As a light in this world, I believe it is my role to illuminate a spotlight unto others for the great work they are doing in their life.
In the past two weeks, I found myself revamping major areas of my life. I noticed myself doing the same unproductive thing on my down time after work. Going home and shutting my mind off by watching Netflix. I was watching A Different World and I just finished the Scandal series (5 years later) ha! So, I transitioned to Being Mary Jane. I’m a couple episodes in and I find myself resonating with her a lot. I started putting sticky notes of positive affirmations all over my house and keeping myself accountable to reflecting on a daily/nightly basis in my journal. Overall, I realized how discontent I was with my free time.
I’ve had an interesting time and relationship with school. I love the atmosphere. I love the people. I love the concept, but I never seem to have enough time to do everything I need. I would try an sit in the library after finally finding the one book that felt right and it would be time to go to the next class. I would also try to speed through my lessons and to get a chance to read. I would only read a couple pages and then I would have to leave it behind. Continue reading “Next on the Bucket List: Be Continuously Autodidactic”
Every day, I have a list of like ten or fifteen sites I look at daily for news, music, inspiration or ideas about life. This particular article I stumbled upon really made me think and decide to continue to work on some things with my life. I just wanted to share. 8 Quotes that will help you become successful
Until Next Time,
Peace, Passion, Love and
Mr. Magnificent Miles
The following are six (seven counting the photo) thought provoking Abraham Lincoln quotes I really appreciate:
“Things may come to those who wait, but only things left by those who hustle.”
“I will prepare and one day, my chance will come.”
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.”
“That some achieve great success, is proof to all the others can achieve it as well.”
“And in the end, it is not the years in your life that count, it is the life in your years.”
“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others. In dangerous valleys and hazardous pathways, he will lift some bruised and beaten brother to a higher and more noble life.
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
I promise you, if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.
Over the past few years, my life has gone so far off the beaten path that I might as well found a new continent or the City of Gold. If things would have ended up how I originally planned, I would be a doctor by now, going into practice and looking for a tall, statuesque, multi-racial, rocket-scientist model wife by now. Yet, it is in those delays and the immense amount of obstacles I have faced that have made me the man I am today.
Jay Smooth happens to be one of my favorite Radio hosts and video bloggers. He always has pretty insightful comments and also spends a good amount of time talking about one of my favorite topics, hip-hop, and one of the topics I am most ignorant of, politics. It’s good to learn. Check him out at Illdoctrine.com
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.
But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we’ve come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.
In a sense we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the “unalienable Rights” of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.”
But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so, we’ve come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. Continue reading “I Have A Dream Speech”