This book is inspired by the daily struggles people face throughout life. The lessons provided in this informational and inspirational piece will encourage good habits while disposing bad ones. They will also offer a systematic approach to eliminating or smoothing out the rough edges that appear to cause blockages and other distractions hindering one’s success. Part one, Trinity of Life, explains the three most influential factors shaping one’s life: faith, family, and friends. Faith, family, and friends correlate to the brain, heart, and spine. Faith is like a brain because it affects one’s thought process and decision making. Family is like a spine because it provides the backbone support one may need to fall back on. Friendship is a like a heart because it pumps blood through the many vessels in life that keep one feeling youthful, fascinating, and fabulous!
Part two, Challenge of Change, gives a roadmap to success, while including the necessary changes one should make in order to build the foundation for success. Success can encompass many aspects of life, not just money. Success is simply a confirmation of order. Where there is no order, there is no success. Once one has made the appropriate adjustments to his or her attitude, career objectives, finances, acquaintances, and lifestyle; then success has been achieved. Consequently, the next time one says, “I’m good”, he or she will actually mean it.
In short, I'm a work of ART (Ability, Responsibility, & Tranquility). My goal is to Attract, Retain, and Teach an audience between the ages of 14 to about 50 and beyond the disciplines of life. I've been blessed with the gift of giving knowledge and creating peace within the souls of many who are starving for spiritual satisfaction. I'm no prophet, but I do believe that I am one of God's chosen spiritual leaders and sources of information on how to walk a straight path down a crooked road.
My personal observations of seeing bridges burn in the midst of a fire encouraged me to write on this subject. People do not value friendships like they used to. When I was coming up, you could have a fight with one of your good friends one day and be back playing in the street the next day. Just as people in relationships fight, friends can fight as well. The only difference between a friendship and a relationship is that one is platonic and the other is intimate. If you love your friends the way you love your partner, then you can find it in your heart to forgive them as well. If you can grasp the concept that relationships can be temporary, but friends are forever, then maybe you'd start rethinking the word friendship. Remember, if he or she departs voluntarily or involuntarily, your friends will be there to comfort you.
Quit saying that you do not need any friends or anyone, for that matter. God has placed His helpers on earth for your benefit, and many times, they come in the form of friends. Those are the ones I refer to as blessings. Everybody needssomebody at some point in his or her life, so quit shunning every person that upsets you. I’m sure you have upset someone at some point in your life. Some of you probably still do. That is where forgiveness comes in. NO ONE is perfect. I reiterate…. NO ONE! I am not saying you should be a fool and keep every sour apple or bitter grape in your circle. You should always be conscious of the company you keep. But I am saying is if a person has been good to you for the duration of your friendship and finally messes up, he or she does deserve a second chance – maybe even a third. The number of chances you decide to give a person is solely up to you. There is no rule book stating how many chances you should give a person before throwing in the towel.