ITS SO EASY, EVEN A LITTLE KID CAN DO IT!

After my daughter was discharged from Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, we were admitted to a rehabilitation hospital in Westchester County. Its a hospital for children who have had traumatic accidents or surgeries and all kinds of tragic stuff  happen to them. These kids come here to recover stabilize and prepare to return back home. They sent my daughter in an ambulance and we followed behind in our car. We arrive and walk in the building, and I’m nervous because I don’t know what kind of place this was, or what went on here or what to expect.. I’m nervous because I didn’t know what we would see. We are walking down the hall to the room where my daughter is. Along the way we see children some of whom must have just healed from severe burns, some kids with things like Down’s Syndrome, Some children could only stand with the assistance of this assisted standing device, some on walkers and some in wheelchairs, some little girls had no hair etc. For me, it was an incredibly sad scene for me. But, apparently the kids themselves must have been looking at a totally different scene than I was. or maybe THEY WERE LOOKING AT THE SAME SCENE, BUT JUST LOOKING AT IT A DIFFERENT WAY. The laughter and giggling and playing and the HAPPY, PEACEFUL, POSITIVE, PRODUCTIVE ENERGY that was radiating from those children was astounding. These kids didn’t care about the appearance of their faces, they weren’t insecure or scared to go play because they had illnesses or afflictions or insecure because they thought no one would want to play with them. They didn’t judge each other based on what their exteriors looked like. THEY SAW AND FOCUSED ON THEIR ABILITIES AND NOT THEIR DISABILITIES! They knew that they had the ability to laugh and smile and play, some had the ability to run. some had the ability to write and draw and be happy. THEY DIDN’T LET WHAT THEY COULDN’T DO, STOP THEM FROM DOING ALL OF THE THINGS THAT THEY COULD DO! Instead they were just themselves, and just did what they did best, and they didn’t worry about anything else!

What kind of wounds do we have from our pasts that we are leaning on and wont let go of, that are holding us back from achieving our greatness or happiness? How many of us are insecure about the way we will look or how it will appear to others if we try to pursue our dreams and we fail? How many of us think we aren’t smart enough to come up with the next big business idea or product or song, or movie, book or invention so we never even bother to try? How many of us say I’m to old to go back to school or to start this or try that? How many of us tell ourselves that I’m not good at this or I’m not good at that. How many tell ourselves we cant do this or we cant do that so we end up doing NOTHING!

Hey, lets do what the little kids were doing. Lets just be ourselves! Lets do what we were meant to do and what we do best! Lets go out boldly and play and BE HAPPY! Lets go out boldly and start writing that book, register for those classes, start making plans for that new business, start preparing new recipes for your restaurant or food truck, start designing for your jewelry or clothing line, take that test, get that certification or license. Write that song, choreograph that dance, finish this last semester or year of school with a bang and most importantly BE HAPPY! Don’t worry about your past, or how many times you have tried and “Failed”, don’t worry about what you cant do! LETS FOCUS ON WHAT WE CAN DO, AND WHAT WE DO BEST, AND LETS DO IT TO THE ABSOLUTE BEST OF OUR ABILITIES!

LETS FOCUS ON OUR ABILITIES INSTEAD OF OUR DISABILITIES!

ITS SO EASY, EVEN A LITTLE KID CAN DO IT!

PEACE!

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Would you believe that some people are so poor, that all they have is money!

I remember the day my daughter was admitted to Maria Ferrara Children’s Hospital vividly. Up to that point I was what I would consider a capitalist through and through. I was so concerned with money and “things” that its fair to say that that’s what my life was about. Money and “things”. I worked my hiney off 13 14 15 hour days, day in and day out all for  money and  for “things”. Well, day one we pull up to the hospital and on the OUTSIDE of the building, I see big fancy “things” in the parking lot. I’m talking Big Audis, Big Mercedes Benzes, Big BMW’s and Big Jaguars etc. We are in Westchester County so I know that these big cars are parked in driveways of big fancy houses. I’m impressed with the OUTSIDE. But, when I get INSIDE the building I saw the owners of these big fancy cars and houses and “things” and they were crying and begging the doctors for information and on their knees praying that there children would live just like I was. And I think, hey wait a minute, but you guys have big money and big fancy cars and houses and all sorts of big fancy “things” I don’t have any of that stuff, why are they on their knees crying just like me? And then it hits me that…..

THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE AREN’T THINGS AT ALL!!!!!!!!

CELEBRATE YOUR LIVES AND YOUR HEALTH!

GIVE THANKS FOR YOUR CHILDREN!

GIVE THANKS FOR YOUR SIBLINGS AND PARENTS AND FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO YOU LOVE AND CARE ABOUT AND WHO LOVE AND CARE ABOUT YOU!

SOME PEOPLE DON’T HAVE THAT!

UNFORTUNATELY, SOME PEOPLE ARE SO POOR THAT ALL THEY HAVE IS MONEY!

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REST IF YOU MUST! BUT DON’T YOU QUIT!


This one time I had a little fender bender. My car and another were driving along side each other and we scraped up against each other. This was the first “accident” I had ever had in my life after driving for 20+ years. Immediately after I was a little nervous about driving again. I didn’t want to drive anymore.  It shook my confidence and I felt self conscious and insecure. I felt like I sucked as a driver and if I drove again it was gonna happen again. I didn’t like the feeling, and I was somewhat afraid of it happening again.  I was mentally shaken and discouraged. The whole incident got inside my head! 
So, I get it when you say that you tried to go back to school and you didn’t do so well and you didn’t feel so smart or ready and you don’t want to go back at all.  I get it when you say you have tried to pursue your dreams, but you failed in front of everybody, you were embarrassed and you don’t want to face or feel that embarrassment or disappointment again.  I get it when you don’t want to try again because someone might have said that your business idea wont work or is impossible. Or, someone said something discouraging about your performance or presentation or about the dish that you prepared, or your singing voice, or your painting etc. And that person may have gotten in your head. I get it when you say that  you have run your sales pitch by 100 people and they all said NO! I get it when you want to give up completely and you don’t even want to try anymore! 
But what I realized about not wanting to drive again was that I had a destination that I NEEDED to make it to. I HAD to get back home, and the only way for me to get there was for me to get back behind that wheel and drive again. But, this time I will check and double check my mirrors and learn from my mistake, but no matter what I did, I HAD to make it where I NEEDED TO BE, So, I HAD to drive again! 
You too have a destination that you MUST reach. Your goals and dreams and aspirations are your destination! And, the only way you will be able to get there will be for you to get up, get past your “failures”,  dust yourself off,  learn from your mistakes, keep moving forward and TRY AGAIN! 
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”- Michael Jordan
REST IF YOU MUST, BUT DON’T YOU QUIT!
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PLEASE DO NOT BE SCARED TO FAIL!

Ever since I can remember I always wanted to be SOMETHING! When I was like 13 or 14, I wanted to be a barber so I borrowed my man Rory Holloway’s (R.I.P) clippers and went to work. I was my first client. After people saw my work. I never did get a second client. It was at that point that I was able to cross being a barber off the list of “SOMETHING” I wanted to be! 

The haircut was horrendous no doubt! But the lesson was incredible. We all have very specific callings and purposes. In search of them we will have to try different things and travel different paths To see which things and paths best suit you. And when you try something only one of two things can happen. You can fail or succeed. If you succeed, you keep doing more of it. If you fail, you get up dust yourself off and either try something else or try the same thing again, but just another way. But that “failure” gives you a huge leg up on your journey to finding your purpose. You can file that “failure” under ways that don’t work. And you are now one step closer to finding the way that will work! The answer CANNOT always be no. Failures and no’s put us one step closer to our successes and yes’s 
ALL WE GOTTA DO IS KEEP GOING!
Whether your heart is telling you to paint, write a book, go back to school, apply for a new job, start a band, open a restaurant, start a business, motivate and uplift others, rap, sing, dance, start a clothing line etc. 
DO IT! 
PLEASE DO NOT BE SCARED TO FAIL! 
You are just as smart as those who are already doing it! The only difference between them and you are that they are doing it! 
PLEASE DO NOT BE SCARED TO FAIL!
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Nobel Prize Stuff!

I have finally done it! After years of experimenting and testing the impact of positive energy vs. negative energy on the world, I have finally found the final piece of  evidence that I needed to prove that  positive energy and happiness and laughter has a greater impact and benefit to society than hate, anger, and fear. 
This discovery maybe Nobel Prize winning stuff. My big discovery came after years of intense study and research. The big evidence I have been looking for was the movie Monsters Inc. It was a movie about monsters who lived in a town named The Monstropolis.  The town was powered by harnessing the power and the energy of human children’s screams. So the monsters would sneak into human kids rooms through their closets, scare the children and capture their screams, and use their fear and screams as power to run their town.
One day a little girl sneaks through her closet and lands in Monstropolis, and the companies top scarer (Sully) finds her and tries to bring her back home  but along the way he gets attached to her and finds out that when the little girl laughs, her laughter and joy and happiness generates even more energy than her fear and screams do.  The fear and screams generate a little burst of energy but the energy machine goes off the meter every time the little girl laughs. The CEO of Monsters Inc. eventually gets caught up in a scandal and is removed from the company and the business model changes and they end up running the Monstropolis on children’s laughter instead of screams. 
This country is being run like the old Monsters Inc. everyday the media focuses on negativity and violence and teaches us to lose faith in humanity, we are taught to  fear,  and be divided. We are taught to not trust one another. We are taught to fear and hate one another. Their strength their power is generated by our division and fear. 
If we want to scare the monsters back and generate power of our own, we need to harness the power of our togetherness, unity, PEACE, love, joy, happiness, laughter etc.  As Monsters Inc. clearly proved we can generate more power loving and laughing with each other than we can hating, fearing and fighting one another! 
Hate, fear and division fan the flames of racism, violence, discrimination, poverty, starvation etc. LOVE can extinguish  those flames! 
My findings have led me to the conclusion that LOVE is all we need!

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“There’s gold in them there brains”

Did you know that the first gold that was discovered, was not in California? In 1799, 12 year old Conrad Reed was fishing on his families farm in Little Meadow Creek, which is now Charlotte North Carolina when he found a 17 pound gold nugget. 
49 years later on January 24, 1848, a discovery of gold was made in California, which prompted the “California gold rush”. 
Till this day there remains untapped gold mines in Pensylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina etc. 
The California gold rush was considered the greatest migration in U.S history. People quit their jobs, took out loans and went into debt, some left their families. Some took to riding in horse drawn covered wagons across the country and some people took to sea and traveled on ships on a 13,000 mile journey via Cape Horn or through Panama. Many died of disease and starvation along the way. the ships were jam-packed and  overcrowded with “fortune seekers” and naturally the ships ran rampant with Cholera and other horrible diseases. People were risking life and limb and fleeing the east coast and midwest in droves to get to the west coast where the gold was. 
What I found interesting is that a lot of the people who migrated to the west coast in search of  “fortune” and “treasures” and opportunities for better lives and to live the lives of their dreams, died of illnesses like cholera along the way some were murdered by robbers, The MAJORITY of people who migrated to the west coast never found gold. MOST people who traveled those great distances never found their gold. They died penniless! 
The most interesting thing is that there were untapped gold mines right beneath their feet on the easy coast.  why did they risk life and limb, risk their families, risk and waste their time and money and energy and resources to go find gold, the same gold that was right under their feet the whole time? 
I guess it’s kinda like us when we search high and low to find our “treasures” and our  “opportunities of our lifetimes” and we end up in an endless search for these opportunities that are going to change our lives. We go broke in search of these opportunities and a lot of us will die in search of this “gold” that we will never find. We are in search of gold that is already right beneath our feet. Our “gold” is already right where we are standing we are all sitting right on top of our own personal gold mines! They are right in our minds. We don’t need to search high and low, we don’t need to travel 13,000 miles we don’t need to cross dangerous terrain. We have untapped riches and “gold mines” in our minds. We only need to look and search and “mine” out own minds! 
How many of us are sitting on our own personal “gold mines”? How many of us can  just naturally write, sing, dance, sell, build, teach, cut or style hair, do manicures, have ideas for businesses, cook, paint, draw, motivate, act, direct, care for the sick, argue or negotiate like lawyers, have a passion to preach etc. But how many of us  choose not to, “mine” our own personal “gold mines” , but are constantly searching elsewhere, for that “golden opportunity”? 
What was more interesting to me is that During the California gold rush the merchants who sold supplies and equipment to the miners stayed right where they were. They ended up making more money than the miners who traveled across the country and the world. 
I guess the point is that if you are looking to “strike gold” if you are looking for that opportunity that is going to change your life forever and 
The opportunity to take your life to the next level, just remember you won’t have to travel far or risk life and limb. YOU HAVE AN UNTAPPED GOLD MINE IN YOUR MIND! 
Sing that song, write that book, go back to school, make that dish, take that course, preach that sermon, make that sales call, design those clothes or jewelry, knock on that door etc. 
WE ARE ALL STANDING ON OUR OWN PERSONAL GOLD MINES! ALL THE GOLD WE NEED IS ALREADY RIGHT BENEATH OUR FEET! 
LETS START DIGGING! 
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THE BELIEVERS!


Whether you are religious or into the bible or not, the bible has incredibly motivational and inspirational stories. Peters sermon at Pentecost in the Book of Acts is a great one. 

On the day of the Pentecost, which was a huge turning point in early Christian Religion. It’s considered the birthday of the Christian church. Peter delivered a huge clear concise sermon. According to the bible there were people who listened to his sermon who were lost and confused and had no clue what was going on. We call them them the lost and confused. Some people accused him of being drunk and they laughed at him and mocked him. Those are who we call the laughers and mockers. But, there were some  in that same crowd, there were THOUSANDS who BELIEVED and were Baptized that day! Those are who we call the BELIEVERS! I have a sneaky suspicion that, the BELIEVERS were who Peter was looking for. 
So, when you GO TO PURSUE YOUR DREAMS AND SHARE YOUR DREAMS WITH THE WORLD, there will always be mockers and laughers and the lost and confused who will tell you that you dreams are impossible and tell you that you will never succeed and who will laugh in your face when you tell them your dreams. There will always be those who are lost and confused who won’t even understand the concept of having dreams. They will call you a fool for trying to make your own way. Your not doing what you do for them. But, if you can continue to remain focused on your objective and stay determined and  continue to pursue and persevere, and keep growing and developing and working, if you continue to keep BELIEVING in yourself you will find YOUR BELIEVERS! And that’s who you are looking for. The BELIEVERS will support you, listen to you, help you, encourage you, push you, etc. 
YOUR BELIEVERS ARE OUT THERE TOO! 
KEEP GOING UNTIL YOU FIND THEM! 
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WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW!

I remember when we were in Morgan Stanley Children’s hospital with my daughter. She had been hospitalized for about 10 or 11 months at this point. So after months and months of not being able to arrive at a diagnosis, the doctors decide to try to tell us that she has something called GM1 Gangliosidosis. (Scary stuff) I googled it and my heart dropped as I read about the disorder and the symptoms and the prognosis. I’m heartbroken, but as I continued to read the symptoms, I’m like she doesn’t have this, she doesn’t have this at all! So we schedule an appointment with the neurologists to discuss the diagnosis and I tell them she doesn’t have what your saying she has!  They say to us, “I know how hard this must be for you” they told me that I was just in denial. I told them that I watched my daughter have seizure after seizure day in and day out and be hospitalized for months at a time. I told them that I’m not in denial, I know something is wrong. But it’s not what you are saying it is. Please, go back and try again. I did extensive research and she doesn’t have this. I asked, what about this symptom and this symptom, why doesn’t she have these symptoms. They basically laughed at me and said, in a condescending tone  “your Internet research doesn’t equate to our years of expertise”. I said this disease occurs in 1 out of 1 to 200,000. Have any of you ever seen a case of this in real life? They said no. I said so you can hardly consider yourselves “experts”. They wouldn’t listen to me. They told me to accept it. They actually told me to let her die in peace. She has this disease and that’s that. We went back and forth. I would not let up.  I fought tooth and nail with these “experts” because I KNEW WHAT I KNEW! 
I proceeded to contact every single doctor in the U.S.A who knew anything at all about GM1 Gangliosidosis. I eventually reached the top GM1 researcher in the country. He happened to be right around the corner at NYU. I contacted him and he says everything your telling me sounds like she doesn’t have GM1. He told me to have my daughters doctors send over all of my daughters info to him and he will review it and run his own tests. 
2 weeks later, I get an email and a call from the specialist at NYU. And What do you know, she doesn’t have what the “experts” tried to convince me that she has! They eventually came back to me and said uh were sorry. I guess it’s back to the drawing board. SHE DOES NOT HAVE GM1 Gangliosidosis. 
It made me think, this was a perfect example of why we HAVE TO LISTEN TO OURSELVES! “EXPERTS” don’t always know EVERYTHING!  After  you have searched your soul and done all of your research and examined all of the relevant evIdence and YOU KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW, DON’T LET ANYONE, NO “EXPERT” OR ANYONE sway you from what YOU KNOW. If you have that feeling and heard that calling and you KNOW that you are supposed to write that book, DONT LET ANYONE talk you out of it write it! If you KNOW you should  start that business, START IT! Go back to school, take that test, pursue those dreams, Sing that song, start that clothing line, paint that picture, reach out to mend that damaged relationship etc. 
I have learned that WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW, DON’T LET ANYONE TELL YOU ANY DIFFERENT! 
DON’T LET ANYONE TALK YOU INTO GIVING UP OR TALK YOU OUT OF YOUR GREATNESS! 
YOU ARE THE EXPERT ON YOU! 
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POSITIVITY MOTIVATION AND INSPIRATION GAMES EVENT # 2


The gold medal for The Motivational/ Inspirational Quote event goes to Renee Jiliian Riley. The Silver goes to Marleni Llenin. I will contact you for your awards! I appreciate your cooperation in spreading good positive motivational inspirational words and thoughts and uplifting 

society! PEACE! 
The next contest is called The Freestyle! Contestants will be asked to Share absolutely anything at all 
that is positive, motivational, inspirational or encouraging. A poem, a quote, a line from a movie, or your own thoughts a story etc. Prizes will be awarded for Gold, silver and bronze for the most motivational, inspirational, uplifting words or pictures or videos posted. 
All entries must be submitted by tonight 8/20/2014 by 11:59 pm. 
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First Annual Motivation and Inspiration Olympic Games.

GOOD MORNING and Welcome to the First Annual Motivation and Inspiration Olympic Games. These games originally began about 15 minutes ago when I just thought of them. The purpose of the games are to demonstrate the power of positivity, motivation, inspiration and love. it’s to demonstrate that the best way to motivate, inspire and encourage ourselves is to motivate inspire and encourage others. 

The games are comprised of several different events. There will be prizes awarded for the winners of each event. GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE!
EVENT # 1
THE MOTIVATIONAL/INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE EVENT- Those who chose to compete will have until midnight tonight to Either come up with or find and post the most motivational/inspirational quote you can find or come up with to motivate and encourage someone who is pursuing their dream to not give up and to keep going. Or to inspire someone who has given up to try again. Or to lift someone’s spirits who may be down right now. 
All entries must be submitted by tonight 8/19/2014 by 11:59 pm. 
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WE ALL NEED AS MUCH POSITIVITY, MOTIVATION, INSPIRATION ENCOURAGEMENT AND LOVE SPREAD AS POSSIBLE! 
 PLEASE SHARE WITH AS MANY AS POSSIBLE! 
GOOD LUCK! 
PEACE! 

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