Fantastic Friday: Thank You 2011

As we close out 2011 and prepare for making 2012 fantastic, fabulous and focused, let me say thank you for each day and experience of the days in 2011. (NOTE: You don’t want to miss my first post for 2012-Miracle Monday: Where is Your Chi (Energy). Find the source of your energy.)

Thank you 2011!

Thank you, each of you, who raised a roof after a tornado or violent storm. Thank you for being a care giver. Thank you for smiling. Thank you for dancing. Thank you for spending quiet time reflecting. Thank you to all the mentors. Thank you teachers, principals, administration workers, school boards who create learning environments children. Thank you hospital staff, doctors, nurses, technicians, attendants, aides, cleaners who keep us well. Thank you government leaders, assistants, community advocates, courtroom judges, stenographers, attorneys, legal aides who protect the constitution. Thank you military personnel, military families, officials, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, department heads, Chiefs of Staff who defend our nation.

Thank You 2011

Thank you women, children and men to stood up for justice. Thank you every volunteer who fed the hungry. Thank you Junior League Atlanta for being a force of women leaders who rock babies, read to children, create art at Ronald McDonald House, expose sex trafficking and exploitation of girls, read for the blind on GARRS radio, beautify shelters, create meals for Kids in the Kitchen, who share your hearts everywhere. Thank you friends and family who gave with agape love.  Thank you radio and television hosts who uplift hearts and souls. Thank you counselors who give without recognition. Thank you therapist who help mend. Thank you artists for sharing perspectives of beauty.

Thank you earth for supplying our needs. Thank you farmers who grow crops. Thank you pets for trusting with your hearts. Thank you elders who give wisdom and grace. Thank you mothers and fathers for protecting the treasure of life that you created. Thank you sisters and brothers who bring out the best in each others.  Thank you 2011!

Thank you ALL.




Miracle Monday: Potential

Have you thought about your potential?

Have you been told you’ve got potential? Well I have. My evaluator at a Toastmasters meeting at my Club, Dawn-Breakers, gave me that feedback after I finished my Ice Breaker speech. Those words made an indelible impact in my life. To shorten the story, hearing “You’ve got potential” as a speaker changed the course of my destiny. Because of my passion for words and a desire to encourage others, hearing someone assert that I had potential was the fuel I needed to jet into a different world.

You have got potential! Internalize those words on this Miracle Monday.

You’ve got potential! Say these words out loud to yourself and feel the boost you get from honoring the fact that you have potential.

YOU HAVE POTENTIAL! Write that down. Write at the top of the page, I have potential then list all of the areas, which I feel are unlimited, in which you have potential.

Now make it a Miracle Monday by looking at your expansive list and find one or two things that you have the strongest potential and then take that germinating potential and do something in that area. If it is to paint, paint something today. If it is to garden, go outside and play in the dirt today. If your potential (talent) is in fund-raising or sales, do that. You have this time TODAY to work on your latent potential. It was always there, now DO something about it.

There is nothing to lose here, just act. Act as if…act with freedom and abandon. Act without worry or concern about tomorrow, live and manifest your potential in magnificent power right now.  Be creative.  Think: I have no doubts, I have no regret…just be mindful of your mighty potential now.  Live your bliss, be in pure joy, deepen your inner happiness-recall this truth often, “You’ve got potential.”

Potentiality is your intrinsic right.

Your Miracle Monday is filled with potential. Seek your potential this Monday, live rightfully in your power, manifest your gifts.

You are a miracle, magnify your potential!

Friday Funnies

Laugh – have a huge deep belly laugh today.

Laughter is medicine for the spirit. So, take this joke and grin:

A tiger was walking through the jungle one day and saw two men relaxing under a tree. One was reading a newspaper, and the other was working feverishly on a manual typewriter.

The tiger leapt on the man with the newspaper, and ate him up. The tiger did not bother the other man at all. That’s because any predator knows that readers digest but writers cramp.


Have fun today!

I am a Toastmaster

You may not esteem the value of my title declaration, I am a Toastmaster, unless

  1. you are either a member or previous member of Toastmasters International,
  2. know a Toastmaster or
  3. have a phobia about speaking in front of audience

I am a Toastmaster. More specifically, I am a proud member of Dawn-Breakers Toastmasters Club ( in Decatur, GA. This Club hosted its Sweet 16th Annual Awards Banquet this past Saturday and it was stupendously spectacular.

The featured speaker was Mark L. Brown, World Champion Speaker 1995. He was introduced by Dwayne G. Smith, World Champion Speaker 2002 (a member of Dawn-Breakers) and the emcee for the Banquet was Theresa Spralling, immediate past District 14 Governor. Roy Ganga, current District 14 (Georgia) Governor attended and awarded three DTM ribbons and plaques to the newly installed DTM’s of the Club. Now Dawn-Breakers Toastmasters has 14 DTM members. Awesome!

Mark L. Brown told us all to be a star – one who Starts, has Tenacity, carries a positive, unstoppable Attitude, who Reaches up to stretch to achieve more and reaches down to pull up someone below. He spoke with such eloquence and excellence as he delivered a spirit-filled powerful inspiring message of new starts and change that was just what the audience needed.   Mark Brown is a star!

Al Wiseman, DTM gave a hilarious roast of member Les Young during the banquet. Al is the author of Finding the Funny ( You will soon see video clips of Al Wiseman’s clean, family humor online. In fact, I will attend this next speech event at Northlake Toastmasters Club on Wednesday, 15 December at 6PM.  Find your funny and laugh out loud!

Toastmasters is about speaking yes. But you also learn how to listen and lead.

Join Toastmasters this year to fast-forward your achievement table in 2011, be a part of self-change.