Abundance

Hey Everyone.  I hope that all is good with you all and that you are experiencing abundance in all areas of your life.

Yes! Abundance.  On Thursday, I made the word abundance the word for the day on my social media.  Why,  you ask?  Well, first of all, just in general, I fully believe in abundant living.  I undoubtedly believe that our divine creator created us (humans), earth, and the entire universe with plentifulness in mind.  Think about the number of stars; the depths of the oceans; the vastness of the sky/universe; and, the number of hairs on our head and cells in our bodies!

Secondly, while prepping for today’s show earlier this week, I couldn’t help but notice a common undertone of “lack”, “limits” and “scarcity” in certain news reports that I read.  It compelled me to just say it—abundance! Listen, we have an ample supply of everything from food, water, air, to love, joy, peace, etc.  Abundance–the opposite of scarcity.  More than enough of the tangible and intangible.  Abundance!

Okay, I’ll stop.  Oh wait!  One more time.  God has given us every good thing that we need and want in an overflowing supply.  Wisdom.  Knowledge. Our cups runneth over!  I don’t know about you but abundant living is mine! Blessed to be a blessing.

Hey, did you catch today’s show?  It was delayed due to the Macy’s I.N.C. International Concepts Fashion Show that I walked in.  Here’s a couple pictures from the dressing room.

 

I’ll post a few from the actual fashion show on social media in a day or so.

Be sure to tune in Saturday, May 4th, 2019 for the next show on https://www.youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  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

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For Goodness Sake

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Hello,

Well.  It has happened again!  Another senseless mass shooting has taken place here in Aurora, Illinois at a manufacturing workplace.   The shooter reportedly opened fire after he was told that his employment with the company was terminated.  He killed five employees and wounded five police officers during a shootout.  The police killed the shooter during the exchange of fire.

According to this CNN report from about a year ago, here’s where the United States stand compared to other countries when it comes to gun violence.

“There are more public mass shootings in America than in any other country in the world.   The U.S. makes up less than 5% of the world’s population, but holds 31% of global mass shooters.  The countries with the most mass shootings from 1966 to 2012 are the United States with 90; Philippines with 18; Russia with 15; Yemen with 11; France with 10.”

There it is.  Now, what are we going to do about it?  I know that we are better than this.  We know better than this.

This may come off as “simple thinking” but I honestly believe that people are good.  If we spread goodness, advocate for goodness, uphold goodness, protect goodness, live goodness, breathe goodness, project goodness, legislate goodness, come from a place of goodness in all areas of our living; we could reduce those numbers drastically.  For goodness sake everyone, let’s just do it.

Prayers, condolences, and love to the families and friends of all the victims of this tragedy.

Be sure to check out https://www.youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  Also like, subscribe, and/or follow me on my social media platforms at marilynscafesoc on Twitter; Marilyn’s Café Society on Facebook and YouTube; and www.marilynscafesociety.com.

Live. Laugh. Love.

Marilyn

An Important Goal

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Hi.  Welcome to this week’s blog.

If you are in the regions where the temperatures have recently been well below zero, I hope that you are staying safe, warm and cozy.  The weather forecasters are predicting a “heat wave” (30 to 40 degrees above zero)  for U. S. mid-westerners on Super Bowl Sunday.  Please govern yourselves accordingly!  LoL!!  Oh wait.  Can I “laugh out loud” on a blog???!!!

During the show last Saturday, I shared some pointers on how to set and realize goals.  Today, I’m going to share one of my short-term, long-term and forever goals.  What is it you ask?  It is staying mentally and physically agile.  It is so important particularly as you get older.  Here’s a few basic ways to do so.

  1. Maintain healthy, loving social connections and social life. Adults need to “play” with others too.
  2. Continue to learn new things. It is excellent exercise for the brain.  The more you learn, the more you realize what you don’t know.
  3. Eat healthy. Remember what your parents said…”eat your fruit and vegetables”.
  4. Get plenty of daily exercise/activity. Dance, walk, jog, run, skate, play sports, etc.
  5. Get good sleep and rest.
  6. Find and/or maintain a hobby or activity that you enjoy doing.
  7. Pray, meditate, grow daily in your spiritual life.

Listen, if we don’t strive to meet this one goal of staying mentally and physically sharp, it would be difficult to reach more specific goals that we set in our lives.  Ok,

Well, there may or may not be a show this Saturday.  My plate is full right now but I am attempting to get it done.  Stay tuned and check my social media platforms at marilynscafesoc on Twitter; Marilyn’s Café Society on Facebook and YouTube; and marilynscafesociety.com.

Live. Laugh. Love.

Marilyn

MCS Radio Show Recap- Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Hello friends.  What’s happening?  Are you exuding the attribute of zeal? Awaken your senses!  Become excited about your life!  Allow yourself to experience Joy!!   Share on this post or find me on social media and let me know how you’re doing.  

This Saturday’s show was another short one and I flew solo.  Here’s the recap…

Cafe Talk:  What have you eaten in the last 24 hours that you know wasn’t healthy for you?

On this day in history…

* 1913: Henry Ford’s entire Highland Park automobile factory was run on a continuously moving assembly line for the first time.  Prior to this, automobiles were produced at a rate of only a few a day.  The new moving assembly line improved production from 12 1/2 hours to just 2 hours and 40 minutes (and ultimately 1 hour and 33 minutes) boosting annual output to well over 200,000 units a year. 

* 1968:  The United States movie industry adopted a film ratings system for the first time:  G (for general audiences), M (for mature audiences), R (no one under 16 admitted without an adult), and X (no one under 16 admitted). 

Since the late 1990s, the Motion Picture Assn America film ratings have been as follows:[3]

Rating symbol Meaning
G – General Audiences

All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.

PG – Parental Guidance Suggested

Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give “parental guidance”. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

PG-13 – Parents Strongly Cautioned

Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.

R – Restricted

Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.

NC-17 – Adults Only

No One 17 and Under Admitted. Clearly adult. Children are not admitted.

Other labels

If a film has not been submitted for a rating or is an uncut version of a film that was submitted, the labels Not Rated (NR) or Unrated (UR) are often used.

If a film has not yet been assigned a final rating, the label This Film Is Not Yet Rated is used in trailers and television commercials.

* 1985:  A mudslide in Ponce, Puerto Rico, killed an estimated 500 people in the island’s worst disaster of the 20th century.  Update, the current Governor of Puerto Rico is calling the devastation of Maria, the island’s worst disaster in modern times.

Top News…

*Update on Los Vegas Nevada’s (Mandalay Resort and Casino) shooting on Sunday night at the Country Music Concert.  58 dead,k 530 wounded.  On record as the United States worst mass shooting.  Apparently the shooter booked an hotel room in Chicago overlooking Grant Park during the Lollapalooza Weekend.  

*Also, another hurricane (Nate) is expected to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast.

I kept Café Talk light to get our minds off the devastation.  Some Facebookers and a few callers chimed in sharing chocolate, candy, etc. 

We didn’t have time for Entertainment Talk this week.

However, before signing off, I reminded everyone about the upcoming 10th Annual Christmas Celebration broadcast on Saturday, December 2, 2017.  You’ll meet one of the singers next week so be sure to tune in.

Finally, congratulations to Jacqueline L. of Joliet.  She was the winner of the first of the 12 Saturdays til Christmas Gift bag give away.  Again, tune in next Saturday for your chance to win.  The audio for this broadcast will be posted as soon as possible.

Peace,

Marilyn

MCS Radio Show – Saturday, April 22, 2017

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This show was dedicated to the memory of my brother who transitioned earlier this month.  I shared some good times with listeners as well as some of his favorite musicical groups and songs. Take a listen.

What I didn’t share was the challenges that he fought to overcome most of his adult life as a result of what is now called the “school to prison pipeline”.  I encourage you to learn more about it and more importantly, work to change this sickening process that in most cases ruin the lives of innocent, misunderstood children and young men of color.

Peace,

Marilyn