The Power of Respect

Hey guys so, I know it’s been a while, but I was just given this amazing opportunity to be able to give a talk today for this thing called a Read-in. We honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. So here is the piece that I decided to read yesterday!


“The time is always right to do what is right.”- Martin Luther King Jr.

So today’s post is gonna be about the one thing that should be instilled in everyone from a young age but isn’t. There are going to be people in your life who genuinely either do not show you respect because of their lack thereof or they simply don’t know how to show you that respect because no one ever taught them.

Respect is a huge thing and quite honestly, it has been a huge thing for a while now. It is something that is so essential to everyday life, and so easy to do.

So why do people lack it?

Disrespect and ignorance kind of go hand in hand with each other. In today’s world, respect isn’t shown as much. They way you parent a child,

Like how do some people expect to be given respect, if it hasn’t even been earned? I mean, think about it, you can’t just walk into a position of authority and demand respect. That’s not how it works. You need to build that trust so that you can respect someone. If you want to be a better person, part of it has to do with being open to all opinions and respecting the opinions that may not be yours. Then again, you don’t have to agree with an opinion you don’t really see fit to your experiences.

Just respect their opinions and understand where they are coming from. You can’t really know what their experiences were, which is why you should always stay open minded and above all, be tolerant of those views.

Everyone has different experiences and come from all walks of life. You are given opportunities to meet these people everyday, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, and/or disability. R E S P E C T them, that’s all that anyone asks.

I feel like the more we respect, the more we can understand each other and listen to each others views, then we can learn about where other people are coming from based on their frames of reference.

By frames of reference I mean areas of knowledge, like general experiences we have had throughout our lives, that we can provide another insight or perspective on the matter.

We need to be open to those perspectives, respect one another and realize that we are all humans, who are capable of learning respect and tolerance. So begin today.

thank you.


It was such an exhilarating experience to be able to listen to some of the poems that people found surrounding the topic of Martin Luther King Jr., the injustices in today’s society among many more. It’s amazing to see and learn a different perspective.

Living Life With Arms Wide Open

Happy New Year, guys! I am so excited for what 2018 will bring, I really hope that this year brings a ton of positive energy, lots of love, and light in all of your lives. may you accomplish the goals you have set out for yourself this year.

So, I recently got back from vacation with my family. One day, while we were out to eat, we were talking about a ton of interesting things, mainly things that we were thankful for, opportunities we never had, people in our family that we admire and the like. In the midst of the conversation, I thought about a song I had heard earlier that day called “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield, more specifically I thought about the lyrics, in one part:

Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

The part that I put in bold was something that was bouncing around in my head. Living your life with arms wide open. The wording and meaning is pretty self-explanatory, but on that day it meant so much more to me for some reason. Maybe it was the topic that we were on. Maybe it was the fact that my younger sibling and I are two different people with different approaches to life. Now, I’m not saying there is a so-called right approach to life, because the way one person goes about their life isn’t the way another person would go about their own.  The way I see it, there is no right or wrong way to approach life.

My approach to life is taking advantage of opportunities and making the best of these opportunities. I’m someone who doesn’t let anything steer me away from the things that I want to do. In some respects, I’m fearless and try to live in the moment, I might even want to try to document the moment, because that’s the kind of person I am. I’m always down for an adventure with just about anyone, immersing myself in new and exciting experiences that aren’t really seen everyday. I’m loud. I’m crazy. Like I said before, there are no rules when it comes to how you’re enjoying your life.

I get this approach to life from my mom. One of the things that I love about my mom is how she lives her life with arms wide open. When I thought about those lyrics on that day, I didn’t just think about the literal term of living with your arms wide open, I thought about it a different way. To me, it means how you are able to live your life with an immense amount of love in your heart. How you can just open yourself up to feeling something real. How you can live everyday knowing it could be your last. More importantly, it brings into perspective of freeing yourself from all doubts and your insecurities.  You should be able to walk through life confidently, not letting anyone tell you how you should be living your life. Be thankful for yourself, for being present with yourself (gosh, I’m starting to sound like a yoga instructor).

Make every opportunity to be there for yourself the same way that you’re there for the amazing people in your life. Believe in yourself.

Make goals towards being a better you. Do things that you really love. Do what makes you happy. If you have trouble finding what makes you happy, then make it your goal this year to find what it is that makes your heart beat a little faster and brings a smile to your face.

New Years’ Resolutions don’t have to feel unattainable to keep. They just require work, as with anything that you want in this world. If you want something, a change, for example, then you need to put in the work for it to happen. You can’t expect anything to come to you, if you don’t try. Make it your goal to try and to work at what you really want. You want that new job/internship? Apply. You want to get fit and toned, like your fit role models? Put in more time at the gym and eat right. You want to get on the dean’s list this upcoming semester? You better hit the books and study. The list could go on, but when you think about it, these are all simple solutions to your goals.

I think what makes our resolutions feel unattainable are our expectations. Sometimes we get discouraged because we want results *snaps fingers* like that. The truth is, though, life doesn’t work out like that. You need to also learn how to be patient with yourself. Once you become patient with yourself and you hone in on how you can achieve those goals, you are then able to stay consistent with your goals.

Here’s my rule of thumb on how you can keep our New Year’s Resolutions in check, write them down and keep them in a place where you can always find them. I wrote mine down and I left the list on my desk where I can always refer to them.

But most of all, make your goal to live your life with arms wide open. Be open to new things this year. Achieve new things this year. Become a better person. Grow. Learn something new about yourself. Do more of what you love. Spend time with people who really see the amazing person you are. Live simply and strive for happiness in whatever it is that brings a smile to your face. Live for today.

Anything is possible. Sending lots of love and light your way.

They’re People, Too

Hey guys! It’s not just thanksgiving, but pretty soon it is gonna be early black Friday shopping, which means only one thing…. LET THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING BEGIN!! Fight to the death for the things you want…Right? Wrong. No one should ever raise their voice at someone who is clearly trying to help them get the products they want. I’m talking about the retail workers who don’t have a choice, but to work on holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Etc. These are holidays where spending time with families and making memories are a crucial part of what make the holidays what they are. Special. I’m talking about all the general managers of the big toy stores, Office supply stores, Supermarkets, etc., who have to be at their jobs, especially on a day like today because they need to oversee operations, get everything in order and get merchandise stocked so that they can be sold to customers, among many other things. You guys are the real MVP.

Today and Tomorrow are going to be chaotic and because we live in a society where we want things right here and right now, it makes it difficult for people who aren’t retail workers to be conscious of how crazy they sound. But how the hell would I know, you ask? I used to work in retail. For 3 months. Now, 3 months doesn’t compare to 3 years of retail experience but its something that I can put on my resume, right? Haha.  I know that 3 months isn’t enough to know everything there is to know about the inner workings of a store, but it is enough to provide some insight to how retail workers feel and since I have had and exposure to what Season (what my co-workers and I would call the Black Friday/Christmas shopping season) is like. So without hesitation, I’m going to tell you all about how retail workers feel, how you can be conscious to their feelings, and most of all, how you can control the anger that comes with wanting everything here and now.

From a retail worker standpoint, their job description does not entail that they take your shit. Honestly, is it plastered on their forehead, “Hi, Welcome to *insert store name here*, I am ready to take your shit”? NO IT DOES NOT.  So before you go all, “This isn’t the product I wanted”, “Can I please speak with your manager”, “You’re doing an awful job”, Think about the fact that these are HUMANS. They are living and breathing humans, like you and me. They deserve the same amount of respect that everyone else does. You, the customer have no right to look down on these people. They take the time out of their day from their families, to go to work and to help people like you. Before you think about raising your voice at an employee, PLEASE consider the following:

Do you think you can make your point without yelling?

Are you harboring a deep seated anger that has nothing to do with the person who is trying to help you?

If you answered yes to the 2 questions, then you need to re-evaluate how you can diffuse the situation. Be conscious of the fact that they can make mistakes too. They’re not superhuman.  If you want respect from someone, you can’t just demand it. You have to earn it, regardless of where and who you are. Take a deep breath and realize that maybe you, the customer, need to make your needs known, so that the employee can do their part in helping you get what you need. It’s hard enough that you’re in the middle of chaos, but please understand that employees are in the middle of it, too and they are doing all they can to make sure you get what you need.

Please take a deep breath if you need it and ask, politely, where you can find your item. In the midst of all this chaos, keep in mind that one little deep breath can go a long way in making sure that the situation goes smoothly. If you’re a retail worker, don’t constantly do this every time you come across a guest who needs help, as it will look like you’re huffing and puffing and blowing down the house made out of straw (hah 3 little piggies remark), but do it as needed. Customers included. I don’t care what your level of patience is, but learn to be patient with the employee and customer, vice versa. Yelling at someone and constantly being on their ass, does not make them bring out your product faster. Calmly, but firmly telling them that you need something does. You have to understand that on days, like today and tomorrow, these employees have what feels like, 501+ things to do, please don’t be a dick and scream obscenities at them when they’re not bringing out your product. It’s disrespectful and quite frankly makes you look like a child throwing a temper tantrum. Don’t do it.

Keep in mind that the employees are there to help you, not be your second class citizen who you can just shit on. They are there to make sure you have a pleasant experience while shopping, in the midst of this chaos. Don’t chuck items at them and expect them to catch it, they’re people, too. Chucking things at them not only causes more chaos and does not diffuse any situation. Help them help you. Do your part as the customer and they’ll do their part as the employee/gen manager.

Have you ever realized that some employees, have to work on a day like today? Do you ever realize that more than half of these employees have their own families they need to get home to? Be considerate of the employees this holiday season, their job isn’t easy, but they’re the ones doing it. Holiday shopping is stressful, but we can all help each other have a good experience.

Happy thanksgiving, everyone!

Making The Best Out of Your Current Situation

We’ve all been there. That shitty part of life where you feel like nothing is going the way you want, where all you wanna do is curl up in a ball and role into a hole, never to be seen again. I get it. We are human and we are bound to fail one way or another, but that shouldn’t make you want to throw in the towel when life gets shitty or tough. No, you fight for the life you want to live because, well, it becomes well worth it when you make an effort to be mindful about the situations that you find yourself in. Always inculcate an idea of “that’s all you got, life?! BRING. IT. ON. I’M READY FOR YOU!!!” Taking on a boss ass attitude really shows how resilient you can be, it shows your ability to bounce back from whatever life throws at you. 

      Throughout my life, mind you I’m only 20, I’ve met a great deal of people who have gone through hell and back in their lives and the one question I always have for them is “how were you able to go through what you have been through?” Some of the responses I’ve gotten were “well I had no choice, but to move forward”, “I chose to look at the positive/mindful in my life”, “I focused on one thing and that one thing got me through my tough time” that one thing could’ve been his/her ticket that took them out of the situation and into a better life that they provide for themselves. Uh, yeah I’ll take a one way ticket to get me the FUCK outta here. Ha! Totally kidding. By ticket, I don’t mean a physical ticket where you can take the midnight train going anywhere *cue Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin'” *.

 What I mean by ticket is that, symbolically, it means something valuable, irreplaceable, even, to different people. Having that ticket, to them means the absolute world, it is something that they will work towards in order to obtain that golden ticket. Having a ticket also means that it instills a drive, a drive to make their lives better, a drive to become an inspiration to those around them, and ultimately, a drive to grow as a person.

In life, you have two decisions to make after having a bad day or a bad situation, all together: you can either give up, stop trying all together, and hold on to that anger OR you can get back on your feet, say “HEY LIFE! IS THAT THE BEST YOU GOT?!”, And remain mindful about the situation you’re in and try again tomorrow. It’s just a bad day, not a bad life. We’ve all had our own share of bad days and bad situations, but should that stop us? NO. Of course not. 

I’ve had my fair share of drama, my fair share of my bad days. Whether it be with boys, with friends, or with my own family members, it’s all been temporary. The people in my life have come, gone and some things have gotten better, while others were better left alone. For the record, those horrible situations didn’t break me. They made me stronger. They helped mold me into the person I am. Through all of these bad days, I have learned something very valuable about myself and about the people who put me in the shitty situation to begin with. I’ve gained so much perspective and have been able to focus all my energy in being mindful about the situations I find myself in. I used to lock myself in a situation and just think ” well shit. I’m in this situation, so I’m just gonna sit here and do nothing and wait till there’s a solution” . 

 If I were to give my teenage self any advice, it’d be this: You do not find a solution by just sitting on your ass and twiddling your thumbs waiting for something to happen! You find your solutions by looking for one! Don’t stop until you’ve found every possible solution for your situation. My mom taught me this important concept and I almost hate to admit it, but she is right. What good are you gonna do if you just sit and become afraid of the situation you’re in? Nothing! Get up and look for a solution.  You could have it worse, but you don’t! When I was a teenager, I thought every bad day would define who I am or who I would become. Looking back at it, it really doesn’t. What it does define, however, is your outlook or perspective. Coming out of each situation, your attitude changes.

How you react to the situation is based on your attitude and how you choose to react, is up to you. 

 How were you able to overcome a difficult situation? Was it your attitude or was it the people who helped you?

“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control the way you think about all the events”

The One Sign Telling You To Let Go and Move On

My oh, my has it been a long time or WHAAT?! Ha-Ha. I’ve been pretty good, just a little busy with some fall semester things, such as studying and trying to get everything in on time! But right now, I want to talk to you guys about something that I realized on my way home tonight.

How are we still friends with the people we talk shit about? Like remember the saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say it”? Does that only apply if we are saying shit to other peoples faces? What about when we talk behind another person’s back? Does the quote not apply? Time and time again, I have seen and heard people talk massive amounts of crap about the other person. The other person being, a best friend. Don’t get me wrong, I am sure we have all fallen victim to this, myself included. I just find it completely ridiculous and fake that people still are in the awful habit of talking smack about another person, they claim to be friends with. For myself, I honestly don’t do it anymore, because I know better than to talk smack about someone and pretend to be their friend soon after. Frankly, I’d rather cut this person out of my life than to have them around. It’s simple.  If you don’t like someone, and they happen to be your friend and you are talking smack about them behind their back, what benefit do they have to you in your life? None. So why bother wasting your time and energy on someone who doesn’t share similar values? Why bother being around someone who only gives you negative energy? Why do you even bother with the fake attitude you have towards this person, when you have the potential to become a real person, a better person.

I never will understand why people stay around someone who only fills them up with an awful amount of negativity. Honestly, I have no room for fake people in my life, it is part of the reason why I am much happier, it is the reason why I am not as stressed out as I used to be. I can breathe easier now, because I cut out a ton of people who really filled me up with negativity and hate. That is no way to live, no one should live with a strong amount of hate in their heart. Spiritually, if you harbor a ton of negative energies, you become susceptible to a wide range of diseases, like mental illnesses.  If you think about it, you are basically opening yourself up to all the bad in the air and it is enough to put you through an emotional wringer. I do wouldn’t wish that upon anyone.

Another thing, I will never understand,  is the way people use other people to get what they want. In this case, we are talking about friends who don’t just talk mad shit about each other but how they, in turn, use each other to get ahead or something in return. Friendships don’t even work like that. Relationships don’t work  like that! The way that all relationships, in general, work is if there is an equal amount of give and take, that there is an understanding between these two–or more–people. To me, talking to someone only when you need something, is just fake. It really shows who you are and what your true colors are.  To me, that is not, by any means, genuine. I’d rather be alone, then be around people who are constantly draining me, hitting me up only if and when they need something, and talking crap about me. To them, they think that’s okay because as long as I don’t find out what they say about me, I’m fine. Well frankly, I really don’t give a rat’s ass about the shit they talk about because at the end of the day who has me? ME. Like I said before, I’m not afraid to stand alone, nor will I ever be. I am proud to be who I am. I pray and hope that all of you may feel this way. I hope that you will find the strength in yourself to find a better friend, companion, whatever, and become the REAL you.  Learn to love yourself enough, to walk away from any negative situation.

Thanks so much guys!

“There’s nothing typical about Genuine Love. To be loved authentically is to be blessed beyond measure. Only a fool would take advantage of something that so many people yearn for.”
― Stephanie Lahart

Time: Has It Become More Than Just a Word?

Hey, guys! Its been a really long time since I’ve blogged on here. There’s so much going on with school! By the way, How long has it been since i’ve posted my last entry?! LOL. Alright lets get down to business! So lately, I’ve been thinking about time. Time has become something so significant. It’s almost crazy to think that days, months, years go by within just a blink of an eye.  How does one even fathom that? Time goes on sometimes and we don’t even realize it, its kinda like- oh, shit, i lost track of time, now on to my other thing i need to do-. I really don’t want to sound like some old-timer, but its because we focus too much on social media and it could be why we cant accomplish much with the constant incessantness of social media. Imagine the amount of time we spend on social media in a day, and subtract that from the time in a day…. That is a lot of time “wasted”.  Don’t get me wrong, its not like I’m completely against social media, its great, but there has to be a chance for you to breathe, and then go back in.

Speaking of time “wasted”, are there times where you feel like there isn’t enough time in a day to do what you want to do? In other words, do you end up feeling like you did less than what you initially set out to do? Maybe we make a to-do list and hope we accomplish each of the tasks we intend to do. Anyway, i’ve recently noticed that when we worry about the things we have to do and the time it takes to do all of it, on top of trying to do it right, it often causes unnecessary anxiety and stress. So simply, just focus yourself on doing the things you need to do and nothing else. The more you become productive in doing something as simple as studying for that exam and doing work, among other things, the more focused you become on your success. In a way, being productive with your time is a way for you to use you time wisely.

Now I’m not saying that there is no right way of using your time, but what i am saying is that i’ve learned that productivity and using your time wisely to get ahead-whether it’s through taking that one college course or planning out your dream vacation, or just jotting down on a piece of paper, your dreams, aspirations, and goals. For me, what helped was making a dreams poster. A dreams poster is set up in that you put a couple of pictures of your support system in the center, so family, friends, and around it put pictures of what you aspire to be and the kind of person you want to become. On mine i have all my academic goals, places i would love to travel to, my role models, etc.

These are just a few of the many things there are in this world that you can do with your time. Bottom line: Focusing on yourself and what you set out for yourself, is what promotes productivity and well-being.

When we want something to happen in our lives, its very unlikely that it comes to us at an instant. For example, if we want to have success in our lives, we have to learn what the steps are in becoming a successful person. In a sense, you can’t just skip to the parts you want, and expect the same results. It takes drive and time. You have to be able to push yourself to think growth and what is realistically possible. While it isn’t easy, you have to stay consistent with it.

This next topic I’m going to talk about ties into time but it’s the subtle fact that in today’s world, with all the technology used to communicate with people, theres not a lot of time in a day for people to just meet up and talk.

But you’d think that normally most teenagers, go out to high school football games or the movies or late night burger king runs(i dont know if that’s even a thing). Especially on friday nights!  For example, i love to go out and have fun, but maybe for some people it isn’t as easy to make plans and just go out. There are some people who don’t like to go out and would much rather stay home, and just text people or do whatever. I don’t know about you, but aside from just hanging out and having a great time, I really love sitting down, maybe having some food, drinks, and just talking with someone. I used to love texting people and talking on the phone, but now, I’m more into meeting up with people for food and such. I mean don’t get me wrong, going out every once in a while isn’t always a bad thing, but its good to get some space from just doing work and stressing about work. Like i said before, sometimes we have to take some time to breathe and then go back in.

Maybe taking a breather doesn’t always mean taking a break for a short period of time, it could mean that we could set aside some time to meet with a friend and just talk.

Well anyways, let me end with a quote to sum up everything that i talked about in this entry.

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”- Andy Warhol

Alright guys! have a great weekend!




Self-Validity in the Eyes of God


Hey there! It’s been a long time since i last blogged on here. So let’s talk about one of the most important subjects that are pretty personal: Self-Validity in the Eyes of God. So what is self-validity? Well to me, it means knowing who you are and realizing that you are a person worth of love. Which brings me to another point… I really hate seeing girls continuously letting themselves  be defined by the opinions of other guys. So what? Who gives a fuck about their opinions? The only opinion who you should care about is from the one from above. Self-worth doesn’t come from external sources like how many likes you get or how many guys you’ve slept with. Just because you didn’t get as many likes you wanted doesn’t mean that it makes you worth less than who you are. You are you. If people don’t like your photo, who gives a shit. There are more important things than yourself in this world. I really hate seeing people lose sight of this. I hate when they live their lives according to what other people think. It shouldn’t matter. Why? Because you are an individual, and individuals live their lives on their own terms. What people think about you shouldn’t matter. If you form your thoughts around how people see you and what they think about you, you will become depressed. Yeah everyone will still have their opinions, but what will only matter is what you think about yourself. Once you know that, you then find out who you are and you learn to love who you are.

It has taken a really long time to realize my self-worth and to forget about what people think about me. I think it took me a while to learn to love who i am. I learned to accept every part of myself, the physical, emotional, and mental parts of myself. I didn’t think there was such a thing as loving yourself, i thought it was a joke, but it really isn’t, it’s possible to love yourself for the person you are. I think everyone is beautiful in their own ways, but sometimes those people don’t even see it. And that hurts me. Because i used to be that way. People would say that i’m beautiful all the time, but i would never bring myself to believe it. Whenever i got down on myself and broke down crying, my mom would always tell me how beautiful i am and how i should learn to love who i am. Confidence is sexy. I became more confident in my freshman year of college. I mean, senior year was the year i became confident, but i fell under a dark depression towards the end of that year.

I believe that once you become confident, the boys start to line up to get with your confident self

That’s another thing. Only get into a relationship when you’re confident with who you are. Too many times, i have seen people who aren’t confident with themselves, get into relationships in hopes of having the person they’re going out with , to like them the way they are. The thing is, you cant make someone love you the way you don’t love yourself. How’s that even possible? It isn’t. When you’re in a relationship, you have to be confident, with what you want out of the relationship, what you want with the person, and above all, confident with yourself. When you’re not confident with any of the things i’ve listed, you’re simply not fit for a relationship. That’s through no fault of your own, you gotta know what you want and who you want and why you want what you want in a relationship.

Oh and respecting yourself too. When you learn to respect yourself, a magical thing happens, people see that and they begin to respect you are you respect yourself. Funny, huh? It takes you to get people to respect you. Respecting yourself also stems from knowing who you are and what you want out of a relationship. When you respect yourself, it shows how beautiful you are and how you demand to be treated. And how you are not one to fuck around with, but how you are one to fuck with.


Okayy Thats all Folks!


Lord grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference.


God Bless, My brothers and Sisters in Christ!



Panic Attacks: What’s the Big Deal?

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So looking back at my journey of depression, i think i had more anxiety than depression. I got one bad panic attack where my legs literally shook. And down the line, i had more panic attacks. Let me start off saying this but there is a way to efficiently avoid a panic attack and it involves a lot of positive thinking and distracting yourself from it. Keeping yourself grounded is another great way to avoid it too! This exercise involves you looking around at the setting you are in and take a mental note of four things you see in the area, what you are feeling, let’s say you are petting a cat, focus on that, but dont linger on that object for too long. and ask yourself what are you hearing, are you hearing music? What do you smell? Is it a pleasant smell? haha. there are so many ways to get your mind off of your internal thoughts/ panic attack. Now, i am not saying that it is easy but it is worth avoiding a panic attack. When you have a panic attack, it can feel like there are dead ends in all the directions or in all the situations you are in, and i just want to point out real quick that there is a solution to every problem. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. But panic attacks only get worse if you give them the power to. The NUMBER ONE thing you have to do when a panic attack strikes is you have to BREATHE . Breathe the air God has given you. Help yourself though it. Think positive. Think logically, because when a panic attack strikes, it tends to impair your way of thinking. Don’t let it control yoou, if you do then you are just going to wear yourself down thin and you will sink into a deeeep depression. A similar thing happened to me and i accepted all the random thoughts, illogical nonsense, and doubts. It annoyed me and not only was i doing unnecessary harm to myself mentally, but i was emotionally hurting those around me and i didnt mean to. I let my feelings get in the way of my decisions, my mind was everywhere and i could not focus. Thankfully in the bible, in the book of corinthians, the bible says “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” God provides us with a sense of strength and courage to surpass what we think we cannot do, but end up doing. God is faithful, He is everything good and most all He is Love. May God Bless you guys on an amazing day and may you continue to follow the path He has set out for you.

God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Amen

Have a Blessed Week!

My Definition of Success

All throughout my life I have seen success in so many ways. Whether it be in a small milestone, or in a team that finally achieved their goals in winning a game, or even seeing someone you love finally get that degree they have worked so hard to earn. I have seen it all. My family has always told me the importance of success, especially my dad. Throughout my life, I’ve realized that achieving success isn’t always easy but that in the end, it would be worth it. I aspire to get my associates in communication, continue my studies in communication with a focus in public relations to obtain my bachelor’s and ultimately my masters of fine arts in visual arts. I aspire to become a creative director of a magazine or a movie. For that, I realize that I’d have to work my way up and make connections along the way. Remember: success also means that you need to network along the way, it’s all about making yourself well known.

 I know that with God, the success He will give me will be well worth it The bible talks about success in the book of phillippians. In Phillippians 4:13, it reads ” I can do all things through which God will strengthen me”. That’s powerful. We can do all things we are capable of doing through God! Praise Him! I ask that god may grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Amen.

God bless you all on this somewhat muggy, yet beautiful day!