I do declare today’s word is PERSEVERE
I give major thanks for the thrill of being alive.
It’s a wonder how we all get by and survive.
Whoa … the start of 2024 was not so happy
Indeed, for me, it was downright scrappy.
Between cursed Covid, then an icy storm
The power went out and I wanted to transform
Into a healthy, patient, more resilient Queen
Good and ready for a more favorable routine.
Aiming to stay on course for a creative birthday year
Clearly my mantra is to PERSEVERE!
Further along with teachings from the I Ching
Surrendering to what life will bring.
Adjusting to changes … learning lessons for sure
Going with the flow to endure.
Counting on courage to continue with grace
Saving room for wishful breathing space.
Gotta keep my dreams alive … I don’t want to give up
May we all PERSEVERE further. Here’s cheers with a full cup!
Blessings y’all
Peace & love
Queen Scarlett


  1. Happy BIrthday my friend and I love this photo of you!!

  2. Hoping the rest of 2024 is filled with joy and good health. Sending lots of love and wishes for the happiest of birthdays!

    Peace and love,

  3. Happy Birthday Joanie Baloney! Keep up the good work.

  4. Cheers to you, Queen! And a very happy birthday! Persevere for sure. We just keep on keeping on. Lovely to see you last week and hope to see you again soon. Jan

  5. Ah, Dear Queenie!
    ‍♀️ Go with the flow!

  6. Thanks dear Pisces sister & royal Page Belief❤️

  7. Dawn Cypress Broadnax

    Thanks mom for your sweet rhyming words. You’ve been encouraging me to persevere my whole life and it’s a great message! Keep on keeping on! Happy Birthday! I love you!

  8. Joanie my dear….
    So glad you are here
    Spreading words to inspire
    Perservering through the fire …
    Of the challenges we must face
    All with Queenly grace!

    Happy birthday my friend, Love, Marsha

    • Dear Marsha…thanks for sharing your encouraging, supportive comment. I so appreciate our friendship.
      Plus extra thanks for the hilarious birthday email you sent. I love you girlfriend❤️

  9. “may you stay forever young”……me, I’m just coastin’……ct

  10. Happy happy birthday to my sister from another mister! XOXO

  11. A lovely blog to read this morning! Word!!

  12. This is so beautiful and so perfect. Thank you so much.

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