Don’t Even Think About It

January 26, 2013

OK, I am your voice of reason.  You know that Degree you wanted to finish or that writing class you wanted to take last year and years before that….you didn’t get around to it did you?  What’s stopping you now?  Is it the money because if it is, look into obtaining grants or take classes that will give you credit towards earning a Certificate; that way, you can plunge away towards your Degree a little at time.   Take one class at a time.  I know of a young lady who is taking one class a semester towards earning her degree due to financial difficulties.

Talk to your boss and let him/her know what your goals are for this year.  Who knows, your company may be in the process of making some changes that will incorporate your goals.    But, you will never know unless you ask.

Don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today.  I know you have heard that saying before – like I said, I am your voice of reason.  You and I both know, tomorrow is not promised to us. 

This Concludes Mimi Jenkins’ Moment of Truth.  

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My Learning Experience:

  1. Never take action right away – let it play out
  2. Never jump to conclusions
  3. Think before you speak
  4. Keep your mouth to yourself
  5. Do not believe what other people say
  6. Do not take offense easily
  7. Ignore all stupidity
  8. You only have control over yourself; no one else
  9. Do not be a chameleon (changeable person)
  10. Stand firm!

You see, the whole time, I have been listening to words of negativity against other people.  I have been lead to believe a lot of things, but in reality, I was told words to tickle my ear.  If it’s one thing that gets deep under my skin is when people promise not to do or to do and then renege.  All of a sudden they can see clearly now.  It doesn’t matter about the ones that got stepped on during this mumbo jumbo nonsense.  It doesn’t matter whose feelings were hurt in the process.  I now know that people will say and do whatever it takes to get to the thing or person they so desire to have or be with;especially the ones you hold near and dear to your heart.

A man will say, “I love you”, just for some nooky.

A woman will promise her man, “I’ll do anything”, just for money or some material artifact.

It all boils down to choices in life.  You will face some manipulative people in your life time, some family, some friends, co-workers, or significant other(s).  Learn how to decipher fiction from fact.

This concludes Mimi Jenkins Moment of Truth

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Waiting is something no one likes to do.  You wait in line to dine…you wait in line to see a movie…you wait at the stop light until it turns green…you wait patiently for people to cross the street.  You wait for that promotion that was promised to you and never got.  It seems as if we have  to wait for ever and a day!  When does it stop? 

The answer is ‘never’ because negativity breeds more negativity and in order to get it out of our system, we have to surround ourselves with positive people, positive words, positive thinking, and positive things.  Positiveness has to become a part of how you choose to live your life. 

Not wanting to wait patiently could cause so much frustration not only in you life, but in other lives as well.  It affects the people around you.  So, how do you change from a negative attitude to a positive attitude?

  1. Choose to do so.
  2. Stay away from strife.
  3. If someone comes to you with gossip, quickly change the subject or simply say, “I don’t gossip.”  I say this all the time and it lets people know right off the bat where I stand.
  4. Change your friends.
  5. Change your normal hang out spot.
  6. If someone speaks negative about a person, say something positive about that person.  Never give a gossiper something to talk about…after all, that’s what they do best.
  7. If you are at work, have lunch by yourself.
  8. Written words to always live by, “Slow to get angry, slow to speak, and quick to listen.”

I have been in situations where two people are feuding and each one will come to me about what the other said.  I quickly tell them to pray about it.  I have been there and done that and it is not fun taking sides.  I have learned the hard way to stay out of it because whatever comes out of your mouth will be used against you in the worse way.

Once you get this positive thing down, you will learn how to wait more patiently.

This concluded Mimi Jenkins’ Moment of Truth.

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Do not let past mistakes determine your future success.  Mistakes are a big part of finding out who you really are and what you can actually do that will make a huge difference not only in your life, but in someone else’s life as well.  It took me years to accept the fact when people criticize me, they are actually doing me a huge favor.  Criticism motivates me to put my best foot forward.  I get the last laugh by not giving up.

This Concludes Mimi Jenkins’ Moment of Truth.

It’s All Good

October 31, 2012

There are times in life when I wished I had never taken the advice of others; but what can I say, what’s in the past is in the past.  The reason why most of us cannot move forward is because we are stuck in the past.  Dawning on “what ifs” and “if only(s)”.  It gives us great relief to blame somebody else and not wanting to take the responsibilities ourselves.  Just remember this: When you point one finger at someone, the other three are pointing right back at you. 

I understand that some of things are out of our control, but most of what happens to us, we bring on ourselves by not “listening”.  Not listening first of all to God.  But how can you listen to God if no one told you about Him.  How can you listen to God if you never went to Church, or you went to Church and did not understand what the Preacher was talking about?  The latter happened to me.

I went to Church on most Sunday’s as a little girl, but no one ever told me I had to accept Jesus as my Lord and personal Savior.  No one ever told me that I needed to listen to His still voice and remain obedient.  I never knew how to love or to accept someone loving me.  Truth be Told, I was bitter, stayed angry all the time, and did not want any close relationships.

Was I deemed a failure?  Maybe, but for the most part, I was lost.  It was nothing for me to blame someone else for my failure or lack of wisdom.  Hey, it wasn’t my fault no one told me how to live my life according to His purpose. 

One bright and sunny morning, I got up and looked at myself fully in the mirror.  Wondering, why am I the way I am?  Out of nowhere, I received my answers which were:

  1.  You are selfish
  2. You are sarcastic
  3. You are of a jealous nature
  4. You are quick to blame someone else
  5. You never listen to Me
  6. You never talk to Me

Wow, I thought, I am a horrible person.  No, I wasn’t horrible; I was just lead down the wrong path by listening to other people’s advice and not seeking God first.  The answers I received where all “convictions”.  We are loved by God first…He loves us no matter how disobedient and a wreck we are in our lives.  He will tell us what we need to do in order to be blessed. 

Failure is now something I look at as Spiritual growth.  God is trying to tell me something.  But, if we give up because of failure, we will never know what God had planned for us.  As of now, you may be going through changes in your life, count it all “good” because He is working.

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Live Life…

October 29, 2012

When I woke up this morning; as I do every morning, I give thanks to God for allowing me to see another day.  Some did not wake up this morning…they went to bed last night with a load of ideas and things to do today…things they put off yesterday was supposed to have been completed today or sometime this week.  God had other plans for them, HE called them late last night or early this morning.  

We often take things for granted.  We complain when we have to walk a longer distance than anticipated when in fact, some would give anything to get up and walk.  We complain when we have to come home and cook dinner after a long day at work; when some have lost their jobs and can barely make ends meet. We complain about cleaning our house; when some have lost their homes.  We complain about how misbehaved our children are; when some have lost their child/children.

I say those things in order to say this:  Please appreciate your loved ones….your job…your home (no matter how small or shabby).  We can make plans before we go to sleep, but may not wake up the next morning to see it through.  

Live life to the fullest as if it where your last day on earth.  Tell your spouse you love him/her.  Tell your kids you love them.  Call that sibling up that you haven’t spoke to in a while.  Make mends with your parents, grandparents, friends; etc.  

You know the saying, “Here today, gone tomorrow.”

This concludes Mimi Jenkins’ Moment of Truth.

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Mistakes = Growth

October 22, 2012

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