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BE MOTIVATED BY LOVE
Greetings!
One of the most well-known verses in the Bible comes from John 3:16, and it's all about love. You probably know it already: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son so that whoever believes in him shall have everlasting life."

We talk a lot about LOVE in February, and we should! Love is to be celebrated! And when it comes to success, nothing is a more powerful motivator than love.

My hope this February, which contains both a celebration of love and a celebration of Black History Month, you'll grab hold of the inspirational power of love. And not only this month, but on every day of the year, I send my love right back to you! You are the BEST!
Love & Blessings Always,
Hattie
A WORD ABOUT BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Black History Month & Theme for 2021
Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African American History Month. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.

It is celebrated in February in the United States and Canada, while in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, it is observed in October.

The Theme for Black History this year is The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity, as set by ASALH (Association for the Study of African American Life and History)

Naturally, the events this year are a bit different than in previous years, but for more info, check out ASLAH's schedule of events below.
IN THE NEWS
History in the Making:
Kamala Harris, The First Black/Woman of Color Vice President, Has Already Broken 2 Senate Ties Related to COVID Relief
Vice President Kamala Harris may be new on the job, but she has already beaten her boss at one record. While President Biden had no tie-breaking votes in the Senate, VP Harris already has two--both related to relief measures for the COVID-19 crisis.
A SPECIAL TRIBUTE OF LOVE
TO MY LATE COUSIN--LIKE A SISTER
Barbara Ann Munden (Bobbi): My cousin and My Sister
What can I say about this beautiful and loving spirit and soul, Barbara Munden?
She has been more than a cousin to me; but also, a sister. We are cousins by way of birth and sisters by way of our hearts, friendships, and LOVE.

I will use her name to spell out the Godly tribute to this beautiful person who has gone too soon, but God knows best:

BARBARA’s Magnificent spirit lives on in Her Name:

B: in Barbara is for BEAUTIFUL—Inside and out— Barbara had a Beautiful, sweet Spirit.

A: is for ADMIRED: She was admired by everyone, not only for her personality and her talent but also for her caring Spirit.

R: is for RESPECTED: She was well respected—from the young to the old, based on how she carried herself; What you see is what you get. She was “The Real Deal.”

B: is for BRILLIANT: She was brilliant in so many ways, especially demonstrating her extraordinary talents and God-given gift of playing the piano which she shared with churches and on other occasions. We marveled at how she could listen to a song and then play that very same melody

A: is for AFFECTIONATE: Barbara was very affectionate and didn’t mind showing her love and affection to persons to whom she felt close. She was also a hugger and did so often to let you know how pleased she was with a person’s caring spirit

R: is for RESOURCEFUL: She was resourceful in a creative manner. If she didn’t know something, she knew how to seek resources to get the job done with excellence.

A: is for ALWAYS: She was Always encouraging & supporting others to be all that God intended them to be. Her children (Karen & Preston) can attest to her incredible strength of being the motherly type to
most anyone she would meet.
That’s who my Dear Cousin/Sister Barbara was.
With much LOVE, May she Rest in Peace.
Lovingly & Sisterly,
Hattie & Family
(Hattie, Cheryl, Charrell, Sean, Wayne, Cameron, & Reagan)


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For more memorial information, go to:
https://metropolitanfuneralservice.com/memorial/barbara-ann-munden/



SUCCEED IN LIFE and IN THE KITCHEN
(Discounted When Purchased Together)
Driven to Succeed
Synopsis: In her inspirational memoir, Dr. Hattie N. Washington reveals how a country girl from the backwoods of Meherrin, Virginia succeeded through life with optimism, drive, and a belief in God to become an honor student, a master teacher, a parent to two accomplished daughters, and a foster parent to numerous abused foster boys over twenty-two years (Available in E-Book (Kindle), Paperback, Hardback, and coming soon, in Audiobook/Audible).
Aunt Hattie's Cookbook
Synopsis: Dr. Washington’s love for cooking started at an early age. Growing up in a traditional southern cooks' family, she was taught by her stepmother and other relatives the key steps in making a dish from scratch. She shares her succulent, mouth-watering recipes from her own personal collections that have been cooked and enjoyed well over five decades (Available in E-Book (Kindle), Paperback, and Hardback).
ANNOUNCING: God's LOVE and Favor: My MOVE To Florida
My new address is:

9938 Deercreek Club Road, East

Jacksonville, FL 32256
To Show LOVE and Be Close to My Daughter, Charrell
(a Physician on the Frontline), Granddaughters (Cam & Ray),
and my "Favorite" Son-In-Law (Sean), I decided to make that MOVE and to be of assistance when needed.

My other daughter, Cheryl, and my son, Wayne, helped me pack (along with help from Peggy and other members from my Sisters4SistersNetwork). They were enormously helpful.
Cheryl also came down to Florida with me to help unpack
and get organized. How Sweet and thoughtful was that!?
I expect to see her and Wayne often--with masks and socially distancing, of course.
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God is Good!
To my Friends, Followers, and Supporters, I am still as close as the cell phone or other forms of communication. Therefore, keep the calls, texts, emails, zoom meet-ups, Facebook responses, "Likes," comments, etc., coming, just the same--especially during this COVID pandemic.
Love you guys,
Hattie (Aunt Hattie)
God Is LOVE: Do Everything in LOVE (1 Corinthians 16:14)

A Gorgeous Bouquet
of Flowers for
Valentine's Day

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I Feel LOVED and Welcomed Already
By These Special
Loved Ones, Sean's Mom (Beverly), and My New Neighbors.
Next Month: March's Newsletter Will Feature: Audiobook/Audible Announcement of DRIVEN TO SUCCEED Launch SALE; Motivational Merchandise Availability Information; Women History Month Events; Tour Photos of My House, A Virtual Housewarming Announcement, Etc.