Monthly Archives: March 2012

Fame and Success

“Money can buy fame but it can’t buy talent.” Hannah Moscovitch

“You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.” Dr. O. A. Battista

Can I get a . . .

I want to thank everyone for coming this morning. I’ve been speaking out against all kinds of vices, such as greed; oh Lord let them fill those collection plates; I need to get some more expensive suits; and adultery; sweet Jesus, please don’t let anyone know that I’m having an affair.

This book, the Bible, which I go against from time to time, is the authoritative word of God. I speak truth; well not all of it, I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, from this pulpit. I give honor to God, and some politicians, celebrities, the high class, etc., and to no man or woman.

He loves all people. Don’t mind other folks, like those who faithfully follow his word and are trying to do the right things; you just trust him, and he’ll make you rich. What’s up with the po’ folks? Expect only good things from him; I know that’s not in the Bible, but shh. Can I get a amen? This is your pastor, preacher and teacher, gosh I hope I’m loking fly. Now let’s pray. I believe in him; don’t mind me denying him with my lifestyle; and I love him. Hallelujah. Did they get that?

Because of them?

I remember this DJ signing off when it was time for him to go with these words, “Don’t let the external mess up the internal that would make you miss out on the eternal.”

The guy was a Christian radio personality and, simply put, he was saying do not let anyone or anything screw up your relationship with God that would cause you not to enter heaven.

And then I thought about the song Because of You by Kelly Clarkson. “Because of you, I never stray too far from the sidewalk, Because of you, I learned to play on the safe side so I don’t get hurt, Because of you I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me, because of you I am afraid.”

How many of us let other people prevent us from doing what it is that we should be doing? Perhaps because of what they say and do, some are constantly in a shadow, doubting themselves, belittling themselves and living in a negative sphere of failure.

But then, I thought about her other song, What Doesn’t Kill You. “You think you got the best of me, Think you’ve had the last laugh . . . Think you left me broken down, . . . What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stands a little taller . . .”

What it comes down to is you and me not letting anyone or anything batter us to a state of self-defeat. Oh yeah. πŸ™‚

Have a lovely, sunflower day. πŸ™‚

And Two Breasts

In order for a woman to make a statement or to be noticed, does she have to expose her breasts or her body? Men do not have to do such things right? They do not have to wear anything creeping north, skimpy or see through to capture attention; then why should a female? Or perhaps is it a personal choice; a decision made for motives that might lead to advancements? Personal taste? Or perhaps it is a way of gaining equality and stating that you have it?

There are advocates for equality, but yet some of them run to botox, facelifts, anything to make them look younger and firm. They point out that even men are doing these things in perhaps to say that, “Look, it’s not only us.” Is it because they realized that women would only be judged by the way they look on the outside? Shallow. Is not having a voice good enough; is it enough for a man?

Does equality equal tactics?

“A man is defined by what he does, a woman by her sexuality, that is, in terms of one particular aspect of her relationship to men.” Unknown

Started a new book, The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James. The first chapter said to me that it was not going to be good. But you know my take on first impressions, and so I read on. Chapter ten and the book was still not good.

So presently reading Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Have a lovely, sunflower day. πŸ™‚

Thank you :)

[Three Smiling Women – J. Patrick Fischer]

Cause one smile would not be enough to give to those who stop by to read, click like, comment and to follow this blog.

We should never forget to say thank you.

Have a lovely, sunflower day. πŸ™‚

This prince should marry?

His Royal Highness should, must, needs to get married? Watching Prince Henry’s, known as Prince Harry, first official tour on behalf of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, I found out a few things.

He is human. I nearly fell out of my chair when I found that out. Now thanks to some reports, it was confirm.

He knows how to dance and have fun. Whew! For a minute I thought he was wood.

He sweats! There is proof. Him standing up and wiping his sweat. Him sitting down and doing the same. When the sun’s piping hot, perspiration happens. That was made clear.

But seriously, listening, watching and reading someΒ  of the reports and people comments, it would seem that other than the reason he visited the places he went was, in fact, for another important one. Should he at twenty-seven try to find a wife? Should he as he is about to go back to Afghanistan, please be safe, walk down the aisle?

As far as I am concern, he is an adult, and if he wants to or not should not be determined by some females with fairytale sparkles in their eyes wrap up in their hopes and dreams of marrying a prince. Neither should it be determined by the press.

No disrespect. I like him; he is normal. Duty can be so tedious.

Have a lovely, sunflower weekend. πŸ™‚

Taking it

Some people want to be loved so badly that they will take anything from those who “love” them. Some one comes along and picks them, the ugly duckling; the one no one wanted; the one who questioned what is wrong with him/her; the one who felt like a nobody because no one had ever told him/her the words, “I love you.”

Yeah, here comes his/her princess or prince charming; and what do they get? They get treated with disdain. They get verbal, and even possibly physical abuse, but they stay. He/she has become accustomed to it. He/she is being loved when he/she thought that would never have happened. They are being kissed. They are being cuddled, but at what price?

“I’m not gonna be, a fool for love, ’cause you know I rather be alone, than be unhappy.” from the song I’d Rather Be Alone by Karyn White

Hope everyone has a lovely, sunflower day. πŸ™‚