Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Topic: AFTER Whitney’s funeral”)

Now that the Whitney Houston funeral service is over, it should be time for us to pick up the remaining pieces and move on. A lot of people watched the event over the weekend and many were emotionally touched by the services (and understandably so). I could go over it all, but what would that really accomplish? While Whitney’s life touched a lot of us we need to realize that at “some” point we “have” to “get on with our own lives.” Just like Ms. Houston, our own quality of life depends on how we plan to live it. I have heard a lot of commentary about what a beautiful church raised woman she was, and that is by far an admirable trait. However, there was another side to her that exhibited a totally “different” picture of Whitney Houston (and we should never lose track of this). If you compared your life with hers, what do you think you would have done differently? Would you have been able to deal with the pressures of fame and success better than she did it? Would you be able to resist the temptations of the devil’s gold (drugs) to live a “clean” career in such a “tainted” industry? While we all wanted the best for Whitney, we need to keep in mind that she “had choices.” SHE was the one who chose to marry Bobby Brown. SHE was the one to jump into the abyss of drug use. SHE was the one who threw it ALL away for a habit that she couldn’t conquer. Now that she is gone, what choices do YOU have? Can you improve your quality of life by striving for higher levels? Can you get along better with people who may not agree with you? Can you improve your education? Can you forgive? Can you take the risk on investing in something that means a lot to you? Can you find love with the “right person” and not just settle for the “one you will make yourself love later on?” Amy Winehouse, Don Cornelius, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston’s troubles are all over on “this” realm. They lived their lives of fame and fortune and then life changed for them. They left us with sorrow and sadness, but if we cannot learn anything else from their departures then what good is it to focus on their lives? Death is absolute! Until “our time” comes we still have the opportunity to make the changes that can alter our lives “significantly.” If you knew you were going to die next week, would you still continue to live life the same way you are living it now? Would you try to make your last days fulfilling or would you just “go peacefully?” Should you wake up tomorrow it will always be your “next chance” at life. Your goals, your thoughts and your progress determine the value of your life day. You can no longer help Whitney, but you can surely help yourself… In life we often encounter many obstacles and deterrents in our endeavors to improve. It is how we deal with these barriers that determine our life’s destiny. If you want to have a greater existence to your own life then forget about playing the lottery and pursue your dreams through your own hard work and dedication. That way when you finally obtain “success” it will be so much more fulfilling… Whitney no longer has any second chances, but “you” do… “Take control… and rise…” “Today is the very FIRST day of the rest of your life.” For your future visions, I hope you will be able to “dream it, pursue it, and then hopefully one day achieve it.” This is Brett Jolly, and I endorse this message…

 

Remember “Wonder Woman?” This is Linda Carter and Brett Jolly before a performance (she sings country music now)Image