Listen to the soulful vocals sung by Brittney Marie.
In the last few years I have spent much of my time writing books on poetry. Sometimes, while sitting alone in front of my computer, I have wondered whether I was wasting my time. After all, the world is in trouble. It has always been in trouble. Surely there must be something more useful, more pressing, to give my time to than reflecting on poetry?
But no; I wrote more books in my Ten Poems series, wondering all the while whether they and I were doing little more than making ourselves progressively irrelevant.
On my good days, I knew better, which is why I kept writing. I knew that great poetry has the power to start a fire in a person’s life. It can alter the way we see ourselves. It can change the way we see the world. You may never have read a poem in your life, and yet you can pick up a volume of Mary Oliver say, or Neruda, or of Rumi, open it to any page, and suddenly find yourself blown into a world full of awe, dread, wonder, marvel, deep sorrow, and joy.
Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having the motivation to achieve those goals.
If you’re not clear on what you’re doing, it’s hard to be motivated. Which is why seemingly easy tasks, like sending a fax, could end up taking months. There’s a lack of clarity on how to do it, so you don’t — until either you have to or it’s too late.
Can you relate?
Unfortunately, having a lack of clarity is why so many people settle for less than their dreams. Robert Brault, author of Round Up the Usual Subjects, says, “We are kept from our goal not by obstacles but by a clear path to a lesser goal.”
You want clarity so badly that you’re willing to settle for lesser goals, simply because the pathto getting your true goal is less obvious.
How do you define success? That was the reason I embarked on this journey, to begin with. Some say it's money or power, but what about happiness? How come we don't measure how successful someone is by how bright they smile? Success, I've learned is following your passion and to not let anything stop you from pursuing that passion. Money, power, and whatever you desire will come with it (usually). I'm becoming more interested on just the beautiful minds that I am surrounded by. Even though they might not fit your definition of success, they are well on their way to living a successful and fulfilling life. Reyna Noriega is definitely on the launching pad. She is a high school teacher, who teaches Digital Art and Coding, and who runs the National Art Honor Society and art club. She also dazzles with her photography, writing, and styling skills.
We all know that reading to our children is important. But did you know that toddlers and pre-schoolers who are read to every day have many advantages and benefits. Not only does reading enhance a child’s vocabulary, and to help them understand how to read and write, but reading aloud to children also helps them to understand different topics about the world and every day life. The importance of reading cannot be emphasised enough in young children and we as parents need to make reading a priority.
Below are some benefits and advantages that highlight the importance of reading.
1. Reading to young children sets them up to succeed
I put that on my title because I am an idol. I give away hope and build dreams. Unknown Mogul.
I got it out the mud washed it up now it shines brighter than an IPO that went global.
I swear, I’m a humble giant whose a young Mogul.
Said this would happen on camera over a year ago now the screen is 3-D.
You see me on the new TV.
You see me making big moves in the community.
You see me mentoring the youth in the hood.
You see me inspiring my generation, encourage them to stay good.
You see me on the front line.
You see me get the backend.
You see me put in all of the work and get no reaction.
Yet I still make it happen.
Yea I made this happen!
All I had was my lost mind and a vision.
All of the dark nights where staying alive was the only decision.
I stuck with my vision.
I stuck with the mission.
Living for commission.
Living for the future.
I invested in my future.
Now I have your attention.
Not to mention your heart.
I played my part.
Now I’m constantly rising and I haven’t died.
They say your time is coming if you read through the lines.
They say the world will know your name if you never lie.
I told you we have a voice.
Listening to me can really make you change.
I put up a good fight.
I really live this life.
I live my life so that you can live your life right.
Flip the wisdom.
Now we can all start fishing.
I know the blueprint to the hustle.
I’m a natural born winner.
I’m a legal positive dealer slanging faith. Saving Grace.
Listen to this very relatable song by Pardison Fontaine. New York rap is back. Pardison has a very strong knack for staying in the pocket with the beat and his flow sounds very effortless.
Listen to this dope song by Tobi Lou ft Smino and afterwards, watch the very creative and nostalgic music video. This young man has a very bright future.
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