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Going From Punishment to a Purposeful Plan.

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago” Warren Buffet, investor.

2Peter 1:2 NIV. 2)- Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.

Ann, a long-time, child hood friend phoned me. She was excited about being given a career promotion she had long desired. She asked me if I could attend the ceremonial breakfast where her promotion would be announced. I was so excited for her and I could hear the jubilation in her voice.

Ann had recently gone through a lot of life changing occurrences. A few months ago one of our classmates had died from a massive heart attack. A few months afterwards, her mother passed away, then shortly her sister passed suddenly. This was not in her plans to be suffering numerous emotional setbacks, however she persevered.

She asked me to please be in attendance. I didn’t immediately see how I could attend because my job vacation calendar was full for that day. I whispered to myself “God, you have it all under control.” I wanted to desperately be at her award ceremony. She said she wanted a familiar face to be there to support her. She wanted me there because I knew her the longest and knew about the struggles she endured to get to this executive level assignment. She said perhaps you can share a ice breaking moment and oral history about me to the audience.

All day at work I was in a meditative state and being with Ann was so heavy on my mind. I didn’t want to disappoint her. I called my daughter to ask if she could represent me and attend Ann’s promotional ceremony because I was scheduled to work. My daughter said she wasn’t sure, but she would try.

A small incident occurred on my job, that was an honest oversight on my part. I was cautioned to be more observant. I said ok. When I arrived to work the next day, I was punished for the mis-step and given the day off. Oh, Lord, things began to shift and move around right before my eyes. My heart was racing while trying to keep my mind calm. I was witnessing a miracle and in awe of what was happening. I had been praying for several days about Ann’s award breakfast and now the path had been cleared. I quickly and without hesitation exited the building. I walked out singing Amazing Grace , how sweet the sound. I entered my vehicle and began to get my praise on repeating , Thank you Lord. Do you see why I’m happy? Have you ever wanted something and you couldn’t do it on your own ? Have you made mis-steps and others tried to put you in a pit to lower your confidence , value and self esteem? I’m a witness that greater is He that is in you, hold on to your faith.

When we wholeheartedly try to be fair, upright, faithful, and kind we will be rewarded. Granted, I didn’t see the punishment coming, my mind was so engrossed with Ann’s ceremony that I forgot a small detail of my work assignment. However, the door was opened for me to be there for my true friend. Her face was brighter than ten thousand lights when she saw me enter the building. We both were emotional wrecks as we hugged she cried and said “ I knew you would make it” I shook my head in agreement and said “ Girl, I’m here and I have a story to tell you.” I was shortly called to the podium and shared highlights with the audience on how amazing a person my friend truly was.

I went from punishment to a purposeful plan. I’m here to encourage you to believe in a power greater than yourself. The darkest is just before dawn. When going through the darkest moments, hold fast, the dawn will arise. I didn’t foresee, that this day would unfold this way, but God did. It was all grace which is Gods unmerited favor. When we take our desires to the Father, it will be handled appropriately with diligence and due process. That is collecting, understanding, and assessing our situation.

God had established a purposeful plan for Ann and myself that this monumental moment would be shared and our desires fulfilled. Do you have an unexpected situation to share?. We are overcome by our testimonies. Tell your stories because you can go from punishment to purpose. God has our total health, it being mental, spiritual,financial, mindful etc. in his hands. He’s the keeper of our very heart.

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“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago” Warren Buffet, investor.

2Peter 1:2 NIV. 2)- Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.

Ann, a long-time, child hood friend phoned me. She was excited about being given a career promotion she had long desired. She asked me if I could attend the ceremonial breakfast where her promotion would be announced. I was so excited for her and I could hear the jubilation in her voice.

Ann had recently gone through a lot of life changing occurrences. A few months ago one of our classmates had died from a massive heart attack. A few months afterwards, her mother passed away, then shortly her sister passed suddenly. This was not in her plans to be suffering numerous emotional setbacks, however she persevered.

She asked me to please be in attendance. I didn’t immediately see how I could attend because my job vacation calendar was full for that day. I whispered to myself “God, you have it all under control.” I wanted to desperately be at her award ceremony. She said she wanted a familiar face to be there to support her. She wanted me there because I knew her the longest and knew about the struggles she endured to get to this executive level assignment. She said perhaps you can share a ice breaking moment and oral history about me to the audience.

All day at work I was in a meditative state and being with Ann was so heavy on my mind. I didn’t want to disappoint her. I called my daughter to ask if she could represent me and attend Ann’s promotional ceremony because I was scheduled to work. My daughter said she wasn’t sure, but she would try.

A small incident occurred on my job, that was an honest oversight on my part. I was cautioned to be more observant. I said ok. When I arrived to work the next day, I was punished for the mis-step and given the day off. Oh, Lord, things began to shift and move around right before my eyes. My heart was racing while trying to keep my mind calm. I was witnessing a miracle and in awe of what was happening. I had been praying for several days about Ann’s award breakfast and now the path had been cleared. I quickly and without hesitation exited the building. I walked out singing Amazing Grace , how sweet the sound. I entered my vehicle and began to get my praise on repeating , Thank you Lord. Do you see why I’m happy? Have you ever wanted something and you couldn’t do it on your own ? Have you made mis-steps and others tried to put you in a pit to lower your confidence , value and self esteem? I’m a witness that greater is He that is in you, hold on to your faith.

When we wholeheartedly try to be fair, upright, faithful, and kind we will be rewarded. Granted, I didn’t see the punishment coming, my mind was so engrossed with Ann’s ceremony that I forgot a small detail of my work assignment. However, the door was opened for me to be there for my true friend. Her face was brighter than ten thousand lights when she saw me enter the building. We both were emotional wrecks as we hugged she cried and said “ I knew you would make it” I shook my head in agreement and said “ Girl, I’m here and I have a story to tell you.” I was shortly called to the podium and shared highlights with the audience on how amazing a person my friend truly was.

I went from punishment to a purposeful plan. I’m here to encourage you to believe in a power greater than yourself. The darkest is just before dawn. When going through the darkest moments, hold fast, the dawn will arise. I didn’t foresee, that this day would unfold this way, but God did. It was all grace which is Gods unmerited favor. When we take our desires to the Father, it will be handled appropriately with diligence and due process. That is collecting, understanding, and assessing our situation.

God had established a purposeful plan for Ann and myself that this monumental moment would be shared and our desires fulfilled. Do you have an unexpected situation to share?. We are overcome by our testimonies. Tell your stories because you can go from punishment to purpose. God has our total health, it being mental, spiritual,financial, mindful etc. in his hands. He’s the keeper of our very heart.

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HOW TO MAKE A DIFFICULT DECISION while still maintaining your SPIRITUALITY.

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Take a moment and be still, where is your life headed ?

Psalm 27:14 Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage: wait for the Lord.

1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually.

2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self control.

This article is written for decision makers. This is for those who are seeking biblical guidance in making a life decision. I am writing this weeks article for those who need encouragement, wisdom, and strength . Being in this world we have daily decisions to make and should be seeking a favorable outcome. This article is to shed light on being faithful even though we might veer off course. Keep on believing that miracles happen everyday .

Have you been faced with a decision and you thought you had the answers, only to hear a soft voice in your head say wait. I’ve found it to be some truth in taking a pause or a breath is so important when making decisions. It was once told to me that when you pause, its for protection. Being tied to the Bible is like insurance, its for protection when you need it. The scripture reminds us to wait for the Lord.

Why is seeking the Lords strength continuously a good thing? It’s a good thing because it reminds us that we are never alone. It is reassuring to know that the decision you made to enter school, advocate on others behalf,save money, be creative, innovative, married, single, owning your own business was decided with the strength and comfort of the Almighty. When Gods hand is guiding you, please know that you’re being guided by the best. You’re never alone. Is that a comforting thought to know when faced with major or minor decisions?

When seeking answers for your life and the path to take, ask yourself, what outcome am I seeking? Pray about all things and walk by faith, not by sight. This is one of the ultimate decisions and challenges to make. When you walk by faith, it requires you to follow God and overlook things that get in your way and cause you to second guess your dreams. Walking by faith is believing that victory will be rewarded if you can stay the course. Walking by faith, is when many are going a different direction and you appear to be foolish and uncompromising. Walking my faith was when Jesus said father forgive them, for they know not what they do. It’s knowing that you must hang onto your faith, when the road is rough and the going is tough, when the hills seem hard to climb. Holding on to the Almighty unchanging hand. Do you have what it take not only to be still and dream but to finish what you started.?

Take a moment and be still, where is your life headed? Do you have that can do spirit? The can do spirit of power, love and self control. The spirit of power is the ability to act or produce and effect of authority and influence others. You can with Gods help have the power to change who you are. The spirit of love is a strong feeling of affection. Are you willing to love yourself beyond measure for the betterment of your life’s goals and dreams.? Again, with God all things are possible. Be still, examine where you are and where are you headed? The spirit of self control is controlling ones behavior, especially in difficult situations. Do a daily assessment of where you are and where you’re wanting to be. I’ve given scriptural verses to aid you in a journey of decisions and creating a spirit to succeed. Take a moment and be still. Ready, Set, Go!

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Seven surprising ways to reduce stress and improve your spirituality.

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Galatians 5:22 (ESV). But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.

Proverbs 17:22 (ESV) A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

This article is written with surprises. Whether you like surprises or not the brain does. Guide to GROWING the brain.

Surprises are those unexpected events that trigger a positive or negative response. This article is written to create those happy surprises that we like to experience and share with others. I wanted to give you small reminders that we can create our happiness and reduce stress. Has something happened in your life that was a total surprise? A new beginning, career change or upgrade, a new relationship, trying a new meal, or training for a health improvement routine. How did it impact your life?

Stress is your bodies way to responding to any kind of demand or threat. When you feel overwhelmed or in a fight or flight state of being the body automatically rev up. By revving up the body is protecting you through this crisis. This response is a God thing. I say it’s a God thing because we are experiencing love, peace, and kindness from the Almighty even during our stressful moments. Once the stress has subsided the Almighty‘s protection will not leave us by adding patience, goodness, and faithfulness in our spirit. Let’s not forget about the feeling of joy. Joy cometh in the morning. Do you believe that these secrets are meant for you?

Secrets can be meaningful when you realize its value. What do you find value in? Is it your home, vehicle, bank account, health, education, jewelry, etc. ? Are you valuable to others? Have you ever made a difference in someone’s life, by redirecting their outlook on life? Have you seen a frustrated child, you’ve watched him/her not play well with the other children? You began to engage with the child by showing them the secret of love, patience, and goodness. Then slowly the stress and anger they were feeling began to diminish, and they are playing better with the other children. Sometimes just a word of kindness can go a long way. Try it!

In many areas of our lives, these seven secrets: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and faithfulness, can be utilized. We awake each day without realizing we have all the secrets to make our day the best day ever. What are you Taking for granted? Are you facing a dilemma that you feel hopeless about? Are you feeling stress and anxiety about your family, your health, a car needing to be repaired or mortgage is due and you can’t seem to see the rainbow at the end of the tunnel, seek the fruits of the spirit to guide you and watch how things began to change. It has been said that when you change the way you see things, the things you see begin to change. Try it!

Have you ever been offered something that is unfamiliar? My co-worker for years would brag about how great his Louisiana Gumbo was. He talked about how his neighbors would dance in the streets and play festive music and how the children would join in with the adults in eating the delicious gumbo dinner. He described such a wonderful and enchanting evening with laughter and happiness all around. He said his recipe was passed through the family from his great grandfather’s recipe. He talked about how excited people became as the seasons began to change. Around the end of September or early October, my co-worker would come to work and say “ Good Morning everyone, it’s that time” and someone would always say “what time”, he would loudly shout out “IT’S. G U M B O time! “ We would all laugh and that always made him so happy. Then he would say “ shrimp, onions, tomatoes, crawfish, corn, and other secret ingredients” I would squint my eyes which was representing my refusal to eat what he was describing as good food.

I was a skeptic until I finally tasted his family famous gumbo. It was a dark brown soup dish. It had shrimp, sausage, onions, chicken, crawfish, corn on the cob and other secret items in it. One day he served us the stew dish so proudly and made sure all the ingredients were in everyone’s bowl. Many of us smelled it’s aroma and was ready to eat. He then said “not yet”, he went back out to his car and brought In a large well-used iron pot. We all thought Lord, what could be in that pot? A few jokes were: “a whole duck”,,,, lol, no, an “alligator from the swamp,,,,, “ lol. He set the pot down and slowly removed the old iron lid from the pot. The aroma and steam from the pot quickly filled the room. Once the lid was removed, inside the pot was the prettiest rice, we had seen. He said “part of the secret to good gumbo is how you prepare your rice, most people use too much water, my rice is always delicious, “now add some to your bowl of gumbo, get some cornbread and enjoy. As we feasted on the meal, he walked over to his desk and pulled out his CD player and played jazz, gospel, and blues songs from the all-time great entertainers. No stress, no worries, but really good spiritual bonding. Changing the way you see things can help you see things differently. I had to confess to him, the gumbo was really good. Can you think of ways to improve your initial views on something ? Have you been quick to dismiss something without giving it a chance to flourish? Try applying these secrets to your next adventure and see what becomes of it.

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Does Manners Matter?

1 Peter 3:8-12

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 10 For,

“Whoever would love life

and see good days

must keep their tongue from evil

and their lips from deceitful speech.

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They must turn from evil and do good;

they must seek peace and pursue it.

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For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous

and his ears are attentive to their prayer,

but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

What are good manners?

The dictionary states the treatment of other people with courtesy and politeness, and showing correct public behavior. I would agree with that and add not just some of the time but all the time. I say that because, you never know who is watching you and desiring to be just like you. What examples are you showing and lessons of kindness are you rendering to others.?

Recently I attended a conference on empowering women and being a twenty first century woman. The atmosphere was electrifying and energizing. Each day was a full event of engaging with others and being present in the moment. There were speakers with awesome life changing testimonies. Testimonies of surviving breast cancer, homeliness, addictions, divorce, political activism and other celebratory moments.

In the audience was also people of similar backgrounds as some of the panel of speakers. So many relatable moments were experienced and shared. I was there to meet and greet others, share my newly released books, websites and testimony in hopes of offering an avenue that was helpful for me and sharing this path with others.

My greatest desire was to compliment as many people daily as I could seeking to perhaps reach someone who needed a new route in their life-journey. I was offering sort of a little push or nudge to rewrite their story. So each opportunity, I introduced myself and had lunch and dinner with a different group of people. This was ice breaking moments for me but I began to feel more comfortable as the days past. A smile is super important and a few times there were people sitting alone and was glad I asked them if I could sit at their table.

It was announced one day that a sale of vendor items would take place in the solarium. Wow, how cool was this, I had bought a few of my books to the conference. I met an author who had a newly released book http://www.septemberwilliams.com/chasingmercury-synopsis-purchase-reviews/

She accompanied me with the set up of my display and showered me with kindness and humility. I was over joyed with the large turn out of people purchasing their copies of my books. This was truly a dream being realized. I was asked questions and people waited in line for their opportunity to get their book signed. God is good. One person said “ I’m purchasing your book because you had lunch with me, and I want to remember you.” This is how I know that manners does matter and can really impact your life as well as others.

Does manners matter?

I would say yes, yes, yes, being polite to others matter. At the end of the week long conference, we were all boarding the bus in route to the airport. The thought that one of the speakers left with us was “if you see someone who you admire and want to emulate them, talk with them, hang out with them, be present in their lives.”When I entered the bus, there were many seats available. I was happy to have my own seat , that I could spread out, relax and place my legs across the other side that no one would be sitting in.

The bus was almost ready to leave, about three ladies boarded and one stood at my seat. She stood there so I could move over and allow her to share my seat. My thoughts were “ seriously, are you kidding me” there are other seats go find you another seat. She stood there patiently, she waited for me to move my pillows, blankets, coffee mug and backpack out of the seat , and she sat with me. I lightly said, hello, she said HELLO, I’ve been wanting to talk with you all week but kept telling myself no. I’m so glad no one was sitting with you and I’m so happy to be here with you. She then lifted her hands and said “thank you Lord”, I want to be around a person who I admire and share my story with you and perhaps we can co-author a book in the near future. We talked for hours and learned so much about one another, and how she was balancing the American culture with her upbringing in India.

She found me to be brave but in her story of survival she was the brave one in my view. She was a rare jewel and through the love of Christ and having such a rare opportunity of serendipity, manners does matter.

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My Experience in Parenting a Disabled Child, and what I learned along the way. How to have vision when the eyes don’t see it. Part III

High School graduation is such an important time in ones life. I was such a proud parent of my daughter and all of her accomplishments. With each obstacle she overcame she became a much stronger and determined young lady. (1) As a parent it has been my experience to allow your child to explore and trust the universe. (2) Allow them space and opportunity to be inventive. (3) Pull the positive out of them and applaud them with their successes. Small steps will encourage larger steps.

(4) We as parents should be our children’s biggest supporters and mentors. What are your child’s gifts, what make them unique? If its not readily noticeable , create something with them. Recite poems. Play and instrument, be artistic. I would give my daughter assignments to keep her thinking and using her brain power as much as possible. One of the things I did to keep her engaged was challenged her to write with her left hand. She really liked doing that. Help them to be creative,

(5) Give your child a platform to express their opinions. This is teaching them to be confident and engaging with others. I always told her , you are who you are, so be the best version of that uniqueness No Apologies. This platform has been one of the best avenues that has given her the personality and charisma she exudes to this day. This has also been a huge factor in her excelling and graduating from college. When so many people told her she wouldn’t succeed in graduating from a major university due to her low vision, she was more opinionated and determined to keep going.

Let me be clear, my role in her life was to boost her forward and be the cheerleader and coach. I thank God for my parents and their belief that all things are possible with God. Therefore I truly believed that Eryn was destined for greatness and that’s how I gave her the gift of hope. I knew that the medical report didn’t align with college success, but I wanted to stretch her destiny as far as possible. My mind set was, let’s see what we can do, with what we have. When we visited the eye doctors they were so amazed with the “how”factor. The how factor is, how are you seeing when the optic nerve is severely damaged and a coloboma is ever present. These are mysteries yet to be discovered.

College graduation is upon us. Allow us to pause, four years prior , things have changed and evolved. Her graduating from high school was viewed as impossible, she graduated with honors and was in the top two percent of her class. There was many sighted and intelligent people who started out with her but only a few was on the university stage with her. This is the young lady who was given a bleak life path. We knew there would be major struggles and obstacles but I signed up for the long term effect. I can’t stress enough to parents, love ones, and care takers, never give up on your disabled chid. Give them hope, encouragement, love, patience and other ingredients for healthy adventures. You’ll be proud of the outcome and others will benefit from your finished achievements. These are tips I used with my disabled chid on how to have vision when the eyes don’t see it.

Please share your experiences and suggestions in the comment sections below.

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My Experience in Parenting a Disabled Child, and what I learned along the way. How to have vision when the eyes don’t see it. Part II

As our daughter continued with learning biblical scripture, and many other poems, her memory was undeniable sharp. She was excited with knowing that soon she would be enrolled into pre-K. Her ophthalmologist told her he would get her some really cool glasses to prepare her for school.

The following year, school finally arrived and I talked to her about the importance of her glasses and keeping her connected and engaged with the other children. Several days I would pick her up after school and she would tell me what she learned at school and how excited she was to be at school. After, the untimely death of my husband , the following year she was enrolled into a Christian academy. She excelled there. She won numerous academic and talent show awards. She rarely brought home school work her first few years of school. She said I like to complete my work at school because the teacher is there if I have any questions. All her subjects she received excellent marks.

By her seventh grade year she entered public school. She was late getting started because she had lost her vision in one eye due to a detached retina. It was a difficult year, she continued with great marks however math became a challenge. Her teacher didn’t know how to accommodate her low vision, and too be honest I as her parent was seeking ways to better understand her challenges and the equipment she needed. She truly had major challenges, often she would fall because her balance was off, it became a regular occurrence for me to pick her up from school and she had scrapes, scratches, cuts, etc, on her face, knees and elbows. The school allowed her access to the elevator to aid in her falling down the stairs. She began to meet other children in her school and they were happy to hang around her. She met another student name Marilyn and to this day they are friends.

By this time I was preparing her for high school. I reminded her to make great grades and she would be in the top two percent off her class and could receive a scholarship to college. She studied, and studied, and many nights it was after midnight, I would find her up doing homework. Due to her low vision, it would take her twice or three times longer to complete her assignments. Her counselor suggested a remedial diploma, but she said absolutely not. There’s nothing wrong with my brain and thinking, its my unreliable vision that causes issues. She wanted to sing in the school choir and she did. She wanted to play in the band , she was given a marimba by the teacher and was welcomed into the group. She was in the marching band , already set up when the band would march on the field. She was so proud of her uniform.

Many school challenges and champion moments were experienced in school. We were told about a school in Austin, Texas that had the latest and greatest technology for blind and visually impaired students. I immediately called them for Eryn to be apart of this program, the school director instantly became interested in meeting her. She attended the summer school program, it was the beginning of a life friendship and bond with other students and staff. My mom was so amazed with the smiles and warm hearts of the kids. She would say, “I’ve never seen such happiness from people .” I have a new “perspective on life, I thought that they should be met with unhappiness, and struggles however, I’m witnessing just the opposite.” She wanted to assist may students with canes, but was quickly told by them “no thank you” I don’t need your help. This is a place for sighted individuals to visit and be enlightened by the amazing things that visual impaired people are capable of doing.

My daughter excelled in many area that “normal” people thought was impossible. That’s another term, I’m not to keen on when its used, because what is normal? She invented many ways to copy her assignments from the chalk board. She would take a picture of the board and use her tablet to read it. She invented all sorts of handy things to aid her limitations. High school graduation arrived. A few of my family knew she had graduated in the top two percent of her class. The big reveal came when our family and friends arrived and was treated with the news that she was graduating with such high marks.

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My Experience In Parenting A Disabled Child, And What I Learned Along The Way. How To Have Vision When The Eyes Don’t See It. Part 1

This article is for parents, teachers, educators, and anyone who is a role model for the disabled. Are you looking for successful ways to make a difference in the outlook of a child? Have you been told that your love one will never advance beyond their current capabilities? I will give my personal testimony on being a parent with a low vision child.

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Before my daughter was born, I had read an article that highly suggested things to engage the unborn with. Things like reading, singing, being happy and creating a world before birth. Me being the optimist, thought “what would it hurt”? So regularly I would read books, play the violin and piano, recite poems and sing.

The day our daughter was born was a great day. After a few weeks of being home, I began to notice her eyes were not focusing well. My in-laws said, not to worry, things will be alright. A few weeks later, no changes had occurred. The doctor examined her and he was somewhat concerned, therefore scheduling us to see an eye specialist.

Several weeks later numerous family members accommodated us to the specialist office. The physician gave his report – saying there’s no hope for her vision because the optic nerve didn’t develop. Wow, is this true, why didn’t her optic nerves develop? I immediately sought a second and third opinion. My husband and I researched as much as we could and engaged with organizations of support for infants born disabled.

Our regular routine became marathon activities. We must do all we can to help our daughter. Our entire family was now experiencing a totally new occurrence and all were on board with suggestions and looking for answers and cures. My aunt would come to visit and pray with us and said “don’t worry about this baby, whatever the Lord makes is perfect” We finally were scheduled with a clinic that could actually test babies visual acuity. She was 12 weeks old, couldn’t talk or walk, but she’s our bundle of joy, how is this testing accurate?

I was instructed to hold her in my lap, the lights were dim and a series of animals was shown on the wall in front of us. After the completion of the testing, the specialist said “ ok, she isn’t blind, not the best vision, she’s very young and things still can get better, she has “low vision” which is 20/500. The specialist continued by saying we can help her. With that being said, my family was ecstatic with that uplifting report. Initially the previous two doctors, eyes didn’t see the vision that this doctor saw. My husband replied this baby is going to grow up and change the way we see things.

We continued to read, sing, play music for our daughter. One morning I was reciting the 23 Psalms. The lord is my Shepherd I shall not want, she looked at me and repeated what I said. So I went to the next sentence, she repeated that. I continued to read each new sentence and she continued to repeat them. She continued to watch Sesame Street, a few hours later, I asked her to recite the 23 Psalm, she recited it correctly.

I phoned my mom, she could hear the joy in my voice, I told her what was happening. She listened over the phone and she too was overjoyed. Within the hour numerous family members phoned to hear this three-year-old child, recite the entire 23 Psalm. When my husband arrived home from work, he saw the happiness on our faces. I blurted out loud, “babe, Eryn can recite the entire 23 Psalm.” We were happy, we thought her writing her name at two years old was a treat. I reminded her dad, that before she was born we would read, sing, and educate her. I think there is some truth in that article we read giving instructions on educating your baby before birth.

Stay tuned for next weeks article on ways to improve your child’s creativity with positivity and other invigorating ideas.

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What does cherries, carrots, and coffee have in common?

Positive Attitude covers a multitude of Despair -Cheryl Stubblefield@Healthy hustle and heart.

Welcome to the tenth month on the Gregorian Calendar. You are now in the month of October. What’s on your list of things to do this month? Are you celebrating any special events, birthdays, anniversaries, employment, a major or minor purchase, or ready to set sail on a cruise.

This article is written for all positive people because this is National Positive Attitude Month. This article is also written for those who are seeking the benefits of cherries, carrots, and coffee and what each one have in common.

In our daily lives we have many experiences and routines. We go about our day in systematic way. There are some of us who have curve balls and adjustments to make throughout our lives. Some curve balls can be our toddler getting into the kitty litter box, your dog eating the ground turkey off the kitchen counter, or just an anticipated call you’ve missed while in the shower.

The month of October have many other celebratory holidays such as National Book Day, National Disability Employment Awareness, National Seafood Day, LGBTQ Month,and Halloween Safety Month only naming a few. I’m writing this piece to focus on Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast cancer awareness month is a yearly campaign that intend educate people about the importance of early screening, test and more. This campaign starts on October 1st and ends on October 31st every year

There are some foods that are recommended to aid in cancer prevention. I’ve chose to highlight the benefits of cherries, carrots and coffee. Cherry Health Benefits: 6 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Cherries. Here is a delicious recipe to incorporate cherries and watch the benefits blossom.Easy Cherry Cobbler Recipe | …MyRecipes › recipe › easy-cherry-cobbler

How about those carrots. They have been associated with cancer prevention foods.Carrot juice: Recipes, benefits, and nutrition – Medical News TodayMedical News Today › articles. Let’s get those carrots in our lives. “What’s up Doc” ( bugs bunny cartoon line)

Is there evidence that coffee is safe or harmful for cancer prevention? What’s poison for one person could be medicine for the next person. My suggestion is to do your research and go with your feelings and faith. I used that phase to say with GOD all things are possible and do your research and know that knowledge is power. Fact Check: does coffee cause cancer? – The ConversationThe Conversation › fact-check-does-coff….

This is my blog on getting the message out there and making this October be about Awareness. Positive Attitude covers a multitude of Despair. Cherries, Carrots and Coffee just might be the Cure For Cancer. A huge salute to all the sufferers and survivors of breast cancer. Blessings to you and keep the Positive Attitude Alive each day

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Are You Bored? Here Are 6 Things To Add Excitement To Your Life

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”

Genesis 1:1

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Here’s a very creative joke, “A toothless termite walked in a pub and asked, is the bartender here”.

How creative are you? You may not have something as large a world to create, but perhaps you can create a series of small heavens in your world. Do you enjoy making things, saying funny jokes, being a leader in the creative space? This article is for those people who thrive in making and sharing their creativity. If you’re seeking some ideas because you’re bored, this is the perfect channel for you to view for ideas.

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Ok, let’s get started, get up, dress up, put on a happy smile. Say a positive devotion, like, I’m ready to create excitement in my life or someone’s else’s. Two thumbs up to creativity.

Learn A Craft

My creativity started many years ago in learning to crochet. Need some inspiration, here are my some of my creations. Once you get motivated, who knows where your creativity will take you. Post your creations in the comment section below.

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Flex Your Vocal Chords

When I was young and bored my school had a singing group. We would usually start the morning off in song. Throughout school and into adulthood I always participated with a group of singers, usually in the church choir. Singing can be very therapeutic and creative in adding your unique voice to the selections.

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Get The Kiddos Involved

As the season began to change, the children are inside and the boredom began to set in. How about letting them help with the cooking, if they are young, start out by letting them add an ingredient to the meal. They will like to crack the egg into the bowl, (get the shells out before mixing it with the other ingredients, lol,) allow them to add the milk into the cake recipe etc. 40 Fun Activities to Do With Your Kids – DIY Kids Crafts and GamesGood Housekeeping › craft-ideas › how-to. Have fun and keep that creative spirit alive.

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Throw The Party Of The Century

How about throwing a family/friend party. Bringing people together can be creative and fun. Share ideas and perhaps a have a themed gathering. With this will bring new and exciting ideas. Themes for Parties – Theme Party Ideas for Adults – ShindigzShindigz › theme-party-supplies

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Design Your Own Clothes

Something that I enjoy is creating interesting t-shirt designs. This is a great way to show off your style and fashion taste. Who knows, a small business may take off for you with a little bit of creativity. Design A Typography T-Shirt With A Free Tool Online

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Start A Blog

Have you ever wanted to blog? That’s the thing that’s going around. A great resource to get you started is: How To Blog For Profit: Without Selling Your Soul. Blogging has been a fantastic way to share what I’ve learned about health and fitness with all of you. It has also given me an outlet for finding new ways to express my experiences on this fitness and spiritual journey.

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On your mark GET SET ready GO

Socrates wrote “ it is a shame for man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”

Let’s get started with —-Get Set Energy Blender —-ingredients: one half-peeled banana, 3/4 cup of 1% milk, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 6 oz.container of yogurt and 3/4 cup of ice. In a blender mix all the ingredients together.

Stretching is super important to getting started before exercising. You’ve just finished your Get Set Energy Blender,

hopefully you’re feeling well and ready to go.

https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/professional/expert-articles/6387/10-reasons-why-you-should-be-stretching

How to get Started on Exercising:(Ejercicio)

• Break down your walking of 150 minutes per week to goals that’s realistic for you. Perhaps it would be 30 minute walks at least five times a week.

• For those who prefer running which is more vigorous than walking, the standard is 75 minutes each week. It’s good if you can do three 25 minutes sessions per week for an ideal goal.

• There were days I mixed and matched my exercise routine , such as walking 15 minutes to the Starbucks and back. (5×30 minutes =150 min)

• Several weeks into my routine, I’d run on Tuesdays/Thursdays/ and Sundays for at least 2 – 3 miles ( 3×25 minutes = 75 vigorous min)

For those who enjoy riding your bicycle try a 30 min ride on Tuesday. Perhaps a 45 minute (moderate) swimming class on Wednesday and choose cycling, hiking , on Saturday. Do your gardening, yard work, etc, for ( 30+45+30+the gardening and yard work for and hour) ; your total = 165 moderate minute This is a guideline that was very effective in my weight lose goals. I pray that all will be effective for you in preserving your body and reaching your utmost expectations.

Exercise is good for your mood and making life choices and decisions. Every night I would listen to different recordings on being motivated.. Motivation is a key factor in exercising. It’s that “it factor “ that get you moving. Listening to your favorite music etc. whatever your “IT” is use it to get you motivated. Each morning , I would always read a quote, scripture, devotional, anything positive will do. Create the vision of what goals you have set and truly believe in them ; put in the physical exercise listed above , and watch what happens. It will be amazing, and its supercalifragilistic

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