Stay Positive

Hey there!

Check this out.  What appears to be a “rejection” is really God’s re-direction for your blessing beyond measure.

The “no” you heard is really God’s YES for your blessing beyond comprehension.

Now do this.  Continue to work, learn, study, and practice.  In some cases, you can even create your own opportunities to keep your talents, gifts, and skills fresh.  Be the best person that you can be!  Stay focused.  Stay faithful.  Stay prayerful.  Stay positive people.

Remember to checkout the latest edition of the show tomorrow, Saturday, June 29th, 2019 on https://www.youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also “like”, subscribe, share, and/or follow my social media platforms at marilynscafesoc on Twitter; Marilyn’s Café Society on Facebook, YouTube; and marilynscafesociety.com.    Oh, by the way, I finally posted another “karioke moment”.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. Love.

Marilyn

Happy Summer!

Well, it’s official everyone! Summer has arrived. Today is the longest day of the year (also known as the Summer Solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere.  In Chicago, that means more than 15 hours and 15 minutes of daylight.

As I really think about the earth tilting in such a way that allows the sun to shine longer on our part of the earth, I’m in awe.  It’s all just so special. You know, it reminds me of the importance of “the light” within us!  How we have the ability to let our “light” shine ALL the time—all day and night. I know. I know.  I’ve talked about this before so I digress.

Everyone, make sure that you get outdoors and enjoy all that the warm/hot weather has to offer.  Here’s a few suggestions:

*Take time to take in some sunlight. It’s good for you (natural Vitamin D). However, remember to protect your skin if you’re going to be out in the “hot” sun for long periods of time.

*Really notice and experience being outdoors. Enjoy the fresh air. Take long walks. Get in OR by the water (rivers, lakes, the oceans but be safe and cautious). Notice or create beauty all around you. The greenery. The flowers. The children frolicking.

*Self-reflect, self-correct, illuminate, elevate, be vibrant and spread good energy.

That’s it.  We’re half-way through the year everyone! Let’s make it a sonsational summer!

Remember to checkout the latest edition of the show tomorrow, Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 on https://www.youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety. Also, be sure to “like”, subscribe, share, and/or follow my social media platforms at marilynscafesoc on Twitter; Marilyn’s Café Society on Facebook, YouTube; and marilynscafesociety.com.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. Love.
Marilyn

Won’t He Do It?!!

You’ve heard that saying before, right?  Won’t He do it?!!!

Usually the person saying it is giving honor, respect, and credit to God for a blessing of some kind that only He could have made happen.  The blessing could be a dream job, an opportunity, or a position that you really wanted; healing of your body or a special relationship; a profitable business idea; saving someone’s life or your own; overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles; etc.

My latest “Won’t He Do It?!!” moment was having the opportunity to model in and commentate for a couple of fashion shows.  Those who have been with the show for a period of time know that I’ve shared on occasion that I trained to be a model when I was in my teens and never really had much success in that arena.  Over the years, I have modeled here and there in small shows.  Those opportunities were a rare few.  Fast forward to this May, out of the blue, I was invited to model in the local Macy’s fashion shows.  I posted pictures on one of my previous blogs.  And, as I shared last weekend, I modeled again and was also commentator.  I really had not thought much about modeling lately as my plate has been full with other endeavors But God has a way of making sure that all of our gifts, talents, skills, etc. are put to use.  Please know that every single thing that we learn, polish, or perfect IS NOT done in vain.

Now, to some this local fashion show may not mean anything OR may seem superficial.  However, for me, this “out of the blue” opportunity was once again a wonderful reminder of how God is truly amazing.  Won’t He do it?!!   What’s your “Won’t he do it?!!!” story?  Here’s a few amateur pictures from last Saturday’s fashion show.

Marilyn headed to Macy’s Fashion Show!

Marilyn introducing next Macy’s model, Robert (at the top of stairs). Commentates on his Polo attire.

Macy’s models pose after the fashion show.

Tune in Saturday, June 15th, 2019 for the next show on https://www.youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also “like”, subscribe, share, and/or follow my social media platforms at marilynscafesoc on Twitter; Marilyn’s Café Society on Facebook, YouTube; and marilynscafesociety.com.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. Love.

Marilyn

MVP

Hello there!
How is your week going? I’m good and still “birthday-ing”–in my mind! I’m especially excited about the warmer weather. Sunshine certainly helps make the days brighter in more ways than one. Shine, sun, shine!

So, during a recent conversation about the NBA Finals, more specifically who will be the MVP (Most Valuable Player/Person), I thought about life in general and who would be the MVP in my life, your life? No doubt, most of us would say our parents and rightfully so. After all, they were there from the beginning teaching, training, coaching us in our various stages of mental and physical growth and development. As we grew older, they were there to encourage, support, and invest in our interests or activities.

Some would say that a teacher, coach, or mentor would be their MVP because they picked up where the parent left off or stepped up when the parents could not for whatever reason(s). For example, if you were an athlete but your parent was not then the coach was present to teach you all that you needed to know. If you were academically gifted and your parent(s) were not, a special teacher stepped up to take you to the next level. You may have or had a business, career, or spiritual mentor to help you become successful. All of these people would qualify as MVP in your life because, again, they were there to push and lift you.

We may even come up with other people near or far (meaning we may or may not actually know the person but was somehow inspired by them) that we would credit as MVP in our lives. However, the one person that most of us would not even think to acknowledge as MVP in our lives is—ourselves! Right?!! Well, I’m here to remind you that you, too, are your own Most Valuable Person! Without you, who would those other people have to encourage, inspire, support, lift? We must value self–all that we are and are not! It doesn’t mean that you are selfish. In fact, in an amazing, mysterious way, valuing who you are makes you more selfless. Being your own MVP also means you’re very careful about with whom you share your knowledge, ideas, dreams, plans, and very presence. Some people just aren’t worthy.

Finally, being your own MVP means that you will not allow your gift(s), talent(s), purpose(s), existence go to waste. Listen, MVPs, I encourage you to choose to let your light shine the best way that you can and eventually, other MVPs will emerge bringing you even more sunshine!

Remember to tune in Saturday, June 8th, 2019 for the next show on https://www.youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety. Also “like”, subscribe, share, and/or follow my social media platforms at marilynscafesoc on Twitter; Marilyn’s Café Society on Facebook, YouTube; and marilynscafesociety.com.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. Love.
Marilyn