Very touching concept for this video, as Musiq Soulchild has been named Ambassador for the Susan G. Komen's "Circle of Promise", a movement designed to further engage Black women around the globe in the fight against Breast Cancer. Musiq will help raiseawareness about the importance of early detection. His new video for the song, "Yes" drives this point home.
Young Nadin Khoury was bullied and beaten by several older kids and thought he was going to be seriously hurt or worse. Listen to this very brave young man tell his inspiring story and receive a wonderful surprise on "The View". Heart-warming....
Sometimes, we run into a situation, through no fault of our own, we are tried and tested. I'd like to think of these as situations to make us stronger, although we may not see it at the time. We're often asking, "Why is this happening?" When these things arise, we often look for moral support....from friends, family, or wherever we can find it. One such source for me is Rev. Run, who is a GREAT motivator!! I get his "Daily Word" emails and follow him on Twitter. It seems that whatever I may be going through, he's always there with a great motivational message to spur me on....and it's always right on time. Whether it's a daily scripture, encouraging words from friends, or prayer, these are the things that keep me motivated in what seem to be increasingly stressful days. What motivates you? How do YOU keep it moving?
Ahhh...it's that time of year again, when we ALL vow to stop smoking, lose weight, save (more) money or whatever the case may be. Last year, MY New Year's resolution was NOT to make a New Year's resolution and I'm happy to say...I stuck to it!!! This year, I think I'm going to make one though. I'm on a mission to help INSPIRE more people to be positive. Be positive about what they say and what they do. I'm also going to do it myself. I'm also encouraging people not to take whatever negative situations they may be going through INTO the new year. Resolve it NOW. If it can't be resolved...then agree to disagree and move on. Life is too short to always be angry and harbor negativity. You push out negativity by being positive. Embrace positivity and bring about great things! This is my New Year's Resolution. What's yours?
When I think of all the troubles and anxieties of this world, a strong belief in FAITH has never been more needed!! From Wars overseas and even right here at home with healthcare and the plummenting economy, not to mention domestic violence among couples and families, our faith gets pretty tested on a regular basis. But I take comfort in knowing that inner peace that will always remainÂ fromÂ within. Matthew 7:7-8 states...'Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking and it will be opened to YOU. For everyone asking receives, and everyone seeking finds, and to everyone knocking it will be opened.'
Our faith never comes in short supply, but endures everlasting when we take the time to pray and meditate daily when problems arise in our lives. Even in these days of uncertainty my faith will not wane, and hoping yours will not either...here's to ALL of us keepin the FAITH!!
An unknown author once wrote....'one day your life will flash before your eyes. make sure its worth watching.' Indeed as 2010 alone seems to be flying by at the blink of an eye- are you watching the world or is the world REALLY watching you?! Living life to its fullest has never been more prevelant, but is itÂ full of the everyday blessings- that despite the struggles we ALL confront on a daily basis, you still give thanks- or you've decided to 'stay mad at the world' because you feel that you've been singled out because 'bad things' seem to keep coming your way!
I like to say..there are NO bad days..some days justÂ provide a BETTER outlook than others, as everyday of course won't be perfect...but YOUR life continues to have a story to tell..it's just up to you as to whether it can have a happy ending...here's to more of those HAPPY endings than not!!
As a another holiday weekend is upon us, so is the celebration of liberty for these United States of America! But in addition to the fireworks, parades, barbecues, concerts, sporting events, and perhaps a political speech or two, what freedoms are the most precious and valuable that carry you through the toughest of times, yet continue to make you proud to beÂ called an 'American!'