Please visit the Friend’s of North Andros (FoNA) website to keep up-to-date on the charitable work they are doing in North Andros, The Bahamas. The organization is based in Ohio and was founded by my sister Jennifer Cartwright, former Primary School Teacher and Mentor at the Nicoll’s Town Primary School.
I think back to just a few years ago, when my life seemed to be empty professionally and personally, and think about how far I have come. I am no longer working my retail job which, at the time, seemed like a prison. I have married Evelina and we have moved into a new townhouse. Although my symptoms are tough to deal with right now, my neurologist believes the medical community is on the brink of terminating MS altogether! Life for me is as good as it has ever been.
And I don’t believe it is by happenstance.
I understand the frustration of all you dreamers out there. Feeling you could do so much more and wondering why things just don’t seem to work out or why you don’t have a better job making more money. Or why you can’t seem to meet the right partner. Or why others have it better…
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“As I go through all kinds of feelings and experiences in my journey through life — delight, surprise, chagrin, dismay — I hold this question as a guiding light: ‘What do I really need right now to be happy?’ What I come to over and over again is that only qualities as vast and deep as love, connection and kindness will really make me happy in any sort of enduring way.” ~Sharon Salzberg
A really good read, and also really great tips.
There are 4 Pillars of Successful Living that I espouse: live a healthy life, live a debt-free life, live a goal-oriented life and live a charitable life. The one I think every American struggles with is debt-free living. Our society seems to believe that one cannot exist without accumulating lots of stuff and using credit to buy said stuff. To say our people are materialistic is a gross understatement.
The latest information I read about credit card debt has the average household credit card debt at $7,327. If you average the homes that are indebted, meaning those with credit card debt, the average over doubles to $15,706. Paying the minimum payment will take approximately 24 years to pay off $15,000 with the total amount paid equaling close to $27,000!!!
For these reasons I advise everyone to cut up their cards immediately and begin an aggressive payoff strategy.
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Though my heart goes out to all those that were killed or injured in the latest attack in Paris, I’ve tried to keep in theme of my blog by continuing business as usually with regards to content; the internet is already saturated without me adding to the list. In addition to that, no intention to sounding insensitive, but acts of Terrorism are being carried out on a daily basis. The difference is, some are high profile, like the one in Paris and others are not, Kenya, Beirut,Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt and Libya, etc.
Terrorism persists because terrorism works. Terrorism works because we let it.
It’s FELL GOOD FRIDAY……….Friday is always the most happening and loved day of the week; mainly because it’s usually the last working day in almost every countries around the world. If Friday doesn’t signify the end of your work week, and you’re working through the weekend. Life’s Short….So enjoy anyways!!!
Tina Turner sang the lead on a track titled “A Fool in Love,” which was released as “Ike and Tina Turner,” and became a huge R&B success, quickly crossing over into the pop charts. Not long after, they, along with their group was touring as the Ike and Tina Turner Review, becoming well-known for their electrifying stage performances; capitalizing on the success of “A Fool in Love” by releasing a string of successful follow-up singles in 1961, including “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine,” “Poor Fool” and “Proud Mary,” which was later released in 1991 as a cover album.
Here’s Ike and Tina (the artist of the Month) gliding you into the weekend with one of their hits from the 60s………..
It starts slow, but wait for it……..Rollin, rollin, rollin on da river!!
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.