This is my submission to Debbie’s Forgiving Friday series, where she writes about and invite others to share their thoughts on Forgiveness, Self-Love and Personal Growth.
It’s the last Friday of the year! It snowed heavily in my neighbourhood this morning and it was a challenge to roll out of bed because I was a bit melancholy that Christmas came and went without a kiss goodbye to its favourite fan! It disappeared gently into the good night at the stroke of Mid-Night December 25th and now the wait begins. Read more
“You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.”
“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” ~Andrew Carnegie
I’ve always admired people who have managed to hold on to their success. Not only hold on to it but who were consistent in their success. In entertainment, people like Sydney Poiter and Oprah Winfrey. In business, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Andrew Carnegie and Jack Ma. In actually I think it’s honest to say I’m even fascinated by Andrew Carnegie the young Scot who emigrated to America with his parents and became a steel magnate .
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Recording Artist of The Month: Anna Mae Bullock
Anna Mae Bullock was born in Nutbush Tennessee on November 26, 1939, she began her musical career in the mid-50s as a featured singer for a local Band, her first recording was in 1958 under the name “Little Anne.” Success would follow with a number of notable hits, including “A fool in Love,” “River Deep-Mountain High,” “Nutbush City Limits.” And continue to turn out hits up to this day.
In her Biography, which later became a box office hit, it was revealed that she suffered several bouts of domestic abuse by her then Husband prior to their divorce in 1978. However, raised as a devout Baptist, Anna Mae claimed that melding her faith with Buddhism during the early 70s, is what helped her endure those difficult times, as she would turn to its spiritual chant of “Nam Myoho Tenge Kyo” for strength and peace.
Over the decades, she has evolved as a solo female artist, becoming one of the world’s best-selling music artist of all time, often being referred to as the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. In 1991 she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame, and dubbed the most successful female Rock ‘n’ Roll artist being in receipt of: 11 Grammy Awards, inclusive of 8 competitive awards, 3 Grammy Hall of Fame Awards, and has sold out more concert tickets than any other solo artist in history. She is most noted for her energetic stage performance, powerful vocals and career longevity leading rolling stones to list rank her 63 on their 100 greatest artist of all time.