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A follow-up to the official magazine of Classy Living Society - the Classy Chronicles - Chronicles Too! is an online magazine which features amazing nonprofit organizations, awesome businesses and business owners, people doing great things in the community and more.
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If you would like to be featured on Chronicles Too! click on the button below and complete the questionnaire; your feature will be at no cost to you. Keep in mind, however, that we’ve been busy collecting responses from others that will also be featured - so, you may not be featured right away, but will be featured sometime in the very near future! You will receive an email with a link to your published article to share with everyone you know! We are so excited about Chronicles Too! and we hope you are too! If you have any questions or comments, please email the Chronicles Too! at cctoo@cls-volunteer.org.
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Musings, thoughts & prose on love, life, new beginnings & everything else!
Author: Janine Lattimore
  • There’s something so gracious about a person who is humble, isn’t there?  It’s admirable to do great things and not want attention drawn to yourself for doing so.  But… I say – it’s okay to toot your own horn now and again.  Everyone has not...

  • I’ve been thinking about daddies and daughters a lot lately; well, that’s to say, I’ve been thinking about my own father a lot lately.  My father died in 1990, and I’ve lived long enough now that he’s been gone from my life almost as long...

  • Happy Fourth of July!  I hope you are enjoying your day with family and friends, even better – I hope you’re at the beach lavishing in the aura of sun, sand and sea!  Speaking of sun, sand and sea…. Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re...

  • “Don’t I know you from somewhere?” “Yes, we went to Facebook together!” – seen on Facebook. Before social media, you met and interacted with other people in person – at work, church, through mutual acquaintances and so on.  If you lost touch with these people,...

  • It seems in life we are always trying to prove ourselves worthy. We let our flaws, downfalls, mistakes, etc. keep us from being vulnerable and stop us from standing in our own truth because we feel we may be judged or deemed less meritorious. Recently,...

  • “If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli My dear Uncle Joe (R.I.P.) always told me to choose my circle wisely – to surround myself with people who...

  • Sometimes we can really get all up in our feelings about something.   Those are the times that we should acknowledge that perception is everything. In my younger days, PMS hit me hard.  I was weepy, cranky and craved salty sweet snacks.  The slightest comment that...

  • Being in a hurry doesn’t pay! A few months ago, I had a really busy schedule ahead for the weekend, so on that Friday night I had this bright idea to do a few “quick” loads of laundry. “Quickly” threw a load in the washer,...

  • “The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy or unfulfilled.  For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching...

  • One of the many things I admire about young people is that they have their whole lives laid out in front of them – particularly to make the right decisions on their work life.  Unlike the Baby Boomers of my generation, the youth of today...

AUTHOR: JANINE LATTIMORE
Words are my passion, and I consider myself a connoisseur of words.  Well, what does that mean, you ask? My love of all things “wordy” began at an early age, cultivated by supportive family members and teachers. Growing up, it was just my brother and I, and since he didn’t want to play with a girl most of the time, I spent a lot of time alone.  I guess you could say I’ve always leaned toward introversion, so I’d write short stories to pass the time alone, and channel my imaginative thoughts.
Fast forward to a few years ago, when I joined Classy Living Society, a women’s national community service organization.  I was offered an opportunity to help out on their digital magazine, The Classy Chronicles, by putting together a few articles and presenting a combined edited version for its host website. Piece of cake!  A little bit turned into a lot and next thing I knew, I became the Editor in Chief of the organization! And might I add a proud one too! Why, I was even presented with the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2016, signed by President Barack Obama in connection with my work.  Pretty good stuff…
CLS Founder LaShanda Pitts and I developed an online magazine for the organization – Chronicles Too! which features amazing nonprofit organizations, awesome businesses and business owners, people doing great things in the community and more. Furthermore, CLS presents the #KeepGoing Award — an annual award given to individuals selected from the Chronicles Too features. The award is designed to celebrate those who inspire others and demonstrate tireless effort in giving back to the community, and to encourage them to #keepgoing.
Like many of you, as I keep on living, I keep on learning. I’ve cultivated stories, and in all the things I love about life, I’ve developed a veritable smorgasbord of introspective thoughts, creative ideas and funny randoms!  I am convinced that God bestowed this gift of writing upon me so that I may share my words with others. It is my mission to motivate, inspire, create laughter and possibly pull at your heartstrings too. In doing so, it is also my mission to encourage others (myself included!) to #keepgoing.
Sign on the dotted line and commit yourself to subscribing to my thoughts, please and thank you! Welcome to my journey – all spilled out in print. Welcome to New York Red! #keepgoing
“Wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now.” – Maya Angelou
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