S: Nyla Stanford's Amazing Journey to 13
BC: Love, Mom June 2010
FC: Nyla Stanford's Amazing Journey to | 13
1: Dear World, I am a star of all stars of the world and galaxy. I will show all people who have doubt in me and who hate me that I can be what I want. I have talent that will discovered and not hidden. So watch out world there is a NEW STAR here! Love, Nyla Stanford
2: Nyla Jae-Cheryce Stanford
3: Daughter of Solomon & Jevetta | June 20, 1997
4: Love at 1st Sight | Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away. And all the things I want to say can find no voice.. Then in silence, I can only hope, my eyes will speak my heart.
5: If I had to chose between loving you and breathing, I would use my last breath to say, "I Love You."
6: by: Lee Ann Womack | I Hope You Dance
7: I hope you never lose your sense of wonder, you get your fill to eat, but always keep the hunger. May you never take one single breath for granted; God forbid love ever leave you empty handed.
8: I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean; whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens. Promise me that you will give faith a fighting chance. And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance........ I hope you dance... I hope you dance
9: I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance; never settle for the path of least resistance. Livin' might mean takin' chances, but they're worth takin'. Lovin' might be a mistake, but it's worth makin'.
10: Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter. When you come close to sellin' out, reconsider. Give the heavens about more than just a passing glance. And when you get the choice to sit or dance... I hope you dance....I hope you dance...
11: Time is a wheel of constant motion always rolling us along. Tell me who wants to look back and wonder where those years have gone.
12: I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean; whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens. Promise me that you will give faith a fighting chance.
13: And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance........ | I hope you dance... I hope you dance!
15: Although the only basket you made the entire season was for the opposite team, you were Mommy's All-Star!
17: Nyla & The Sweet Water Falcons!
18: Back to School It's as if you're a bug And everyone is examining you. Everywhere you turn Someone is watching you. There is nowhere to hide; Someone is always there. That's how it is On the 1st day back.
19: Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice well. Play with ambition. Laugh | Choose with no regrets. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
20: Holding On I don't want to. I wanna let go but if I do that I will only make them happy. I know I must hold on. It's hard. No matter how hard I try. They just won't stop or even shut up.All I know is that its the only way. It's the only way to make it through my last days. I have to hold on.
22: The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do.
24: What is Love? | Love is when you never have to say, "I love you. Love knows that an argument won't last long Because you love each other. Love is pain and joy that aches from your heart. Love is something you give to people you care for. Love is what everyone needs.
25: Love The simple thing that makes the world smile. The simple thing that makes the world dance for joy. Sometimes it sucks because we all don't get it. But the only reason we want it is Because it's the closest thing to magic.
26: "He saw "The Best" in me.... | when everyone else.... | around could only see... | the worst in me." -Marvin Sapp
27: A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks thrown by others. -David Brinkley
28: Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could be.
29: "I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go; things go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they're right; you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no on but yourself; and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." -Marilyn Monroe
30: ...knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxiety but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities. | A True Friend...
31: True friends are like diamonds: precious yet rare.
32: Beauty Beauty is not the size of my breast. Not the flatness of my belly. Not the length of my hair. Not the flavor of my lip gloss. It's the stride in my step. The language I speak. The culture I share. The education I teach. Beauty is in the soul of a person, not in their appearance. The world should start looking deep.
33: I'm a star that is unique In the entire world. I have talents and mistakes; I'm not perfect, But I love myself. People hate me; people love me. It doesn't affect me. I'm a star that has its own Path to follow. I'm a star that has to make it On its own without its father. | But it doesn't stop. I will come and go Like a star, NEVER will fade. So people who want me to fail You're going to be disappointed. Because I will NEVER GIVE UP! Just remember that I'm a star, Unique in all the world... ...and so are you.! | I'm a Star
34: Joy What is Joy? Is it a fabricated meaning, Or a simple emotion? Is it the smile on my face, Or the way I say hey? For all the pain I been through Joy has never left my side. Joy is always in my heart And you always find a way to shine through.
35: Feelings 'get' the way of happiness. Feelings are pure and Always speak the truth. Feelings know what's wrong and right In your heart. If feelings do all that, then why do We hide them? I guess the world is afraid of the truth. | Feelings
36: Tears Tears are the salt water that runs from my eyes. They express the hurt and pain I feel from people who say they love me. The tears are temporary but they always come back.
37: Colors are misunderstood; Just like people. See BLACK is nothing but dark, As so people think. Black expresses pain And what people Cover up. So they have to deal with it; Just like people. | PINK is happy, right? WRONG!!!!!! Pink is a fake color of perfection. It's not real; it's fake! Just like people. | How about GREEN; Eco-friendly? Not exactly. It means the harms We do to each other. See, the colors I Explained are just Misunderstood; Just like people. | Misunderstanding of Colors
38: Material Items The things that blind people who see. They make sure no one sees beyond them. Clothes, jewelry, makeup, EVERYTHING! They make even the most important things Seem careless and a waste of time. Don't blame the people who are sucked into it. Blame yourself for not knowing sooner.
39: Music You're my heart, my soul, my everything. I shall wish nothing more of you. The only thing I wish I could do, At the least, is marry you. It's sad when I lose you. But so quickly I gain you back. You're inside of me; Like I said, You're my heart, my soul, my everything.
40: Wall You say I put up a wall, But why shouldn't I? I don't want to be hurt But really it's up to see If all of thee love me Enough to climb over it. It's not impossible but it's not easy. So don't say I'm cutting people off. It's a test of only true and real friends.
41: Princess in the Corner She sits there As if the world belongs to her. But when she is told it doesn't, She becomes board. Her head is low Her pride on her sleeve. But hey, what do I know? I am just a peasant looking at her.
42: When you make a new identity You seem to be unclear of what's ahead. It's like being reborn. Everyone waiting to see how you turn out. Still judging before knowing. You just got a deal with it. | Starting Over
43: They may angrily tell you that it's lonely at the top. Politely inform them that, in truth, it's just crowded at the bottom and I'm claustrophobic.
44: Live for the rush, For the thrill. Sometimes I forget How others feel. I go for the moment Without looking ahead. The impulse craves And I crave back. I forget the impulse was bad And only trying to hurt you. But I do it anyway. Just hurting you The more that I continue. I hurt the people I love. But the feeling was too great. Following in a loved One's footsteps. Or the devil tricked me, And I was headed for Hell's door. Neither are good, But all end up the same way. I don't want either. I want love. The impulse is a monster That got someone I loved Oh so very much by surprise. I better change quick, Or I'll be the next sacrifice. | My Impulse
45: Stop Go Reach out Pull back Speak up Go silent Laugh Cry Confused on what to do Feelings wrapped up in a ball People want you to let it out You can't; You won't That's not right It's not your way But still they want You to express anyway You say no But they pester on You need time But they want it now You want them to listen But they talk over you So you shut down They ask one more time You decide to give them What they want But with a twist You lie and deceive Maybe it would have been different With time and understanding | Confused
46: The bound is unethical; no one really knows. They fuss and fight And yet they manage to love, I thought. We all think, "why?" I figured it out. They have 3 stings that make a rope; That keeps them together. It's invisible, But it's there. | The Black Mother & Her Child
47: The 1st string is LOVE; The 2nd string is STRENGTH; and The 3rd string is GOD. That keeps their rocky relationship together. It'll stretch to the ends of the earth. It won't break; no matter what. So when you fight, Just remember it won't Last long. Because the rope is Love... Strength... and God.
48: Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be. Because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and where will you be? Why try to be someone you are not? Life is hard enough without adding impersonation to the skills required. Almost every man wastes a part of their life attempting to display qualities they do no posses, and gaining applause they can not keep. Always be a 1st rate version of yourself rather than a 2nd rate version of someone else.