Closed Doors

When I saw this post , it made me think of my tagline for this blog: LIVE IN THE (PRESENT) THAT YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN.
Whatever door you’ve closed…sometimes needs to remain closed.

Voyager of freedom

We close the door to the past and put the key in a safe place. Every so often we find ourselves revisiting the steps of that broken, rusty, dusty door hoping to find what use to be on the other side. What was once always there is now gone but hope is not lost. What we don’t realize is that what use to be our world will soon be replaced by a greater version then what we had. Replaced with something we can’t even start to dream of. The odd thing about all this is once we have it in our lives we can’t see ourselves without it even though we once never had it at all. A wise man once said; “Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end”.

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Dare To Be Yourself

Check out this great post that I found….



Tony Bennett once said: “It sounds so simple, but if you just be yourself, you’re different than anyone else”. You see, to the best of my knowledge and from the beginning of time itself, there has never been anyone quite like you. This simply means that if you try to be anyone other than yourself, you kill your own personalility, and integrity. The question is, how do we realize this uniqueness?  simply “dare to be yourself”. Daring to be yourself is one of the basic laws of human existence. Finding yourself, knowing yourself and being yourself intakes divine capability, because God put a personalility in every man’s life different from any other who He ever created. When you are original, you are in essence daring to be yourself and everything that includes who you really are.

Becoming yourself can be a scary and daunting experience. Why can that be scary?…

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Kind Gestures of Love……..

This story is so awesome. When read it I knew I had to share. I hope you get the spirit of this awesome gesture.

Boundless Blessings by Kamal

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A man often bought oranges from an old lady. After they were weighed, paid for and put in his bag, he would always pick one from his bag, peel it, put a slice or two in his mouth, complain it was too sour and would say to the old lady: ‘I am not very fond of eating this sour orange so why don’t you taste it for me’.

In this way he would pass on the orange to the old lady. She would then put one slice in her mouth and give a smiling response: ‘Why? it’s so sweet and juicy. It simply melts in my mouth,’ but by then the young man was gone with his bag. His wife, who always accompanied him, was a little confused and asked: ‘the oranges are always sweet, then why do you create this drama every time we approach her?’

He smiled and told…

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Personal Tribute To The Greatest – Muhammad Ali

Another one of the greats has now left his fleshly body and transitioned into eternity. RIP Muhammad Ali!

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

_87032434_mali2Then known as Cassius Clay, he competed in the 1960 Olympics and came home with a Gold Medal.   However, I first remember paying him attention during his second fight with Sonny Liston. I lived in Chicago then, and there were stories about people who went to the theater to watch the fight live.  It was an extra-long line waiting outside, and people were still waiting to buy tickets when the fight started.

People on the street started selling tickets to those in line so they could get inside.  What the people outside did not know was that the people selling tickets had already seen the fight.  Ali knocked Liston out in the first round.

The second time that I paid careful attention to Ali was when I was taken to a restaurant on the South Side of Chicago.  Turned out it was owned and operated by Muslims.  I enjoyed the…

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My Acceptance Speech

You’ve got to check out this “acceptance speech” to one of my Dedicated Blogger nominations. A lot of thought was put into this and it is both awesome… and hilarious. Here goes…………..

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DB award

Prelude –

Gosh. Um, gee … (shuffling feet, looking a bit embarrassed). I’m feeling a tad overwhelmed. Studiotj has nominated me for the Dedicated Blogger Award. Given that I have graciously accepted this kind nomination – thank you, tj (HUGE smile)-  he has asked nominees to write an acceptance speech in return.  I gotta warn you though, I have a tendency of putting my own spinon the way I follow through.

I’m a little worried about making the acceptance speech. You see, I’m not good at climbing stairs. There is a disturbing tendency to fall down them. The worst and most embarrassing time was when I fell down the stair thingy disembarking from an aeroplane. I ended up in a twisted, mangled mess on the tarmac to find a circle of concerned faces peering down at  me. Seriously! To add insult to embarrassment, I was then whisked into the terminal…

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