Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Lydia Abraham~ Ambition Awakes!

I came across this video today... How? Young Lydia posted beneath a Jessie J song and asked people to check her out. That is called initiative and displays underlying ambition.

LINK TO VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB6VAV6 eyAQ

Very often we think about doing something and fail to follow through. What I like about this is that Lydia has a bit of an idea, nowhere near fully formed, and has decided to run with it. Unless you start a race you will not finish it!

I went on to listen to her second video- a cover of, 'Read all about it,' and have to say Lydia basically has a good voice. Yes, in need of some vocal training but definitely showing potential.

It is good to share ambition and talent so I will encourage you to contact itsbraap@live.co.uk if you wish to appear on Its Braap~Its Life.

Jaz McKenzie



Sunday, 28 April 2013

Snapshots From The Bible WK 17~ Joshua1:9 Being strong and courageous



Joshua 1:9

‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.’

This verse was given to Joshua to help him carry out his huge burden of responsibility towards Israel.

It is a good verse to memorize being highly relevant to us all and a strength in troublesome times/difficult situations. Whatever we face in life, God knows all about it and we can rest assured that He is with us and will carry us through. Fear is the cause of worry and doubt; two un-necessary burdens that we choose to carry. We have been told not to worry yet our minds are so familiar with this process that we find it hard to trust God and let go. A small amount of fear is healthy and can act as a warning sign, but if we give in to it rather than using it wisely, fear has the power to drown us in a pool of incompetence and may affect our mental attitudes on a permanent basis.

Fear blocks our ability to be logical and often makes everything appear far worse than it really is. Fear tells us that we cannot cope, yet we have inner strength that can be conjured up when required, this is courage. Courage is a quality from within and requires a strong attitude of mind to apply. If we display some courage it helps us face situations and once we start to use it we can always generate more. When we do something out of our comfort zone we may feel nervous or fearful. It is quite usual to be in a position where we could embarrass ourselves yet not be in any danger. Real fear generated by real danger is different and we will need to be courageous, able to weigh a situation up and calculate the best move. A leader must not display fear to his followers if he wishes to maintain their trust and faith in him. God is our leader and will not let us down, a first class example providing a valuable lesson.

Fear of the unknown can sometimes be minimalized when we take the time to research a situation, find out customary practice or avenues of help. The more you know about something the easier it becomes to cope. Of course, some people suffer irrational fears but usually there Is a reason behind the fear, even if it appears unrelated. Common examples: previous experience, loss, lack of self confidence.

There are still many wars today just as there were in Joshua’s day, with fears being quite widespread and based on different things in life, often based on fear of change. We all go through changes in our lives and need to ask God to help us accept and prepare for them, trusting that everything will be alright.

Discouragement usually stems from a perceived lack of progress. God has His own timing, so if things are a little slow, we just need to trust Him and not become discouraged as stated in the verse.  Discouragement reflects a demanding or childish attitude as it indicates a lack of determination or patience. We need to bide our time in life in order to achieve the desired results.
Next time you fell afraid or discouraged, just remember Joshua and the battle of Jericho!! Miracles happen and God is here as a constant source of comfort and strength to us all.

 Jaz McKenzie

 

 

Friday, 26 April 2013

Be Braap~Be Inspired!!! Real Quotes from Real People!! #25

”I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.” - Albert Einstein


This is great and shows how determined and patient you need to be to reach the right conclusions! A lesson for us all to learn which re-iterates the need to think for yourself. We all benefit today from the thoughts of genius' centuries ago and these are the people we need to acknowledge as contributing to today's society. So many inventions and greatly improved understanding of how everything works.

It is still the same today. We do not know what we do not know, so there should be many more discoveries to come, the universe is a huge place after all.

Jaz McKenzie

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Blessed as a butterfly!

And what are you thinking?

I arose this morning expecting an interesting and exciting day.
Guess what? I had an interesting & exciting day!!
Why? Because the mood had been set inline with the agenda.

This butterfly is perched upon the plant expecting to sup its fill of sweet nectar and that is the attitude we need to acquire on a daily basis~ just like the butterfly! We need to expect to have a good day and not allow those little accidents or incidents to sway us. For me, today was a cocktail of work followed by a business show in central London.

A thought: most of us achieve a balance of work and leisure, sometimes managing to incorporate them at one and the same time... there's a lot to be said for streamlining our desired outcomes.

Business combined with pleasure must be the ultimate combination because we derive pleasure in a truly rewarding manner. It is a double blessing and the reason why some people will stick in a difficult profession sometimes against the odds. This is very true of musicians and actors who thoroughly enjoy working to entertain us.

If you want to feel good about your day you need to put the effort in. For example, if you know you have a great event later, don't be in a rush or stint on your normal duties, just prepare in advance so that you have plenty of time to arrive in a calm and collected manner. You are then in the perfect position to enjoy yourself and reap maximum benefit from the occasion. Do what you need to do and enjoy it!

Tomorrow I will be reviewing the business show that got me all wired up this evening, so until then- Be Braap~Be Blessed!

Jaz McKenzie

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Happy Saint George's Day!!

Saint George's Day~ A picture trail!

Maybe next year we'll look more at the origins of Saint George slaying the dragon... hmmmm.... when did dragons become extinct? Mythology is such as a fascinating subject but then again, no smoke without fire... or dragon breath!! Either way, Saint George is a patron saint in many countries and we do know that he lead his crusaders into battle.



 
 
 
AND ONE FOR THE ROAD!!!
 
 
 
It is always good to have celebrations and enjoy ourselves, so have an enjoyable Saint Georges Day!!
 
Jaz McKenzie

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Snapshots From The Bible WK 16 Revelations 21:4~ Promise for the future


Week 16~ Revelation 21:4

‘And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.’

This is God’s promise for the future: for life in heaven. Why then do we have to go through so much agony here on earth? Equally, why does God put himself through the agony of watching us struggle day by day, having made us in His image?

Everything comes back to understanding natural order and balance. I am currently reading Ben Elton’s book, ‘Blind Faith.’ in which society has experienced the second flood and people are supposedly living a God centred life having totally lost the plot, re-interpreting and re-inventing the values of life. A world in which there is no privacy or freedom of thought.
 
By contrast, God knows that we need the opportunity to learn things ourselves and has given us reasoning and freedom of thought. The different experiences we go through in life are part of our growth curve, there to teach us by constantly challenging and re-evaluating our thinking. Revelation 21:4 speaks about our promised future, a future we can fully look forward to and appreciate based upon our current experience of life.

How would be able to fully benefit from the joys of heaven if we haven’t experienced the depths of pain? Without feeling pain we would not be able to relate to God’s pain or anger. I think it is important to remember that God helps us here on earth to handle our emotions and we should give thanks for all of our experiences as they are an essential part of us so cannot be denied. How empty we would be if we only experienced wonderful things- happiness, joy and excitement, all of which need the balance of fear, anger hurt and pain to be truly appreciated. Very often tragedy is the breeding ground for change and ultimately joy.

God did not put us in the world to be miserable. We are supposed to enjoy life and everything it has to offer, asking for the things we truly desire.  Bad things will happen but the secret is to keep things in perspective and always focus on the positives. We are responsible for ourselves and are free to choose the path we take and our attitude to life, keeping the promise of a perfect future within our site- no more fear and no more tears; no more pain to gain!!

 Jaz McKenzie

Saturday, 20 April 2013

James Brown - Get Up Offa That Thing

 

Saturday morning and you GOTS to feeeeel gooood!! So, here's a little James Brown to get rhythm into your day & make you feel alive!!

I think this song really brings home the value of music and the effect it has upon us. How could you feel miserable when you hear a song like this? You'd have to work really hard to succeed!!

 
OVER TO JAMES!!
 
 
Jaz McKenzie

Friday, 19 April 2013

REGGAE VILLE~ NEXT FRIDAY~ TO BE RESCHEDULED!!

 
Bless up citizens of Reggae Ville!!
 
Thank you so much for your love and support at the Good Friday edition of Reggae Ville Live down in Herne Hill, South London on the 29th of March.
 
For the first show we received excellent feedback and all who attended had a mad crazy musical experience which has led to further enquiries for information about the next instalment.
 
It’s my pleasure once again to let you know that the next event will be on Friday 26th April 2013 with new acts and some who also appeared at last months’ jam for your live music cravings. We also have the usual diet of guests from the world of Reggae music and entertainment passing through on the night so make sure you are part of the musical fun at The 216 Bar. 214 – 216 Railton Road, Herne Hill. London SE24 0JT.
 
This is also an excellent opportunity for you to road test your musical skills in front of a very supportive audience or if you have a friend or relative, who can sing, plays an instrument or MC to come along and take part.
 
The opening time for the venue is 7pm – 1am. Show time starts at 9pm – 11pm.
There is a great bar with food available for your musical refreshment all set in welcoming and pleasant surroundings. After jam music is supplied by top Djs from 11pm - 1am so come and sample the good vibes for yourself.
 
Be seen and in the place to be at Reggae Ville Live at:
 
The 216 Bar and Restaurant. Check out the attached flyer for more info and look out for further updates in the coming weeks. See you there!
 
Peter Hunnigale     
 
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Thursday, 18 April 2013

The Mary Poppins Principle~ Making the hard tasks a little easier!!

 

We all have things we don’t want to do no matter what. Some are simple yet time consuming jobs such as housework whilst others are far more complex. Having just sent off an assignment for my current course I now have a smile on my face… I say ‘now.’ Actually, I put it there this morning having decided to take a new approach, the age old approach that if you have to do something you may as well do it willingly.
That however is only part of the story. The fact is, we have choices. We can do or delay. When we ‘do,’ the task is soon out of the way and this frees our mind to focus on more pleasurable things. When we delay, the task becomes burdensome, growing in front of our eyes and increasing our resistance. We know that we cannot have true peace of mind whilst it still looms large because our subconscious mind is continually aware of it! 

QUESTION: Given that we are resisting, what can we do to improve the situation?

ANSWER: Change our attitude towards the task.

This is not as hard as you might think; it’s a matter of practice. We often take on roles in life- so take on a role by pretending that you are THE person who loves this task! The mind is an awesome tool, it's powers very persuasive.
Look at the task and identify the positive aspects- take washing for example. Buy powders and conditioners that smell good and work well. Try taking a pride in it. Sort the washing out in preparation and pre-soak or remove stains. Select the right cycle rather than jabbing the buttons on the machine and switching it on! Try following the entire washing/drying process in this manner and you will be rewarded by having clothes that smell nice and remain in good condition. A simple example but the principles apply to every project whatever the scale.
Large tasks  can be break them down into bite sized pieces. Where possible, it is good to deal with the things you least like first, again with thoroughness and a positive attitude. This leaves us with more time to do our favourite things. It will also improve performance overall and show dedication which increases your motivation. Hard tasks are challenges and we need to learn to love a challenge! You will also find that the more effort you put in the more rewarding a task becomes-the better we do things the better we feel about them which creates good vibrations and improves mental well-being.
Where possible, seek the help of others even if it is simply to provide encouragement. There are tasks that can be performed in groups or alongside others. Provided not to many distractions are created this can add to the enjoyment and help you do things more quickly.
Ultimately we have to do some things in life whether we want to or not, so why make it hard on yourself and spoil your days with things hanging over your head? Take it, deal with it and enjoy it. This is the Mary Poppins Principle and if you can add a spoonful or two of sugar everything becomes sweeeet!! After all, things are usually far better than we anticipate and the harder the task, the more rewarding it tends to be. 
Jaz McKenzie

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Britains Got Talent - Shadow Theatre Act - 2013

Attraction performing at BGT

VIDEO LINK: Read all about it... Shadow Theatre Group

BGT proves time and again just how amazing people are. Every year you think you've seen it all and then something new comes along! We had the Dance group, 'Diversity', the amazing gymnasts and last year it was the dancing dog 'Pudsey.' When it comes to dance and theatre Saturday's performance by Shadow Theatre group, 'Attraction' was literally breath taking. Whilst Emile Sande's song, 'Read all about it' played a story was danced before our eyes, magical and touching, reducing some of the audience to tears. On this occasion the power of communication is such that no words are needed. I hope you enjoy this performance.

Jaz McKenzie

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Snapshots from the Bible WK15. Deuteronomy 30 v19 ~Choose Life





Deuteronomy 30:19

‘This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live’

Sometimes we have to think about things and take them to a deeper level than we are inclined to consider initially. I am curious to know in what way the heavens (not simply heaven) and the earth are actually witnesses to God’s actions and why.  Maybe God is teaching us the importance of having witnesses for the major events and decisions in our own lives. In what ways will the heavens and earth give account?  I suppose the worldwide weather confusion witnesses the fact that man has failed to respect planet earth, although that is not the decision of any one person yet something most of us contribute to.

When you look through the Bible you will see that it is filled with blessings and curses, as are our lives. The Bible is filled with stories to illustrate different behaviours and God’s reaction to those behaviours. These days we use verbal blessings and curses as a part of everyday speech, often without so much as a thought! The Bible was written as a guide to daily life and whereas we might consider this verse to be dealing with a life choice, it is also dealing with a daily choice.

Every day we choose how to live. Sometimes we are very happy and find it easy to live as God wishes whereas at other times we fall very short of His standards. Everything stems initially from our thoughts, our thoughts affecting our actions. When we mess up, our attitude towards the mistakes we make really counts. There are times in our lives when it is easy to trust God and strangely, when things go wrong, sometimes we put up the shutters and try to cut him off because of a sense of shame. This is where repentance comes in. We need to ask for forgiveness and sometimes we find this very hard. When things are really bad we need to trust God and allow Him to help us and lift our spirits instead of giving over the precious space in our minds to the devil. If we go around sad, angry, worried or generally miserable, we are not living in the way God wants- He expects us to be happy and fulfilled. What we need to do is to make the most of each day and try to reduce worry; possible when we apply focus in all areas of our lives.

The final part of this verse refers to future generations. We are given responsibility to lead our children in the right way so they know the difference between right and wrong. Ultimately they will become their own people and make their own decisions, but we must lay Godly foundations.
 
Jaz McKenzie

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Let's Have Fun~ The BING way!!


This picture is actually a Bing screen saver. It has huge appeal and generates that feel good factor~ let's get stuck into life, experiment a little and have fun! The excitement is created by the use of powder paint and not the standard wet paint hand prints; another take on coming at life from a different angle.

I love switching on the PC everyday and seeing a new picture. This might seem like a little thing however it creates just a little excitement and anticipation in your day, which helps to warm up the positive vibes and get you ready to work! So often it is the little things which really count for a lot.

Give thanks for my friend who fixed and installed this system on my laptop!!

Have a beautiful & blessed day.

Jaz McKenzie

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Thursday, 11 April 2013

The good, the bad & the ugly… Maggie Thatcher, my thoughts!



As many of you will know, God refrained from blessing me with a vast interest in politics! In fact, I think my political gene is pretty much absent so let’s approach this subject from a different angle.

The Iron Lady: conjuring up a statuesque image appropriate to Maggie’s standing in political and world history. Whether you love her or loathe her, the course of history has never run smoothly and all great leaders leave behind both their legacy and a great deal of dispute. The stronger the leader the harder it is for opposing factions to reconcile and this has been very obvious since her death.

Now let’s put Maggie's life into a familiar framework, the one we use to promote success.

Achievement:
Maggie’s era gave birth to a new political term, ‘thatcherism,’ which really is a great achievement. Whatever your views, Maggie led the life she wanted and achieved her goals. How many of us can say that? Maggie always pushed until she got her desired result. Yes, she lacked flexibility and the willingness to compromise, yet at times that was for the benefit of all. To be focused consistently is hard; Maggie had the vision, focus and discipline to follow through and those are the qualities we should aspire to.

‘you don’t know what you don’t know.’ Therefore no-body knows what would have happened if someone else were in power at that time. We all could have remained in a dreadful position for much longer! What we do know is that she was voted in on 3 occasions despite opposition, so that tells us about the general consensus.

‘The same actions produce the same results.’ Because Maggie took risks and did things differently the country as a whole moved forwards. In doing so, the face of politics changed at a time when this was required; a key factor.

‘We look to leaders for inspiration.’ Despite the disasters inflicting specific communities within the UK, Maggie inspired many everyday people to get up and have a go at taking control of their lives. The booming economy grew partly as a result of mass inspiration. We know that there is no such thing as equality- a level playing field does not exist in real terms, so sadly there will always be casualties but there were also many winners.

‘Holding onto values.’ Knowing who you are and what you believe in helps make you a contented person. Once you start changing your values confusion enters. Maggie stuck solidly to her values and received admiration for this particular character trait. If you have values you can approach life honestly and stand up for the actions you take with no regrets; I imagine Maggie had very few regrets following her premiership.

‘Greatness.’ It takes a lot of courage to stand up and be counted. For this reason, many of us grumble and complain without doing anything to put the world to rights. The top is a lonely spot despite support from family, friends and colleagues. If you want to taste the glory you have to have guts and Maggie certainly had guts!

‘Lesson to learn!’ There is always a lesson to learn and here is an important one from the negatives. Humility is a rare and vital quality, one that Maggie lacked in general, however none of us are perfect and we need to be accepting of other people’s weaknesses, even forgiving where appropriate.

Overview
Politics is a hard road to go down because, as a leader, your actions and decisions affect so many lives. People will laugh because of you and people will cry. You take the responsibility for peace and war. As a nation we do not like an indecisive government either, it makes us feel vulnerable, so when all is said and done Maggie’s approach to her role was appropriate. History was made, with Maggie the first and only female Prime Minister to date. Whilst the book has been closed on her life, the course of history has been written and will continue throughout the ages. 
Jaz McKenzie
 
Here is an article giving clear historical content re: Maggie Thatcher, by Gregory Boyce: http://www.examiner.com/article/the-passing-of-the-iron-lady-remembering-england-s-margaret-thatcher
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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Ethiopian Amharic Music New 2013


By way of complete contrast to the ballet, today we are sharing music and dance from Ethiopia. Energetic and colourful are the two words that come to mind! It is also interesting to see the styles of clothing and a little of Ethiopia! I would love to know what they are singing about... must ask at work!

To watch the video follow the link!!  http://youtu.be/DOiHfWMxwZw

More information can be found at the web address above ~ http://www.amharicmusic.net/

Hope you enjoy!

Jaz McKenzie

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Ballet Black dance 'Depouillage'


Ballet Black~ picture~ www.standard.co.uk

http://youtu.be/k0ncGjUKVCU  Link to 'Depouillage'

Here is a very skilful yet simplistically presented dance in black and white by the London Company, 'Ballet Black.' This company is very well established, founded in 2001 by Casso Pancho, specialising in promoting international black and Asian dancers of the highest calibre. The company particularly enjoys performing  new works, adding them to their repertoire.

Ballet Black has an excellent reputation and performs in all the best places including the Royal Opera House and regularly at the Linbury Studio Theatre. Ballet Black is fortunate in having the world renowned dancer, Carlos Acosta as patron, very fitting!

This is one ballet company that is on my list of 'must-see's' and if you would like to find out more about Ballet Black or receive news about performances follow the link: http://balletblack.co.uk/

Jaz McKenzie

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Snapshots From The Bible WK14~ Luke 2:19. Mary Ponders.


Luke 2:19

but Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.’ 

This verse is Mary’s response to words from the shepherds when they visited her newborn baby, Jesus.  Mary was a very trusting person with a strong faith and therefore she did not challenge what she was told.  We do not know what Mary actually felt but we do know she spent time ‘pondering’ everything that had been revealed.

Mary’s situation was extraordinary so in a way it would take a great deal to shock her, having already lived a life according to God’s word. Mary did not know what to expect and of course there were highlights and some pretty dreadful things to come.

One of the messages here is that it is very important for us to take time considering everything in our lives and avoid making rushed judgements. Mary listened carefully to the shepherds and did not comment, realising that this was another message from God which she needed to respect. How well do we accept the unusual things we hear and how often do we want to reject or rebel against them? The answer is always to go with what you feel. Even if something seems extreme it may well be the right thing for you.

Pondering can and should include prayer, especially when we are experiencing uncertainty regarding important decisions. Sometimes we need to evaluate a situation which affects others as there may be consequences, and in some instances there is no going back.

The final point is that when we ponder we allow the facts to germinate and take root, making it easier to accept the inevitable. To do so is far wiser than playing ostrich and burying our heads in the sand! Through accepting a situation we are able to prepare in whatever way is relevant. Mary needed that time for emotional preparation and probably spent a great deal of her life thinking and wondering. A great lesson for us to learn. 

Jaz McKenzie
 
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Saturday, 6 April 2013

Rock To Art~Exciting News!!

Chillaxing? That would be a rare moment!
 

Rock To Art Website
What a fantastically bright day this is here in London making it the best possible time to announce the launch of Rock To Art’s official website! It is also a good opportunity as Rock To Art have gone back into this month's most viewed blogs so the guys are definitely getting it right.
The site has been cleverly designed to project the basis of Rock To Art’s ethos, giving a strong tropical/musical feel whilst projecting their message of love… check the website icon’s if you don’t believe me!! The Rock To Art logo is a piece of fun and energetic artwork, effectively transmitting the R2A Vibe… sorry guys, couldn’t resist it!
Rock to Art’s site includes all the expected traditional aspects of web marketing such as news, photo gallery, shop, music and links to relevant sites. I am impressed by the fact that besides sharing their music, Rock To Art have dedicated a page to sharing their faith, presenting a clear picture of Rastafarian beliefs effectively de-mystifying this religion for the general public. Rastafarianism is a very important aspect of their daily lives which runs throughout the way they approach their music, fans and basically everything they set out to do. You will come to understand this when you read about the basics which includes doctrine, law, codes and diet.
I really like the R2A website and vibe it generates, and I think that you will agree and see why Rock To Art and ~IB~ work so well together, both running on the same energies of love and positivity!
Jaz McKenzie
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Friday, 5 April 2013

Life’s a challenge~ Are you ready?


Getting down to the task!

Today I am definitely not at my most inspired however the immediate challenge is to provide fresh blog content. Having been extremely busy recently I have run out of prepared blogs (help!!) so let’s use this opportunity to take a look at one way of stepping up to the challenge! 

  •  Let's get cracking!!!  First off, it’s freeeeeezing outside, so following a brisk and very short walk I’m in a position for step one… being thankful. In this case I’m thankful for being back in the warm, eating lunch and having a roof over my head. This is the first fundamental- reflection and thanks for good things will usually help lift your mood.
  • Next, onto Judge Judy- nothing better than something that puts a smile on your face! In other words, have a brief period of time doing something you enjoy to re-enforce that feel-good factor you have started to nurture.
  • Time to make decisions. What is your first priority? Address this if you have the energy, otherwise do something really quick to get you back in the working mode. Once you start working you will probably get into the flow.
  • Do a little preparation or something to motivate you and create enthusiasm for the task.
  • Set yourself a time limit and apply your best effort to completing the job in hand or reaching today’s target.
  • Complete the task & give yourself a pat on the back! 
Once you have managed to complete your task you should be settled and ready to face the next challenge! Good Luck and hope this helps~ 
 
Jaz McKenzie
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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Elton John ~ Your Song



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwzdVHTNpXs

Hello Braappers! Sorry, no direct video available on the blogspot yet so please follow the link!!

This is a great song and well worth a listen even when we don't have that special somebody in our lives. I think that this song really teaches us to value what we have and cherish it. We need to appreciate the good in ourselves, our family and friends. These are the things which make us emotionally rich and when we think about the good in our lives we feel great.

Elton has a wonderful way with words and just listening to this song produces a feel good factor, a great vibe to carry through the day! Think I'll play it again LOL.

Jaz McKenzie

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Be Braap~Be Inspired!!! Real Quotes from Real People!! # 26


 

‘There’s nothing worse than a smart dumb man!’

 ~My son took this from a Katt Williams comedy routine and twisted it in general conversation to suit his purpose.  Whereas Katt Williams was referring to people who suddenly become inspired when high, my son was referring to people who always think they know best when very often they are way off the mark and just can’t be told!

These are the people who love to advise you and often become upset if you follow your own instincts when push comes to shove! I don’t think we need say much more as this speaks so well for itself!
Jaz McKenzie 

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