Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Expand Your Mind

I am committed to doing, being and becoming a better person, not only as I inner act with others, my physical body being better and healthy, or even my Spiritual life, I want to be better in my mind. What the heck does that mean? LOL I just love when folks ask me that. I mean READING and learning. When we were young(ER), we went to school, mostly because we had to, but we were constantly exercising our mind muscle and expanding our knowledge about things that we didn’t know and didn’t understand, until we figured it out and moved onto the next grade. Once we graduated and achieved the goals set before us, most of us just stopped right there, unless we are required to take classes for the companies we work for. When was the last time you read a book and finished it? A book about something you know nothing about, or about something you’d be interested in learning about? I’m shamed to say it’s been way too long for me. I recently read a book that I’d read before, so that doesn’t count. ☹ I am committed and I hope you will commit with me, to reading two to three books a month. Now that’s either a book every week and a half, OR a book every two weeks. This we can and should do. There is knowledge out there and without it we perish, that’s what Moses said not me. Those of you who are parents invite your kids to do this with you. Start your own FAMILY BOOK CLUB and discuss what you’ve read in a forum, have cheese and crackers, tea and crumpets… make life an experience. So now that I’ve opened my big mouth (LOL) I’m going to pick up a book right now! LYL LYS

Monday, September 17, 2012

Negative People

Hey hey now! So I wrote a comment on my twitter/FB about negative people. It’s a shame that the first day back to blogging we have to speak on this, but hey let’s get it out of the way now and move on. You know I’ve been doing these youtube videos (youtube: McGloverful for a minute now and have learned that people will actually go to MY facebook page, MY youtube channel and take the time to leave negative comments! At first I would try to respond and clarify things, I’ve even been brought to tears about something someone thought I said. Oh but then! I realized that not only do people have the right to be as negative as they want, but they also have the right to harass you. You say, what?! I say yep, it’s true. So what can we do about this, you ask? Recognize, remove, and release. Recognize who these people are, not just on fb, twitter, or social media… but in your life. Remove yourself from their presence, which can also be translated as remove them from your presence. Finally, release the stress of knowing them. I’m sure this is an ancient Chinese secret or an Egyptian philosophy that Iylana Vanzant found deep in a book when she said, “You have to teach people how to treat you.” Well I say for some people, class is over it is now time for you to go the “special class” and get the attention that you need, I’m no longer willing to go over the ABC’s of basic respect for other human beings. It’s Monday, I may not write every day but I’m here. Love and MISS You my readers. LYL LYS