Have you ever lost a New Post?


I can’t believe what happened to me today. It was my day off so I thought I would spend my day writing a new post.

For those of you who are writers and bloggers, you know how time consuming putting together a post can be. But when you love to write, it’s a labor of love.

I did all my research and spent several hours editing and making sure everything looked great.

Just as I completed my tags and categories, I went back to hit publish and it was gone..

Unfortunately I was left with a revision I did a couple of weeks ago. At first I tried to recover it myself.

I contacted support and they tried to help me find the missing post.

They tried to retrieve it but all they found was the old revision. I just wanted to cry.

Has this ever happened to anyone else?

I’ve been blogging for a couple of years and this is the first time anything like this has happened to me.

I felt my whole day was a waste of precious time…

If anyone can give me suggestions for future posts, I would appreciate it..

I never want to go through that again….

Perhaps others can learn from my experience.

Monday Morning Blues


Here we go again

Sunday was such a beautiful day especially this time of the year.

The sun was shining, birds was singing and it was such a warm and refreshing day.

I was extremely inspired to do something anything but sit home.

People are much nicer this time of the year.

After all it’s spring…

This season brings out the best in people and it shows.

There are many cars on the road causing slower traffic movements.

But who cares…it’s Sunday, time to go out and have some fun.

Wow, how time flys..

Pretty soon you’re prepping for the inevitable..

The Monday morning blues. It’s time to get back to work or school or anything in between.

I don’t know what it is about Monday’s that just makes my jaws drop.

You go from a Friday high to a Monday low.

The thought of resetting your life back to one of working for the next few days on a job that is mediocre at best makes my skin crawl.

Don’t worry I’m working on that aspect of my life…seriously all kidding aside…

You should to if you’re not happy where you are…

Know where you are going and have a plan.

Live your passion and maybe Mondays will inspire your dreams rather than crippling your thinking.

That’s the great motivator to improving the quality of your life.

By Tuesday you’re set in you’re groove and you’re great. Ready to put your pedal to the metal.

You’re already prepping for the next weekend…

Thank God it’s only a few hours before your day is finally over.

Here’s to Tuesday….

Missing Mom

I thought she would be around much longer. Sometimes life throws you an unexpected curve.

The initial shock leaves one in a state of disbelief as you continue to pick up the pieces of her life left behind.

Some of us have gone through this experience. You’re left with a hole in your life that a mothers love will no longer be able to fill.

Sometimes on my way to work I would reach for the phone to call her as we talked about any and everything.

Now she is no longer here…..

Almost one year ago, I lost my mom due to a ruptured aneurism. She was 87 years old and went home to meet the lord.

This first Mothers day without her is difficult and weighing very heavily on my mind.

We were mom and daughter but we were also best friends.

She was special strong and full of spirit. A prayer warrior, mom was always praying for our family and others who had their battles.

Her death took our family by surprise because the symptoms showed up unexpectedly. She died within a week.

There is a lesson to be learned as we go through our life experiences.

Never take your mom for granted. Thank her and let her know how much she’s loved and appreciated because you never know what tomorrow will bring.

This Mothers day I would like to honor all the mother’s who work hard to take care of their families.

For those whose lost their moms, remember the good memories you shared.

Mom I miss you and you will always be in my heart.

Life without Money

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Imagine…what would your life look like if money didn’t exist?

All our lives we’ve been chasing the dollar to the point where we’re divided rather than united.

Start thinking out of the box…

Everytime you leave your home you are spending money.

What would your world look like if money was not the main focus of your existence?

Continue reading “Life without Money”

Are you working with the right attitude?

Before the morning shift of workers arrived for the morning, I was sitting in a hospital waiting room in Long Island.

They came in one by one, Doctors, Nurses, restaurant workers and others. However you couldn’t tell who was who until they took their coats off and reported to their various assignments.

I was sitting near the bathroom. A woman approached with a smile on her face and a cart filled with cleaning supplies.

We spoke briefly and her infectious smile made me feel very comfortable.

That particular morning, among other things, the bathroom looked like someone had a party with toilet tissue tossed all over the floor.

Her responsibility was to clean all the bathrooms in the hospital. I’m sure she’s seen some horror shows in their over the years.

I felt empathy for her as I realized all the hard work she had to do in this one bathroom that particular morning.

In my opinion, she had one of the toughest jobs that most of us would cringe at if we had to do it in order to survive.

However she probably doesn’t get the credit she deserves.

We compliment people on a higher pay scale and forget the ones who are clearly working just as hard.

Some of us complain about our jobs…I get it.

Trust me, I am not where I want to be but in reality alot of us could say the same thing.

Working with the right attitude

This woman made me want to shut up and put up with a job which may not be living up to my expectations.

How would you like to get up everyday knowing the job you’re going to requires cleaning bathrooms in a hospital all day?

I don’t believe for a moment this woman is living her dreams but doing whatever it takes in order to take care of her family.

What amazed me even more as I observed her was her pleasant attitude and relationship towards her coworkers.

I thought about this woman as I left the hospital. For some reason I couldn’t stop thinking about her pleasant demeanor as she continued to do her job.

A LESSON LEARNED

“Whatever you do, work heartily at it for the Lord and not for Men.”

Col 3:23

I met this woman in the most unlikely of places and I learned a valuable lesson that day. She exuded the right attitude according to God’s word.

There are many people who work at these jobs everyday. We see them at work and other places cleaning up the mess that was left behind.

But do we really see them…..

What we fail to realize, everyone has a role to play in this life. One person is not better than the other because of there job status.

In my opinion, most the people I’ve met who are doing these jobs are very pleasant.

How we treat and respect each other in our humanity matters.

When was the last time you even gave a thought or said a kind word to any of these workers?

CONCLUSION

Learn to appreciate where you are, be thankful for what you have and be kind to others who are not where they want to be.

It’s important to have the right attitude no matter where you are or what you’re doing.

The wrong attitude will stress you out.

For all those who are doing the most unlikely of jobs with the right attitude, I salute you.

Refreshing your New Years Resolution

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Do you know where you’re going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you? Where are you going to.. do you know?

That was the theme song from the movie Mahogany starring Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams written several years ago. It’s still relevant even today.

When Diana Ross sang that song, I was hooked and I began to ask my younger self some of these serious life questions.

You might as well say it motivated me to change the course of my life.

Now that my kids are grown, and life is moving in another direction, I’m beginning to ask myself the same hard questions.
Do you know where you’re going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you? Where are you going to..Do you know?

Refreshing your Resolutions

What is it about the New Year which gets us all so excited?

A New year prepares our hearts and minds to rethink the past year and to make new changes for the coming year.

The old year is gone with whatever positive or negative experiences we had along the way. It’s time to wake up and be optimistic about a better and brighter future.

We pray and believe this is the year our life is going to change. For a very small percentage of people, with a real sense of purpose, they go from being a caterpillar into a butterfly.

Statistically speaking, 97% of the population make New Years Resolutions and never follow through on their intended goals.
Why do we even bother making resolutions of we don’t intend to keep it?

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It’s like running a race. Ready, Set, Go! In the beginning of the year we’re so excited to make changes. Somewhere between the starting and finish line, our goals begin to fade.

I understand because I’ve also been down that road many times and I’ve made some progress. Honestly, I’m still not where I would like to be because I’m still working on my dream.

I’ll tell you something else you already know…

Life will never change unless you decide to make a change. It’s much easier to give up rather than to keep going.

Year after year, you may find yourself in the same place you were the year before. Your New Years resolution may look like this.

1. Lose weight

2. Exercise…Join a Gym

3. Start a Business

This is merely an example, however ask yourself this question. How did my life change in 2018? What worked or didn’t work?
How can I challenge myself to get to the finish line?
It’s time to refresh your resolutions and make the necessary changes in order to succeed.

  • Keep it simple…A long list of resolutions overwhelms one state of mind. So therefore keep it short and simple.
  • Setting goals…break your 2-3 goals into workable small steps. Taking smaller steps will keep you on track. For example, if you intend on losing 50lbs this year, don’t try to do it all at once. Try 1lb a week which is workable. There are 52 weeks in a year. Even with some cheating you are sure on your way to completing your goal. Worst case scenario you lose 25lbs, but it’s still an accomplishment.
  • Day timer…Make a schedule of your goals along with your usual daily routine in the same book. This will allow you to keep a good balance between home and your personal goals without over extending yourself.
  • Be consistent…Follow through and be consistent in your actions. If you start one day and continue a month later or not at all, that will set you back. You will find yourself struggling to start again and you might quit in the process. Think about how many people sign up for a gym memberships and quit within a very short period of time. Consistency is the key to making progress that drives and motivates you to completing your goal. It’s like driving a car, if you don’t put your foot on the gas pedal, the car isn’t going anywhere.
  • Permission…Give yourself permission to skip days in between without feeling guilty. That’s your treat and cheat day. Then stay on track. The main thing is that you don’t give up and you hold on in order to accomplish your goal.
  • Visualize…See yourself finishing your race and all the perks that will come with it whether its financial freedom, free time or a great vacation.
  • The sky is the limit… This is your year to move in the direction of your intended goals for your life. Stay on track and keep moving forward. I know it’s easier to give up rather than to keep going. Tell yourself by this time next year I will be……..
  • Take action…Refuse to stand still in the same place year after year. refresh revitalize, and restore your intended goals.

Don’t live your life adding to the pile of lost dreams for another year. I know you will succeed if you do not quit. I’m rooting for you as well as myself.. Yes we can!