Live from the perspective that the universe is conspiring, right now, to bring you exactly what you want and need. Expect a miracle every day. Feel the joy of living in that knowledge or belief, and often do things or take actions to maintain that state of being for yourself.

Napoleon Hill once said, "Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve." In fact, the mind is so powerful, it can deliver to you literally everything you want. But you have to believe that what you want is possible.


"Sooner or later those who win are those who think they can."

"One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility."

Eleanor Roosevelt
1884-1962, American First Lady, Columnist and Lecturer


Hello... As some of you may know I had my girl graduate this week-end. Emotions run high, profoundness deep, reflection a must!

I wanted to share this gift of words... By: Maria Shriver
It touched my very essence.

The day has come
The test are over

It's a little scary
Exciting, too
To go out in the world
And find out
Who are you!

And that's what will happen
Now that high school is done
You'll be figuring out
Your place in the sun

So here's what I'm asking
And you ask it, too:
That's the question for you

When you look in the mirror
It's an image you see
But down deep inside

Will you follow the crowd?
Or follow you gut?
Will you be a leader
Or anything but?

When you go to college
You'll want to belong
That doesn't mean doing
What you know is wrong

Be honest and ethical
When temptation calls
Don't take the shortcut
That leads to a fall

Who want to belong
To a group that seems "rad"
But does things that make you
Feel lonely and bad?

You have a mind
And you know how to think
You don't have to do something
That really does stink

Tell yourself, "I don't need it!
No matter to me!
That isn't the me
That I want to be!"

And while you figure out
Just what you want to do
You'll be figuring out
Who the "who" is in you!

Now, something you'll learn
As you go on in school
Is that you can be kind
At the same time you're cool

It's cool to be nice
I once heard Bill Gates say:
"Be nice to a nerd,
He'll be your boss someday

And you will attract all the
Best friends on earth
By being a trustworthy
Person of worth

As you go down the road
As you see what you see
You'll keep right on learning

Everyone's life
Is an uncharted course
SO go out and live it
Without regret or remorse

Take time to be quiet
Hear what you own voice is
Learn who you are
By making good choices

You can get the cool clothes
And the jewelry and car
But that doesn't measure
The person you are

Not the things you collect,
Through all of its nice
If you worship belongings
You'll pay a big price

The price that you'll pay
Is expensive, you'll see
It's becoming the person
You won't want to be

Buried under belongings,
And choking on "stuff"
Someone so unhappy
'Cause there's never enough'

And if you measure your worth
By the clothes you have on
What happens when all of you
Booty is gone?

So here is my question
And you ask it, too
It's a biggie for you

Now don't think I'm saying
Your won't make mistakes
That's just part of living
That growing up takes

Sometimes you'll feel lonely
Sometimes you'll feel lost
If you want to achieve
Sometimes that's the cost

As you go down one road
And don't like what you find
Remember it's OK
To just change your mind

And don't be so fearful
You're too scared to fail
I've had my share of failures
And lived to tell the tale

If you don't stick your neck out
You'll be safe, it's true
But you also won't find
Who is the real you

Doing only what's easy
Won't break you a sweat
But you also won't learn
Lessons you need to get

The lessons will teach you
What you need to know
To find out who you'll be
And which way you'll go

And when it comes time
To pick your career
Start at the bottom
And work up with no fear

It's the way that I did it
It's the best way to learn
Be humble and patient
A big salary you'll earn

Who you work for and with
Is important, it's true-
Can be even more crucial
Than what you actually do

So try to find someone
Who'll serve as your mentor
I had such a person
I believe that God sent her

This is the person
Who'll guide you and teach you
So keep your ears open
And let mentors reach you

And from my experience
Here's a piece of advice;
I thought workaholism
Was ideal and nice!

As you do your career
Don't do what I did
By working too much
And not being a kid

Be playful and joyous
And take time to breathe
'Cause it isn't your job
That defines who you'll be

So here's that same question
Coming right back to you
That's the question for you

But always remember
That who you will be
Will be up to you
Not you Mom, Dad - or me!

And speaking of parents
They've done so much work
To get you to here
So don't be a jerk!

Treat them with kindness
And have some compassion
Even if they don't like
Your teenage fashion!

Talk to them, email them
No whining allowed
Let them know how you're doing
Let them be proud!

Once again I am asking
And you ask it, too
The main question for you

When you answer the question
Don't think just of fame
Think of you precious legacy
Think of your name!

When you ask, “Who am I
And who will I be
And just exactly how long
Will it take to be me?

I say, “Please take your time
Don't be in a rush
Take time to consider
And ponder and such”

Will you be a person
Who’s running on greed?
Or will you be the one giving
To people in need?

Will you just collect awards
To put on your shelves?
Or will you help people
Who can’t help themselves?

‘Cause when I feel lousy
Or lost or I ‘m nervous
I feel better about me
When I am of service

Think of using your brains
And your talent and youth
To solve difficult problems
To find out the truth

To make this crazy world
A far better place
To make some improvements
For our human race

Think of raising great children
Or creating great art
Helping out in communities
Sharing your heart

And if you are so lucky
That the things that you do
Attract you some fame?
Well, “God bless” to you!

But don’t get confused
And be clear headed, too
You aren’t your fame
And your fame is not you

Fame’s just a perception
An image, a role
But isn’t the truth
And it isn’t your soul

Under the spotlight
The shine fades real fast
And the fun of the fame
Never really does last

There are folks who are famous
But their lives are a mess
Because just being famous
Doesn’t bring happy-ness

Take away all the sparkle
The glitter and such
And who is the person
You admire so much?

You yourself will discover
That you are much more
Than your job or your group
Or the babe you fought for

So it’s not on the outside
The things you can see—
It’s the stuff on the inside
That shows who you’ll be

Now a word to young women:
Please don’t lose yourself
Your don’t need anyone
To be someone yourself!

Your can be girly and strong
Have careers and go far
And when you get married
Not lose who you are

And you young men in the room?
Know this from the start
You can be manly and macho
And still have a warm heart

Now what about love
And what about sex?
I leave that for the end
For the biggest effects

My advice to you here:
Don’t go off the deep end!
Don’t rush to get married
When you do, pick a friend

‘Cause when all of the steam
Cools off, and it will,
You’ll have someone to laugh with
And you’ll love them still

So I ask it before
And here’s one more time
When you get to prime time?

In the end all that matters
Is not in the bank
Not your money or home
Or the gas in your tank

It not just about
Your husband or wife
It's what’s in your heart
How you live your own life

How much joy do you give?
How much love, how much laughter?
All the people you helped
And felt so good after

It’s the last time I’ll ask it
On this big day for you:
That’s the question for you

If you follow your heart…
And just listen to me
You’ll turn into the you…
You are destined to be!

~ Maria Shriver

My question to all of you that persevered through and read each word...
One of the most important parts of becoming powerful is understanding...



Who have you become?

No one lacks a gift. Gifts are central to our purpose in life.


When we recognize our desire to matter, to make a difference, when we are in touch with the yearning in our hearts to be a contribution to life, we want to be worthy of that charge. We become aware of our talents, the possibilities that we have to make a difference in the lives around us whether in small daily actions or in large strokes. We feel a part of the world around us and want to do our part to make it a better place. We start to develop our gifts and remove the blocks to being the best person we can be...

It gives me great pleasure and an honor to acknowledge such an amazing women, and friend, to you today...

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You have your own dreams and goals;
Just remember what a wise man once said and you will not be lead astray…

”your heart is free…have the courage to follow it”.

Right before our eyes, you have grown up so much on your way to becoming the special person you are today. From baby, to child, to a young adult, you were full of life. Trying to keep up with you has been many things: rewarding, challenging, hopeful, and fulfilling.

In every one of your years you have given us more happiness and love than most people will ever even dream of. As a family, we have walked along many paths on our way from yesterday and to we are today. Love has always been our companion, keeping us close, even when we've been apart. You have given us many gifts on the journey. But none are more precious than the smiles you give to our hearts.

We Love You and Proud to say “That’s our girl”. You are our ‘Hero’

Tomorrow will be one PROUD day! I have been proud of you...all your life!

What is a Family?

A family is... the sweetest feeling's, the warmest hugs. Trust and togetherness, unconditional love
The stories of our lives written on the same page
The nicest memories anyone has ever made
Treasure photo's
Thankful years
Hearts overflowing with all the years
Being there for one another
Supporting and Caring
Walking life's path together, and making the journey more beautiful because...
We are a family and a family is LOVE.
~ Marin McKay

Sausha, my precious young lady...You have your wings,time to soar!
I will be forever grateful!

To win the battle of life, One needs weapons... Compassion & Forgiveness


We all as humans crate our own reality, circumstances by the choices that we make and the choices that we make are fueled by our own thoughts so our thoughts are the most powerful think we have and based upon what we think determines who we are and we attract who we attract who we are into our lives.

To win the battle of life, One needs weapons like compassion & forgiveness

It starts with FORGIVENESS…

Let Go...

Forgiveness is freeing up and putting to better use the energy once consumed by holding grudges, harboring resentments, and nursing unhealed wounds. It is rediscovering the strengths we always had and relocating our limitless capacity to understand and accept other people and ourselves.
Free yourself for what is to come. Do not let your past define you.

I believe it is keeping you where you are. It doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. It doesn’t mean they were right, it means you are willing to let it be a part of history…to let go!

What is forgiveness?
There's no one definition of forgiveness. But in general, forgiveness is a decision to let go of resentments and thoughts of revenge. This can reduce the power these feelings otherwise have over you, so that you can a live freer and happier life in the present. Forgiveness can even lead to feelings of understanding, empathy and compassion for the one who hurt you.

Doesn't forgiving someone mean you're forgetting or condoning what happened?

Absolutely not! Forgiving isn't the same as forgetting what happened to you. The act that hurt or offended you may always remain a part of your life. But forgiveness can lessen its grip on you and help you focus on other, positive parts of your life. Forgiveness also doesn't mean that you deny the other person's responsibility for hurting you, and it doesn't minimize or justify the wrong. You can forgive the person without excusing the act.

Accept those experiences! Those experiences are a part of you. It’s your job to learn how to love yourself, regardless of what has happened. It’s about shifting form all those places of negativity to possibility.

I’ve lived in those dark places. Do I slip up? You bet! That is when perspective and gratitude comes in or it should! Gratitude is absolutely the way to bring more into life. Be grateful for what you have now. As you begin to think about all the things in your life you are grateful for, you will be amazed at the never-ending thoughts that come back to you of more things to be grateful for.

“The daily practice of gratitude is one of the conduits by which your wealth will come to you.”