WHAT IS FAMILY

#WHAT IS FAMILY, #family, #multi cultural, #multi-ethnic, #relatives, #family members, #extended family, #adopted family, #universal family, #International family May 31st I have a friend that once shared with me something his son had told him earlier in life. His son simply said, “Dad there is family and then there’s relatives.” His son was saying in a most innocent manner that not all those in our bloodline are necessarily family. And those that we may not share the same blood with can be … [Read more...]

BATHING IN BEAUTY

#God's amazing grace, #bathing in beauty, #Iambeauty, #seebeautyin nature May 10th Basking in the beauty that is all around you is a treat! IN-joying the splendor in all that exists is remarkable. Knowing that Beauty is within all things is wisdom. Bathing and soaking in this privilege is absolutely necessary for healthy living. I see beauty in all things and in all people. I behold the amazing uniqueness in all of life. I witness the glory in each person and honor their presence. I seek the … [Read more...]

FAITH AND HOPE

April 27th Faith is believing in the Power and Presence of God to be active and working on your behalf. Faith is knowing that God can and God will. Faith requires no physical evidence. Faith trusts the process of life and creation. Faith knows it is all possible when we believe. I have Faith in the Omnipotent, Omnipresence of The Creator. My Faith propels me forward to achievements beyond my wildest imagination. Faith delivers me to new frontiers and allows me to serve as a living example of … [Read more...]

ACCEPTANCE AND UNITY

April 19th I envision a world of pure, true acceptance of each living being into a family of absolute unity: A family that does not judge; a family whose lifeline is unconditional love, whose actions are based in truth. I can create this masterpiece for humanity by my concentrated efforts of allowing every person I know and encounter to be them self. I contribute to the unity by my thoughts, words and actions. I surrender all need to judge people in any way. I grant acceptance and unity. I … [Read more...]

FRIEND

April 6th Recently I escorted a dear friend of my mine to the hospital to undergo a medical procedure prior to being admitted into the hospital for chemotherapy for a very aggressive form of cancer. Although my friend had maintained a very good spirit about the whole situation, I thought about what I might want from a friend in a time like this. All I knew was to be myself because that was the person that was invited along to help with this challenge. We have spent some wonderful hours and days … [Read more...]

A.I.D.S.

April 5th Today is my anniversary date of providing compassionate counseling sessions to Common Ground. I dedicate this message to my incredible extended family. A Abundantly I Inspired D Divine S Souls I am consistently inspired by this group of amazing souls. They have been shunned by society, families and religious organizations. Some have been cast out, labeled as sinners, no good, and other rather harsh names. Yet to get to know them and to share in their lives is an honor to me. And … [Read more...]

ONE WORLD

March 29th The words of this song keep ringing in my mind; One World, One People, One Love! What if we could truly achieve this awesome vision? There would be no wars, no fighting, no famine, no struggles, no homelessness and no one left out or behind. There would be Peace, caring, sharing, compassion, hope, and Love. We would embrace each other in brotherhood and fellowship. We would embrace each other in true kinship and family. We would encourage and strengthen one another. We would honor … [Read more...]

EMPOWERMENT

March 28th I Am an Empowered Individual. My Empowerment comes from the rich and everlasting Source. I joyously accept my Empowerment with ease and grace. Empowerment implies a strength that gives extra weight to an ability to perform certain things. Webster’s Dictionary defines it as: to give power to; to authorize and to enable. Add to that definition the fact our empowerment comes from The Infinite Source, which lives within each of us. Can you envision the kind of power you have? It is so … [Read more...]

WELLNESS

March 18th Wellness is emotional, physical and spiritual. How is your level of wellness today? I allow myself to release all nonessential emotional baggage. I carry a light load of Happiness and Joy. My bags contain only essential items of Love, Harmony and Cooperation. I pack my bags with Compassion and Mercy. I carry an amble supply of Gratitude and Thanksgiving. My bags pass all the security checkpoints. I am physically fit and improving daily. I exercise my body to be flexible and … [Read more...]

TRUTH IN LABELING

February 16th Who are you? Recently the news reported that dog hair is being used on coats that are represented on the label as something else, fur. It is in all the stores even some of the major, more expensive stores. Some designers are pulling their merchandise off the racks. The contents on the label are incorrect. During a session with Common Ground, an HIV/AIDS support program in Atlanta we discussed how labeling can affect and effect an individual. Society shuns individuals by any … [Read more...]