Tuesday, January 24, 2012

No Time for Selfishness

Growing up, I was the oldest of 18 grandchildren (since then, we have gained two more).  I remember my first lesson about being unselfish when it came to buying something that was meant to be shared.  It was during the summer.  A few relatives came home to visit bringing my little cousins along.  I remember finishing a chore, and Granddaddy came to me with $5 in his hands for me to go to the store.  He wanted me to get more food to make sure everybody ate something.  As Granddaddy handed me the $5, he said, "If this don't feed everybody, you don't eat."  One of his greatest quotes was, "Think about somebody else besides yourself."  Of course I wasn't about to go hungry.  I LOVE FOOD TOO MUCH FOR THAT.  So off I go to the store thinking about what to get.  NOTHING!!!  Couldn't think of a thing.  Once I got to the store, I started looking around.  There it was.  When I saw it, I immediately remembered Grandma's waffle iron.  I bought 2 boxes of Aunt Jemima pancake mix and a slab of bacon.  I don't remember how much change I bought home, but Granddaddy was grateful to see it.  Not to mention what I bought.  We had breakfast food for dinner and was happy to eat it.  We laughed, conversed, and reminisced about things that happened in the past.

I'm much older now.  I still have the thought in my head about thinking of others besides myself.

What if Granddaddy's message were to spread like a wild fire and people heeded those words?  What are your thoughts?  Leave comments below.

Much love,

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Photo shoot by ME Photography
It's a beautiful feeling to see the results of achieving what you believe.  I learned this as a child hanging around my favorite person, the late Deacon Phillip Elliott.  I miss him much and wish he was hear to see how God is blessing me.  I believe in my heart, God already showed him before he transitioned to the next life.  He was happy when he told me he didn't have to worry about me on his death bed.

For my birthday, God blessed me with not only one business venture, but two.  It's not my birthday until next month, but I just had to share what God has done.  Last night, He showed another in a dream.  I trust Him because He is so faithful in doing what He say He will do.
If there is a dream, vision, or goal God has given you to achieve, Just believe it.  When you believe it, you are able to act on it to achieve it.  Once achieved, it is not a stopping session.  It's time to move onto the next level.
God bless and remember to love one another as you would have them to love you.  

Much love,