Thursday, May 20, 2010

Detroit Metro Area Wake Up!

Since the month of May came upon us, there have been two murders, two-three car accidents and a police raid that has brought the death of children; school age children. The perpetrators have been young and old. Come on now, we have got to get our acts together and fix this atrocious attitude some resident in the area have.

We all know what to do about earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes. Why can’t we figure out what to do about this disastrous condition the metro area seems to be in? How long before we get tired? How long before we take control of our lives again? You tell me. I grew up in the metro area when racism was the problem and gangster we aplenty but, we fix that. Why can’t we figure out what to do now?

Here is my suggestion. Stand up and stand tall. Remember that old movie that ran the line, “I’m mad as hell and I am not taking it anymore.” People you need to get mad again. And I mean really mad. Too long this has been building because you can bet money this didn’t just happen. It started a while ago. But we turned our heads and said, “Not my problem.” Well guess what, it is your problem now. All of you need to start at home and explain to your children this is not the way to resolve disagreements. Shooting a gun and running wild is not the answer.

Are you with me? Are you ready to put your two cents in? Or do you want to live in fear behind barred windows? Stop and think about it, this is the future. It makes me think of the movie in which cars were burned and people were slaughtered. I can’t remember the name of it but if you can drop me a line because I know you know what movie I’m talking about.

Again I ask, when are you going to jump in and take control again. Run the show and get rid of the hooligans. Take charge. Do the right thing as Spike Lee said. Detroit Metro Area it’s your turn.

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The Purple Book of Sucess Chapter Review

A good friend of mine who is very much spiritually led asks that I review the first two chapters of the book The Purple Book of Success: How Every Woman Can Create Her Very Own Success by Nickcole Byrd. In both chapters one is led off with sound information as to how to start a journey to success using Christian principles and plain old common sense. The chapters discuss how mixing the two will ultimately lead you to the end of your journey/goals that has been ordained by the one and only God.

It also reiterates how nothing is worth anything without walking hand in hand with God. It discusses that which you can touch and that which you can only feel or sense is the right direction in your success journey. As the author so aptly put it, “The tangibles, the bank account, the career, are the overflow of the underlying successes in your life. Working toward these sets you up for the ultimate success -- and that is balance and true fulfillment in mind, body and spirit. There should be one defining emotion about success.”

The author also talks about having strength, courage and obedience to fulfill your dreams of success. She expresses that without any of the three, you are setting yourself up for failure. As a spiritual person herself, the author says through her Principles of Power that if you follow them, you will become successful.

Do I feel that it is all possible? Of course; it only takes what you are willing to commit to.

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