Monday, January 26, 2009

And so it begins

Just read an email stating that the Black Artist Association was upset because Michelle Obama did not choose a dress by a African American designer. Her husband did not choose an African American designer either, did he? I know he likes Hart, Schaffner and Marks for his suits. Are they African American? At any rate, the email made it seem like this is the only chance Mrs. Obama would have to select an African American designer. I think they will be in the White House at least 4 years. I would think there would be other opportunities for her to wear designer clothes.

Having said that, I would like to add that Mrs. Obama shouldn't have to select an African American anything just because they are African American. I make my selections as a matter of taste, not because of the color or someone's skin. Isn't that what Martin Luther King said?That it should be the content of one's character that makes the choice, not the color of one''s skin. He was not just talking to White people. Let's leave the crab mentality in the fish market.

Monday, January 19, 2009


What is BS? BS is Belief System. Your belief system. What do you believe about yourself? About life? About God? About people? About anything, everything?

Did you know that your outer condition is the expression of your mentality?

Here are some things you need to consider:

Learn to combat negative influences. You really are in control of your environment. No need to blame anyone else. You did it. You can undo it. Be mindful of the things you listen to.

Focus on what you want, not what you don't want. Focus on what you have, not what you don't have. What you pay attention to will magnify. Have you ever had a headache that seemed to intensify the more you thought about it? Did the pain lessen as you took your focus off the headache? Question: did something outside of you stop the pain? No, it was you and what you focused on (or did not focus on) that stopped the pain.

You are the person you are today because of the thoughts you had yesterday. Change your thinking and change your situation.

A great spiritual leader once said, when you enter into the theater of your mind and walk upon the stage of your imagination, you can create your own destiny.

Ponder that.

Missing the inauguration

Some of you who know that I received my ticket to the inauguration may have strong feelings about why I should have gone to this wonderful historic event. As it turns out, the person I would have gone with (if I were going) was able to go, leaving today and returning Wednesday.

Watching the events on TV last night, I questioned whether I had made the right decision. (I hate crowds.) This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I am well aware of that. I came to the conclusion that I should not second guess myself. Everything happens for a reason. I believe that my time will come to be in Washington, DC. Maybe even to meet President Obama face to face.

Anyway, I bless those fortunate enough to go. This is a wonderful year. It is a fabulous time to be an American.


I saw this in The One Minute Millionaire by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen and thought it was appropriate for all of us.

Today I am enough.
Able enough.
I have enough ideas to pull off magic and miracles.
I am enough. I have enough. I do enough.

This is not the entire piece but it speaks to our new president and it speaks to each of us - if we believe. I truly believe that I AM ENOUGH.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Inaugural Ticket

Received my ticket to the inauguration on January 20!

I am so excited. Problem is getting there and being up front and not freezing, etc, etc. Anyway, I got the ticket and I'm thrilled. This is history in the making.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Watch Night

Do you know how watch night service came about? I found an email that was sent to me on December 25, 2004, entitled "African American Watch Night Service." In the email, it was noted that watch night seems to be an African American "thing" on New Year's Eve. Apparently White Christian churches do not include watch night services on their calendars, preferring to focus more on Christmas eve programs. For those who don't know, watch night services can be traced back to gatherings on December 31, 1862, also known as Freedom's Eve. Blacks were anxiously awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation had actually become law. Then at the stroke of midnight, January 1, 1863,all slaves in the Confederate states were declared legally free. Of course this brought about cheering, singing, celebration, and praising God. Since then Blacks have thanked God at these services annually. Nothing wrong with celebrating and being thankful to see another year. At least get the history behind it. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

No good reason

I have a few questions for the lady who knowingly left a special needs person strapped in his seat on a bus because "if she drove him home, she would be late for church." What God do you serve? I'm sure you consider yourself to be a good Christian. What, then, would Jesus do? What is your church saying about what you did? What are you saying? Was leaving that young man worth whatever was going on at your church that you could not be a little late? Is it worth you going to jail and losing your job?And people question why the world does not want to be part of the CHURCH. Is it any wonder?

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR. Wishing you and yours a wonderful, healthy, happy and prosperous New Year. Remember what you put out is what you get back so make sure everything you put out is positive. As in the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley, you are the master of your fate, you are the captain of your soul. In other words, life doesn't "happen" to you, you create it. So create a wonderful life for yourself for 2009 and may all your desires come true.