Happy Monday! A friend shared the following video with me last week and it gave us life!  There are many reasons I love this video, but what resonates with me most are lessons that are imperative for all children to grasp that also prove to be great reminders for adults.

My takeaways:

1) Never count yourself out, even when you are in last place.
2) Don’t conform to what you think may be expected of you – be ever so true to yourself!
3) Be focused.
4) Watching all three participants demonstrates the insatiable need for adults (parents, educators, community leaders) to nurture the passions and unique abilities of the children in their lives.  You never know what greatness is in store for them.  

What do you take away from this video?


It’s Cold Outside

Happy Monday! Here’s one of my favorite “winter” songs to kick of this holiday week.

What’s your favorite “winter” song?


Today Will Be A Good Day

Happy Monday!  On this morning, I share with you the great jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves singing her song Today Will Be A Good Day.  Though she wrote the song, Reeves asserts she doesn’t take credit for the lyrics as they are the affirmations she grew up hearing from her mother and grandmother.  The first song on my workout playlist each morning is this song.  There truly is power in declaring what you desire to have come to pass.

What’s your favorite Dianne Reeves song? What’s your early morning go-to song?


I Was Here

Happy Monday! What positive impact are you having on your family, friends and community? It’s neither about the world knowing your name nor it fully understanding your impact.  It is, however, about unselfishly sharing your gifts that they are allowed to change another’s life for the better.  Let them know, whoever it is destined to be, that you were here.

I Was Here
I wanna leave my footprints on the sands of time
know there was something that meant something that I left behind.
When I leave this world, I’ll leave no regrets
leave something to remember, so they won’t forget.

I was here
I lived, I loved
I was here
I did, I’ve done everything that I wanted.
And it was more than I thought it would be.
I will leave my mark so everyone will know
I was here.

I want to say I lived each day, until I died
and know that I meant something in, somebody’s life.
The hearts I have touched will be the proof that I leave
that I made a difference and this world will see.

I just want them to know
that I gave my all, did my best.
Brought someone some happiness
left this world a little better just because…

I was here.

How will the world or your world know you were here?


Today’s Perfect Song

Nothing like a timely song by our favorite band on this last day of summer!  We present September by Earth, Wind and Fire!  Do you remember the 21st night of September?

What’s your favorite Earth, Wind and Fire song?  What’s your favorite band?