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The American Survival Guide

 

1.)  We should start with what’s most important:

  • Education
  • Build Character
  • Trade/Career
  • Home Ownership

We must stop taking our hard earned money and spending it on entertainment.

  • Clothes
  • Food
  • Movies

Dr. Kelly Miller said, “We buy what we Want and beg for what we need.”[spacer height=”20px”]

2.)  We must stop expecting God and other people to do for us what we can do for ourselves.  I believed that the strong should help the weak, but even God does not do for man what man can do for himself.  We must do what Jesus told the man at the well to do (in John 5:8). We must carry our own load— “Take up your bed and Walk.”[spacer height=”20px”]

3.)  Clean hygiene is critical, not just for us but our children, our home and the surroundings in which he lives. We must lead in the growth of the community and repel the negative influences that try to tear it down.[spacer height=”20px”]

4.)  We must learn to dress more appropriately for work and leisure. Knowing what to wear, how to wear it, when to were it and where to wear it, is a mirror to our self worth and our character.[spacer height=”20px”]

5.)  We must make our religion an everyday practice and not just a Sunday-Go-To-Meeting emotional affair.[spacer height=”20px”]

This was originally written in the early 1900’s under a different title by: Nannie Helen Burroughs[spacer height=”20px”]

A year ago I updated it to reflect what I believe we need today.  I believe these are principals of life.  In my next blog I will list the next five. Please pass this on to anyone that may need some direction.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Massive Racial Wealth

No words necessary!

Black History Month

BHMWe are half way through the month of February, Black history month. It’s supposed to be a month of celebration. It’s when you kick back and bath in all the glory of your past successes, however, now is not the time. This is when you dig deeper and not just go the extra mile but for us the extra twenty miles.

We must think hard about what we want out of life, what we know that we deserve, and go get it! The Bible says that “We must study to show our selves approved.” That goes not just for the Word, but for life in general. You don’t know something, Google it. Seek out multiple sources on an issue so you can cross reference different ideas, then you’ll be able to formulate your own thoughts on a given subject.

Find someone who has already done what you want to do and see if you can get them to be your mentor. You’d be surprise how many people will step out and help you because they remember how hard it was when they started. I believe the saying goes “each one teach one.” Sometimes we need a mentor to help us find our way.

Who’s your mentor?

Who do you look up to?

Love is..

“He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.”

–Bob Marley

What is the Color of Love?

I recently gave a speech at the Hines Toastmasters Club. The title of the speech was

” What is the color of love?”  Toward the end of the speech I said that the color of love was the same as Hope, Happiness,  Forgiveness and Faith.  I did reveal the actual color but I won’t spoil it here,  you must hear the speech.[spacer height=”default”]

I would love to know your feelings on the Color of Love.  Please leave a comment.