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When Space Jam came to the theaters in 1996 in went to the theaters with some friends to see it. I really enjoyed the movie, but what inspired me was the song, I Believe I Can Fly. For the first time I felt like I could do anything I wanted as long as I put my mind to it.
Did you ever have a goal to accomplish and all of a sudden everything goes wrong. It makes me think of the “monster under the bed” that always steals your socks. Well if things go wrong do not let it get you down, let it push you to try harder and learn to do greater.
When I was trying to start a business I had problems keeping thing organized, scheduled, prioritized, and getting it done. I learned it is always better to write things down and schedule events on your calendar. I use Google for everything. I have my personal and business scheduled with notifications as far as a week, even some a month ahead. When I started to get more organized the monsters seemed to go away. I took control!
We all need to be in a positive environment. The more positivity you are around the more you will grow. If we are in a negative environment then we will decline. We want to grow and be strong because then our soul will fly.
I am going tell you in two situations I have been in my life. I am going to start with the good one first.
It was about eleven years ago I got a job at a casual dinning restaurant. I had a lot of experience so I applied for manager. The General Manager and the Area Manager interviewed me and I was hired. There was one condition though. I would not be hired on as a manager, but I would be trained to be a manager in the future. When I walked in that was what I wanted at least so I took it. They even paid me a dollar an hour more than a regular hire. I was there for two years and I was promoted to management. I was in training for about six months until I was officially promoted. Now there is a down side. Going into my fourth year they opened a new restaurant and my General Manager was transferred to that restaurant. The Assistant Manager was promoted to General Manager. I never did get along with her well and I did not think she wanted me as manager. She scheduled me for opening, which I did not do for almost a year. I did not do well. I didn’t get to the bank on time, scheduled breaks late, and had employees complaining because I did not help them open. I got demoted a few weeks later and decided to move on. I applied for a job that a friend of mine had. It wasn’t the best job, but a great paycheck. I really liked the job and did not want to leave, but there are signs in life that something comes to an end. That is what I believe happened. I would do it again in a heart beat.
This is going to be hard cause it has been growing for a long time. It was seven years ago I started a job working nights. That was not bad for me, it actually helped. It was bad because at that time I was living with my mother and step-father. When I was hired I told them what my shift was and that I had to sleep during the day. They accepted it, but it didn’t go well. I was also attending college online. I would do a discussion before work and one on last break. This helped because I had to do three discussions a week. It freed a little time to do research on my days off.
When I was at home they talked way too much and had the TV blaring. I tried being back in my room but I could still hear them. I finally decided to pop in my ear phones, crank them up and put my “head into the books”. It worked! It would get them a little upset because when my mother would be calling for dinner I did not hear her. I told her multiple times come up to me and tap me or wave to get my attention. She could not understand why I had the earphones in. I told her, “Either you two keep quiet and keep the TV down or I wear my earphones.” Things got worse over the years. My step-dad did the chores before I was able to. I would get up around 3 pm and he got home around 3:15 pm. He would come in and take out the trash and the garbage or go get wood in for the heat, and I did not notice it because I was studying and just got up. I had my studies in one hand and coffee in another. When he got back he would say, “I did all your chores for you.” or “Since you wouldn’t do it I did.” or “Well somebody had to get it done.”. I liked the first one to begin with until he became persistent. He then began to complain why I never did anything. Eventually about three or four years ago I stopped doing anything unless I was asked. I felt like I was no longer needed or wanted. When I lost my job it got worse because they would complain about me not being able to pay my bills. It was none of their business. The thought of suicide even crossed my mind. I was in therapy for two years until this week which was my last session. Losing my job, my business, and no support from family pushed me over the edge. Today I am independent, employed, have a Jeep Cherokee, and a nice apartment. I may have fallen big time a few years ago, but I say I gained a few steps. We all need to learn from our mistakes and from the mistakes of others.
If you are wondering where I am going with this I will tell you. There are good and bad times in all our lives, but we cannot give up. We must all have faith. If you believe in what you want and you believe it is meant for you then in time you will achieve it. I may not have my business now, but I do believe one day I will have what God intends me to have to fly.
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It is coming back! Yes Darkwing Duck has set a date to premier. I loved this show when I was a child and I will watch it again. Cannot wait.
I heard this song when I was a little kid, when cassettes were on the market. I found this song so wonderful because we had a great World. The only problem back then was pier pressure and difference in opinion. They still exist today, but it has gotten worse. Now no one can have a positive outlook on life. Almost everyone has to complain about something everyday. I will admit it I do it. We just need to focus on the positive points in our life. I will give you some examples.
Some examples I will give you is we should be grateful to be alive everyday. So many people die of hunger in the world, there are so many car accidents every year, and people injured or killed by gun violence. According to Fortune, 40, 000 people died in car accidents in 2016. It was an increase of 6% from 2015. Also according to Gun Violence Archive, there was 30, 727 gun related incidents, 7, 601 were gun related deaths in 2016, that is 25% of all gun incidents. We need to be more aware of what goes on around us. We need to think more positive, spread more positive attitude, and bring more positivism. If we could do this then we all could be happy.
GUN VIOLENCE ARCHIVE
Gunviolencearchive.org. (2017). Gun Violence Archive. [online] Available at: http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/ [Accessed 1 Jul. 2017].
2016 Was the Deadliest Year on American Roads in Nearly a Decade
Korosec, K. (2017). 2016 Was the Deadliest Year on American Roads in Nearly a Decade. Fortune.com. Retrieved 1 July 2017, from http://fortune.com/2017/02/15/traffic-deadliest-year/
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Would you leave you dog locked in your car with temperatures reaching the 100s. A woman left her dog locked in the car with the window rolled up and a police officer found the dog. The officer was waiting for her. He wanted to teach her a lesson. Watch the video and let me know if you think what he did was right or wrong. Just remember if a person can leave a pet locked in a car they can leave a child locked in their car as well. On average, 37 children die from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside vehicles
In-text: (“Heat Stroke | Kidsandcars.Org”)
Your Bibliography: “Heat Stroke | Kidsandcars.Org”. Kidsandcars.org. N.p., 2017. Web. 15 June 2017.
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