Thursday, July 22, 2010


Sometimes the best moments imaginable come out of complete silence with yourself. One of my biggest joys is reading a book that literally takes my breathe away, then placing the book down and breathing it all in.

It may not sound that eventful but there is nothing like an "aha" moment as Oprah defines it. An "Aha"" moment is when you allow yourself to open up to a message that has probably been staring you in the face the entire time but you just hadn't realized it until the actual moment you was supposed to grasp it, and that moment is your "Aha".

I am almost in complete euphoria when I am in this space. With all the distractions and shallow occurrences that happen in our lives daily, when we have time to sit and be with ourselves we rarely maximize on this opportunity. We do not even know how to do this. We start to get weary, fidget, and think about every thing else other than the NOW.

I am forcing myself to live in the NOW and appreciate every ounce of what this moment is compromised of. I am in a state of gratitude that I am blessed to still have this moment. It is mine for the taking. So many of us are not here in the physical any more, and have transcended on to the next phase in their spiritual journey.

Those of us here forget that this is our time to make the most out of life and not take anything for granted. We must live in love and in gratitude. I read a powerful line recently in a touching book that said something to the effect "If you start to look at the world with your heart instead of your mind then you will know GOD". How does this relate to the above...that is for you to decide but we all have purpose, meaning and a destination. We must try to elevate ourselves on levels that will encourage our mental, emotional and spiritual growth. This is your moment......"Seize it".

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Can I see a little of me in you?

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.” - Charles R. Swindoll

Long quote I have shared today...I know, but so much needed! I do not think half of us really acknowledge our attitudes in life. I truly believe that if we took one second before each occurrence and thought about how we wanted to maintain a positive outlook then we would have different results more often. I am really going hard on this attitude adjustment campaign in my life because I think I have fell victim more often than not to not having the BEST possible attitude towards situations that are not favorable.

So many of us are ready to sucks our teeth, throw up our hands, roll our eyes, defame someones character, punch someone in the face, spit on each other, lie on each other, and NOT CARE about anything outside of them. This is the behavior we need to negate.

We should aim to hug, embrace, encourage, motivate, think, show concern, give our attention, listen, guide, hope and dream with each other. So much more can be done when these are put into place. It takes so much energy to sit back and be mad and be purposeful in your negative space. How do you live a life that is hateful on purpose? How does that add up?

We must know that our youth are in a state of emergency. This entire generation is in a huge state of emergency and it will not change unless some of us be the pillars of example to always wearing and putting on our best for them. They need constant reminders of what NOT to be and what NOT to do, and unfortunately those come far in between because we give up on the hope that exists for them.

Dedicate yourself to living as an example to the possibilities that can exist for them, and that all starts with changing your attitude to being bright and optimistic! As one person told me ...SUNNY SIDE UP. :)