I can hear my Grandmother Carrie telling me as a kid, “Child, always notice the people who are happy for your happiness, and sad for your sadness. Always notice the people who cut you off when you are sharing good news and happy to hear bad news. The ones who are happy when you are happy and sad when you are sad are the ones who deserve a special place in your heart.” – Valerie Cheers Brown
There is so much more to be happy about even when bad things occur in our lives. I know and the good outweighs the bad news and the bad news is what can actually help you to realize just how blessed you are.
We should be grateful for the bad things which make us so much stronger especially when you don’t let them stop your main objective in life!
“Congratulate others for receiving their blessing. Your time will come so no need for the jealousy.” – Valerie Cheers Brown
I try my best each and every day to: share a smile, say hello, do the right thing and the do the very best I can with what God has laid out for me, help somebody each and every day you wake up, and most importantly always show people that you care. You do these things and watch how the universe gives them right back to you.
When I hear somebody say, “life is hard,” I am often tempted to ask, “Compared to what?” When you do good, you feel good, when you feel good, you do good, when you do good, good comes right back at you. Most importantly, “When you treat others the way you want to be treated it comes back to you also!”
I have to catch myself sometimes and remember to practice what I preach and there are people who can trigger that button in your heart and make you often forget! If you do forget, always apologize!
If you have the humility to listen to others you get a lot of listeners when you speak.
Always have an attitude of gratitude and give thanks for everything that happens to you, even the bad things!
“Sometimes you need bad things to happen to inspire you to change and grow.” – Valerie Cheers Brown
I am glad I am not normal! Hearing good news or other’s accomplishments makes me happy and saying, “Congratulations,” inspires me to keep moving toward making my dreams come true. Other’s accomplishments also give me a sense of drive to want to be a part of that league of accomplishments and to not give up.
I love seeing others accomplishments and hearing good news is what I thrive on and need in my life and is passion so needed to help me pull through to get to my destination.
I love this quote, “Good news is rare these days, and every glittering ounce of it should be cherished and hoarded and worshipped and fondled like a priceless diamond” by Hunter S. Thompson.
Michael Jackson had a quote which said, “People write negative things, cause they feel that is what sells. Good news to them doesn’t sell.” Well, I have a quote, “Look & listen to good news and ignore bad news and when ignoring bad news, all good news begins coming to you.” – Valerie Cheers Brown
I just love inspiring others and just the other day I was speaking with a group of all ages of black men and was telling them how smart they were and don’t you know that you come from a line of inventors, scientists, leaders, risk-takers, etc. legends who were amazingly smart and knew how to create positive things to help the world be where it is right now?
Yes, and do you know that they all listened and I listened to them speak about what they were working on to get themselves out of poverty.
They began asking questions about the boarded-up homes that were everywhere!
I explained to them that I was not a very religious person but I did believe in God and I felt that God is giving all kinds of signs to us right now!
But only do we know this when we have given our lives to Him.
I also mentioned that God gives us all the tools we need to reach out to Him and create something beautiful and great, but sometimes we turn to our own flesh options which may work for a little time but not for long! I am guilty too but God is showing me and I am taking what He gives to me and sharing with you.
God is trying to get our attention and I told them to just look around and be aware of what is going on around you all of the time. Ask yourself, “Why and what is happening in our hometown of Saint Louis as is all around the U.S. right now and how can I help turn things around?”
The black men started to ask questions about the boarded-up homes and I explained to them how we as a group of people should partner with one another and turn this negative into a positive and go to the library and become knowledgeable about what and how to obtain these boarded homes/land?
I then said, “God wants to help us all, including me and I am the messenger and trying my best to be a resource and need your help.
There are many ways God reaches out to us but we tend to brush Him off or just totally ignore His signs as something to complain about rather than take what He gives to us that may seem like negative and do something with to change our lives and then help others and show them how He has helped you to get yourself out of poverty.
Being creative is the name of the game and these dreams may sound almost impossible to those who don’t even want to understand but keep talking and looking for positive & good opportunities and the universe will begin sending them to you!
I really do feel God is calling out to all who are listening and I am one of them and hope the young men I spoke to heard Him speaking through me.
These men, most of them had past troubles with the law and had felonies and when I told them how they were not alone, they really listened.
As I frequently ride public transportation I see and hear that most who have had troubles with the law think that there is no way out and all hope is lost, but I believe God has me right where I am for His reasons and that is to ensure them that there is hope and God has sent me to be his deliverer of the good news!
“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.”
Do you feel the Lord leading you in a direction of getting out of somewhere you have been for way too long? He may tell you to start your own business. He may show you how to buy those boarded up homes and have the land for a development you may partner with.
The more you start speaking into existence the more He will show you and He will push you in that direction. This might be what God has planned for your life to get out of poverty. He will continue to give clues and all you have to do is pay attention to what is going on around us at all times, both the negative and the positive.
When you begin congratulating and being happy for those who are making great things happen and accomplishing watch what the Universe will do for you and begin sending you all kinds of great legends doing and making great things happen just like you!
“The beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are, but how happy others can be because of you.” – Valerie Cheers Brown