Let’s Do It!

Hello everyone.  I hope that you are well on your way to achieving greatness in your business, work, and all areas of your life.  Remember, you must strongly believe in yourself and that good thing which you want to accomplish.  You know– operate in Faith.

Everyday we must do something to take us closer to our goal.  First and foremost, we must be able to see it, then believe it in our mind.   Many years ago I use to tag this quote to the end of my correspondence and talk show, “If your mind can conceive it and you believe it; you can achieve it.  Don’t just think it, Be it!”.  If my memory is correct, I heard the great motivator, Les Brown pronounce that mantra to his audience and followers.  What does it mean in simple terms?  Put your faith in that vision/goal/self to work!  

Yes indeed, friends.  We must work, work, work, work, work.  It doesn’t matter if you are just starting, scaling, or going for the next level.  Every little step we take will move us closer to manifesting our vision.  Continue to practice and operate in Faith.  Let’s do it!  Also, remember to wear your mask; watch your distance; and wash your hands often.  Stay Safe.  Be well.  In Jesus Name. Amen.  And, so it is.

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The next show will be up this Saturday, January 16th, 2020 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Faith

Happy New Year, once again, everyone!  I trust that you are still full from all the love that you received from your family and friends over the holidays.  If nothing else, we can certainly be thankful for that, right?  Twenty-twenty (2020) has undoubtedly been a year to remember or forget depending on your experiences. 

Well, if you’ve been following my videos during the holidays, you heard me talk about Kwanzaa, an African-American cultural tradition, that begins the day after Christmas Day and ends on new year’s day.  The principle celebrated and practiced on the last day of Kwanzaa (the first day of the new year) is “faith”.  And, while it is referred to as a “principle” for Kwanzaa, biblically speaking, it is a spiritual power.  Faith, the ability to strongly believe in something that you hope for that has yet to happen or be seen. 

Faith comes from Christ.  For example, in our humanness, it is difficult to believe that there is a God.  If you’ve never owned a car or no one in your immediate circle has, it may be difficult to believe that you can own one. You cannot see or touch it.  However, Christ and the Holy Spirit has given us that ability to have faith and faith in God.  Faith, the ability to trust and believe that God will keep his promises to us.   Faith, in practice, is to strongly believe that all the good which you set out to achieve will manifest. 

Did you know every step you take towards achieving or reaching a goal, living a dream, it is faith in action?  Working towards earning a college/university degree?  Developing a new product, gadget, or idea?  Completing documents to launch your new business?  Improving your eating and exercise habits for better health?  Preparing yourself for Mr. or Mrs. Right?  Living a life pleasing to God?  Listen, you are practicing the spiritual power or discipline called Faith!

Friends, have strong faith this new year as you continue on the journey called life.  I’m cheering for you. Remember to wear your mask; watch your distance; and wash your hands often.  Stay Safe.  Be well.  Amen.  And, so it is.

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The next show will be up this Saturday, January 9th, 2021 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Happy New Year!!!

Hello Friends, this is just a quick hello and,

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The next show will be on or before this Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out the all new marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Christmas Greetings

Remember, Jesus is the Reason for the Season. Stay Safe everyone.

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The next show will be up this Saturday, December 26th, 2020 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out the all new marilynscafesociety.comAnd, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society. Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Overflow.

Come on. Say it with me, Overflow. Friends, today’s blog is short and sweet. 

May your lives overflow with all of the spiritual and material gifts, blessings, and fruit of the Heavenly Father, Jesus the Christ, and the Holy Ghost during this Holy season and evermore. Say it again…Overflow!!!

Continue to let your light shine. Overflow! Remember to wear your mask; watch your distance; and wash your hands!  Stay Safe and Be Well.  Amen.  And so it is!

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The next show will be up this Saturday, December 19th, 2020 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out the all new marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Flashlight. Nightlight. Spotlight. Floodlight. Sunlight…

Hey there everyone! 

Let your light shine!  Whether your light is that of a flashlight, candlelight, torchlight, searchlight, starlight, moonlight or the all encompassing sunlight; let it shine!    

If no other time of the year, tis the season my friends.  Let it shine.  Let it shine.  Let it shine.  Shine in Love, Theory, and Deed.  Your light will surely delight someone, enlighten someone, highlight someone, and even lighten someone’s load. 

Friends, as we let our light shine, remember, to wear your mask; watch your distance; and wash your hands!  Stay Safe and Be Well.  Amen.  And so it is!

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The next show will be up this Saturday, December 12th, 2020 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out the all new marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society. Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Live Life.

Friends, how are you?  This blog will be short because I’m really beginning to feel like I’m on holiday/vacation.  Whew, this has been a difficult year for some more so than others.  So, are you excited about Christmas and the holiday season?  As most of you know, I am!  I believe that it is a wonderful, delightful, and most lively time of the year. 

December ushers in the inspiration to celebrate and enjoy life—not just our gift of life but for believers, the birth (life) of Christ.  You know that popular saying, “Jesus is the reason for the season”.  And, so, we should strive to devote our living (particularly in this season) in a way that radiates Christ’s being, wisdom, order, and Love. 

I am allowing myself to fully receive and enjoy each breath of life along with all the other wonderful gifts that come with it.  I celebrate the lives of others.  I purposefully enjoy every moment. Live Life, my friends!   In Love.  In Harmony.  In Peace.  In Health.  In Wonder.  In Delight.  In Truth. In Abundance. In Justice. In Joy.  In Wealth. In His Supernatural Protection. Remember, to wear your mask; watch your distance; and wash your hands!  Stay Safe and Be Well.  Amen.  And so it is!

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The next show will be up this Saturday, December 5th, 2020 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out the all new marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Thanksgiving Greeting

Hello Friends!

I just wanted to pop in to wish you a safe and healthy holiday break.

Remember, to wear your mask; watch your distance; and wash your hands!  Stay Safe and Be Well.  Amen.  And so it is!

(Side note:  Well, I don’t know about you but I’m going to begin Christmas decorating this weekend.  Get some new decorations here.) 

The next show will be up this Saturday, November 28th, 2020 on https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out the all new marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

No Pain. No Gain?

I am back friends!!!  Yes!  Back to movement.  Back to living life.  Back to this blog!   I trust that you all are doing good.  Well, the limp is gone.  The pain is gone.  And, I want to say that the treadmill is gone too but I won’t because I realize that the pain that I experienced was not the treadmill’s doing.  You know how we (human beings) do.  We always try to blame someone/something else for our mistakes, mishaps, mess ups, blunders, problems, and pain.  Yep, even me.  My first thought when I began to feel the pain from my treadmill workout last week was “that damn treadmill has to go”!!!

What a minute. Friends, I had to check myself!   Was I really going to blame the inanimate treadmill for the pain??!!  No!  I knew better!  I quickly realized and acknowledged that I caused the pain.  Yes, I decided to increase my daily walk from 2.5 to 3 miles per hour bypassing the incremental increases that I’d been using over the past few months.  You remember that I shared with you all last week how my confidence was through the roof.  This working out thing is not new to me so I expected to feel some discomfort but I did not expect to experience excruciating pain!

The second thought that came to mind was in the form of a question, “Should I have pushed myself?”  Hence, last week’s blog title.  And, within the body of that blog, I referenced an old expression “No Pain. No Gain” which happens to be today’s blog title.  As soon as I wrote the phrase last week, I questioned it.  Is this so?  Is this based on scripture?  Does gain really require pain?  What will I gain from this pain? 

While recuperating over the last week, I searched for answers.  I discovered that others have had the same question and they have found biblical scriptures that one can say supports the expression, “No Pain. No Gain”.  The Book of Hebrews has quite a few.  And even greater than that is the example of Jesus’s crucifixion, death, and resurrection. The pain (Jesus’s suffering and death).  The Gain (Jesus’s gift of life and blessings to us).  Again, this is all very general for the sake of the blog but I pray that you get the gist of it all.  Now, I must say that the gain that I have received due to the pain that I experienced includes, burned calories, more defined leg muscle, and *wait for it* content for last week’s and this blog.  Was the excruciating pain necessary?  Absolutely not!  Had I paced myself better, I would have only experienced what I consider slight discomfort.  Unnecessary pain can and should be avoided!

Nevertheless, friends, the next time you find yourself experiencing mild, moderate, or extreme pain or discomfort in any area of your life, don’t fall into the blame game (reflect and if necessary, check yourself); and then look for the gain, the reward, the lesson, the blessing.  Remember, All things work together for the good of those who love God….  Amen.  And so it is!

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The next show will be up this Saturday, November 21st, 2020 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out the all new marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Push Yourself?

Hello Friends!  I greet you today while experiencing pain in my left thigh.  I’m alternating heat and ice packs to the area when I’m not limping around the house to do…whatever!  Okay.  I hear you asking, Marilyn, what on earth did you do?  Why are you having pain in your thigh? 

Here’s the answer.  Drum roll please…  Remember last week, I shared that one of the activities that I do to de-stress is to walk?  And I then shared that I have increased my daily walks to 2.5 miles per hour, per day?  Well yesterday morning, I decided to increase my walk to 3 miles per hour, per day in the spirit of “pushing myself”.   Yessss, I visualized myself in that iconic scene in the Rocky movie when Sylvester Stallone is climbing the stairs!!!  LoL!!!  My self talk was “You got this Marilyn”!  “You go girl”!!  “You can do it”!!!  “Help me Lord” “Come on. Push Yourself”!!!  And I did!!!  I did it!!!  Yay me?!!!  Ouch….

You all, the moral of this story is, yes, we should “Push Ourselves” in exercise and life.  In fact, we must, so that we can get to the next level.  You know, experience a break-through.  And, yes, that push may sometimes be uncomfortable or in this specific case down right painful.  But, as the old saying goes, “no pain, no gain”.  Now, of course, we don’t want to seriously hurt ourselves in our efforts to move to the next level. Friends, what I’ve learned from this pain that I’m feeling right now is that I have to proceed gradually in my quest to hit the 3 miles per hour, per day goal.  No, no, no. I will not get discouraged and not try it again.  I will just pace myself better. 

Okay, that’s it for today.  I’m going to go limp (I mean) walk through this pain (pray for me) so that I can get some things done.  I think I may go get a pineapple to eat (I really don’t enjoy them) because they have a dietary supplement called bromelain. Bromelain reduces muscle pain and swelling among other things. Anyway, I encourage you to continue to “Push Yourself” in all areas of your life.  With God, all things are possible.  Amen.  And so it is!

(Side note:  The timing could not have been better for my friends from the WNBA to reach out in an effort to encourage girls to “push” themselves by joining this program.  Check it out below.)

Help a young lady reach her potential.

The next show will be up this Saturday, November 14th, 2020 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out the all new marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn