Venting Via my Blog

My heart is so heavy right now!  I guess I should have never gone on that youtube site to look at the teenager being beat in Chicago.  Initially I had just heard of it and was reading the media outlets.  But after watching it you have to be dead not to feel something.  I just don’t know what to say or do.

Anyone that knows me knows that I love the kids.  I love working with them and encouraging them.  One day while in Atlanta on my way to my sister house we saw three little girls and three little boys going into the bushes at around midnight.  I spoke in a loud voice asking LaVerne to stop so that I could tell the little girls not to go into the woods this time of night with those little boys.  I knew they were up to no good.  But she said no.  She said that she wasn’t getting involved.  I believe that this was in June.  Just recently last week I had a dream that those girls were found dead.

One day I was in the Mall with Reggie and we saw this little boy with is his pants sagging.  I asked Reggie to say something to the little boy and he said no.  So I was going to say something to him instead and Reggie pulled me away and said Sandra come one and leave people alone.

I have a mentee that is a teenage mom (and so was I) that I work with.  One day she told me about her baby daddy hitting on her and I was driving around South Dallas trying to find this kid to speak to him.

These are just a few of the situations I’m sharing with you all now.  But there are so many more.  Its a sad day when the adults are afraid to chastise the youth today because of fear of them hurting us.  I remember when I was coming up my elementary teacher Ms. Hill would pull my ears because I had a big mouth and was always running it.  My oh my when I saw her heading towards my desk I knew I was in for that ear to be pulled red.  My granny didn’t say a word because she knew Ms. Hill was making sure that I got my lesson.  We have moved away from this as a nation.  No one wants the teachers to discipline the children although they are at the school 8 hours a day.  Then when they get home we so tired or so occupied on facebook and other things that we don’t pay them any attention either.  So  you have these kids with hours of no chastisement, no structure, no discipline, but yet we expect them to be the next President Obama.  Probably not gone happen.  Even the bible says that Jesus Chastised those that he loved.

It’s in my heart to help young people.  They have so many options today.   Do you know that all children of all backgrounds and socio-economic status can attend Harvard??  When I was a child Harvard was not even in my vocabulary.  But look at our children today.  The sky is the limit.  Often times they don’t even know this. That is why the shoot for some dreams.  That is way they take the easy way out.   So someone must tell them.  How come we don’t have more lawyers, doctors, Accountant, Engineers, CEOs, CFOs, COOs?  Because we are not showing them how to get into these fields.  But we shower them with the latest video games, the latest clothes, we allow them to have all those stupid hair cuts, color in your hair.  People we must tighten our shot groups and take our kids back!!!  It’s too simple!!!

I believe that our youth are hurting for many reasons.  You have some that are from single parent homes, some have been molested by family members that they looked up too, some are intimidated by other kids being placed higher then them, some are jealous over material things, some have learning disabilities that we are overlooking, some are missing their fathers, some have drug habits, some were carried by parents that were doing drugs while they were in the womb.  So many other factors come into play.  Our  babies need help.  Some are adults now that never got the help that they needed.

The system is going to put them in jail, what will that solve?  Some are going to get the death penalty, what will that solve?  Some we will let just wither away, what will that solve?  I don’t know what to do and I don’t know all the answers.  All my life I’ve been a lover of numbers.  But I’m human and I hurt when I see my young people going through.  I don’t care what color they are.  I’m a soldier and I’m green.  I’ve lived all over the world and I love people.  I love children.  I’m telling you that they need love.  And more love and then some more love!!!  But they also need discipline, they need structure, we can’t be their friends.  That is clearly not working.

What are we going to do?  I don’t know so if someone wants to help me please let me know.  I can start by offering them The Sandra Parks School of Etiquette.  You can find us on line at http://www.sandraparksschoolofetiquette.com or call 972.838.0106

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Magnificant Mondays!!!

For some Monday’s are dreaded days but for me its another Magnificant time to continue to prepare for success. See everyday that I’m allowed to see is another day for me to stay focused on what it is I want to do. My overall goal is to come out of corporate and make a living for me and my children on my own! Now don’t get me wrong corporate America is not a bad place. But it’s not what I want. I’m a carefree spirited person! I love to help others! I love the ability to just get up and go. I can’t take someone watching me go on lunch for a hour!!! UGH!!! But I’m not complaining!!!

At any rate let me encourage each of you to get out and explore! Dig deep down inside and figure out what it is you really like doing and step out on faith! Make sure you have paid off your bills though if you can. But go out and do what it is you really like doing. Even if it is the same thing that you are doing for your current employer do it for yourself! You can make much more and enjoy much more freedom doing it for yourself. It’s really not that hard. I’m a single parent of three and I enjoy doing my own thing!!

Stop by later on in the week and I’ll give you some more income tax information along with some much needed etiquette tips as well. 2010 is going to be a prosperous year for me and for you!!! Not making any new years resolutions either just speaking things into existence thats all.

Be blessed! You can look me up on facebook, LinkedIn, MSN Live or you can visit my website at www.sandraparksschoolofetiquette.com or www.saptaxes.net (coming soon) and one other project is coming soon too. You will hear about it really soon right here on my blog so stay tuned and keep coming back! I won’t disappoint you I promise. You can also reach me at 972.838.0106 or 972.569.7938.

As always be blessed!

TGIF

Today’s blog is sweet and simple and to the point!  I thank the Good Lord above for allowing me to see another Friday that I’ve never seen before.  I’m thanking him for blessing me with my family and my friends.  You know I’m a young lady and I’ve been through so much.  But through the Grace and Mercy of my Jesus I’ve been so blessed to overcome and prosper just as he promised me.  You know he never promised us an easy road or no trails and tribulations.  As a matter of fact he promise that we would have our peaks and valleys but he also said that he would make a way of escape for us.  And on this Friday I thank him for my many escapes.  For when I look back over my life I know that I could have been dead and gone on so many occasions.  But he kept me!!!!  Yeap he kept me just like he is keeping all of you!!!  Thank you Jesus!!!!

Now for you reading this be blessed.  Count your blessings,  your many blessings.  Be thankful!  Tell someone that you love them and mean it!  Help someone other then your friends and families.  Be a light, a mentor, a friend to someone that needs it.  Give something of yourself.  Give away some of the stuff that you’ve been so blessed to have to someone that doesn’t have what you have.  And always love hard!  For these are just some of our reasonable services that we can do.

Until next time be blessed and I love you with the love of Jesus!!!

How to benefit from practicing proper Etiquette

I’m a professional woman and in doing all of my business transactions I want to exercise proper etiquette and I’m sure you do too.  Knowing how to communicate in a professional manner is very important.  Your communication skills will always be noticed.  So sharpening your communication skills both on a personal level and professional level will benefit you in so many ways.  Looking someone directly in the eyes when you talk to them is vital.  A firm handshake is also another vital concept to learn and grasp.  And of course we all know that “Thank You” goes a long way in both your professional and personal lives.

Are you interested in sharpen your etiquette skills both personally and professionally?  Here at The Sandra Parks School of Etiquette you can learn these skills and more.  Also are you aware that taking classes like these can also be tax write offs?  Contact me if you are interested in taking some classes and/or learning how these classes can be used on your tax return as a write off.

Please visit http://www.sandraparksschoolofetiquette.com for more information.  Or call me at 972.569.7938 or email me at saprpm@yahoo.com

Thinking of you

Ok so I was on my way home last night and I begin to think of the tax payer.  That does include me you know, haha!!!!  Anyway I know that so many questions come to your head right after Thanksgiving.  I normally start getting my phone calls right after Thanksgiving every year.  I get asked questions like can I claim my sister baby, what write offs can  I take this year, do I even have to file?  These questions are normal.  If you have these questions or others please don’t hesitate to contact me.  I can be reached at 972.569.7938 or saprpm@yahoo.com

Also a good tool for you  will always be http://www.IRS.gov

It’s been a minute but I’m back!

Hello syberspace, friends, and family.  I know I’ve been gone for a while.  But I’m back (hopefully).  Just to let you know what I’ve been doing; I’ve been working, working out with a personal trainer, going to school, and raising my last two kids.  My oh my I’m tired but I must keep going.  And so must you.  We all get tired here and there but please don’t lose focus.  There is nothing wrong with being tired.  But there is something wrong with giving up. 

When you are feeling like you are tired and ready to give up just take a deep breathe and re-focus.    For if you don’t and you lose focus you will regret it later on.  Take your time and have a plan.  Write it down and make it clear.   Make it realistic so that you don’t get discouraged along the way.  But make it challenging enough that you will have to work to accomplish it.  You don’t really want it to be easy.  You may think that you do but you really don’t!

When you look back you want to see your work and how it was manifested.  You know, you want to be proud of what you’ve done.  So stay encouraged, work hard, and plan.  You know the good book says that “we parish because a lack of vision”.  Let’s not parish.  Lets have a vision and make it clear. 

Let me know what you are thinking.  Reach back out to me. 

Make this week an awesome week!  We are almost done!!!!