Minnesota law allows law enforcement to seize your property in association with certain designated offenses. A forfeiture action can be taken against many types of property believed to be associated with criminal activity. For example, law enforcement may seize and attempt to forfeit cash believed to have been transacted during drug-related crime or an automobile used in conjunction with a DWI or prostitution. Regardless of the value of the property, the police must have a valid reason for seizing it, supported by facts and evidence.
In celebration of the remarkable contributions made by African Americans, Macy’s commemorates Black History Month with special events that celebrate you. In honor of African Americans past and present who have made an impact in their communities and have inspired others to be their best selves, Macy’s “Celebrates You” events will help individuals to discover their own “brand” – their unique voice, style and personality that will empower them to advance and achieve success, like the trailblazers before them.
[caption id="attachment_8184" align="alignright"]http://soulofawomanretreat.com/images/single_valentines.jpg[/caption]“She made me feel that there was something wrong with me because I am not married!” my girlfriend confessed to me about her well-intentioned cousin who was trying to set her up with a man with whom there was no love connection. Although I imagine the heart of this concerned relative was in the right place, I must stop and ask you, the reader, a question “What’s wrong with being single??” Here is the answer “Absolutely Nothing!” So here’s my next question, “Then why do we sometimes make our single friends and family feel otherwise?
On special occasions my husband, Lonnie, and I usually don’t exchange big gifts. What we really enjoy is giving and receiving greeting cards from one another. Whether the occasion is a birthday, an anniversary or Valentine’s Day, we take pleasure in searching for just the right card that conveys our genuine sentiments. Our simple, yet impactful tradition began many years ago. I remember receiving a special card from him. Moved by the message, I turned to him and asked, “Do you really feel this way about me?” He assured me that he did and then he explained that it took him a long time to pick out the card, because he had to find one that said exactly what he was feeling (I love that man, y’all!).
If you are at all like me, you have probably said to yourself, “There is just not enough time in the day for me to accomplish all the things that I have to/need to accomplish. All of the demands of life compete for my attention, my energy, and my money, so one of my goals in 2010 is to discover practical ways to continually simplify my life and redeem my time. Inspired by a website I introduced to you last week, www.flylady.com, I have started using bite-sized chunks of time throughout the day to accomplish small, yet important goals. I am already seeing some savings; more time, less headaches and frustration, more family unity.
[caption id="attachment_8024" align="alignleft"]Sheila Ford[/caption]When I heard about the new book that Sheila Ford had written, Love Letters to Him, I knew that I had to share it with our readers. Not only does this book expose our common struggle to find the true meaning of love and intimacy, it also provides helpful tools to help gain freedom from love’s counterfeits.
Question: “Can positive affirmations change anything?”
Answer: From the Buddhist perspective all we can work on is our own mind. So, a positive attitude will definitely help us deal with the world in more effective and compassionate ways. 2,500 years ago the Buddha said, “The thought manifests as the word; the word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit; and habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, let it spring from love. Born out of concern for all beings….The shadow follows the body and never leaves it. In the same way, as we think, so we become.”
Percy Ellis Sutton, an African-American pioneer, trailblazer and attorney who made himself successful in careers as a political power broker and media mogul, has died at 89. He paved the way in media for Cathy Hughes and Robert Johnson. Al Sharpton said Sutton “personified the Black experience of the 20th century.”
Recently while going through an old stack of papers, I came across a piece of paper whose heading read Humphrey Family Goals 2006. As I looked over the list, a feeling of pride rose up inside of me. Basically all of the goals had been met. The next feeling was one of disappointment for two reasons: First, I don’t think we wrote down our family goals for 2009. Secondly, I know there is at least one important goal leftover from 2008 (probably earlier than that) that remains unachieved.
Mac Walton, a gentle man, author, and counselor, died peacefully surrounded by loving friends and family on December 22, 2009, at his home in Minneapolis. Walton waged a valiant battle against colon cancer for over five years. Although his physical form succumbed the illness, his will to live and his passion for ideas and people triumphed until the end, writing daily for followers of his blog “daddyBstrong,” responding to reader comments while enduring the most intense side effects of chemotherapy, and authoring three books during his illness.