Thursday, January 22, 2009

Every Dream Needs a Source and a Seed...

I watched HIStory unfold from my seat before the TV... and what a great spectator site it turned out to be. I took over 120 pictures with my iPhone, and consider this to be one of my favorites. May it remind you of the responsibility we have to be on the minds of our young people. Thus we must choose our words carefully when speaking with them.

When we sow positivity, W.O.R.D.S. = What Others Remember & Digest Strengthen Spirits: You look great... I'm so proud of you... You're such a blessing... I'm glad you're so lively....

When we sow negativity, W.O.R.D.S. = What Others Remember Destroys Spirits: You look terrible... I'm so ashamed of you... You'll never amount to anything... I wish you were never born....

What are your words doing?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Yes HE Did...

Are you really watching what God does... or do you think it's a coincidence that the inauguration is the Dr. King weekend finale? Are we all really ready for this long time coming change and chance to be free at last?

I am.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Step Back... and Redirect!

So often we hear the term, "Turn your life around...." However, because I believe so intently in the power of words, I submit that you "Step back... and Redirect!" (In fact, this is the title of my next book)

The difference being that one states heading in the wrong direction, while the other acknowledges the blessing of recognizing the wear of the road traveled, and the option to change.

When we understand our right to make choices we move toward individual excellence.

S.H.I.N.E. in 0-0-9

S.H.I.N.E. in 0-0-9

Inspire &
OK, it’s just an acronym, but does it make sense?

You see, what we see
And what we say
Carry over into others’ lives
And impacts their day

So we must measure our words
Recognize the spirits they touch
Know our words have a lingering effect
They can be too few… or even too much…

(Understand W.O.R.D.S.)
What Others Remember & Digest Strengthen Spirits
So often our actions are based on what we hear
If you prophesize failure and hopelessness
How can you end up with anything but despair?

For words go into the spirit
Then we share them with the next in line
If you speak of joy and the blessing of the next step
You’ll find that your walk is fine

When you speak, speak of excellence
For perfection cannot be reached
Make it your goal to preach what you practice
Beyond practicing what you preach

So as you find ways to help people
Start out by helping yourself
Exercise your mind… your body…
And please exercise your spiritual health

For each of us must keep growing
Keep finding new ways to enjoy your stay
God has brought us beyond a new year
S.H.I.N.E. and celebrate a Happy New Day
© Winter 2009 Sporty King

The Master of Listening

The Master of Listening
... and Smiling