- member since August 30, 2009
Melinda’s last login was Saturday, January 7, 2012.
I would like to accomplish two things at once. First, I would like to welcome you to the website and secondly, I would like to suggest some great reading for you. At present, there are two very good books that I feel are must reading. Both are recent and both are timely. One is great fiction. The other, a book of daily affirmations for African-Americans.
The novel, When I Say Jump, by Gibran Tariq, is a compelling legal thriller equal to anything written by John Grisham. he story is about a young, black female attorney who stumbles upon a government conspiracy to imprison one out of every four black males born in this country. The book ois written with such lyrical charisma that the words literally leap form the page. It can be found on Amazon.com.
SNAPSHOTS, by Gibran Tariq, can also be found on Amazon.com. To demonstrate the power of the book, I am attaching the SNAPSHOT for 2day and 2morrow.
Today is nothing more than a pat on the back. Tomorrow is a hug and a kiss. –ali-
Tomorrow is always something more. It is a new season of hope where you are vested with a different chance to end a bad habit, start a new diet, or to fashion a better life. Inside the fresh environment of a new day exists seeds of commitment. These seeds are the natural wonders of your inner world and from them spring the vision under which you will labor to either despair, impair, or repair yourself. Don’t you know that it is from your sense of purpose that your soul paints its self-portrait? The universe will not award you anything until you possess an identity. The state of being only allows you the awareness of your senses. The art of becoming permits you to exercise them. In the larger perspective, it is not enough just to BE. The decision must be made to BE MORE! Once you reach the magnificence of this long-awaited acknowledgment, you will be able to fully recognize that the beauty of your individuality in no way contrasts with the diversity of the world, so you can now make your own way and still be at home. Give thanks to tomorrow by throwing it a “Baby shower” today. This is how you hug yourself with open arms.
It is better to achieve than to receive -ali-
At every fork in the road on your journey to successful living, there are many distinctions to be made. One such distinction to be reckoned with is the line between what you ACHIEVE and what you RECEIVE. While there is never any uncertainty about what you receive, the same is not true with what you achieve since many people go through life filled with doubt about their achievements. An achievement is the personal nourishment of your individual worth whereas receivership is merely the reassurance that you exist. Once you make the discovery of which is which, you will be able to understand the intricate synchronization between probabilities and possibilities, knowing which is a celebration of your merits and which is an invocation of chance. Don’t make a career out of waiting-to-receive because sometimes the hand-outs stop. What then? You are only limiting yourself and producing a sterile atmosphere for disappointment. Explore the possibilities of your individual merit by achievement. It is a happy appointment with yourself.
Don’t gamble----PLAN -ali-
Do you know how to detect failure? Well, you can. It is a learning process but you will always bring yourself closer to success in all your endeavors when you realize that a plan is a stable balance between your weaknesses and your potential. A good plan is much more that a high-chair for your ego. It is an assurance policy against worry, a balm for doubt and a healing for quitting. Whenever you plan, you encourage activity towards the right solution and you personally cooperate in uplifting your own attitude which has the immediate power to shrink seemingly insurmountable odds and obstacles. PLAN. Don’t worry about overdoing it because as long as you are comfortably aware of the dos and don’ts of your inner nature, you will prepare accordingly, but beware of your ego! If it is not firmly strapped in its booster chair, it can offer deceptive advice. To the ego, planning is like staging a carnival. Everything must be outrageous and exciting and colorful. Remember that when you reach the point where planning is fun, then you are no longer planning----you are gambling! And that’s a whole ‘nother story. PLAN