Dandelion Field

I don’t know why but when I first laid eyes on you I instantly pictured us running through a dandelion field.

We were running and laughing all of our troubles away, time didn’t exist.

Oh what a beautiful moment, it was love at first sight, if only you knew.

Thoughts

I’ve just been thinking a lot lately about what we put value on.

Growing up I’ve always heard adults talk about money and how it could change the dynamics of the family.

The conversations shifted over the years to how money is evil, like everything, you can argue the good and bad.

My focus is always on, what’s the solution?

Instead of money, I shift my focus to empathy and politeness.

Empathy is the new currency.

When you are aligned in your truth, the money will come.

When you are polite to people, in a genuinely way, more opportunities will zoom your way.

I hope this blesses you in some way.

This was my morning shower meditation.

Duke

I had to of been 4 or 5 when my parents gave me the responsibility of raising a puppy.

I’ve always been comfortable around dogs so there was never a fear factor. I truly believe that dogs are angels and they were sent here to protect us.

I can’t remember why I chose the name Duke, who was a mixed breed, half Boxer, half Labrador Retriever, but that name fit him perfectly.

Every summer I was operated on to fix my birth defect and any time away from my puppy made it even worse.

I had to envision myself running in the fields with him so I could heal fast and go home. That was my secret, I used the power of positive energy.

That dog was my lifesaver, he had human traits, it’s almost like he understood what I was saying, I miss him dearly.

I taught him basic commands such as sit, lay down, and I even taught him how to shake hands with either paw, and he taught me empathy and kindness, yes Duke taught me those things.

Duke was my best friend, we had a bond that could never be broken, just the thought of him puts a smile on my face, I know he is still watching over me in doggy heaven.

Adapting

Being born with a birth defect(cleft lip and palate) weighing only 3 pounds and 9oz, blind in one eye, I’ve always knew how to adapt. I was humbled at the age of 4 when I looked in the mirror and realized that I was different. You laughed at me because I was different and I laughed at you because you all are the same. I never gave up, I kept pushing through, even after being bullied through elementary and high school. You do not have a disability because the biggest disability is one who has a negative mindset and if you hang around me long enough you will find that I don’t allow that energy. We adapt to our circumstances and we move forward.

Comfort Zone BBQ

A couple weeks ago I had to step out of my comfort zone to cook for about 20 strangers.

It was my grandson’s Quincy’s birthday and I was nominated to cook on the grill the night before.

Aww man, my anxiety was on overload but I had to step up and flex my skills on the grill for those fine folks.

I am a control freak, I like to play out different scenarios in my mind before attempting the task at hand, what if I undercook this meat? what if I over-season the meat?

Needless to say I was a nervous wreck.

That morning I got up and helped my daughter Tia season the chicken and pork, I paid close attention to detail and I was very satisfied with the results.

When we arrived at the party location I set up the grill and waited until the coals were white.

I don’t know if it was the grill or charcoals but this grill was extra hot and it was no joke!

I placed the first batch of pork on the grill and it was cooking at a high rate and I began to get concerned.

Ya boy was flipping that pork like a acrobat, making sure they wouldn’t turn into a piece of charcoal itself.

My daughter was my helper but she had to run to the store to get bags of ice and I didn’t know where the bbq sauce was so I had to improvise and take the pork off the grill and place the chicken on there to start its process.

Somehow it worked, I didn’t over cook the pork or chicken, my daughter made it back and handed over the bbq sauce so I finished the process of spreading sauce over the meats and completing the task at hand.

I received compliments and everyone was happy, overall the party was a success and I am now motivated to try a similar event again, wish me luck!

Next Chapter

I am noticing a shift around me.

It’s like an awakening happening right before our very own eyes.

Thank You!

I want to thank you all personally for following my blog.

2018 was the rebirth of my creative mind, I truly love this process.

Like Michael Jackson use to say…you ain’t seen nothing yet #HappyNewYear

Vision

I know it’s rough out there but you can never give up.

It’s a tug of war, vision vs pain.

Pain is a huge adversary but the vision is the Incredible Hulk!

Smash all doubt,crush all of the negativity, and only focus on the victories.

Use that “victory” emotion to fuel your dreams, visualize those victories as if they have already been won!