Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Your Footprint

People come and go in your life and you do the same. The question is what does your footprint say about you?

Monday, April 28, 2014

Things Fall Apart....Things Can Fall Together

Sometimes you pray for God to direct your footsteps and prosper you, and all the while you have forgotten to pray about your social circles. Well even if you forget about that, God is still amazing. He will work on it and people and places that will stunt your destiny won't be able to cling to you.  And, so it makes sense with what Marily Monroe said: "Sometimes Good Things Fall Apart So Better Things Can Fall Together".

Peeling the Layers

Sometimes outward appearances are deceiving. The most confident appearing one could be the one suffering from low self-esteem. No one is perfect. Don't let appearances fool you. Take time to unpeel the layers of those around you so you can connect and help each other with different struggles. 

Acknowledging Your Privilege

Sometimes it takes a lack to appreciate what has always been in front of your eyes. Whether, you are rich or poor, any color, or creed there could be privileges you are unaware of. Open your eyes to that and help others also live a fuller lives.

Living in the Moment

Sometimes all you can do is just live a second and minute at a time. Don't be blinded by living in the moment but also make sure you have an idea of what your future should look like.

Friday, April 25, 2014

His Life

A student who I choose not to name passed away this week. In one word, he was ambitious. He stretched himself above and beyond. At least, that is what we saw on the exterior. Only God knows what went through him internally. His life was cut short while he was accomplishing one of his dreams. His death serves a reminder that anybody lazy or ambitious should be grateful for the time he has. May God comfort his loved ones.

Closing Your Eyes to the Truth

Don't close your eyes when the truth is right in front of you. The truth sets you free and helps you to become wise because you can see the future. And, of course you see your past which enables you to have purpose in your present.

Dreaming of the Future

Sometimes when you have lost all hope, something good can happen. Forget the bad times and dream about the future which you can begin building today.

Is the Truth Blinding or Enlightening?

Do you prefer to be in the darkness or the light? Most people might say they prefer the light but I don't know how many people are ready to face the truth without allowing it to blind them? Learn to take in rays of truth a day at a time so that you can be enlightened and not blinded by the truth.

Gratitude for Riches

Sometimes you might forget to be grateful for the small things that could be big things if you didn't have them. Think about it. You are richer than you think.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Meaning of Easter to Me

As a Christian, Easter means a lot to me. It's not only about the day but what the day celebrates. It's about resurrection. I truly believe that a man named Jesus existed and is the source of my existence, and reason to live everyday. I can't count the number of times that he has been dependable. He is the reason why I started this blog.


Happy Easter!!!!


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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Understanding Your Purpose

Every chapter of your life will call you to do act in a different way. That means you won't only have one purpose your entire life. Your purpose can be multi-faceted so learn to enjoy the journey. Take a step at a time as you live out your purpose which at times is connected to that you love or hate the most.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hidden Strengths

Sometimes your weakness can become your greatest asset. If you turn it inside out it might point you to another strength that you have. Learn to be positive.

Thoughts on being Gifted

What does it mean to be gifted at something? Does it mean you can naturally do something? Yes and no. Being gifted at something means  that a part of you does something usual in an exceptional way...sometimes it involves a lot of sweat and tears and sometimes it doesn't. Learn to use your gifts. How will you know them? Keep trying different things and you will learn more about your gifts and how you can use them to make your life and that of others better. 

Thoughts on Self-conduct

Don't bottle everything inside of you about what you see, hear, and think. And, don't let it all out either. Learn to find a balance with who you internally and externally. And, speak out when you need to but always leave a larger room for listening.

Asking Yourself the Right Questions

Sometimes you accept life for what it is without asking why, how, when? and all of that? Are you really living your life? Don't want something because someone said it would complete you. Ask yourself the right questions and accept yourself for you. The truth is in you if you look and listen carefully. Take time to understand your internal compass.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Power of Travel

Some people travel through books, people, places, and all that stuff. Sometimes you need to physically move from one point to another. It could be from 1 neighborhood, state, or even country. What does it do for you? It gives you a new way of looking at things and affirming or changing who you were. A traveller does something a lot of us don't want to do...embrace the unknown.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Relooking Communication Strategies

Everybody processes things differently. Learn to open your eyes and see things from the way that other people do. It can help you to be a better communicator. Good communication is not only about you but about the other person. Pay attention to the thoughts, words, and feelings of the other person you are communicating with.

Liking and Disliking Certain Attitudes

The people around you can shape your attitude. You may totally abhor certain attitudes but if you aren't actively replacing them then the attitude you hate might revisit you in another way.

Waiting and Love

When you love someone or something you need it to give it time. Waiting is also a form of love. Don't rush to assumptions with your loved ones. Wait.

The Connections between Change and Growth

People and places change. Expecting for them or yourself to remain the same is not always possible. Change is about growth. When you change it can help you to become a better person if you let it be that way.

Birthing Your Dreams

What is your wildest dream? Have you kept it to yourself? Maybe, you should share it with someone wiser than you so you can get some perspective.

Thoughts on Longing for the Future

If you need or want something and don't have it yet then don't cease to live. Enjoy where you already are. When the tide turns, you will get your desire. Just make sure your happiness isn't solely built on a future because you will get there and wish for another future. When will you enjoy the present?

Appreciating the Present

Appreciate what you have. You may not need what you don't have. Sometimes. Yeah.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

How to Know Your True Friends

Sometimes you think you know who your true friends are. Failure is not the only test of sincerity. Success is also a great one. If they can't applaud your success sincerely then who are they to you? Remember that a dangerous snake is the one who hides in the long grass.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

How to be a Great Speaker

Do you want to know how to say the most powerful thing in a conversation? Sometimes after you have said all you can...then saying nothing is one of the most effective things to do.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Treasuring the People in our Lives

One day someone walks in your life and the next day they are gone. The people we meet don't have to be out of our lives just because we can't see them. We can always reach out to them now and then. At the end of the day, people mean everything no matter what you have. 

Thoughts on Self-Education

Some of us try to educate ourselves by the news, facebook, twitter, instagram etc. Those are great avenues but what about the books? There is so much hidden or forgotten that never gets out there. What if you had the discipline to open a book and read it thoughtfully page by page? 

Thoughts on Helping Others

Don't help someone because you expect something in return. Just help them because it's a part of human nature. Think about it. You haven't been able to repay everyone back for what they did for you. Have you? No but you should when you can and remember but a lot of us are 


Know yourself. If you wait for the definition from someone else you will be waiting for a long time.