I had a great real day off yesterday. Meaning no VZW or YWCA and I truly enjoyed the comforts of my cozy home especially watching the snow come down! Later on that evening I was invited to go to movies and you know what? I was even asked to select the movie! WOW, for me that doesnt happen too often and it felt damn good. I've been wanting to see Avatar but I've been either too busy with work, holidays or just too damn tired. But, snow and all; I made it anywho. lol.
I'm kinda big on sci-fi TV, but what prombt me to want to go and see the movie was the fact of listening to James Cameron on Tavis Smiley. He made the most profound statement that hit me right at the gut. He said, "he wanted to create the best movie ever and the only way he could have done this was by; "surrounding himself around the best". I thought, wow! Titantic was awesome and if he wanted to top that then this movie must be off the chart!
I personally believe that anyone who knows it takes the best of other people to make shit happen then they are tuned into unique creation! Anyone who wants to improve themselves and/or others and only wants to be surrounded by good quality, intelligent, fun loving, positive energy and creative ideas are certainly headed for the best!
So with all that said, Avatar not only had the perfect movie name, the perfect planet name, the perfect cast, the perfect quality, the perfect technology, the movie itself was purrfect! I'm not going to tell the movie since some may have not seen yet, but I will say; "its a must see". The best part was 3D!
James Cameron you are a genius!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Posted by The Diva Principle at 9:35 AM
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Sitting here watching the Dallas vs Redskins game. My home is strickly Dallas Fans by way of Washington Redskns. My dad and brother are both die hard Redskins lovers! We lived in DC all my childhood lyfe, so need I say more? Anyway,
I was thinking today about times when we need to just launch out and walk on water! Yep, launch into the deep deep sea and either sink or sail! lol. What the hell, what do we have to loose?
When I hear this phrase "launch into the deep", I always think about Jesus in how he was out in the middle of the sea and told Peter to come. Peter took his faith and jumped out the boat and started walking out into the deep. Wow! Can you imagine how he must have felt, knowingly believing and walking out his faith walk. He only failed when he began to doubt himself and doubt Jesus. He only failed when he began to look at the other folks in the boat and look at the storm. That to me is a lesson all of itself. Keep your eye on Jesus, especially when you don't know the outcome and have no control.
I think if we don't launch out, we end up sinking sand anyhow. So, why not launch? I feel if your going to sink, you mize well sink trying.
This made me think about my major career move I made all most 3 years ago. I left a comfortable sitting desk job still with Verizon Wireless and decided I wanted to do something completely out of my comfort zone. That decision was a tough one because I was launching myself out into the deep with absolutely no experience, no skills and very little knowledge and confidence.
Hey, 3 years later that decision became the best one I could have ever made. Three years later, I'm sailing on water and landed top 3rd in my district in sales.
It's hard work but it's rewarding. Yessir, I'm #3. But not only do I have the status quo in my district but I tripled my salary and gained experience, knowledge, confidence, respect, motivation and love for myself! I can't even imagaine me still sitting behind a desk being bored.
Sometimes, we just have to launch and if we sink; oh well.
I'm here again, I need to make a major decision and this one is hard but I know I can't just sit here and pretend and let another year pass me by. I wrote down all the things that kept me there and all the reasons why I need to launch. I know, if I don't launch; I'm going to sink in sand another year.
So, I'm launching. How about you? What's keeping you from launching?
Posted by The Diva Principle at 9:34 PM
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Ok. First, I just got to say this before I even write what I found. Sometimes God just freaks me out!!!!
I called myself being cute but sincere and honest writing my Dear Lover letter. But one thing again, that I like about God is that he knows your heart. God knows the deepest things of the heart.
Personally, I know if we would spend time with God and just allow him to rest within us by meditating on him, praying, giving him some tyme or simply try breathing techniques, he will surely show up!
So with that said, I was on the internet and found this letter. I have no idea how I even ran across this, so yeah, all credit goes to Christ. This letter, I truly believe is his replay back to me. And, yeah, it freaked me out! Here's his reply:
The Heart Goes On. You have such a big, kind, warm heart. STOP!
My child, slow down and know that I am in control. STOP hurrying around and expecting everything to be done right now! My ways and thoughts are higher than yours (Isaiah55:7).
You may not understand for the most part why you must wait but the things…the dreams, visions and destiny I have for you are precious. Like aged wine they take time to become full bodied. Some will come to fullness before others; but, it is as it should be, for they in turn are building blocks for the next dream or vision. To not have the proper time or process will make your house like a house of cards on shifting sands. I know you do not want it to be that way. So, be patient with yourself as I am with you.
Be patient, STOP and slow down. There is something bigger and better for you and I got it for you in due season.
Posted by The Diva Principle at 11:20 PM
Dear Lover of My Soul,
I haven't written to you in awhile, and I apologize. I really been neglecting you and it hasn't been on purpose, it just seems like I get soo busy and caught up. I know, right, that's no excuse. lol. One reason I love you so much is that you have such a big understanding heart! Really, these last 2 months seems like the days are getting shorter and shorter.
I'm doing fantastic, but I know you already know that much and you surely seem to get around town quite a bit here lately. I've been talking to some folks, telling them all about you and guess what? They said, you stopped by and shared your love! That's another thing I love about you, You freely give of yourself to anyone. I think that's what I love the most. Anyway,
It's getting close to Christmas Tyme and I'm feeling especially good! You know, this is my favorite time of the year. Have I told you lately that you make my heart tingle inside? Just the very thought and mention of your name. Yep, you sure do!
Hey Lover, one thing I can always say about you that holds true is that: you never hold grudges or kick me to the curb when you don't hear from me in a while. You're faithful and forgiving. You seem to always keep me by your side no matter what.
Dear Lover of my Soul, tonight as we grow near the day you were born; I just wanted to tell you how happy and blest you have made me. I love you sooo much and it wouldn't be fair of me to not express it openly!
And, Lover; I promise the next time, I will write you sooner! I promise.
Happy Birthday and MERRY CHRISTMAS from my heart to yours!
Posted by The Diva Principle at 10:28 PM
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Early today at work, I was making preparation in my mind on what topic I wanted to speak about with the students at WPHS. As I was gathering up my thoughts and the direction I wanted to tread, I thought about 2009 & upcoming 2010.
One thing I love to think about and reflect upon is: Where Am I now and how far have I come? I never want to be found doing the same damn thing 1 year from now or even 6months from now. Honestly, I Never want to become complacent or stagnant. It's not a good place. Anyway,
In my mind, I thought about many situations, occurances, blessings, hurdles, etc. Then I just got right down to the heart of it all and that is: THRIVING. Yep, thriving to be. Thriving to be all that I am meant to be. Everything's not perfect and never will be but I got enough substance in me to keep on keeping on!
You see people, we weren't just created to survive. There's more to us then mire survival. We were created to THRIVE!
Tonight, I'm doing the STOMP DANCE. You heard me right, I'm stomping over the devil's head and I'm screaming a big huge shout out letting the devil know:
I am + You Are = We are created to THRIVE!!!
Posted by The Diva Principle at 10:47 PM
Monday, December 14, 2009
It's my favorite time of year;
I'm so happy that you're here!
So meet me by the mistletoe;
I'm never gonna let you go!
Trick or treat? You're so sweet!
You could make my life complete!
Sugar? Spice? Naughty or nice?
Deep dark eyes as cold as ice!
When I look into your eyes,
I see the stars. I see the sunrise.
Kiss me touch me and
Whisper sweet things in my ear;
I've been a really good gurl and
I've waited all year.
All I want for Christmas is you,
so hurry down my chimney tonight!
Posted by The Diva Principle at 11:44 PM
Christmas is supposed to be a time of peace, love and goodwill to all. But with all the stress and commotion of the season, many of us end up feeling more like Mr. Scrooge than Santa Claus. Just something I found and what to share:
So, what is Christmas spirit? Does it involve presents, Christmas trees, mistletoe, decorations, Santa Claus or the birth of a sacred baby? Or, is it a feeling that is present in our hearts and souls at this time of the year? After all, not everyone celebrates Christmas. But, in many different cultures midwinter is a sacred time of the year.
I think that the true meaning of Christmas is about possibility in the midst of the impossible. It is not the kind of possibility that comes from a confidence in our own skill, knowledge, ability, or a positive mental attitude. It is possibility that comes solely from the fact that God is God, and that he is the kind of God who comes into our own human existence to reveal himself and call us to himself. It is a possibility that is so surprising at its birth that we are caught unaware, and so are left with wonder at the simplicity of its expression in this infant child. It is a possibility that is easily symbolized by a helpless infant that has nothing of its own by which to survive; yet an infant that, because he is Immanuel, God with us, will forever change the world and all humanity. It is this same God who has promised to be with us, with his people, with the church and with us individually, as we live as his people in the world.
It is not just hope, as if it were wishful thinking that things will get better when they cannot. It is hope incarnated into flesh, a hope that can be held in a mother’s arms, a hope that expresses a reality that will live beyond endings and death itself. It is the hope, the possibility, that springs from impossible and insignificant beginnings, infused with the power of God through the Holy Spirit, that will blossom into a light to the nations.
It is this possibility, this God, that we celebrate at Christmas. And we do so with a confidence born, not of our own desire for it to be so, but from the birth of a child over 2,000 years ago, a child who was the Son of God!
I personally, don't think it matters if that feeling is called Christmas spirit, holiday spirit, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa spirit, Yule spirit or simply midwinter spirit. This is a special time of the year for reflections on peace, love, harmony and good will to humankind. Too bad we can't keep that spirit alive the rest of the year. What a wonderful world this would be.
Jesus is the Reason!
Posted by The Diva Principle at 1:34 PM