Welcome to another day in Carol's Corner. Pull up a chair, grab your favorite drink and stay awhile. So let's start with the fashion segment. Trying to get up and around every day or two. My injury is challenging to say the least. Things aren't easy at the moment, but still trying to bring it and trying to inspire people who might need it. Naming this ensemble is Lissette Torres with,” Beauty And The Boot.” Nice one Lisette.



Except for my gorgeous ring I decided to go silver-toned with all my jewelry. It goes quite well with the bling in the blouse which I really like a lot.

I ended up going with the watch with the hematite finish. I love my watches. When I can get around better gotta add to my collection.


Thought this might make a good topic of discussion. The last four months for me have been one curveball after another . First I survived a car accident that should have left me dead. God spared me and I know there has to be a reason for that. Just as I thought life was getting back to normal I received notice that motor vehicles had indefinitely suspended my license (to be revisited in late March). You know that old saying about things happening in threes? Well here we go again. My latest challenge is surviving at least eight weeks of being laid up with a double fracture of my foot and ankle. So now I not only have to rely on my husband to take me everywhere I need to go, but I have to have help with just about everything.

So what do you do when life throws you one curveball after another? At first it's ok to feel sorry for yourself. That's a natural instinct. With my automobile accident I didn't go through any negative emotions because I knew I was a living miracle and that God wasn't done with me yet, and every day I try to be an inspiration and bright light to someone , whether in person or out here in cyberland. Now the next two curveballs that have been thrown my way are a little more difficult for me to handle, but I know I have no choice but to accept what has happened and make the best of it. Whatever things are going on in your life just know that you can't give up on your dreams . Like me you just might be having to take an unexpected detour. Try to find the positives in what you think of as a negative in your life. I've asked myself why are all these things happening to me? I can't quite figure it all out but I think God might just be trying to slow me down. Maybe I'm supposed to learn how to rely on someone besides myself. I just know I have to push through it all and continue to be a positive and inspirational influence in people's lives. God gave me this amazing gift of being able to communicate through the written word to reach down and touch people's hearts and to be able to motivate ,inspire and educate and to help navigate the journey we all find ourselves on. Don't let the curveballs life throws your way derail you from that journey. Sure you might have setbacks; that comes with the territory. I am probably going to have a big one. But right now I just have to let my body heal and not worry about the rest. When I am fully healed I will start an aggressive push to get my weight back to where I want it to be. And boy I will be so appreciative when I am able to workout again.


Whatever challenges you find you're having, get out there and show what you're made of. I know things could be worse so I'm gonna continue to be the person I've always been even though I might look worse for wear. Getting ready to go these days is much more difficult than it's always been, but I'm still gonna rock my look just like before no matter how much work that takes. As you know I make everything a fashion accessory, so stay tuned and you'll see I've done just that with my air cast boot.

I'd like to leave you with the above to ponder. Whatever challenges you are faced with, get out there and surprise everyone with something new and unexpected. You are stronger than you know. So let's meet whatever challenges this new year gives us and make 2016 the best year yet. Till next time, God Bless.