Show Love (Gifts)

Hello everyone.  This will be the last blog post on how to show love–at least for now.  Oh, and by the way, I hope that you all are having a wonderful week.  Okay. The focus this time is on “showing love” by giving gifts.

Why do people get so excited about birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, etc.?  Some would say because they all present an opportunity to spend fun time with all the people that you love and care about.  Others would say because 9 times out of 10, you can expect to get a gift!  Well, both are correct!  Listen, we all enjoy a good party (especially with those that we love and who love us); and we all enjoy receiving gifts.  It’s a win, win OR love, love situation. So, is it okay to purchase gifts for business associates, neighbors, co-workers, clients, customers, etc.?   Yes!  However, be careful.  You don’t want to go against company policy, be accused of bribery, flirting, or worse.   I suggest that you give gifts around holidays, birthdays, and work or business anniversaries.  For those who have been with my show for a while, you know that I conduct give-a-aways from time to time and particularly around the Christmas season.  It is just another way that I show my listeners/viewers that I truly love and appreciate them.  Do the gifts have to be material?  No.  Keep in mind that sharing crucial information is a gift; a smile is a gift; and any other meaningful gesture is a gift.

My friends, to wrap things up on this blog series, spending time is a gift; serving others is a gift; affirming words are a gift; and material, tangible items are gifts.  Best of all, Love is the gift. The gift that keeps on giving!  Now go!  Show some Love!  Also, remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and taking a good multi-vitamin; 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, February 27th, 2021 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com and become a friend.  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Show Love (Words)

Friends, I do not know how the weather is where you are but here in the Midwest, it’s officially winter season!  I mean we have been getting hit with lots of snow and frigid temps in the past two weeks.  Okay.  Okay.  I know.  What do you expect, Marilyn?  It IS winter!!!  So, moving right along.  This week, you all, the focus is on the importance of “showing love” through using words.

Who doesn’t like to hear the words “I Love You” especially when it is authentic and genuine?  Hmmm.  I hear Stevie Wonder singing it right now!  “I just called, to say, I love you…”.  How do you express love verbally to co-workers, clients, customer, business associates, etc.?  You can actually say, “I love you”.  Or if you don’t feel comfortable expressing love that way verbally, say something like “You are awesome” or “Great job” or “I enjoy working with you” or “I’m glad that you’re my neighbor”.  Listen, just about any positive, uplifting, affirming word(s) will do.  Just be sincere about it!  Everyone now and then, I’ll say “Hello Georgeous” or “Hello Beautiful” to little ones just to see their faces and eyes light up!! I’m sure it works for grown-ups too! Ummm.  I hear lyrics to another popular R&B song– “if you love me, say it…”. 

Look, my friends, using affirming words to express love is just as important as spending time with and serving others in your world.  Hey, have I told you how amazing you are lately?  Friends, you are indeed amazing!  Now, remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and take a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and wash your hands often.  Stay Safe.  Be well.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, so it is.

(Side note:  Need a strong multivitamin at a good price?  Click here!) 

The next show will be up this Saturday, February 20th, 2021 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Show Love. (Serve)

Friends, how are you?  Are you feeling or better yet experiencing LOVE so far this month?  Remember, we are all about showing love this month and evermore!  Last week the focus was on the love action of spending time.  This week I am going to share how important it is to “show love” by serving.

Now listen, you know how loved you feel when your loved one(s) go out of their way to do something for you.  Whether it’s taking over cooking duties, driving you to a location that you may not be familiar with, or assisting with your business plan or a work project; you can attest that that particular help or service causes you to feel special, right?  Well, you, too, can “show love” through service to loved ones, co-workers, colleagues, business associates or partners, clients, customers, neighbors, or even humanity in general.  Volunteer or serve in an organization whose cause you believe in; give your client/customer an added value service; or simply ask—how can I be of service to you? 

Booker T. Washington once said, “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others”.  Mohammad Ali said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth”. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”  And finally, Jesus said in Matthew 7:12, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.   You all, to love is to serve. 

So, my friends, invest time and be of service to those important to you.  It’s all love.  Remember to strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and take a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and wash your hands often.  Stay Safe.  Be well.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, so it is.

(Side note:  Need a strong multivitamin at a good price?  Click here!) 

The next show will be up this Saturday, February 13th, 2021 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety. Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  Peace.

Live. Laugh. LOVE.

Marilyn

Show Love. (Time)

Happy Love month my friends!  How do I love you or how do you love me?  Let me count the ways.  In other words, let me show you or you show me!  Yes, love is both a noun and a verb.  And, if you’ve been with my show for a while, you know that we’ve talked about the different types of love as well as the types of love languages on an occasion or two.  Today, however, I’d like to focus on important ways to “show love”.

When it comes to ourselves, loved ones, co-workers, colleagues, business partners, clients, customers, neighbors, or any other relationship(s) that we want to strengthen, we cannot only verbally express appreciation or love but we must “show love”.  One way to do so is by sharing our time.  You’ve heard this before, right?  Not only is time money but time is also love!

As we continue to travel through this life, we have to make time for our own growth, self-development, and self-care.  The same is true to foster healthy, loving relationships with family members and friends.  There’s no better way to show love to them than by spending quality and quantitative time.  I don’t know about you all but I absolutely cherish the moments that I spend with my loved ones whether in person, on the phone, zoom, or otherwise.  Having been in the universe for several decades now, I truly have learned the importance of being present.  Listen, believe it or not you all, your co-workers, colleagues, clients, etc. want to be shown love too!  Take them to lunch or in these days have a virtual breakfast, lunch, or dinner date.  Or, just pick up the phone and shoot a text or make a call and chat it up for a bit.  Everyone understands that life can be very busy so even a 10-15 minute check-in will be appreciated.

So listen, as we continue to work to manifest our blessing(s), remember to literally take time to “show love”.  Also, remember strengthen your immune system by eating healthy and take a good multi-vitamin; wear your mask; watch your distance; and wash your hands often.  Stay Safe.  Be well.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.  And, so it is.

(Side note:  Need a strong multivitamin at a good price? Click here

Checkout our special guest on the show this Saturday, February 6th, 2021 on  https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also, check out marilynscafesociety.com.  And, be sure to connect to my social media from there as well as “like”, “subscribe”, “share”, and “follow”.  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

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!

(Side note:   Continue to stay safe everyone as you get ready for the holidays.  And look good while doing it. Click here.) 

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

Season 3 It Is.

Friends, how are you doing so far this week?  Can you believe that we are near the end of September?  Autumn/Fall has officially arrived.

I know that you are curious about today’s blog title.  Here’s the story behind it.  As you know, after being on a six week hiatus, the show returned to the “Tube” a couple of Saturdays ago.  I called it Season 16, Episode 1.  Well, this past Saturday night as I was drifting off to sleep, it occurred to me that I should separate the radio broadcasting time and experience from the YouTube show (even though it’s practically the same only adding the visual component).  The YouTube channel was started back in 2009 and although I initially planned to merge it with the radio show, it never quite happened.  The channel for the most part laid dormant for years.  Fast forward to 2018 when the radio show was dropped, I relaunched the YouTube channel to carry on with what I enjoy doing.

Alright, so the blog title refers to how I will now document my shows on YouTube.  The first show for the season was Episode 1 of Season 3.   Again, three (3) representing the official YouTube experience beginning in 2018/2019 video broadcasting season.  The world is changing you all right before our eyes.  I decided to change with it.  I would have never thought that internet broadcasting would be just as popular as radio and television but it is.

Stay with me on this journey my friends and many thanks for the continued support.  Keep the prayers coming as I will also do for you.  Be Blessed!  Amen.  And so it is!

(Side note:  Not only is it Fall/Autumn but it’s also International Clean Hands Week my friends!  I know.  How timely.  Click here for more ways to keep your hands clean.)  #Ad

The next show will be up this Saturday, September 26th, 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.

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