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Introducing myself and my journal: Honor Thy Mother

About Me:
Hello World Pulse community members,

Sorry I'm late! I was supposed to be very involved in helping the neediest in our world some time ago, but I didn't listen to the call. Well, better late than never; I'm here now. I'll be spending most of my time in the short term listening and learning from you, and will contribute my opinions and ideas once they are better informed. I have been very fortunate in my life. I grew up in a large and loving family with two incredible parents and nine brothers and sisters. I married a good man, and we have three children who are healthy, safe, and following their dreams.

My passions are my family, helping women and families (including men) in need, and fabric! I love to create beautifully useful things and desire to establish a virtuous cycle business model for a new venture I’ve been meaning to get off the ground for years (I am a novice entrepreneur). To me, a virtuous business model is defined by the ethical labor strategies employed, the ecological and economical utilization of human and natural resources, and the well thought out re-investment of capital and profits for the betterment of communities and people.

New beginnings - a fresh start, re-engagement, a second wind. Let’s go!

My Passions:
Family, Mothers, Fathers, Fabric!

My Challenges:
I need your encouragement. I need to re-examine how I spend my time in order to maximize this most valuable resource

My Vision for the Future:
Be you, Beautifully Useful. It means living an ethical and ecological life that adds beauty and value to people's lives, communities, the human spirit and our planet.

My Areas of Expertise:
Business (workforce planning, talent management, program management, financial management, manufacturing, communications through ppt). Creativity (design and construction of fabric goods), event planning.


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welcome a and please stay with us ,do you have a page related to your project.where we can join you.


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Thank you, Mrs. Nusrat Yaqub

Hello Mrs. Yaqub,

Thank you for welcoming me to the community. I have so much to learn. I have started by reading your journal. You are a leader with great persaverence. I am just starting to get back involved, you can join my facebook group "Beautifully Useful". I sew resuable gift bags and will be populating the page more and more in the coming months.

Best regards,


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I define me

Today, I was reminded that I have power; I am empowered. These lessons don't always come by an uplifting messenger, but they come none the less and I am grateful for them. Praise be to God.


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Western pop culture

I live in the United States of America; a country I love dearly.

I am so concerned with the incredible amount of pornography and sexually explicit material our kids are exposed to. I know that my concerns in America are much less dangerous and super less tragic than other moms out there, but I hope you indulge me and let me tell my story, too.

I am raising three children; 22, 19, and 13. They are good, sweet kids, and not naïve. They are good students, and the older two (girls) are doing exceptionally well at well regarded universities. My 13 year old son has just turned the corner over the past few months and is now getting As and focused on doing well in school.

Here is the issue: my kids are not sexually casual, they are focused on good grades and hoping for true know, the old fashioned kind? Well, both the 19 year old and the 13 year old are now getting peers questioning their sexuality. "You must be gay." HOW DARE THEY! My kids are so hurt by these comments; young romantics hoping to meet a true hearted person of the opposite sex, and instead getting teased about their sexuality. They both have shed tears privately because of these comments.

As a disclaimer, my sister is lesbian and has been in a true love relationship for 25+ years. If one is gay or lesbian, God love you and keep you safe. But, if you are not gay or lesbian, and maybe just shy, to have a member of the opposite sex say you are gay, hurts them.

I told my 13 year old son tonight, just say "I'm not gay, I'm just not attracted to you." Not with spite or anger, just calmly.

I know this is so miniscule compared to my sisters in India and DRC and Burma and Guatemala. My kids have it so good.

I end this post with the thoughts of what can Western culture do to bring sex and intimacy back to being private and special instead of public and sport?



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