Monday, August 25, 2008

What kind of day are you going to have today??

You have been blessed to see another day. Do not waste it!! Someone did not get the same blessing that you got this morning.

Make the most out of everyday! Treat each day like a clean slate. Do not allow your disappointments from yesterday to ruin your hope for today.

So, when you look back over the day, think about your accomplishments and the difference that you made in someones life today. If you look back over the last 24 hours and you see that you have accomplished nothing, make some adjustments. God is awesome and he will allow you to tweak your day as you see fit.

We all get the same 24 hours everyday. You just have to decide how you want to use those 24 hours. Remember, there are no do overs in life. You get one shot, so make the most of it!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Unwind Your Mind

RELAX!! Seriously, it could improve your quality of life if you simply RELAX.

I was listening to a speaker from Caring Days Adult Day Care here in Tuscaloosa, Alabama about taking care of our loved one's as they age. This is a day care center for individuals with some form of memory disorder (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke, etc). She shared some very interesting statistics (that I can not remember exactly) about the number of people that will actually have some form of dementia by the age of 65. I believe that this number was 1 in 3. Individuals of African American descent are at a higher risk with developing risk for memory loss. We may call this "going crazy" or "loosing our mind," but really it is the beginning of something that is treatable.

The guest speaker from Caring Days went on to mention that the caregiver(s) for this individual really takes on a lot of unhealthy stress. This individual does not get a moment to relax and unwind. Statistics show that more likely then not, the caregiver is going to be the one to die first. This is because of stress.

So, UNWIND YOUR MIND! It is never to early to destress. You can add quality years to your life. Here are a few tips:

  1. Develop a healthy attitude.
  2. Exercise regularly.
  3. Keep your mind active.
  4. Limit your alcohol consumption.
  5. Fully understand any medications that you take.
  6. Watch your diet and the portions that you eat.
  7. Find a doctor that you trust.
  8. Keep your soul healthy.
  9. Meditate.
  10. Enjoy your life!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Honoring Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes

Recently, the African American community lost two of our greatest entertainers.  I am sure you have seen the stories by now, but I would like for you to take a moment to reflect on your own life.  These two individuals were living the life that they wanted to live.  Weather it was making us laugh until we cried or giving us music that we would never forget.  Do not waste another moment doing something that you do not want to do with your life.  Step out on faith!