Celebrity: A Dedication.

As I am here at work at my desk, I do the inevitable and open Facebook. The first post I see is a post from my cousin Dorothy, and I immediately knew what to expect An elaborate and eloquently typed status in dedication to her Father (my Cousin) on his home going. This isn’t much, as I am currently teary-eyed while typing. But it’s just a short poem about a man whom I never had the opportunity to meet, but was still one of the closest family members I will ever have.

I did not meet you,

I did not single you out,

Like the sun, you appear in my life because you have a job to do.

You are a friend to some, a parent to some, and family to some.

I call you “Mr. Celebrity.”

Your wit, your humor, your positivity,

Only to be matched by your compassion for others and wisdom for all.

You do not seek attention,

Attention finds you.

Continue to shine bright

As you always have.

In Memory of J Boyd Camak Jr.

*A great mentor, Cousin, and Friend.

September 27, 1952 – September 18,2014

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5 Tips for a better day.

1. Be yourself. Everyone likes to be an inspiration to someone, but no one wants to be mimicked.

2. Don’t settle for less. If you feel you have earned something, don’t let someone convince you to aim lower.

3. Be polite. The best feeling is to be appreciated, so why not return the favor? Give a friendly, “hello!” To anyone you meet throughout the day. For all you know, that could have made their day much better.

4. Be positive. Don’t look at the glass as half empty. Look at it as half full! We all have those rough patches. Just take them for what they are, and make the most out of them.

5. Laugh. Not at others, but at yourself. It’s ok to laugh with others, though. (Unless you’re laughing with others at someone, then that’s not very nice either.)