#3Words ~ Storytelling Challenge

#3CupsOfJoe SUPPORTERS: I’m starting up a new YouTube Series — #3Words — on the GottaLoveKirby Channel, & would like for you all to inspire my words through yours! Everyone has a story to tell, & I’d love to hear yours!
Here’s the challenge: Every Wednesday, we’ll have a theme (ex. Happy, Sad, Mysterious, etc.) to which you can write a thought-provoking 3 Word Story. I’ll be picking one of those stories each week to write a poem about & feature it in my next #3Words broadcast on YouTube.
A few quick examples:
*Happy ~ Swimming in paradise.
*Sad ~ One ninth starve.
*Mysterious ~ He recognized her.
Anyone & everyone are welcome to participate. All submissions will be considered. What’s your story?
#3CupsOfJoe … Peace. LOVE. Understanding.
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Life’s Face Value ~ Poem (MUST READ)

Life’s Face Value by Joe Reid Kirby III

My raindrops cause fire,

My fire brings snow,

Bouts of snow drop hail,

Hail will make the ice show,

To free you from your slips and current slides,

Find your footing in the darkness,

There’s a bright future ahead,

But watch your head …

Or you may end up walking with the dead,

Though they still feel regretfully alive …

Rusted razors readied at their wrists …

Horizontal or vertical?

Have to be sure not to miss …

Entertained only by the streams of blood dripping from the fingers’ tips,

A hole anywhere else but the heart is an experienced kiss on a rule breaking, law bender’s lips …

Only following the rules which can’t be broken,

No word against gravity will leverage its verdict once spoken,

This is an interpretation to a dreamer,

Or a cold shower to those who’ve already awoken,

Where the scores are high,

They can’t see the value of your token,

Yet, here you are …

Defying the odds of being 1 in 400 trillion,

Your chances are greater in this life of winning over 100 million,

U.S. …

9 times …

Though it’s us and not the cats whom think we have 9 lives …

So why the lies?

If you’re going to waste yourself,

Just do it …

But if you’re not going to squander this extraordinary opportunity,

Then, screw it …

To figure out why you’re here,

Where you are is the first need-to-know …

After that, it’s pinpointing exactly where you’re trying to go …

Now map out the precise road to get you to that destination,

Every pit stop along the way,

To the embodied voice of your calling,

Speaking to you in frequencies no other ear can hear,

Is cause for celebration …

Begin your memoir with Dear:

Dear Every Heart That Has Ever Been Broken,

This is Joe …

And I recognize the value of your token.

~ Joe Reid Kirby III 5/23/17

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Butterfly Omen ~ Poem

Butterfly Omen by Joe Reid Kirby III

Butterflies border my path of life,

Increasing my eyes effects,

Vision to see beyond the smog,

The future in our hands rests …

Flying cars are here today,

Thanks to asking the heart what to create,

& not the frivolous question, “How?”

Be here now

Hope for the day after the next,

& plan thoroughly for tomorrow,

We could never be millionaires when it comes to minutes,

We all get the same fourteen-forty loaned to us for a day,

Which we eventually have to fully repay,

Makes every second special in some sort of way …

Whether in a good sense or your perspective gone bad,

Every breath that you take should be the best one that you’ve ever had.

~ Joe Reid Kirby III 5/20/17

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Vegan, Vegetarian, or Meat-Eater? How about all 3?

Vegan, Vegetarian, or Meat-Eater? How about all 3? by Joe Reid Kirby III

You don’t have to put yourself into one box, category, or cage. I think you will find that all 3 lifestyles have their advantages and disadvantages. As a thorough holistic nutrition coach and well-seasoned master trainer, here’s the way I balance all three to my benefit of living a healthy, happy life:

As I’m sure we’ve all come to learn by now, the best kind of food to eat is real food. Although junk foods may be a lot cheaper than wholesome foods, it’s been proven time and time again that sticking to a healthier nutrition regimen may cost you now, but will save you thousands in medical bills and preventable doctor visits of the future. “Foods” injected with chemical cocktails which trick your brain into desiring more of the foods that give you stomach aches, headaches, body aches, and allergies may seem more desirable for said taste; until you realize that untainted foods actually taste a hell of a lot better than the mysterious, cleverly-packaged science projects which didn’t exist 50 years ago — not to mention, that you don’t have to succumb to any nonsense side-effects.

This modern, religious food war is causing more confusion to the masses than providing the apparent goal of clarity. As a fellow practitioner of all 3 craving cults, allow me to introduce you to my simplified solution of the whole man versus food phenomenon; as well as, illustrate a practical, yet beneficial, method to which you may happily include all 3 lifestyle choices into your life without feeling deprived, stressed, or utterly bewildered — all the while, not sacrificing your good health in the process.

Suggestion number one: Place your focus on eating real, whole foods which are unprocessed (& require preparing — whether at home or compliments of a professional chef) and still remain in their natural form — for the most part. For example, if you’re a French fry lover; instead of buying an overly-processed, frozen bag of 70% modified potatoes, 30% other shit, prep your own homemade fries in your clean kitchen with your favorite types of potatoes. Google quick and easy healthy recipes; then, become culinarily resourceful with all of the fresh ingredients you can get your hands on. Make yourself a special sauce to drizzle on top of your crispy goodness and enjoy!

Suggestion number two: Take the middle-path of the two extremes. If you really sit back and think about it, herbivores and carnivores are both the extremists of the food chain. As a full time, Texas-style, all-you-can-eat meat eater (with a side of couch potato), I once packed on massive quantities of body fat and gained upwards of 20 pounds — placing me at my heaviest all-time weight of 193 pounds. Non-coincidentally, after adjusting my overall over-consumption of low-quality foods and sprinkling in a consistent schedule of daily workouts, I achieved what I’d personally consider my best body to-date — at and around 175 pounds. On the flip side, as an intermittent fasting, raw vegan, I found myself on the reverse side of the spectrum and ended up dropping a staggering twenty plus pounds in less than 4 weeks — placing me at the all-time lowest weight I’d seen since I was a teenager. Most of the lost inches were a result of body fat loss; however, I must admit that I did also cannibalize a significant amount of lean muscle tissue in the process. As a result, I slowly began to reintroduce eggs and a limited number of animal by-products (treat meals that contained trace amounts of dairy) into my diet, to regain my ideal weight and counter-act my hypertrophy nemeses.

Suggestion number three: Balance all three lifestyles in a way that you can honestly sustain and build from for the remainder of your days. The direction that I found works best for me is: following a strict vegetarian (no meat) lifestyle daily; performing an intermittent fasting, raw vegan 3-day detox/cleanse monthly, to filter organs and clean out the entire system; and treating myself to one quality meat-based meal on holidays and special occasions of which I feel I’ve earned that guiltless right. Through this methodical lifestyle choice, I’ve quickly reached my ideal weight once again and am looking to build from this promising, sustainable way of life.

Follow what feels best for you and your family, regardless of negative naysayers. Your life is yours to have and enjoy … just remember that leaning too far to either side will always lead to a fall — this thin line we’ve coined ‘life’ is all about balance.

#3CupsOfJoe … Peace. LOVE. Understanding.

P.S. Join me on the GottaLoveKirby YouTube Channel to participate in the 21 Day Vegetarian Challenge I’m hosting, brought to you in part by #3CupsOfJoe … From Your Average Joe to Fitness Model Series — beginning May 22nd and ending June 11th.

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#3Words ~ Storytelling Challenge

#3CupsOfJoe SUPPORTERS: I’m starting up a new YouTube Series — #3Words — on the GottaLoveKirby Channel, & would like for you all to inspire my words through yours! Everyone has a story to tell, & I’d love to hear yours!
 
Here’s the challenge: Every Wednesday, we’ll have a theme (ex. Happy, Sad, Mysterious, etc.) to which you can write a thought-provoking 3 Word Story. I’ll be picking one of those stories each week to write a poem about & feature it in my next #3Words broadcast on YouTube.
 
A few quick examples:
*Happy ~ Swimming in paradise.
*Sad ~ One ninth starve.
*Mysterious ~ He recognized her.
 
Anyone & everyone are welcome to participate. All submissions will be considered. What’s your story?
 
#3CupsOfJoe … Peace. LOVE. Understanding.
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Suriname Familie | What does Peace, LOVE, & Understanding mean to you? (Season 1 Finale) ~ #3CupsOfJoe Show: Episode 11

SEASON FINALE: Season 1 of the #3CupsOfJoe Show has come to an epic end! My incredible Suriname family made this episode extra special for me!

What does Peace, LOVE, & Understanding mean to you? There are no wrong answers … only questions we haven’t asked.

My Motto: Do what you LOVE and nothing else.

My Message: #3CupsOfJoe … Peace. LOVE. Understanding.

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My 27th BIRTHDAY — 1st in Suriname (Taurus Season) ~ #3CupsOfJoe Show: Episode 10

I had such an incredible birthday yesterday with family & friends! I greatly appreciate all of the LOVE and well-wishes I was abundantly showered with!

Numerology: 27 = 2 + 7 = 9 = Highest Level of Change

I’m looking forward to making my 27th year of life even better than the previous 26. Stay tuned …

The Season Finale of Season 1 (Episode 11) of the #3CupsOfJoe Show is coming soon! If you like my vibe, SUBSCRIBE to be notified.

My Motto: Do what you LOVE and nothing else.

My Message: #3CupsOfJoe … Peace. LOVE. Understanding.

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AVD Wandelmars 2017 ~ #3CupsOfJoe Show: Episode 9

The annual Avondvierdaagse (AVD) Parade in the city of Paramaribo, Suriname is a Carnival-like showcase of the many cultures this beautiful country is home to. The sound of the beating drums, sight of the cultural dances, and feeling of the passionate singing was an intoxicating experience. Definitely a great way to start the week of my birthday!

Stay tuned for Episode 10 of the #3CupsOfJoe Show, as I’ll be sharing an inside-look at my 27th Birthday Celebration — my 1st birthday outside of the U.S.

My Motto: Do what you LOVE and nothing else.

My Message: #3CupsOfJoe … Peace. LOVE. Understanding.

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Make Your Heaven on Earth + Surinamese Markoesa & Bakabana ~ #3CupsOfJoe Show: Episode 8

Find peace in doing the things you love; with the people you love; surrounded by the music you love; & a belly full of the nutritious & delicious foods you love. Stop waiting to rest in peace & start living in peace.

Wifey & I hooked up some homemade Surinamese Markoesa Sap (passion fruit juice) & Bakabana (fried plantains). I hope you enjoy this episode of the #3CupsOfJoe Show, & look forward to seeing you in the future episodes to come!

My Motto: Do what you LOVE and nothing else.

My Message: #3CupsOfJoe … Peace. LOVE. Understanding.

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Authentic. (Actuality Check – Slow Suicide) ~ Slam Poem

Authentic. (Actuality Check – Slow Suicide) by Joe Reid Kirby III

It’s the ones that don’t really care about life that commit slow suicide —

eating crappy foods; drinking poisons; not truly caring for the brain & body.

I’m one of those too.

Too cowardice to face actuality.

Preferring to sit quietly & pretend things don’t bother you …

but they do.

Yep,

grit those teeth or bite those lips,

you know it’s true.

Things bother me too,

but it’s not ‘okay’ to say it.

Wishing it was the kind of problem of which you could simply spray it.

Nope … No!

Everything that’s not like you pisses you off.

That demon in your mind continues to dominate the inner chatter.

Sometimes you just wake up, and want something to smoke, pop, or drink

to be unable to walk.

And that’s your excuse.

Piss poor excuse.

You don’t really want to be in that skin

do you?

You traded your life for religion

only to excuse yourself from having to live it.

The happiest humans are those who don’t

believe

in anything.

Like babies.

Nothing offends them.

But for us believers in the infinite forms of energy which surrounds us,

it’s scary out there.

People bury themselves

in their open coffins

of problems

out there.

You’d prefer to get it over with

& be mummified or incinerated

right now,

because there just has to be something poetic after this

hell of a life.

Right? Right …

You know I know these things

because I own these things.

My mirrors stay clear

so I can see

me.

Here’s a selfie to the world of how I see me.

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~ Joe Reid Kirby III 5/6/17

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