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Short-Term Investments…Long-Term Attention…

With the upcoming New Year…I know many people are creating a list of resolutions that they plan to achieve this upcoming year.  My advice to many of you is this…exactly what the title of this post states, but I’m going to add two additional words that will change the entire dynamic of the title…STOP GIVING…short-term investments…long-term attention.  This is a major problem for many of us…because ace numero uno…most people look for immediate returns and are incapable of waiting for a delayed return…well incapable is a harsh word… they don’t exhibit the patience that is needed to endure a long-term return.

See…check this out…when a person attacks short-term investments…with long-term aspirations it never works.  That investment is current usage.  It is not made to endure longevity.  Have you ever sat back and wondered why you always seem to get the same response or end up arriving at the same place you always have?  Much of that has to do with the investment period…it is slotted incorrectly.  Let me put a spin on this…discern the type of investment…and attend to it as it is needed to be.  Let me go slightly deeper…all of us have people, circumstances, situations…whatever in our life that gives us trouble. Even deeper…there are persons in our lives that have been a part of our lives forever…and it seems like it is just a never-ending cycle of foolishness.  It is not that this particular person is a bad person…the fact of the matter is that you’ve slotted them incorrectly.  They are short-term investments…stop granting them life-time benefits…

Seasons, reasons, lifetimes….

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
to provide you with guidance and support;
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.

 

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Posted by on December 28, 2011 in Change

 

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I am sick and tired of this phrase…..

….and I know that I will here it all night….“the fundamental difference”.  Every time one of the presidential or vice presidential candidates says that it just really irks me.  I really don’t know why, but it just does!  Do you have words or phrases that really get on your nerves? Well this is one of mine.  I’m going to count how many times I hear it tonight while watching the debate and then I will turn to CNN or MSNBC and see how many times they say it on there and I will post about it tomorrow.  I have reserved judgment on who I am voting for in this election (even though I know and have known for quite sometime) and watching the VP debate just really re-inforced my position.  I really stay out of discussing politics with folks outside of my inner-circle.  I can talk crazy to those cats and they can chop it up to David just being David.

Today I want to talk about pet peeves.  Actually brain had a great blog on this .  I don’t know what it is, but I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY hate to repeat myself.  If I tell you something once, then if you didn’t catch it….tough t#*tie (maybe I shouldn’t have said that).  I also cat stand ignorance of any type.  Stupid is stupid, just like dumb is dumb.  Okay, this was sparked by #1 and #2’s exploits over the past few weeks.  Sometimes these cats just don’t listen.  I repeat myself CONSTANTLY.  I tell them all the time, “boy if your granma and granpa was your parents back in the day….ya’ll have it weezy (that is a combination way and easy…).”  It got so bad, I made #1 write me a report this weekend on the difference between an option and an order.  That is crazy…..ooh another one….please iron your clothes…INCLUDING JEANS.  Irons were invented to be utilized….stop using the dryer trick.

Am I crazy for these????  Tell me you pet peeves….

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2008 in Me, My Children, Nothing about Nothing

 

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That Ringtone Gets on my Nerves

I couldn’t think of a title to this post so as I typed my phone just rang….thus that is how you get the title for today.  I know that today is typically Rewind Wednesday, but tomorrow I will have a special installment of RW and Motivational Thursday.  I think that you will really love that post.

I was talking to #1 and #2 last night and it is so amazing how they have grown by leaps and bounds.  I think that they are pretty advanced for their ages from certain aspects.  With my wife as sick as she was for vitually their entire youth, it forced them to be older.  They had to grow-up quicker than your normal child…but every now and then they just have these brain farts that makes me just shake my head in disbelief (I’m actually doing it now)….I’ll save that for another date.

I think that I am really getting this single father thing down now…all EXCEPT for the hair thing.  #2 is not a baby anymore.  When she was younger my wife forced me to learn how to do #2 hair…..so I was straight.  I could do the pony-tail and afro puff game…then as she got older, I learned how to use bevellers….so I was good…at least I thought.  Now fast-forward, #2 is slightly older now and those little girly hairdo’s just don’t cut it anymore.  She has become more fashion conscious.  It is like in a short amount of time she went from Hannah  Montana and the Bratz clothes to Baby Phat and House of Deron….man she is breaking my pockets.  It is cool though, because that is my baby girl….but the transformation is slowly evolving.  Man Mother Nature can be a B$%*h (sorry, I didn’t mean that one).  It is hard to watch your baby girl develop and you KNOW what the dudes are thinking.  I used to be one of those dudes….aww man payback is coming for all the dirt I did to the ladies back in the day.

I was watching the Democratic Convention when Michelle Obama spoke (I actually didn’t watch the speech in its entirety)….what I seen was a wife supporting her husband.  I took issue with a friend….I kind of took him to task.  He talked about how good it was to see a black woman support her black husband.  I know that it is wishful thinking, but I told him why does it matter or better yet when will you see that she was a wife supporting her husband….not a BLACK wife supporting her BLACK husband?  Someone please tell me.  This nation will never get past color.  I can’t stand when sports commentators hear a black athlete like Kobe Bryant speak and say, “God, Kobe is well-spoken.”  Like it is something out of the ordinary….okay let me get off of this one, because it was about to go in a completely different direction…back to Michelle. I really hope that she does not ever sit in front of me at church…..hahahaha….I had to just lighten the mood a bit.

I might be back to post later.  #1’s first game of the season is tonight, so I will have a bunch to talk about.

So tonight, in honor of my father’s memory and my daughters’ future  out of gratitude to those whose triumphs we mark this week, and those whose everyday sacrifices have brought us to this moment  let us devote ourselves to finishing their work; let us work together to fulfill their hopes; and let us stand together to elect Barack Obama President of the United States of America. – Michelle Obama

 
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Posted by on August 27, 2008 in Family, My Children, Nothing about Nothing

 

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Rewind Wednesday….the Remix???

I know that Rewind Wednesday is like a day of reflection…I guess.  I wanted to do something a little different today (and then next week we’ll go back to regularly scheduled programming).  I don’t have a blog that I want to reference per say, but I do want to pose a question.  I was watching CNN Monday night and they were interviewing a reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat.  He was at a John McCain rally and for some odd reason he was removed out of the media area.  I really would not have an issue with this…hell to each its own except for a slight detail I did not mention.  The reporter was the only black in the media area.  This is a short article about it. 

Thinking about this interview reminded me of a conversation I had with my email group a couple of years ago.  This is my question to you.  I guess it goes back to moral responsibility….

Can you with a sound mind sacrifice your life (I mean actual death) for the well-being of your ENTIRE race?  Regardless of your ethnicity (black, white, hispanic, asian, etc.)….knowing that in each race their are people who can care less about accomplishing things.

      “I try to live what I consider a “poetic existence.” That means I take responsibility for the air I breathe and the space I take up. I try to be immediate, to be totally present for all my work.” – Maya Angelou

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Posted by on August 6, 2008 in Rewind Wednesday

 

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