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July 21, 2017

My Legacy

Long ago, I decided that I would be all that I could be, for as long as I could be. This encompasses my spirit, mind, body, passions and professions, as well as being aware of, kind to, and substantive and thoughtfully participating in relationship with others. This is how I have lived, live, and hope to be remembered as and for. This is my legacy.

June 3, 2017

Be Yourself

It's hard to stand out, while you're constantly trying to fit in. There's no one quite like, or better than you, so embrace that fact and choose to be all that you, as yourself, can be.

June 3, 2017

Get A Life

Instead of wallowing in self-pity, pining for the attention and validation of another, get a life. No one other than you is responsible for your happiness and self esteem.

You'll find that with passion, interest and hobbies of your own, you'll feel less need for, and dependency on the views and attention of others. You'll also find that by being interested and interesting yourself, and taking care of yourself physically, that others will accordingly find you more attractive and interesting.

April 25, 2017

Keep It Moving

Disappointments should be treated like a pit-stop. Pull over, re-fuel, change your tires, clean the windshield, re-focus, get back on the track and do your best to succeed.

April 9, 2017

Stop Settling

You'll stop following, envying, begrudging and even hating those who have more, once you stop settling for less. You'll be infinitely happier and feel considerably more empowered. This truth is not limited to money and material things, but includes all areas of life.

April 9, 2017

A Balanced and Simple Life Is The Best Life

Volume, debt, complexity, obligation, stress and anxiety are as common as blades of grass, and unfortunately, the life that most unwittingly create and exist or languish in. There is another way, however, have balance and keep things simple.

Faith, family, friends, fitness, finances and fun. The six F's applied as a balanced daily priority first lifestyle practice will remove you from a mundane, common and insecure feeling existence, to that of the satisfying, fulfilling and extraordinary.

April 9, 2017

Never stop working on being the best version of yourself

Don't disrespect and limit yourself by settling for only being a follower of things and others, hero and celebrity worshipper, spectator and fan. You too can shine. Be your own star by being all that you can be.

Good things, relationships, successes, etc., aren't reserved for select others. No one is better or more deserving than you. Good things are available for the making and taking. If you believe, you can achieve and receive.

Investing in yourself daily--spiritually, mentally, physically and socially, will give you the best quality of existence.

March 17, 2017

Time

Time is precious and important, so don't waste it. It can never be regained nor is it promised to anyone. Don't worry counting your time. Instead, be vigilant in making your time count.

March 2, 2017

Beauty

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so open your eyes, mind, heart and behold. Beauty is everywhere! It's in people, nature, moments, experiences, memories, gestures, places, sights, sounds, taste, smells and so much more. The great thing is that there's an never ending abundance of beauty.

March 2, 2017

Your Words

Words are powerful. They are best utilized uplifting others.

March 2, 2017

Paradise

Paradise is not a destination. It is a state of mind.

March 2, 2017

Take it easy

Everyday, throughout the day, look for, participate in and enjoy the lighter and brighter side of whatever you do and encounter.

February 25, 2017

Inspiration is all around us

Just like sunshine, inspiration is all around us, so step outside of your self-imposed limitations and confinements, raise your arms and let it soak in.

February 25, 2017

Embrace the light

Though there's much in this world that is fallen, is falling and feels dark, you still can choose to seek and embrace the light.

February 25, 2017

Don't create excuses - Create opportunities

It's your life. Don't allow anyone or anything, including yourself, to limit or stop you from being everything you truly want to be.

February 23, 2017

That Which Is Best In Life

Loving - Consistently, without conditions, treating others as you'd like to be treated

Giving - Being of help and support to others

Living - Seeking, finding, embracing and appreciating life, daily

Expressing Oneself Honesty - Not lying to oneself or others in that which one says and does

January 26, 2017

Life Montra

I Am!

I Can!

I'm Deserving!

I Will!

January 25, 2017

You are blessed

If you're alive, you love and you are loved, you are in fact very blessed! The rest, however, is up to you!

If you want a great life, create one! The responsibility is yours alone. It's not Gods, your parents or the governments. Your successes and failures ride on your choices, ambitions, desires, self image, work-ethic, courage and character. You will ultimately, like it or not, reap what you sow, and in every area of your life.

If you have excuses, blame, rationalization, prejudice or feelings of entitlement, yours is stinking thinking, a losing mentality and lesser way of existence.

Instead of perpetually lamenting politics, injustices, sexism, racism, classism and every other type of ism, which yes, are real, alive, toxic, wrong, cowardly, immoral, evil and shameful, don't allow them to define, embody, limit or consume you, nor allow them to be obstacles in your life. There are millions, including myself, who choose to love, pursue their dreams, don't accept setbacks as permanent, be happy, be positive, be hopeful and optimistic and live fully and thrive regardless and sometimes in spite of. Control that which you can and trust God with the rest.

If you are honest with yourself and others, you plan your work and work your plans and you take full responsibility and accountability for yourself, your actions and your successes and failures, you'll learn, grow, develop wisdom, accomplish much, be respected and will likely enjoy a full, interesting, contributing and worthwhile life.

December 13, 2016

Life

Life isn't about waiting for it's storms to pass. It's about learning to and insisting on dancing while in their midst.

November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving

I don't believe in, or need a man-made designated day to profess or symbolically express gratitude. I'm grateful all day and everyday!

Upon waking, throughout the day and as I lay in bed before falling to sleep, I detail to God what and who I am thankful for. I will, however, as on every thanksgiving day, hit the gym, watch football, feast heartily upon some of this day's traditional foods and enjoy the company of good people.

However you spend your day, I hope it's pleasant in every way.

November 6, 2016

This, and no particular party or politician, will make and keep this world great

Keep God first, love your fellow human as yourself, never hate, give generously, live simply, forgive quickly and always be kind.

September 12, 2016

The Power of Positive Thinking

Positive thinking is a mental and emotional attitude that focuses on the bright side of life and expects positive results.

A positive person anticipates happiness, health and success, and believes he or she can overcome any obstacle and difficulty.

July 17, 2016

Luke 6:31

Do to others as you'd have them do to you.

May 14, 2016

One Thing That Every Human Has In Common

None of us will leave this life without going through some sort of hardship.

Whether the result of poor choices, misfortune, health, loss, relationships, financial, victimization, professional, self-image, etc., it's not if, but when one will be so challenged.

Connection can sustain and help you during hardship. This is truly relevant and important. Let trusted others know what you're going through. You'll be pleasantly surprised to learn just how much some people care.

I am eternally grateful to those who have loved and/or cared enough to gesture when I have bared the weight of hardship. It further inspires me to do the same.

March 22, 2016

Eternity

"I would rather stand with God and be judged by the world than stand with the world and be judged by God"

March 6, 2016

Caring Relationships

Most have pursued and/or experienced nonreciprocal relationships of one nature or another, and most have also been unaware of, lesser aware of, indifferent to, or have more lowly prioritized others who have shown interest in, caring about, or gestured friendship to them.

What I've learned, is that there often is a big difference between those that one may want in their life vs. those that are good for and truly needed in our life. I've also learned the wisdom and importance of investing in those who, whether or not I initially recognized it, care about and have invested in me. These well-intending, demonstrative, caring souls generally turn out to be absolute God-sends, who positively add to my feelings of love, optimism, content, happiness and relationship. I make certain, sometimes perhaps ad nauseam, that they clearly know that they are appreciated by and important to me.

February 1, 2016

Real Power

You are infinitely more powerful than you realize.

Your acknowledgement, smile, thank you, compliment, encouragement and TIME given to others, not only can make their moment, hour or day, but in many instances, it can deeply positively affect, and even change their life.

You are powerful. Know this and choose to use your power to uplift others. In turn, you too will genuinely feel good inside.

May 13, 2015

My Mood

Regardless of what I'm going through, I try to remain conscious of the importance of being grateful. God loves me and I am blessed in mamny ways, and life no matter how challenging or aweful, real or perceived, could always be worse.

May 5, 2015

Be A Blessing To Others

My deepest feelings of satisfaction have always come from helping others. Always ask yourself, how can I be a blessing to others today, and then act upon it, today, and everyday.