Category: Social Well-Being


~ Inspired Thought of the Day ~

~ Inspired Action ~

I am so amazed by these words. These words of inspiration are what I live for! I am so so grateful!

The old me used to believe you either have courage or you don’t! Now my eyes are wide open and inspired by the thought that courage is just like a muscle! Your courage/muscle may be weak now but with consistent practice and use it can be strengthened! And so I shall!

 Amazing perspective especially now that I am studying health and fitness. This message has clicked into place deep down inside of me and I am so happy and empowered to strengthened the little courage I have bit by bit!

And I am even more in a state of appreciation and empowerment by Oprah’s words below.

I have always been so quick to give up. Fear has always overpowered me when I was younger and I did not understand that there was a way to build it little by little. How I wish I had someone to say to me that Courage is feeling the fear and doing it anyway. How I wish to believe I would of taken action more because of these wise words. I am grateful to have read these words now and understand them. I am grateful to feel more prepared to act even with fear knowing that doing it anyway is an act of courage.

Now I will push forward understanding that my life will expand in proportion to my courage. Because indeed my life is in a place where I believe it has shrunk and it is limited because of the fear that I’ve allowed to take over me. So much of what I envision is only possible when I act with courage! And so I will nurture this muscle of courage use by use so that it is strengthened.

~I pray you are empowered as well~

~ Today’s Inspired Thought ~

 

I am so so afraid of standing still. I am so afraid of finding myself in the same unsatisfied and unaccomplished place that I feel I am in right now. I don’t want to be in this place next year!

 

“Be not afraid of moving slowly; be afraid of standing still.” is a lifesaver. There are days where I would lose motivation and find myself at a “plateau”. These words have helped empower me to continue moving forward at my own pace. Although my pace is slow due to inconvenient circumstances; each day that I push forward only pushes me one day closer to my goal and so I refuse to stand still.

 

When you don’t hear those words above enough one tends to forget such common sense. The more I see those words, the more the meaning starts to sink in and turns from inspired thought to inspired action.

Reading that success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out has given me so much RELIEF! I feel better to think that I am on the right track moving at the pace that I am in. I do feel that I need to pick up the pace though because my level of urgency has diminished a bit due to emotional adversity. Coming to better understand that the small steps that I am taking will sum up to the success I wish to reach has fueled my passion to achieve!

 

I’ve come to realize with such clearer understanding that mistakes are not meant to make you feel inadequate and unworthy of success.

Mistakes are not opportunities for you to quit.

Mistakes are opportunities for growth and improvement.

In the past, when I made a mistake I would be so quick to respond with harsh words to myself. I didn’t need anyone to discourage me because I was my own worst critic! I got in the way of my own success with such a negative and uninspiring attitude.

It’s time to let go of the thoughts that do not make me strong.

With practice all of these inspiring words will become normal thoughts and normal actions. This is what I aspire to achieve.

~ Today’s Inspired Thought ~

~Inspired Action ~

How I appreciate such wise words. My mind is awake to the thoughts of how I have allowed myself to become my own obstacle in so many ways than one. I can’t control a flat tire. I can’t control the job market. I can’t control the rain. I can’t control who lies to me. But there have been plenty of obstacles that I could of prevented from coming my way.

Now I ask myself “How am you getting in my own way right now?”

I am now fully aware that there are a limitless supply of life obstacles that will come our way, obstacles that we just can’t see coming. So I should not make room for obstacles that I can prevent and control. Obstacles that come from me procrastinating. Obstacles that come from me miscommunicating. Obstacles that come from me being stubborn or careless.

I need to save myself the time and trouble and just stay ready for the ones that are least expected.

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~ I hope this message enlightens you as well ~

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My sincerest respects to all the men and the women who has served our country. I (a black woman) would not have the freedom to write this or the freedom to enjoy this day off if it wasn’t for the people who died in the Civil War and the men and women who continue to fight for American justice and freedom.

Today would not be a holiday if it wasn’t for them sacrificing their lives for the sake of their future, their families future and the future of their fellow Americans. And it is unfortunate that they could not see how effective their efforts have been and how appreciated they are. So if they are truly watching down on us and can truly see our appreciation, I sincerely pay my respects to them. This day will not be wasted on getting drunk just because it was a day off from work.*

What is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May.[1] Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.[2] Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.[3]

By the early 20th century, Memorial Day was an occasion for more general expressions of memory, as people visited the graves of their deceased relatives in church cemeteries, whether they had served in the military or not. It also became a long weekend increasingly devoted to shopping, family gatherings, fireworks, trips to the beach, and national media events such as the Indianapolis 500 auto race, held since 1911 on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.[4]

Annual Decoration Days for particular cemeteries are held on a Sunday in late spring or early summer in some rural areas of the American South, notably in the mountains. In cases involving a family graveyard where remote ancestors as well as those who were deceased more recently are buried, this may take on the character of an extended family reunion to which some people travel hundreds of miles. People gather on the designated day and put flowers on graves and renew contacts with kinfolk and others. There often is a religious service and a “dinner on the ground,” the traditional term for a potluck meal in which people used to spread the dishes out on sheets or tablecloths on the grass. It is believed that this practice began before the American Civil War and thus may reflect the real origin of the “memorial day” idea. [5]

Learn more about Memorial Day on Wikipedia

Today was such an awesome day watching the talent of our children!

Today was the 1st Annual Talent Contest of our Haitian children in celebration of our Haitian Heritage!

Thanks to our Mayor, May is now recognized as Haitian Heritage Month here in Massachusetts! It was on May 18th 1804 that our Haitian Flag was officially created and throughout this month I’ve attended our Flag Raising Event at the Boston City Hall, our Haitian-American Unity Parade and Youth and Family Enrichment Serveice’s (YOFES) 1st Annual Festival promoting the talent of our children!

It was beautiful and inspiring to see the courage it took for these kids as young as 6 jump on stage dancing, singing, reciting poetry, demonstrating their work of art and more in representation of our history!!

It was so sweet and it was such a great way to educate and inspire pride in their heritage and remind me and my fellow adults of what we need to constantly be proud of.

The American lifestyle can almost make one forget where ones’ culture began; especially if one was born in America and never visited their country…. from stressing over student loans, credit card bills, working over time, hearing of the latest electronic gadgets, etc. one can get so distracted to the point of losing  ones’ identity!

Attending this cultural event has reinforced the  pride in my heritage, has reawakened the definition of who I am and inspired me to take part in raising the bar of advancement in our culture.

Today was such a great day! I feel so refreshed and so excited to get involved in our next events!  🙂

I hope your day was great as well! Thanks for your visit!

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I truly believe he works hard not for his benefit but for ours.

I believe he hears our voice and is making the greatest effort to fulfill our requests that will not benefit one American but ALL who are for equal opportunity and equal reward.

His job is tough and I definitely couldn’t do what he is doing. I couldn’t manage 50 states and their demands, I couldn’t manage 50 states and their cries plus manage international affairs as well!

It is a tough job and I admire and am so grateful for his courage and most of all I admire him because he doesn’t do it to make a name for himself, he doesn’t do it for the money, he is doing this job to fulfill our needs.

Our need for equal opportunity to provide for our loved ones NOW and our need for equal reward to sustain our longevity.

We all have ONE life to live and so We all deserve to get paid in equal part to how hard we work.

We do not deserve a government and leadership that will hinder/limit our ability to obtain the success we deserve from our own hard work.

We do not deserve a government and leadership that is for satisfying their ego, that is for making a profit, that is for dominating and not providing common sense solutions for the cries of the middle class and the poor.

Forgive me for this topic of discussion or expression. This subject matter is about the loss of someone’s life. If you are in a good mood, a great mood, a positive  mood, a happy mood today for any great reason I want to sincerely congratulate you for that reason and I care enough to say that it would behoove you not to read any further if you are not interested in reading material that speaks of a negative outcome. I do not want to ruin your mood. I do not wish to rain in your parade.

I created the blog Inspired Thought Inspired Action with the intention to share all the great and positive quotes, phrases, messages that inspires my thoughts and in turn inspires my actions which may in turn inspire you to do the same.

This blog is meant to be a positive environment for my fellow bloggers to visit….(can you feel the “but” coming…)

BUT life is not a “box of chocolates”. Life is of the good and bad. And the good and bad must be discussed to reinforce the beneficial reasons why we should aim to live a life full of good ways and educate ourselves and our loved ones on the negative outcomes if one chooses to do the opposite.

This is the reason why I am about to discuss the topic I watched on the The Dr. Phil Show.

We must learn from the bad in order to maintain reasons why we should always live for good.

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Here is a summary of the Dr. Phil Episode I watched this morning

Las Vegas showgirl Deborah Flores-Narvaez was allegedly strangled by her boyfriend, Cirque Du Soleil dancer, Jason Griffith. Authorities claim that after she was killed, Jason and his roommate put Deborah’s body in a tub and poured cement over it. Deborah and Jason had a history of domestic violence claims in their relationship, and now Jason sits in jail charged with her murder. His mother, Charlene, and sister, Samantha, say Jason wouldn’t hurt anyone, and if he did kill Deborah, it must have been in self-defense. Charlene says she believes Deborah was the violent one, and that her son’s video recording of Deborah proves it. Deborah’s mother, Elsie, and sister, Celeste, who believe Jason killed Deborah, meet Jason’s family for the first time on Dr. Phil’s stage. And, Jane Velez-Mitchell, host of her self-titled show on HLN, weighs in on the investigation.

Please take the time to watch clips of the episode to understand my response.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJj8kp4WJeA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnr5Z66DsQ4

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After watching this episode, I was completely in shock spiritually and mentally.

I am completely amazed by how the mother and sister continues to defer from the fact that this man should still be addressed as guilty for either leading the decision or taking part in the decision to cement and dismember his girlfriend with his friend…..no matter if this situation started as  self defense.

Wow…:Shaking my head:… Self defense can NOT be used as an excuse to take such extreme actions.

My heart hurts for this lost life!

No matter how much there is talk about her being an agressor. No matter how many times you show videos of her provoking him, of her swearing at him or other people!

No one…NO ONE deserves to lose their life in such a cruel and untimely way!

Is the mother and sister’s love for him blinding them from common sense?

Any man and any woman can provoke their boyfriend or girlfriend into a rage. And that boyfriend and girlfriend has a choice…

To yell back or not to yell back…..

To stay put and argue or not to stay put and not to argue….

To walk away or not to walk away….

To put their hands on that person or not put their hands on that person….

To strangle or not to strangle…

He made a choice and a witness confessed that he put his hands on her. And a clear point was made that its takes effort to strangle a person to death. During that time of effort… he could of stopped himself if he allowed common sense to kick in and instead choose to pay a smaller price for his actions rather than the risk of facing life in prison.

I keep hearing self defense..I haven’t heard anything about a knife or a gun at the scene of the crime. What was his reason for self defense if he was not threatened with a gun or knife/weapon?

Dr. Phil made a clear point that Jason was at least 50lbs heavier than her….how can her smacks and hits compare to Jason’s???

A TRUE man will never hit a woman….because he knows that its the **right thing to do.**

He will respect the fact that most men are biological stronger than women and it is not right to take advantage of that……It’s not right to abuse that fact.

But of course it’s not right for anyone to put their hands on anyone! Young, fit or old…. Girl, boy, man or woman…. No one has a right to put their hands on anyone! (parents spanking is another topic of discussion…)

And even if she was doing wrong by hitting him, it is still not right to retaliate by hitting her back.

My heart hurts for Deborah’s sister and mother. I am imagining being in their shoes. I am imagining how frustrating and hurtful it is that the mother and daughter of my sister’s murderer are not responding with a pure sense of empathy for the fact that he took part in cementing and dismembering the body of a human being.

How can someone NOT deserve life in prison for that??!!! Self defense or not!

How can someone NOT deserve life in prison for taking part or leading the decision to cement and dismember the body of human being???!!!

No excuse is ever good enough to act in such a way!

I am completely dumbfounded and saddened. I can never be that mother….. I can never be that sister. No matter how great of a man he was yesterday, last month, last year. A person can change in an instant.. A person can change into someone amazingly better or amazingly digress to someone unpredictable and unrecognizable.

And one must not respond in denial and defend a person’s wrongful ways.

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Prevention…

We need to learn from this unfortunate story and practice prevention.

How can stories like this be prevented?

What does it take to prevent a man and woman from ending up in such a toxic relationship?

What will it take to prevent our son and our daughter from growing up into such a toxic relationship and into such a negative outcome?

What will it take to prevent this history from repeating itself?

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Wise words in this series

Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember –the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you. -Zig Ziglar

“I’m not trying to erase my past….I’m just trying to be better for the future” – Perez Hilton

“What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you.”

“Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons.” ~C Scott

“Life involves a continuing series of choices.” – My Fitness Book

“All the problems we experience in life can be relieved with a spiritual solution” – Oprah

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“What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you.”

I am so grateful to have witnessed a man, who once found great pleasure in criticizing celebrities, has found inspiration to redeem himself when he realized that what he once took pleasure in was just the same as how children are being bullied in school.

Celebrity Blogger, Perez Hilton fully recognizes that he can not run away from his past by just saying that he has changed his ways. And so he now is taking action and setting a great example by letting the world know that he admits that he was wrong and that he is taking action to change his ways.

An audience member expressed that she is finding it hard to believe that he has changed; and he responded by saying that “I’m not trying to erase my past…I’m just trying to be better for the future” ~~~What an Aha moment for me.~~~

“Life involves a continuing series of choices.” and he is now choosing a better future.

These words below supports him so well.

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Everyday the sun rises is an opportunity for all of us to grow into a new and better person towards a new and better future.

Whatever bad you or someone has done yesterday, last month, last year should be seen as just that. That was yesterday, that was last month, that was last year and so on.

You should **be given room to change** and/or that person or persons **should be given room to grow, change, redeem themselves** instead of be held in a box of “No Good” for the rest of your or their lives just because of the bad you or they did in the **past**.

“Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons.” ~C Scott

We are all flawed…..There is no such thing as a perfectly birthed human being…..and so everyone should be given a chance to redeem themselves.

Everyone has the ability to change when the people around them changes their attitude towards them. Family, Friend, Ex, etc…..give people room to redeem themselves.

You don’t have to put up with their toxic attitudes and actions, if necessary, stay away from them….keep at a distance from them and give them room to redeem themselves…for however long it takes.

“All the problems we experience in life can be relieved with a spiritual solution” – Oprah

I believe all our troubles are meant to direct us to aligning our steps with GOD…aligning our steps to lessons that will lead to good ways.

Give room for someone to find their path towards alignment with God….towards alignment with GOOD.

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I am so so so grateful for Oprah’s Lifeclass

~Many Blessings to you~

Wise words in this text

The benefit of my pain is it gave me an intensity! – Tony Robbins

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The benefit of your pain is to give you wisdom, to discover strength that you never had before, to discover the gift from it which is to protect, serve and save yourself and most importantly to save another.

Share your pain, share your story, find peace from saving another.

*a great lesson learned today

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Thank the person you hurt because they have given you a conscious.

Wise Words in this text

“Thank the person you hurt because they have given you a conscious.” – Deepak Chopra

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Wow….have you done something to hurt a person but have no way to reach and apologize to that person? And the guilt is just eating you up inside??

Deepak Chopra says to “Thank the person because they have given you a conscious” A conscious you can now use to prevent yourself from hurting others like you have hurt that person.

Your lesson has been taught through him/her coming in and out of your life and so clear yourself of the guilt of not being able to apologize to him/her in person and honor the lesson learned by preventing the infliction of this pain from happening again.

#wow
Aha moment Thanks to Oprah’s Lifeclass Tour 4_16_12
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The benefit of your pain