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Dwayne's World

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...
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...
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...
No matter how many years you live, life is short. We often spend too much time worrying about the wrong things....sometimes things that are totally out of our control. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not advocating ignoring things that concern you. What I'm saying is if something...