The Threes In Religion Whether you label them good or bad, things are said to happen in threes. Over the course of my life, even to date, this adage has proven to be correct. Maybe that is merely me waiting for the next shoe to drop each time something momentous occurs? If you are a Christian, the power of the Trinity will be familiar to you. According to Wikipedia, “many world religions contain triple deities or concepts trinity.” Along with Christianity, this includes: the Hindu Trimurti the Hindu Tridevi the Three Jewels of Buddhism the Three Pure
Glued To The Play Button Is your finger on the play button? A couple of years later and my finger is still stuck on it. This article was first written in 2015. Then, some aspects of my life were coming into focus. The past was rapidly fading and I was diving deep into what Jay Asher wrote in his book, “The Thirteen Reasons Why:” “You can’t stop the future You can’t rewind the past The only way to learn the secret …is to press play.” When it comes to this
Winning Big “It is to our own detriment that we underestimate the might of small and simple things.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich For the longest while, I religiously bought lottery tickets. It was the only form of gambling I participated in. However, it never yielded me more than $20 each time I won. Although it has been awhile, from time to time I still purchase a ticket. The notepad that holds my plans for my big win, however, has long been discarded. Who would get what was carefully written down.
Song On Our Lips Music permeates almost every aspect of Jamaican life. Whether we are happy, mourning, doing laundry or about to riot there is a song on our lips or moving our feet (and hips of course). Contemplating this week’s conversation, the song that came to mind was very popular in the 1970’s. Played most frequently at political rallies and by one of the two contending parties on the island, it promised “Better Must Come!” Derrick Wilson was the artist who made it popular on the island and it
Enthusiasm Makes The Difference Continuing our conversation about living an enthusiastic life, we are discussing the 12 steps to help you do so. These are not steps that I developed – let us be clear about that from the outset. The bestselling author, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, outlined his ‘treatment’ for the collapsed personality in his book “Enthusiasm Makes The Difference.” First published in 1967, the book has sold millions of copies ever since. As mentioned in last week’s post, I have read this book at least twice before my
A Box Of Crayons “Be uniquely you. Stand out. Shine. Be colourful. The world needs your prismatic soul!” ― Amy Leigh Mercree “See with a different eye, visualize with a colourful mind, manifest your thoughts with the energy within.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson There are days when the words of others more articulately express my thoughts on a particular topic. As we continue our “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words” series, the words of others better highlights my thoughts on living a colourful life. “Life is like a box
Abundance of Energy My Dad shared a conversation from his youth with me that I have reflected on for many years. It still sits top of mind for me. He first shared it with me when I was just 12 years old. I had just started my first stand-alone business. Previously, I had a paper route (grew it from 27 to 58 customers in 20 months), shovelled snow, successfully did door-to-door sales and lots of other odd jobs. However, I never had a stand-alone business where I was in charge
Fake It ‘Till You Make It! That is sound advice, especially for those of us or those moments when we lack the natural chutzpah to do something that needs doing. “Fake It Till You Make It,” is advice that I am sure you have heard or you might have given. I most certainly have been told to fake it but, in my Jamaican upbringing and into adulthood, it was less delicate and more of a swift kick through the door of opportunity. In turn, I have encouraged my daughter to