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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
  • “The trouble is, you think you have time.” – Jack Kornfield In many of my posts, I will talk about my mother.  Mommy passed away at 90 years of age in April 2017.  In the days following her death, I spoke with numerous relatives and friends...

  • This week, we celebrated the arrival of the New Year and nothing else conjures up tradition like holidays.  For example, there’s an old Southern tradition that collard greens and black-eyed peas should be eaten on the first day of the year to guarantee luck and...

  • Yvette Greene stole my eyeglasses when I was in the fourth grade (her name has been changed to protect the not-so-innocent). I’ve been wearing glasses since I was nine years old.  The teacher told my mother I was squinting to see the blackboard, so my...

  • Forgiveness is Freedom I forgive them. I forgive them without needing them to acknowledge what they did to me. I forgive them without receiving an apology. I forgive them because holding onto anger, resentment, disappointment, and sadness was weighing me down and holding me back....

  • “Next time, ask: What’s the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare.   Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end.  And...

  • New York Red….   Welcome to my new blog — New York Red!  This is the place where I will share Musings, Thoughts & Prose on love, life, new beginnings & everything else!  Philosophy, inspiration, humor, a bit of my inside info and things I’ve...

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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