Trustworthiness

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Trustworthiness is being worthy of trust.  People can count on you to do your best, to keep your word, and to follow through on your commitments.  You do what you say you will do.  Trustworthiness is a key to success in anything you do.

You are practicing trustworthiness when you …

* Think before you  make a promise to be sure you can do it.

*  Take responsibility for remembering your commitments.

*  Keep your promises even when they become hard to do.

*  Abide by the rules even when no one is watching.

*  Let nothing stop you from keeping your word.

*  Do your best and finish what you start.

Affirmation:  I am trustworthy.  I keep my word.  I am worthy of the trust others place in me.

Source:  The Virtues Project and The Family Connection, U.S. Virgin Islands

We Need More Love in Our Communities: 10 Reasons

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  1. Love helps us heal.
  2. Love relieves stress.
  3. Love lowers your blood pressure.
  4. Love helps you be more giving to others.
  5. Giving love helps you receive love.
  6. Love boosts immunity to disease.
  7. Love cures love deprivation.
  8. Love boosts confidence and self-esteem.
  9. Love increases quality of life.
  10. Love helps you live longer.

Add your own reasons with your comments below:

Never Too Much

Luther Vandross

“Never Too Much” Performed by Luther Vandross

I can’t fool myself, I don’t want nobody else to ever love me
You are my shinin’ star, my guiding light, my love fantasy
There’s not a minute, hour, day or night that I don’t love you
You’re at the top of my list ’cause I’m always thinking of you
I still remember in the days when I was scared to touch you
How I spent my day dreaming, planning how to say I love you
You must have known that I had feelings deep enough to swim in
That’s when you opened up your heart and you told me to come in

Oh, my love
A thousand kisses from you is never too much
I just don’t wanna stop
Oh, my love
A million days in your arms is never too much
I just don’t wanna stop
Too much, never too much, never too much, never too much

Woke up today, looked at your picture just to get me started
I called you up, but you weren’t there and I was broken hearted
Hung up the phone, can’t be too late, the boss is so demanding
Opened the door up and to my surprise there you were standing
Well, who needs to go to work to hustle for another dollar
I’d rather be with you ’cause you make my heart scream and holler
Love is a gamble and I’m so glad that I’m winning
We’ve come a long way and yet this is only the beginning

Oh, my love
A thousand kisses from you is never too much
(Never too much, never too much, never too much)
I just don’t wanna stop
Oh, my love
A million days in your arms is never too much
(Never too much, never too much, never too much)
And I just don’t wanna stop
Oh, my love
A thousand kisses from you is never
(Never too much, never too much, never too much)
I just don’t wanna stop
Oh, my love
A million days in your arms is never too much

Pre-Order New Book

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The second book in the Black Girls Guide book series was recently announced: How to Find & Choose the Right Man. Released just in time for the international Valentine’s Day holiday, the book can be pre-ordered with free shipping. What is the new book about? According to author and African American Matchmaker, Angela D. Coleman:

“We are all looking for stable, loving, relationships. While there are some women who claim that they love the single life, we are all social beings in an interconnected universe who often crave the love of an understanding and committed partner. This guide will show you how to use the power of choice to find and choose a man who will love, respect and cherish you.”

For more information, visit www.blackgirlguide.com.

Top 10 Best Dating Tips

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  1. Date often.  Dating gives you and your person of interest the opportunity to get to know each other better.
  2. Don’t try to be perfect. Try to be your natural, best self.
  3. Date one-on-one.  Dating used to be the first step of a clearly defined, socially-created mating ritual.  Group dates are not really “dates” in the traditional sense.  You could easily get distracted and lose focus.
  4. Date with intention.  If you want a long-term relationship, date like you do.
  5. Do something funky and fun.  Try something new with someone new!
  6. Be open-minded, but keep your standards.  Just because someone wants to date you doesn’t mean you need to accept.  Think about it–you actually DO have better things to do.
  7. Don’t fall for words, look at actions.  Anyone can tell you who they are, but you be the judge.  Take your time.
  8. Focus on your date, not yourself.  Observe your date and let him/her ask questions.  Dialogue and conversation goes both ways.
  9. Avoid the appearance of desperation.  Predators can sense it and most people do not respect desperate people.
  10. Use creative visualization to date the wo/man you want. Call it the law of attraction, the Secret or something else-it works!