So today I am GroupUSA. I am witnessing a remarkable phenomenon. It is causing young ladies mucho stress.
Yesterday, I had the privilege of judging Miss Northern Virginia 2013. I want to thank Ms. Perkins-Washington and Mrs. Qualls-Wallace, you are both fabulous and dear to me. You inspire, enrich and empower young ladies to believe that all things are possible. I also want to thank all of the beautiful young ladies who inspired me with their stories, personalities and platforms. I would also like to thank MC for his words of wisdom.
We all make judgement calls about a persons physical appearance. However, the cover is not the book. The book consist of the words, sentences, paragraphs, and chapters which are the experiences of ones journey in life.
The jury might be your family, friends, colleagues or coworkers which may never read the entire book but only the cover.
You are a masterpiece destined for greatness, beautiful, strong, intelligent, articulate, bold, silly, goofy, but flawless.
I will be the author of my book (life).
I will read the book (life) of others and not the book cover.
I am because HE IS.
Thank you Thomasina and Hekima.
PS. We are fearfully and wonderfully made Ps. 139!
Yesterday we talked about Humans & Elephants. The moral of the story, don’t let what you learn get you stuck like the stake does to the elephant.
Lollipops come in various shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors. Some are big and some are small. Do you remember the lollipop that had the tootsie roll center. Do you remember the question? Check out the video!
Unlike a tootsie lollipop, a sucker typically does not have a center. Therefore you can lick it as many times as you want and it keeps giving you the same delicious flavor lick after lick. Are you tired of getting the same results and responses from people? If so, stop being a sucker.
I will not be a sucker any longer.
I will not allow anyone to treat meet with disrespect.
I promise to like and love myself.
So we are 38 days into the New Year. Have you kept your New Years resolution? If you don’t keep you promise to yourself who will?
Yesterday we talked about UnLearnU Pt I. The moral of the story, wrong learning, leads to wrong thinking, which leads to wrong believing.
Did you know that an average elephant weighs somewhere between 13-15 thousand pounds and can live up to 70 years? If you have ever been to a circus did you notice how elephants are tied to a tiny stake with a rope around their foot/ankle. Domesticated elephants (those in captivity) are trained at an early age by a rope and a stake. When they are young they don’t have the strength to remove the stake from the ground. Accordingly, they grow believing that when a rope is tied around their ankle they can not break free.
Unlike elephants, people are highly intelligent and can learn from multiple sources and in three distinct ways..visual, audibly, and kinesthetically (by doing, hands-on application). All across the world we typically go to a place called school and learn how to work for someone else. Little do we know we have become just like the elephant unable to break free from the rope and the stake. So, is the way and what you have learned causing you to become free or remain a captive?
I will seek out education that ONLY causes me to be free in thought and expression.
Information is good but the application of information is better.
You will always be where you are based on what you have learned.
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The last blog was about Sibling Rivalry. The moral of the story, play fair, compete hard, but always love your family.
The Learning Cycle
Have you ever stopped for a moment and asked yourself what is the purpose of learning? If so, what did you conclude? The purpose of learning is ___________. If not, can you answer how what you have learned affects how you think and what you believe? Now that is something to ponder.
Yesterday I stopped by Autozone and as usual I met someone and asked them a couple of questions. How long have you been working here? Response: Ten Years. So what do you really want to do? Response: Teach math. Hmmmm! Salesperson at Autozone but I want to be a teacher.
The salesperson was told they needed a degree to teach math. Subsequently, they felt they could not teach math. Believe it or not, you don’t need a degree to teach anything. Say what? It goes back to what you have learned, which shapes how you think, and formulates your beliefs. So how do we overcome wrong learning? It is quite simple. We simply unlearn wrong learning.
I am empowered when I pursue my calling, passion, and purpose.
Wrong learning will cause me not to pursue my calling, passion, and purpose.
I am fearfully and wonderfully made, a masterpiece destined for greatness.
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The last blog was about “Faith = Freedom”. The moral of the story, every great idea is turned into reality by uncompromising faith.
Yesterday we witnessed for the first time in Superbowl history two siblings playing against one another. One won and the other lost but they are still brothers. Congratulations Ravens!! For my beloved 49ers, the season starts anew!!
There is nothing like sibling rivalry. By the way, do you have any sibling rivalries? If so, are they friendly, antagonistic, hostile or fair? Oftentimes, they are all of the above. The one thing we must always remember, at the end of the rivalry, we are still family.
I will compete fairly with my family members which fosters admiration and respect.
Family is for life but friends, coworkers and colleagues for a season.
I am my brothers keeper.
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Yesterday we talked about Relationships, Affair, and Marriages. The moral to the story, your relationships will give you what they are.
What is faith? As a believer and follower of Jesus Christ I am told that faith pleases God. The scriptures further declare that without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please Him. I am going to keep it very juvenile. Faith is believing in something (idea, dream, or vision) that one take steps towards making it a reality. It takes faith to believe in an unseen God. Although he walked the earth some 2000 years ago I have never seen Him personally face to face in the flesh. However, I know and believe He is as real as my heart beat.
Do you recall the story when Noah was given the blueprints to the ark and told to build it? It took Noah 120 years to build the ark, but he built it. Guess what? Noah’s faith worked so mightily that he saved all of mankind as well as the animals from the flood. Recall also that God only supplied the blueprint for the Ark but none of the labor.
When I receive an idea, vision or dream from God I will build it like Noah built the Ark.
It always requires relentless unshakeable faith to accomplish the idea, vision or dream that God shows me.
God will always reward my faith and I will be immeasurably blessed.
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On Friday we talked about the GG, GS, GQ. The moral of the story. If you are not a GG you can only be a GS or GQ but its all up to you.
No one can determine when they are going to be born, who their parents will be, their ethnicity or socioeconomic status.
The Mysterious Middle
Between the beginning and the end there is a mysterious middle. The middle lasts longer for some and less for others. But on average we get about 72 - 75 years in the middle. Unlike the beginning or the end we get to make every decision about the middle independent of our family, ethnicity or socioeconomic class. So what are you doing with the middle? Are you living the life you thought you would be living? If not, why not? If yes, have you thanked those that helped and are you helping others?
No one can determine when, where, or how there life will end. Yeah, I can already hear people talking about suicide. But that’s not 100% guaranteed either. Several have tried and many have failed.
I will take full responsibility for the middle for it is my life.
Someone is always waiting to live the middle for me if allow them to do so. They mainly come in the form of family and what I call friends.
All things are possible to him/her that believes.
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