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Dwayne's World

Had a very nice talk with a buddy who has an unconventional way of thinking. I like that about him. He often helps me see things in a light from which I’d probably NEVER see them. I love having people in my circle like that. The world is so big and the possibilities so endless...
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...
Fact: There are over 7 billion people in the world Fact: Currently there is enough oxygen for all 7 billion Fact: There is plenty of room for us all Ever meet someone who always feels the need to build themselves up by tearing others down? In order to show how much they know,...
Walk a mile in someone's shoes before judging only what you see. It's human nature to make judgments solely on what we see....or what we THINK we see. But sometimes the eyes can play tricks on you or give you an incomplete picture. Even still, vision without knowledge is merely...
If you're feuding with someone, stop and tell them that you love/forgive them. Life is not only short and un-promised, but very unpredictable. We automatically plan for our tomorrows but for some, they never come. Without going into detail (and respecting privacy), a family...
Sitting back thinking about growing up and constantly hearing about the American Dream, part of which was owning your own home. If you’ve never struggled in life, you probably never envisioned that as a “dream”. But for many people who never even knew where their next meal was...
Have you ever lost yourself? No, I don't mean get lost searching for a location. I mean have you ever become someone you didn't recognize? Do or say things very uncommon of your "normal" self? Sometimes we become blinded by the light of something or someone to the point where we...
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...
Obedience…..a word that sometimes conjures feelings of contempt. After all, we expect our pets to obey, but I’m “a grown man!” Truth is we all have someone charged with position over us; be it a supervisor at work, an official in our house of worship, or……….a police officer in...