You Will Never Know The Outcome Until You Come Out

The-Butterfly-is-ProofContinue to go through the process and let God determine the finished product. We may not be butterflies, but we certainly have felt some of the emotions represented by their change. When it feels like you are at your lowest, you may be a caterpillar crawling. When you feel alone and in the dark, you may be in a cocoon transforming into something more beautiful. When you come out, spread your wings and fly for the world to see the beautiful creation that you are. Have a wonderful Sunday and remember, you will never know the outcome until you come out!!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

Happy Saturday! Make It Count!

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We want to have the best life without any effort. We must wake up praying and expecting good things to happen. When things look bad we must stay positive. When it costs something to achieve the happiness, sometimes we have to make the sacrifice. Most of all remember that humility and love will be the best thing you can wear today. Make today beautiful! Make it count! Happy Saturday!

Be encourage,

T Brown

Believe In You!

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What is the one thing in your life that seems like it is too far to reach? That is what you need to aim for. Don’t talk yourself out of your dreams any longer. Don’t discourage yourself from reaching your destiny. Take the first step and “Believe” that you can do it. We try so hard to do the bigger thing when we haven’t conquered the smaller thing, that is to “Have Faith.” So today is the beginning of the rest of your life. 🙂 Take your first step in achieving by “Believing!” You can do it and you will.

Be encouraged.

T Brown

Celebrate Your Success!

proudWe have to learn to celebrate the moments in our life. Reaching a goal can take years. You don’t want to find yourself struggling and working hard to reach your goals and never enjoying the process. If you are losing weight, treat yourself to a new dress every 10 pounds lost. If you are in school, celebrate after each semester with a day out  If you are quitting cigarettes or alcohol, pat yourself on the back every successful day you have. Whatever you are reaching for, make it worth while. And remember to give thanks in all that you do.

Proverbs 16:3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Be encouraged,

T Brown

What Is Your Signature Dish?

signature-dish-lamb-shankHow many food connoisseurs do we have out there? There is nothing like a delicious meal at a classy restaurant. And don’t forget the “Signature Dish.” But what exactly is a signature dish and what does it have to do with me? Just go with me for a second.

A signature dish is a recipe that identifies an individual chef. Ideally it should be unique and allow an informed gastronome to name the chef in a blind tasting. It can be thought of as the culinary equivalent of an artist finding their own style, or an author finding their own voice.

Now keep that in mind as I bring this over to your character traits. Is their something about you that will identify you every time. When a rumor surfaces, will people say, “Yes, that sounds like her” or, “No, that is not her character.” When drama shows up, do you find your name in the middle of it? When someone is down, are you the person known to encourage and lift their spirits up?  

One thing I have learned over the years is that your character will follow you wherever you go. You can change jobs, schools, churches, cars, and even friends, but you will always be remembered by your “Signature Dish.” You can’t be responsible for what people say about you because perception is not always reality and some people just like to lie. All you can do is be consistent in who you are, what you stand for, and what you do.

When you come around, you should leave an essence about you that remind people that you were there. When a situation arises, your character should name you before your action ever does. If a story is being told without using names, people should immediately identify which character you are. Sit down and reevaluate your life and situations you have encountered. Whether you left a good taste or a bad taste, you left something behind. Regardless of what is said about you, what will people remember about you? Do you have the dish that people will want to come back for or the dish that will turn people away? Tweak your character a little more. Remove some of the salt and vinegar and add a little sugar and honey or vice versa. It is never too late to reinvent your signature dish. Just remember, whether it tastes good or bad, your “Signature Dish” will identify you.

Be encouraged and Happy Friday!

T Brown