Saturday, November 28, 2009

Attitude

"The longer I live, the more I realized the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do. It is more importanct 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 thing we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it."

by Charles swindoll

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Clock

The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop at late or early hour.

To lose one's wealth is sad indeed. To lose one's health is more.

But to lose one's soul is such a loss that no man can restore.

Blessed are the dead who died in the Lord. Rev. 14:13

Monday, November 23, 2009

Comes The Dawn...

After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and sharing a soul, and you learn that love doesn't mean learning and company doesn't mean security.

And you begin to learn that kisses are not contracts and presents arn't promises.

And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open.

With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child.

And you learn to build all of your roads today because tomorrow's ground is to uncertain for plans, and futures have a way of falling down in mid flight.

After awhile, you learn that even sunshine burns if you get to much.

So you plant your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure, that you really are strong, and you really do have worth.

And you learn and you learn...
With every good-bye, you learn.

21 THINGS BLACK PEOPLE SHOULD DO

1). Register to vote

2). Take all that money out of those stocking caps, tin cans, mattresses, and floor boards & invest money in something. For starters, invest in the food you eat.

3). Learn another language, ebonics doesn't count.

4). Stop using the "N" word in 2010, especially since Merriam-Webster has announced that it isn't changing the definition.

5). Buy something each week from a black vendor. Not out of obligation but for support and encouragement.

6). Subscribe to a magazine; EBONY, JET, BLACK ENTERPRISE, ESSENCE. Then subscribe to one of the weeklies; TIME, NEWSWEEK, or U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT. After learning what's going on in OUR world, learn about the whole world it is after all, your wold.

7. Stop blaming white folks for 98% of your problems while giving them 100% of your money.

8). Stop walking past each other without speaking.

9). Be on time for something.. ANYTHING!!!

10). Get an annual check up; herbs don't cure anything.

11). In all the ways acknowledge Him(God) & he shall direct your path. Prioritize this as #1.

12). Stop being jealous of one another, learn to look past the material things & see the person for who they are.

13). Get involved in at least one charitable or voluntary community service.

14). Say a prayer for someone else other than yourself.

15). Hug your child, spouse, friend, or parent today. If you are blessed to have more than one of these persons in your life hug them all and often.

16). LOVE ONE ANOTHER

17). Learn to let go & let God.

18). Stop talking about it and be about it.

19). Let God order your steps instead of the world.

20). P.U.S.H Pray Until Something Happens!

21). In all that you do, get understanding, (turn off the T.V, & open a book). Don't just read this, Do It & encourage others. Have a blessed day.

Children Learn What They Live

If a child lives with criticism. He learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility. He learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule. He learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame. He learns to feel guilty.
If achild lives with tolernace. He learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement. He learns confidence.
If a child lives with praise. He learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness. He learns justice.
If a child lives with security. He learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval. He learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship. He learns
to find love in the world.

How is your child living and what will he learn?

Walt Disney

"All our dreams

Can come true

If we have the courage

to pursue them"

"Daily Affirmations" I Am Promising Myself

I am so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind. I am talking health, happiness and prosperity to every person I meet. I am making all my friends feel that there is something in them.I am looking at the sunny side of everything & making my optimism come true. I am thinking only of the best, working only for the best & expecting only the best. I am just as enthustiastic about the success of others as I am about my own. I am forgetting the mistakes of the past & pressing on the greater achievements of the future. I am wearing a cheerful countenance at all times & giving every living creature I meet a smile. I am giving so much time to the improvement of myself that I have no time to criticize others. I am to large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, & to happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Dear Friend,

This morning when I woke up, you were on my mind. I could not help but remember what you did to me. Then I thought about the saying, "Don't get mad get even." & I decided to do just that. Matter of fact, this is a "Get Even Letter." It is time I "Get even" with you for being a blessing to me! So often we focus on the negative things people have done in our life and we want to get even with them. I chose to focus on the positive & take a moment to thank as many people as I can for being in my life for a Reason or for a Season.

Maybe we don't talk everyday, or maybe I only see you once a year, but God put you in my life for a Season. Maybe we talk often and we see each other daily. Well, God placed you in my life for a Reason. Whichever the case, I am grateful for what you have done for me.

Do you remember the time(s) you encouraged me, called me, prayed for me, fed me, visited me,laughed with me, made me laugh, helped me, drove me somewhere, cooked for me, listened to me, & cared for me when I was sick? Do you remember the time when you trusted me, respected me, & believed in me? I do, I REMEMBER! I'll never forget!

I want to thank you for those times. I know I can never repay you for all the things you have done for me, but God will reward you for every deed. I can however, "Get Even" with you with LOVE. I hope that you know that I am praying for you, & I believe in you too. If there is anything I can ever do for you, please let me know.

I hope this "GET EVEN LETTER" will remind you that your living is not in vain. The Word of God says in Matthew 25:40; "In as much as you done it into the least of my little ones, you have done it onto me." Stay encouraged & remember that you are loved. Jesus loves you & so do I. May God continue to richly bless you & keep you in his perfect will.

Your Friend, Alondra

A Woman Of Strength

A strong woman works out everyday to keep her body in shape... but a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape.

A strong woman isn't afraid of anything... but a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of fear.

A strong woman want let anyone get the best of her... but a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone.

A strong woman makes mistakes & avoids the same in the future... a woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be God's blessings & capitalizes on them.

A strong woman walks surefootedly... but a woman of strength knows God will catch her when she falls.

A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face... but a woman of strength wears grace.

A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey... but a woman of strength has faith in the journey that she will become strong.

Striving to move from a strong woman to a woman of strength.

T.G.I.F

Thank God I'm Forgiven

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Just Because

just because no one has been fortunate enough to realize what a gold mine you are, doesn't mean you shine any less.
Just because no one has been smart enough to figure out that you can't be topped, doesn't stop you from being the best.
Just because no one has come along to share your life, doesn't mean that day isn't coming.
Just because no one has made this race worthwhile, doesn't give you permision to stop running.
Just because no one has realized how much of an awesome woman you are, doesn't mean they can affect your femininity.
Just because no one has came along to take the loneliness away, doesn't mean you have to settle for lower quality.
Just because no one has shown up to love you on your level, doesn't mean you have to sink to theirs.
Just because you deserve the very best there is, doesn't mean that life is always fair.
Just because God is still preparing your king, doesn't mean that you're not already a queen.
Just because your situation doesn't seem to be progressing right now, doesn't mean you need to change a thing.
Keep shining
Keep running
Keep hoping
Keep praying
Keep being exactly what you already are;
COMPLETE!

I Apologize

I apologize black woman for all the seen & unseen lies,for the heartache and pain that brought tears to your eyes.
I apologize black woman for not being true from the start,for running away from you, leaving a hole in your heart.
For ignoring your feelings & pushing them aside, because I was arrogant & pumped with pride.
I apologize for making promises I couldn't keep,for building a foundation on trechery & deceit.
Being selfish & inconsiderate, I did what I wanted to do,without thinking of you.
I apologize for not holding you through restless nights and stormy days, for my foolish thoughts & immature ways.
Instead of carrying your love with me, I just threw it on the shelf, after we made love I turned away, only thinking of myself.
You cried your heart for me, while I was out running wild & loose, I destroyed the essence of your love with physical, mental, & emotional abuse.
I gave you hell black woman by giving up when times got rough, I didn't slap you, push you, I neglected you-& that's bad enough!
Now I see why you build a wall around yourself, it is me you despise, but that's the price that I have to pay for all the times I wore a diguise.
I pray to God that one day you will realize, that I LOVE YOU BLACK WOMAN & I APLOLOGIZE.

Apology accepted Black Man

A Good Woman

A good woman knows God. She knows that with God the world is her playground, but without God she will just be played with.

A good woman is proud. She respects herself & others. She is aware of who she is. She niether seeks definition from the person she's with, nor does she expect them to read her mind. She is quite capable of articulating her needs.

A good woman is hopeful. She is strong enough to make all her dreams come true. She knows love, therefore she gives love. She recognizes that her love has great value & must be reciprocated. If her love is taken for granted it soons disapear.

A good woman has a dash of inspiration & a dabble of endurance.

She knows that she will have to inspire others to reach the potential God gave them. A good woman knows her past, understands her present & forces toward the future.

A good woman does not live in fear of the future because of her past. Instead, she understands that her life experiences are merely lessons meant to bring her closer to self-knowledge & unconditional self-love.

Striving to be A Good Woman.