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Use Your Intuition

Dear Young Ladies and Gentleman,

I remember when I was a young girl my Mom spent a lot of time and energy teaching me how to pray and how to listen and become sensitive to the voice of God.  As a child my Mom used to say, “If you are ever at school or out with friends and you get a feeling that you need to leave a place, then leave that place immediately.” As a kid, I thought that this was funny.  One day while in elementary school I was at school late and only a few people were in the school office, but all of the other kids and teachers had gone for the day.  I had a weird feeling, but I did not see anyone around, so I ignored the feeling.  As I was waiting on the side of the school a young boy from my class came up to me with a knife and tried to force me to do something. I distracted him for a minute and ran into the office and told the adults. He was taken to a detention center.  After this incident, I was so grateful that my Mom had given me the advice about using my intuition.

This week I want to remind you all that you too have intuition.  Some people call intuition your conscience.  Please do not ignore your intuition during this year, especially while at school, parties, the mall, or anywhere. If you are out somewhere and you get the feeling that you need to get out of that place, then follow that intuition because it could save your life.

Remember that I love you and I am always praying for you.

 

Congrats!! Great Job!

Dear Young Ladies and Young Men,

As the school year (2013) comes to end, I hope that you reflect on the work that you have done this year.  You faced obstacles, time restraints, family issues, problems with friends, and many more issues, but you made it.  Are you proud of yourself?  You should be.  You did it!

For those of you who are graduating, I want to personally congratulate you for your hard work and perseverance.  As you move into the next phase of your life, remember to always set a new goal for yourself.  Make a plan of success. Find a mentor.  Find someone who you can be accountable to and who will talk to you on weekly or monthly basis to ensure that you stay on track towards you dreams and goal.

As always, I want you to know that I love you and I am praying for you.

Leave a comment and let us know what your next educational or career goal will be.

Do You Know How to Cook?

Dear Young Ladies and Gentleman,

When I was a kid I spent time cooking with my Mom and Dad.  It was a great time for bonding and it allowed me the opportunity to learn to cook the foods that I enjoy without having to rely on anyone else.

In today’s fast food society, it is even more important that you learn to cook.  Knowing how to cook will be helpful in college, when you move out on your own, and when you start families of your own.  If you want to understand and control your diet, it is a good idea to learn how to cook and prepare your own meals.  Also, do not be afraid to experiment with spices and seasonings.

Also, for those of you who enjoy science, cooking can help you to understand chemistry.  Chemistry and cooking are alike in that you learn quickly which foods, spices, fruits and vegetables can and cannot be paired together and why.  Some foods are alkaline and some foods are acidic.  Understanding food and learning to blend foods and spices can be fun and educational. Cooking is fun and has scientific appeal that everyone can enjoy.

Ask an adult to allow you to help them cook. If you are a young person who knows how to cook, leave a comment about who taught you how to cook. Also, tell me if you think that it’s important to know how to cook.

Remember, I love you and I am praying for you.

 

Self Worth: Do you think that you are valuable?

Dear Young Ladies,

I hope that you all are having a wonderful week.

I would like for you all to think about what the words “self worth” mean to you.  Do you love your yourself? How do you determine if you value yourself?  Why?  Do you allow others to mistreat you?  Do you wait for other people to take the lead in your relationship? Why or why not?

Let’s discuss this topic together. Leave any comments or questions and I will answer respond if your comment requires it.

Have a great week!

 

 

Girls, You Can Excel In Math & Science!

Dear Young Ladies,

I hope that you all are taking advantage of your time off of school to have fun, but to also think about your futures.

I was reminded the other day of my high school days when I was a member of “Upward Bound” and “MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement).” I remember how I struggled in 10th grade with Geometry because I had a teacher that was not a good instructor.  Although my Geometry teacher knew and understood how to do Geometry, she was awful at trying to explain it to me.  I was determined to succeed so I went to tutoring everyday.  I tried and tried, but still got a “D.”  I was determined to pass Geometry because I needed to pass it in order to reach my goal of attending U.C.L.A.  I took Geometry in summer school and passed with a B.  I was elated!  I did it!  I was always a natural at understanding scientific concepts, but it seemed like my ability to grasp advanced math depended on my connection with the teacher’s ability to explain.  With hard-work and dedication, I not only completed my college math requirement, but I was accepted into U.C.L.A. and graduated from U.C.L.A.

This week I want to encourage every girl that you can excel in Math and Science.  You may have to work hard, go to tutoring, or spend more time studying (if you are like me) or you will just grasp it.

I know our society sometimes makes you think that you do not need to be smart because you can marry rich, become a reality star, a video girl, or be a movie star…..but none of those options should be in the forefront of your mind.  Life can be a bitter pill at times and I want you to be prepared for it.  I am going to give you all some advice that my Mommy gave me when I was a girl, “Never rely on a man or anyone else to support you.  Get your education and obtain your degrees before you have a family of your own because you never know what might happen to your marriage or your husband.  If you are educated, at least you can take care of your family well if you are left alone to raise your children.”

Remember that I love you and I am praying for you.

 

Your Future Is Calling YOU!

Dear Young Ladies and Young Men:

I sincerely hope that life and your relationships have been treating you well. This week, I had the opportunity to spend time with some talented and beautiful young people. To me they have all the potential in the world to be successful.

Being in the presence of those young people inspired me to write this week’s letter. This week’s letter can be summed up in this quote:

“In your life as young people make decisions based on your futures and not just on your current situations.”

I think that you all will understand this quote perfectly, but feel free to leave a comment and tell me what you think it means……or what this quote means to you personally.

Remember that I love you and that I am always praying for you.

Don’t forget to DREAM…..

Dear Young Ladies and Young Men,

This week my letter to you all is simple.  No matter what life brings your way, NEVER stop dreaming.  Dreaming can increase your sense of hope and hope can give you the strength to work toward your goal(s).

Feel free to leave a comment and share one thing that you dream about.

As always, remember that I love you and that I am always praying for you.

 

Simple Motivation

Dear Young Ladies,

Happy New Year! I just wanted to encourage you all through this post. I know that some of you may have finished your first semester for the school year and you may have received grades that were below what you expected. Some of you may be growing weary of constant bullying from mean kids at your school. While other young ladies may be dealing with a difficult home life.

No matter what hand life has dealt to you, remember that you are LOVED and you can make it. If there is a reason why you do not feel loved, then change your circle of friends or people that you count on. If you cannot change your circle of friends, then know that I sincerely care about your well being. You deserve the opportunity to experience the meaning of life……..which is LOVE.

Have a terrific week and enjoy your holiday vacation while it lasts.

Remember that I love you and I am always praying for you!

Loyalty

Dear Young Ladies and Young Men:

I hope that your lives and school have been going well. I hope that you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.

This week I want to speak to you all about loyalty. Loyalty is the ability to be faithful to someone or something. I want to encourage you all to develop your ability to be faithful. If you believe in God, then show allegiance to your faith and live accordingly. If you are a friend to someone, be sure to be the kind of friend that you would want someone to be to you. Tell your friends the truth, be kind, supportive, and be a stable force in their lives no matter what they may go through. When you give your word to a friend about something be sure to keep it. In life, I have had five friends that have been loyal to me and they have made the rough times in my life bearable.

I must admit there have been times in life when being loyal to someone may be difficult. For instance, when I was in high school there were kids who were unpopular. If I saw someone picking on an unpopular kid, I would say something to make that bully stop because I was popular in high school. In high school and even today, I do not care if other people do not associate with someone because they are considered un-cool. If I wanted to befriend someone I would do so, and I was loyal to our friendship no matter the cost.

As always, remember that I love you and I am always praying for you.

Are you a loyal friend? How does being a loyal friend make your feel? If you are not loyal, would you like to learn to be? I want to hear from you. Please leave a comment.

Long-Term Career, Niche, or Your Own Business

Dear Young Ladies and Young Gentleman!

This is the first time that I decided to combine your postings as I think that all of you  will benefit from this information.

First off, as young people you may be trying to decide what you would like to do for a living when you grow up.  Some of you may be planning on attending college and finding a job or career that you enjoy.  Some of you may not know right now what your future plans will be, but don’t lose heart.  For those of you who do not yet have a plan for your future, do not worry you will find the right plan for you! You may have to do some soul searching to find out what you are good at and what job, career, or business is right for you.

For those of you who do not have a career plan, here’s my advice.  First off, I would suggest that you all plan to attend college.  It does not matter too much what you obtain your degree in (field of study), but be sure to obtain a bachelors degree at least.  These days the job market is very competitive and those who have attended college will have a better chance of obtaining work than a person who has not.  Also, most jobs now are requiring a bacherlors degree (4- year degree).  A bachelors degree is great to have because it shows that you can begin a long-term goal and finish that goal.  Before you finish college, start to think about your likes, your strengths, and what you would like to do with the rest of your life.  Word to the wise, if you choose a job that you do not enjoy it is highly unlikely that you will stay loyal to it or do a good job in that position. From experience, I can tell you that going to a job that you do not enjoy everyday is a total NIGHTMARE.  Please don’t let this be your story!  Pick a job that you love! 

So how do you know what you love?  Well, what are your best skills?  Do you enjoy working with others or working alone?  Do you enjoy creative work or intellectual work? For example, if you do not like working in groups, then becoming a customer service representative may not be the best career choice as your skills will be assessed against all of the other people who work in the customer service group.  Also, if you do not like to work with people at all you may want to consider positions (i.e. researcher or scientist) where you can rely on your own abilities and work independently.   These are the kinds of questions that you may need to ask yourself, before you choose a job.

Some of you are so talented, that you may not obtain a job you may want to run your own business.  Perhaps you have the next great invention, or maybe you are the best jewelry maker or craftsman ever known to man (smile).  If this is the case for you, then you have found your special “niche” (special place where you fit).  You may want to consider making a business out of your special skill.  If you do not choose to have your own business, perhaps you can work at a 9-5pm job and sell the items that you create on the side.  Remember, there are always options, you just need to choose the best options that fit your lifestyle and skillset.  

In closing, which ever career path you take, remember that you MUST enjoy the path that you are going to take.  As adults, you have to work in order to support yourself and your future families so you might as well choose a career, business, or source of income that makes you happy.  Lastly, pick a career or business venture that you will be able to do for years to come or for the rest of your life.

If you have any questions, or would like to share your future plans, please feel free to drop me a line.  Remember, I love you young people and I am praying for your success!

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