this blog post, it is officially summer. I just received an envelope from one of my fave charitable causes that feeds the hungry. Hunger is something most people in the United States don’t think about until it happens to them. Yet there are people on their job and in the classroom that can’t think of anything else. It’s what goes on beneath the surface that I want to discuss today.

It was a domino effect. First, this brilliant organization, Foodlink, reminded me of something that has been of concern to me for awhile. There are many children who receive subsidized meals during the school year and it’s often the only time they eat. Therefore, they often go hungry during the summer months. 

Fortunately, Foodlink with its mobile food trucks, and many other charitable organizations like it show up at the YMCA, public libraries, and other community organizations all summer to provide food for starving children who are too embarrassed at their parent’s neglect to tell anyone they are starving. Dignity.

So instead of sending me one envelope, Foodlink BOLDLY sent me three! One marked for June, the second for July and the third for August. And they brazenly reminded why they did it. BRILLIANT. 

It gnawed on me almost daily. And here I am telling you!

One of the kids in my community, who was not afraid to speak up, told me his mother said closed mouths don’t get fed. He would have to speak up if he had a need, because she could not provide for him at the time.

I know not all people have the confidence to say when they need food, clothing, shelter, a reassuring hug or love for that matter. They are embarrassed. Even if it is temporary. 

But one thing I learned in my faith walk that opened the door to my (now public) conversation with GOD which I wrote about in My Love is One was that it is important to be sensitive to the needs of others. 

In addition, give in a way that allows them to preserve their dignity. No need to brag or boast or call them out which often only diminishes them. Mind you, it is a temporary condition for some and others are just stuck due to some emotional distress (divorce, job loss, love lost, illness or death in the family) from which they have yet to recover.

See a need? Fill it if you can and move on. That’s it. Don’t ask for publicity or a pat on the back. GOD rewards the giver. And we are expected to look out for those less fortunate not step over them. However, give what pulls your heart as it’s very important to have your heart connected to your giving. Your friends may feel a need to give elsewhere. Let them.

Last, but possibly even as important if not more, I am asking for a special request today. Donate items to homeless shelters, youth and adult abuse crisis recovery centers that are rarely requested. I am asking people (who feel connected to this message) to join me in filling the following "unmentionables":
  1.  Donate healthy non-perishable food items to your local food pantry (consistently) and bring your children when possible. They will be more grateful with every meal. They are also more likely to give when they grow up. Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
    1. Donate Brand NEW clean underwear (adults and children) in the package. NEW Bras (all sizes). 
    2. Donate boxes of sanitary napkins and tampons. 
    3. Donate NEW Socks (all sizes for all ages). 
    4. Donate NEW (or softly used) shoes (within your budget). I really like pretty flip flops. So when you see glittery ones for little girls and women, please get a pair to share. Let them see something pretty and have hope. Sometimes it’s the only beautiful item they have. And everyone wants to feel pretty. Beauty inspires. Right?
    5. Donate NEW Toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant.
    6. Donate toilet paper.
    7. Donate NEW combs, hairbrushes, pretty ribbons and bows.
    8. Speak at a local urban high school (Don't sell. Inspire. Business, Tech and Financial Literacy especially NEEDED. Speak as if GOD is listening. Likely.)
    9. Baby items (clothes, strollers, bassinets etc)

    Feel free to contact your local food pantries and crisis centers and ask what they need. You can also donate financially as they purchase many of these items as well. Even 1 item per week makes a difference. Adding quality sets you apart and sets you up for a BLESSING.

    “Blessed is the one who considers the poor. In the day of trouble the LORD delivers him; the LORD protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies.” Psalm 41:1-2

    As a side note, I once volunteered for a holiday giving program that brought gifts to children in urban communities. They received the usual dolls and trucks etc.

    I recall one little girl wearing a summer dress in the middle of an ice cold winter. Obviously, it was the best her parents could do at that time. She was dressed and she was in school. That was a good thing.  

    She had received an expensive pretty doll, but she gazed longingly towards the boy that received a hat and gloves. I knew she would have traded that doll for warm clothes without a single thought. My heart could barely contain itself. She never said a word. Yet I clearly see her plight. That experience stayed with me. It was easy for me to make a difference but difficult for her to convey her need.

    I also learned that poverty is not always in an urban community. It happens in middle class communities too. So it’s important to diversify your giving in urban and suburban food pantries. 

    When people lose their jobs it can sometimes be months or years between job placements. It can be especially challenging if they are over 40. And that’s often when they have children going to college, mortgage and car payments etc.

    You can not single handedly end poverty. Nor is it your job to do so. Ultimately people must think, learn, and come out of poverty themselves with the proper training and financial educational tools which is not necessarily taught in most public schools today. 

    But you can make a difference no matter how large or small. It’s consistency that matters. 

    Whatever you are doing today, this weekend or next week, find a way to give. That’s what really opens heaven’s door to pour out blessings that will fill your need(s) that may or may not be considered “unmentionable” to you.

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    "Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and He will repay him for his deed.” 
    Proverbs 19:17

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The World’s FIRST, LAST, and ONLY Real Super-Hero!


Many have heard by now that I have had several “divine encounters” with the man known as The Messiah to the masses and Moshiach to others. Regardless of what you call Him, it’s not who most people think. But He is definitely coming this generation and most people are not ready.

The erratic weather is a clear indication that there is more going on than science can explain. But there is an explanation. There’s a lot going on “behind the scenes” to prepare for what will eventually be revealed. 

"Who has performed this and carried it out, calling forth the generations from the beginning? I am, the LORD--the first and the last." Isaiah 41:1


The water is evaporating at a rate that could eventually cause world famine. But there is hope. There is a Creator. There are answers. 

However, the Messiah told His people that before that day, all who would be helped needed to be properly connected and they are not. He has reclaimed the territory (earth) but they have not reclaimed Him, mostly because they don’t know who He is and also because they’ve been deceived. These 49 Days of Omer leading up to Shavout is a good time to re-connect.

Don’t ask me why He chose me to tell this important information. Because I don’t really know. But the parable of The Book of Jonah was shared with me which may explain His reasons. The parable is explained in the book., My Love is One (What I Learned from the Messiah about Love, Family, Climate Change & The Second Coming). 

It’s not “Game of Thrones”, “The Black Panther”, or “The Avengers”, but many people will wonder if art is imitating life. He is, after all, the first, last and only true super-hero that the world has never really known….until now.

He that walks with the wise will be wise, and he that walks with a fool will harm himself. Proverbs 13:20

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Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is One.
Shema Yisroel Adonoi Eloheinu Adonoi Echad.


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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Rolling with the Rock - His Way

Who are these sailing to our ports like clouds through the sky,
    like doves winging their way home to their window sills?




Most of you don’t know which way that is. 
But that's ok.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Curlers Lashes Manis-Pedis Chrome Rims and Becoming

There are so many small steps along the way to making something great.  Most people think those who do things with excellence are just naturals. But that's not always true.  True and lasting success and greatness is a process.

"For who has despised the day of small things? But these seven eyes of the LORD, which scan the whole earth, will rejoice when they see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand."  Zechariah 4:10


Ever see women preparing for a date? There are hair curlers, facial masks, manicures, pedicures, eyelashes, perfume and often times spanx involved to making things appear smooth and "natural".

Men have their version too. You know. Washing and buffing the car before picking her up and then there's the abs. Talk? How about polishing the rims just to meet up with the guys to let them know, without having to say, things are going well or getting better even if only on the surface.

I recently read a book entitled, Unlocking Greatness by Charlie Harary. It's worth mentioning as most people who see other people do great things put them in the category of "unicorns". But the reality is that it (success and greatness) requires persistent effort.

Just think of the number of child prodigies, accomplished athletes, super-entrepreneurs, and established scholars you hear about. They study and practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Even when they reach their goals. They practice consistently. It's an ever polishing procedure.

Side Note: Referencing a unique or outstanding person as being "a unicorn" (one - horn) comes from the Hebrew Word qeren (pronounced CARE-IN). Which means single ray of light or divine energy. That's why you often see pictures of Moses on the hill with horns. The elders described him as one with light emanating from his head.  But translators thought they meant physical "horns". 

When I tell people that I met the REAL Messiah or that the LORD speaks to me, I see their eyes glaze over like "cuckoo - cuckoo". But the truth of the matter is that when people in my circle have a need, they come to me - even if in secret. They usually don't acknowledge me when they get their breakthroughs because then they would have to acknowledge my GOD who guides me. I am driven to desire excellence through my faith.

But ultimately, they realize I was not ashamed to walk around in my hair rollers, facial mask, and home made mani-pedi. True. They see that the results are outstanding - magnificent - beautiful - genius. I'm talking about their results - not mine. Although they call me a "know it all" and seek fault they can't find because it's not from me at all. It comes from the Source. G-O-D.

But they also realize I did the work by allowing the process which can be very uncomfortable and even somewhat humbling at times. I always get results (eventually) because I am not afraid of the process.

No matter how long it takes, GOD can not fail, and therefore I can not lose. Even if the only result is the lesson I was meant to learn. To me, that's priceless. To others, it's just not worth the heat. Yet everyone who understands the value of anything real and lasting knows, a priceless diamond is formed under pressure.

I hope you remember that when you set a new goal or when you design a one year - five year - ten year and yes even that fifty year plan for your life!  Make  sure it's a worthy goal and it has lasting value for yourself and to others. Especially for others. Because it may take time to come to fruition.

Writing My Love is One has been a once in a lifetime opportunity (a mitzvah). There are very few (Moses at Mt Sinai being one of them) who can say they have shared this type of unique experience. The ancient elders I have met in my life thus far, are waaaaaay beyond anything I could have ever dreamed or imagined.  They are so quiet and subtle.  And I am not. I don't even spend time wondering "how me" or "why me". I know it's "lucky me". Oh, but the pressure!

Mind you, there are two types of pressure. Heavy pressure means I'm trying to do what only GOD can. That means I (and my ego) need to get out of the way.

The other kind of pressure is when I am fascinated in the same way as one watches a thrilling movie wondering what happens next or how it will end. Honestly, I am thrilled by the latter. It's fascinating. (It's easy to do when you're young - but you must remember how to connect to it.) I know the result is going to be wonderful for that person or me if I am the person expecting an outcome.

Regardless, the lesson is the same. It's not my problem. Let GOD handle it. Then I sit back and watch with anticipation!

Yet, the experience was so that I would share what I have learned with others like you in a timely fashion without rushing. I know. It sounds like an oxymoron. But that's how it usually happens. Be attentive. Be aware. Pay attention. Move swiftly - yet neatly and remember time is not a factor.



Getting it to you today is part of the diamond cutting process. And boy are you making it sparkle!

So please share this blog post. Add intentional "excellence" to whatever it is you do no matter how small or large the task and no matter how much or little you are being paid to do it.

If you act as if it must be worthy of the LORD to see, approve and be proud of it, then you are doing something that will eventually be seen and heard beyond your wildest imagination. You always have an audience. Even when it's an audience of One.  And that my friend is the secret to BECOMING the ultimate version of YOU.

LeTicia Lee
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My Love is One
(What I Learned form the Messiah about Love, Family, Climate Change & The Second Coming)
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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The SECRET to SUCCESS in EVERYTHING

I once went to a sweat lodge. (Not recommended if you are concerned about hair frizz).
I originally intended to find an Indian Reservation, but instead landed in a make shift sweat lodge in the backyard of a suburban home of a Doctor. Not a medical doctor mind you, in case I passed out from heat exhaustion, but a PHD.... Actually, I think he was a dentist.

After giving him the NYC side eye, I still relinquished my cash.  Don't ask. Call it a twenty-something leap of faith. OR - Things you don't tell your parents when they ask so what'd you do this week (while searching for yourself)?

But I did learn something. It wasn't about me. It wasn't anything I expected at all.

I learned the secret to success in EVERYTHING. Yes, I said EVERYTHING. And that's without hype. I say that because I applied it to EVERYTHING and it WORKS EVERY TIME.

You see. It was about 120 degrees in the sweat. I'm not exaggerating.  There was a bowl of cool ice water in a wooden bowl with a ladle in the center of about 20 people. After the first 2 minutes, no one was looking at anything but the water in the middle of the cramped make shift suburban lodge.The RULE was that no one could access the water except to offer it to someone else who was thirsty.


I believe many of us initially had the same thought. "I'm not sharing that ladle with a bunch of strangers." I'm pretty sure others were hoping no one had any cold sores. That's like offering someone a brownie with the same hand you used to hold a subway rail.

We were strangers among strangers. I had just left NYC and the last thing I wanted to do was speak to a bunch of weary middle aged baby boomers (most of the participants) thinking they were going to have a far out 70's experience.  But that wasn't the case.   Every thought about whose lips were or were not clean melted away with each increasing parched breath.

We were all united in our sweaty discomfort and our ONLY desire was a sip of cool water. If we left it (the water) there too long, perhaps it would start boiling or something even worse; EVAPORATE!

I don't recall who it was since all of us were on the same page. All I can recall is someone offered a sip of water to someone who looked as if he/she was about to pass out. Could have been me. Idk. I just remember getting "social".

 "Would you like some water?" said I and everyone else to our neighbor on the brink of collapse. EVERYONE had the same response in one form or another. "YES please." "YEZZZZ." "Yesssss."  "Yeah thanks." "Please." "Pleasssse." "Thank  you." "Sure." "Thanks yeah."

No matter how cool anyone attempted to be, we were all desperate.  The stranger would accept the offer, then return it to the giver. And so it went, around the circle and back.

Then something even more odd than me sitting in a cramped space amongst a group of strangers in my shorts and bathing suit happened.  (Only New Yorkers will agree with that.) I had stayed for the entire hour even though I initially felt like I had mistakenly gotten off the train in the middle of an abandoned subway tunnel.

Mind you; I had already started plotting my excuse to leave in the first five minutes like it was a super geeked soul cycle class on steroids (ok that's another story).  I was in way over my head.

But I actually stayed in the sweat lodge. And the hour passed quickly!

I only remember staring at the bowl and looking for the next person who looked as if  he or she was on the brink of collapse, so I too could end their suffering as well as my own. We were all connected in our need to partake of the highly coveted H2O lathering itself in a wooden bowl which for some reason was just as full at the end of the hour as it was at the beginning.  In addition, a cool breeze had permeated the air like an invisible air conditioner in a desert.

We were cool. Calm. And yes, we were all (if I recall correctly) hydrated.  Giving what we needed to others before taking it or asking for it ourselves created an abundance of that which we all needed. No one went without.

Although my new peers exited and joined the "good doctor" (I suppose) for  what I assume was a nice chat and snacks afterwards, I ran to gather my thoughts and capture my experience on paper. Forgive me. I was drenched. My first thought was "take a shower" not "let's sit down and talk about it like we just finished a marathon together."

Would I do it again? Probably not. But the take away has lasted me for years. And today, as I needed a quick reminder, I decided to extend this share with you. I hope you will do the same.

And remember, whatever it is you need or seek is just one give away. The size or proportion of what you share is not as important as the intent. I want you to have hope today that what ever it is you need, it is within your reach.  You're just a give away.

I also use this to tell others that if you seek work, or increase in business - volunteer somewhere meaningful to you that helps others.  Keep searching. Don't give up. But certainly give.

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Moshiach Asks Girl in Brooklyn NY to TELL THEM!


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What I Learned from the Messiah about Love, Family, Climate Change & The Second Coming 

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