Friday, February 25, 2011

William Is Not Afraid To Cry

William is not afraid to cry...

This is a repost from another blog I wrote way back on October 13, 2006.  Note that William was eight years old then.  He's 13 now.  I'm just importing stuff that never got imported when I moved to blogger.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

We watched Coach Carter last weekend.  Of course I cried, but unbeknownst to me, William cried too.  cryWill
William is my 8 year old child prodigy. William1

Do you know that boy took that movie into his room and watched it over and over and over?  Then he paused it on this particular speech, wrote it down word for word and proceeded to MEMORIZE it!scan0010   

He recited the speech to me tonight and I almost cried again.  Yes, my baby did that.sweetWill    

Guess what else, that was out of his own inspiration and no outside influences.  Man I love that little boy! babyWill

Saturday, February 19, 2011

That Thing We Can’t Talk About

That thing we can’t talk about

That thing we can’t talk about
I know it’s been rough.
We’ve had our share of stuff.
But it could have been better
Except for that thing we can’t talk about
I see you cry at times
I see you laugh too
But we can’t share those moments
Because of that thing we can’t talk about
You give me more credit than we both know I deserve
I have your back and let things slide with you too
But we really can’t be honest about it
Because of that thing we can’t talk about
We used to be such good friends
I trusted you completely, you relied on me heavily
But we can’t go there anymore
Because of that thing we can’t talk about
I’ll love you forever
But I’ll never tell you or show you
It’ll be my little secret
Because of that thing we can’t talk about
I know you look out for me
And I look out for you too
We just have to keep it hushed
Because of that thing we can’t talk about
We go on with our lives as if nothing ever happened
Of course it’s nothing
What am I talking about?
Oops, it’s that thing we can’t talk about
Thanks for being my friend
Even though it looks like we’re not
I won’t tell
Because of that thing we can’t talk about
©Keala M. Brown

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

So you like my package?

So you like my package?

Oooo Baby…. I like that now…..
Now THAT I like….. Guuuuuuuurl………
You packing some nice stuff….

So….you like what you see?
Oh? You like me?!?
Brotha, you don’t even KNOW me.
You may like this packaging, but you don’t know what’s inside.
Once you figure out how to open it, you may just want to walk away before you even see the goods inside.
You see, this package you like is very special and delicate.
You can’t just tear it open like some birthday boy on his birthday.
Opening this package requires patience, knowledge, cleverness, tenderness, wisdom, love, the Holy Spirit, and …… A….. MAP!

If you are fortunate enough to open it, can you handle what’s inside?
Will you even know what to do with what’s inside?
Will you recognize that which is in the package? ß Probably NOT!

See, lots of men see this package and say they like it. But they don’t even try to figure it out properly in order to get a chance to open it.

They try to go straight for the so called goods, not realizing that there’s more to the package than the pretty wrapping. 
Maybe they just don’t care that there’s more to the package than the pretty wrapping. 
Either way, they end up disrespecting the ENTIRE Total Package and miss out on a wonderful gift. 

You see, I am a Total Package Woman. 
You can’t just go tearing at the wrapping for the goods because there is way more to me than you see. 
You cannot fathom what this package really is. 

So, the next time your lustful eye covets the outside packaging, think again. You say you like it. But the reality is you don’t even know this package or what it contains. 

I could be a real b*tch or I could be a real w*tch 
You really don’t know because all you see is the wrapping I could be your worst nightmare or I could be your dream come true 
How would you know if all you’re concerned with is the wrapping? 

I could be your best friend or I could be your worst enemy 
Unless you approach the package with care, you’ll NEVA know. 
 You see, I am the Total Package Woman. 

Proceed with caution…..

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Keala on Karma

Keala on Karma
I am a firm believer in Karma. I guess that's why I like My Name Is Earl . However, I believe that Karma is a universal law similar to Newton's Laws. Remember this one, "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction?"

You can look at Karma as whatever you do intentionally to others, a similar thing will happen to yourself in the future.

When you ain't living right, your life won't seem right. That's what I believe.  Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A person reaps what he sows.  (Gal. 6:7)

All things whatsoever you would that men should do to you,
do even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.  (Matthew 7:12)

Tzu-kung asked, "Is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life?"
Confucius answered, "Is not reciprocity such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others."'

From His Holiness the Dalai Lama's book Path to Bliss:
"Some people misunderstand the concept of karma. They take the Buddha's doctrine of the law of causality to mean that all is predetermined, that there is nothing that the individual can do. This is a total misunderstanding. The very term karma or action is a term of active force, which indicates that future events are within your own hands. Since action is a phenomenon that is committed by a person, a living being, it is within your own hands whether or not you engage in action."
Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
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Give your best in everything you do because it will undoubtedly come back to you. kmj


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Upstate Almost Winter Weather

Dear Winter,
This is an email I received today from WEATHERALERT.  As I said in my previous note to you, YOU SUCK!

Thanks and have a Great Day,
Keala M Jacobs

"Attempting to find short-term fixes that address the symptoms of the crisis only ensures the organization will wind up back in the same predicament."  ~~Alan Murray

From: Mark Malsick On Behalf Of WEATHERALERT
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 8:13 AM
Subject: Upstate Almost Winter Weather

Good Morning,

A developing surface low pressure in the central GoMex will turn on the faucet for a lengthy rainfall event starting… er, now. For most of the State this means rain, at times heavy (two-by-two rain…), tonight and all day Friday. Rain clears out before lunch Saturday.  The Upstate Quixotic wrinkle in this forecast is that from the northern Midlands and Upstate, expect periods of sleet and freezing rain Friday morning and again Friday night. Morning low temperatures will be 32 degrees along the I-85 corridor. Change over to plain rain Friday will be quick after 8 AM. Do not see any significant accumulation. Sledding: Poor.

Friday morning’s forecast cartoon courtesy NOAA/HPC:

Mark Malsick
Severe Weather Liaison
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
State Climate Office
1000 Assembly Street Columbia, SC 29202

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dear Winter

Dear Winter,
You SUCK!  You were in rare form this season.  You started out by making us think you were a little late by imitating Autumn.  The only problem with that is that Autumn didn't stay long once you decided to make your GRAND entrance.  That's because you were so daggone COLD when you got here.  Then you decided to bring snow and ice to the entire United States except for Florida!  How dare you?  You made my kids miss an entire week of school and they're going to have to make it up.  Winter, YOU SUCK!

Oh, but that's the half of it WINTER.  You dressed up like Spring this weekend just to tease us.  Really?!?!  What was that about?  I enjoyed the Sunshine, blue skies, and above 60 degree temperature.  Why did you take that outfit off?  As soon as Monday got here, you started wearing grey skies and being chilly again.  You even had the nerve to RAIN on us. You know we are ready for you to leave because we love Spring so much.  That's why you dressed up like Spring.  You jealous of Spring or something?

All of this grayness and water you have today is just YUCK.  Well, tomorrow is Groundhog Day.  I hope that Groundhog predicts that you will be gone sooner than normal.  You have worn out your welcome.  I'm so sick of you.  I want you to leave.  Please go away and don't come back until December 2011.

Thank you and God Bless you.
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