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Dwayne's World

Malcolm X once said, “If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.” I think this is SO true. But the sad thing is often people (who don’t know the full story) mistake your standing for something as “having a bad attitude”, or “being bitter”. Those who REALLY know...
There’s an old saying (and former thought for the day) that says people don’t care what you know unless they know that you care. Do you agree? Do you disagree? Personally, I agree to a degree (you know I had to put a spin on it). I say they need to know that you care and trust...
Disappointment and hurt. We’ve all gone through it, but how do you handle it? Especially when its caused by loved ones? Do you try to logically understand what caused it? Do you let it roll off your back? Or do you lash out at the individual in hopes that they feel the same? And...
Goals. We’ve all had them. Heck, we’ve been making goals since learning to walk. In kindergarten our goal was have fun and make it to the bathroom on time. Hmm…..as an old(er) man, that last one is still my goal. Ok….I digress. The point I’m making is never stop making goals...
What goes around comes back around You reap what you sow An eye for an eye ... Why are some of the most memorable sayings about getting back at someone? To err is human, to forgive divine Turn the other cheek Forgive and forget What about these sayings regarding forgiveness? Why...
Last evening had an nice talk with my youngest son, discussing the upcoming Walk-Jog-Bike-a-thon for Sickle Cell Disease. As much as he and his brother HATE when I say it, I reminded him that I won't be around forever. However, my vision is that the Keepers of the Flame WILL be...
Close your eyes. Now think of something that brings a smile to your face. Are you still smiling? Hope so... In this day and age of constant hustle and bustle, we owe it to ourselves to take short sessions to reflect on things that make us happy. As we grow from childhood to...
They say a fool and his money are soon parted. Hmm....but what actually constitutes being a fool? Am I a fool if I see someone struggling and I decide to help out? Am I a fool for investing in someone's dream? Am I a fool for wanting to better the quality of life for someone...
We all keep our family and friends in our prayers. Heck that’s easy. But how many of us GENUINELY pray for our enemies or those we don’t care for. I’m trying to learn to let things go, but I must admit I can be a bit vindictive if I feel you’ve treated me unfairly (Hey….I keep...