Category Archives: Passion

Throw Off the Bowlines!

Standard

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

image

Advertisements

Find Your Fingerprint

Standard

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” – Oprah Winfrey

Enough said! Find your love, offer it to others and pass the wisdom on to all you meet.

abundant blessings

With This Faith…

Standard

“With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

And this will be the day — this will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning:

My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.

Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim’s pride,

From every mountainside, let freedom ring!

And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.”

-Dr. Martin Luther King, excerpt from ‘I Have a Dream” speech

Same Boat

You Were Born to Do It!

Standard

“I am not afraid…I was born to do this.” – Joan of Arc

Short and sweet.  Remember that we should never fear what is in front of us because we were all created with the strength and knowledge we need to accomplish and overcome anything that we set our sights on.  Remember this and PROCEED.

keep going

The Power of Belief

Standard

Great day all!

Sometimes the simplest, yet most complete advice and wisdom comes to us in the form of children’s stories and songs.  Take a moment to read this short passage below and enjoy the quick soundtrack at the end! Pass on the power in BELIEF!

Believe In Yourself dee dee bridgewater

If you believe
Within your heart you’ll know
That no one can change
The path that you must go Believe what you feel
And know you’re right, because
The time will come around
When you’ll say it’s yours

Believe that you can go home;

Believe you can float on air
Then click your heels three times,
If you believe
Then you’ll be there
Believe in yourself, right from the start
Believe in the magic that’s inside your heart
Believe all these things, not because I told you to
But believe in yourself;
If you believe in yourself
Just believe in yourself as I believe in you!
– Dee Dee Bridgewater as Glinda, the Good Witch in The Wiz (the original Broadway production)

Heaven is Where You Create It

Standard

seek and you will findGreetings all! Today’s Soul Food is a great reminder that we all have the power and ability to create heaven in our lives, the lives of others and here on earth. Use your time wisely–it’s the one thing you will never get back! After reading this, think about what heaven is to you and CREATE IT. In this moment, I can say that for me, heaven is the existence of possibilities.

Meditate on this and enjoy link below 😉
“…No one knows the hour, nor do they know the day,
but the kingdom is near, don’t let anything lead you astray.
as long as God is with me, everything will be okay.
so right about then,we decided to pray….

your time
is a terrible thing to waste!!!
for there’s not one of these possessions that you can bring to space (yeah, it doesn’t matter)
it’s a challenge, but the chance of seeing, is quite a dream to chase (yes it is)
I hope
I remind God of Him when He sees my face ….

all mighty love,
watching over me….
a smile……..brilliant…..
all over …..constantly…..
warm …..comforting…..
perfect…like …no..thing
no hate..no confusion…no strain
simply peace…. simply
simply…simply…simply

No fear! Heaven is to me
no fear of destruction
understanding who He is
his name is Christ!!
heaven, heaven is to me
wisdom, understanding, knowledge

streets of gold and pearly gates
halos wings all dressed in white
angels sing and cymbals glare
no ones rich, no one’s poor
people dreaming they live free
making love while they in love
wonderful dream wake me when you’re home

Heaven. Heaven is being Pops
heaven is spending the day with your grandchildren
listening to their voices when they laugh and play
and then at the end of the day, we hug,  we kiss and slowly they walk away
and then suddenly they turn and rush back to me and hug me ’round the knees
yeah, that’s heaven to me…”

excerpts from ‘Heaven Somewhere’ by Common, featuring Bilal, Ceelo Green, Omar, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu & “Papa Lynn”