Kwasi Enin Becomes First All-Ivy League College Candidate

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Trivia: Of the eight Ivy League school’s which has the highest acceptance rate? (Answer below)

Somewhere between 10th and 11th grades students start thinking college. They begin looking at various schools they’d consider going. It’s not a show-stopper if they don’t yet know their major. It doesn’t hurt to have a rough idea. Maybe that’s true for Kwasi Enin who’s been accepted to all eight Ivy League schools.

College Counselors say finding the right college involves fit, financial and feeling. Based on curriculum, location and other factors is this a good fit? Based on the “cost of attending” (room & board, etc.), will it work for the household financially?  After a visit to the campus, does it feel like a place they’d call home?

Enin has a decision to make. Which school will provide the right amount of financial aid and meet his goal of studying music and becoming a Doctor? He says he applied to all eight realizing that each had its own “sense of school spirit.” His stellar performance on the SAT plus his varied interests are his calling cards.

Even if a graduate, job seeker or biz leader doesn’t have such a record it doesn’t mean “game over.” Choosing the right college might be influenced by school spirit. But landing your next breakthrough might have more to do with the God in you! That’s the kind of spirit that others see beyond brawn or brains.

Enin is a first-generation American from Ghana. His parents both studied medicine and currently work in that field. He’s getting lots of advice from his school’s college counselors. Whichever college he chooses he’ll be alright. Beyond that, he probably already knows that purpose + passion = greater potential.

Tip: The God in you provides the greatest sense of personal spirit that money can’t buy and brains can’t beat.

Answer:Cornell University, 14% of applicants

Katie Couric Presents the Year in Review Including Her Recent Career Move

(Part 13) Love & Happiness 2.0:
How Work-a-bees and Wannabees Took a Leap of Faith to Become VIPs.

Extra Word (Reflections for moving in the right direction.)
Your true calling is a way to fill your heart and soul all year-round with more of the things that money can’t buy.

Who Says (Tweets and Tips from people you know)
–       The essence of creativity is figuring out how to use what you already know in order to go beyond what you already think. – Jerome Bruner, Psychologist/Author
–       Practice loving everything & everybody all the time but only hang in places and with people who lift you up. – @UncleRush

Faith Attack (A probing question or insightful feedback from the “Purpose Posse.”)
Q: Does a leap of faith always involve taking a step forward?
A: Sometimes it might be a step forward, but other times it could be a step sideways. Think of it in football terms. One way to score a touchdown is with a forward pass. But sometimes a lateral pass will do if the receiver can run it into the n-zone. A leap of faith might not always be a forward step at first but should eventually lead to forward progress.

Wise Crack (A good laugh or timeless message that stirs the soul.)
Every night, Joe would go down to the liquor store, get a six pack, bring it home, and drink it while he watched TV.  One night, as he finished his last beer, the doorbell rang.  He stumbled to the door and found a six-foot cockroach standing there.  The bug grabbed him by the collar and threw him across the room, then left.
The next night, after he finished his 4th beer, the doorbell rang.  He walked slowly to the door and found the same six-foot cockroach standing there.  The big bug punched him in the stomach, then left.

The next night, after he finished his 1st beer, the doorbell rang again. The same six-foot cockroach was standing there.  This time, he was kneed in the groin and hit behind the ear as he doubled over in pain. Then the big bug left.

The fourth night Joe didn’t drink at all.  The doorbell rang.  The cockroach was standing there.  The bug beat the snot out of Joe and left him in a heap on the living room floor.

The following day, Joe went to see his doctor.  He explained the events of the preceding four nights.  “What can I do?” he pleaded.

“Not much” the doctor replied.  “There’s just a nasty bug going around.”

Source: WeeklyJokes.com

Gayle King Leaving OWN for Greener Pastures with CBS News

(Part 12) Love & Happiness 2.0:
How Work-a-bees and Wannabees Took a Leap of Faith to Become VIPs.

Extra Word (Reflections for moving in the right direction.)
Your true calling gives a daily view of your earthly identity and a worldly preview of your living legacy.

Who Says (Tweets and Tips from people you know)
–       Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions. (Edgar Cayce) – @iamdiddy
–       It’s not what you don’t know, it’s what you know that just ain’t so. – Mark Twain

Faith Attack (A probing question or insightful feedback from the “Purpose Posse.”)
Q: What’s the difference between asking others for permission and seeking advice before taking a leap of faith?
A: The difference is in how you handle the information. The difference is between what you hear and what you discern. Discernment is what you get when information goes through spiritual processing. When people’s advice and your discernment line-up, then there you’ll find your answer.

Wise Crack (A good laugh or timeless message that stirs the soul.)

THE VAN GOGH FAMILY TREE

After much careful research it has been discovered that the artist Vincent Van Gogh had many relatives.  Among them were:

His obnoxious brother – Please Gogh

His dizzy aunt – Verti Gogh

The brother who ate prunes – Gotta Gogh

The brother who worked at a convenience store – Stopn Gogh

The grandfather from Yugoslavia – U Gogh

The brother who bleached his clothes white – Hue Gogh

The cousin from Illinois – Chica Gogh

His magician uncle – Wherediddy Gogh

His Mexican cousin – Amee Gogh

The Mexican cousin’s American half brother – Grin Gogh

The nephew who drove a stage coach – Wellsfar Gogh

The constipated uncle – Cant Gogh

The ballroom dancing aunt – Tan Gogh

The bird lover uncle – Flamin Gogh

His nephew psychoanalyst – E Gogh

The fruit loving cousin – Man Gogh

An aunt who taught positive thinking – Wayto Gogh

The little nephew – Poe Gogh

A sister who loved disco – Ahgo Gogh

And his niece who travels the country in a van – Winnie B. Gogh

Source: WeeklyJokes.com

Hill Harper Battled Cancer with More than Just a Positive Mental Attitude

(Part 11) Love & Happiness 2.0:
How Work-a-bees and Wannabees Took a Leap of Faith to Become VIPs.

Extra Word (Reflections for moving in the right direction.)
Your true calling does not necessarily come with a religious occupation but most likely will have a spiritual implication.

Who Says (Tweets and Tips from people you know)
–       There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world and that is an idea whose time has come. – Victor Hugo
–       Power emerges from the heart of a man who is relentlessly driven towards a goal. – @BishopJakes

Faith Attack (A probing question or insightful feedback from the “Purpose Posse.”)
Q: Why does life make us have to jump through hoops to get to where we want to be?
A: The experiences help us to sync-up with Divine Timing. It’s like learning how to “double-dutch” jump rope. You might be good at jumping by yourself when there’s just one rope. But when there’re two ropes you have to sync-up with double time. Your true calling helps you sync-up clock time with Divine Time.

Wise Crack (A good laugh or timeless message that stirs the soul.)
A couple of out-of-towners were driving through Louisiana when they came to a sign that told them they were almost to Natchitoches.
They argued all the way there about how to pronounce the name of the town.

Finally they stopped for lunch. After getting their food, one of them said to the cashier, “Can you settle an argument for us? Very slowly, tell us where we are.”

The cashier leaned over the counter and said: “Buuurrrrrr-Gerrrrrr Kiiiinnnnnggg.”’

Source: WeeklyJokes.com

J.R. Martinez Wins “Dancing With The Stars” Defying the Odds and Naysayers

(Part 10) Love & Happiness 2.0:
How Work-a-bees and Wannabees Took a Leap of Faith to Become VIPs.

Extra Word (Reflections for moving in the right direction.)
Your true calling is an outward expression of your mental, physical, spiritual and emotional makeup as a human being.

Who Says (Tweets and Tips from people you know)
–       Your world is a living expression of how you are using or have used your mind. – Earl Nightingale
–       Some people dream of success while others wakeup and work hard at it. – @TheBossNetwork

Faith Attack (A probing question or insightful feedback from the “Purpose Posse.”)
Q: How do you learn to walk by faith and not by sight?
A: You have to turn-up your backlight. On electronic tablets and other screen devices you can adjust the backlight. Some people will lower it to save on battery power. Others will increase it in order to see more clearly. If you want to walk by faith-sight not just eyesight, you have to turn up the light that comes from a source of timeless eternal truths.

Wise Crack (A good laugh or timeless message that stirs the soul.)
George Phillips age 82 of Meridian, Mississippi was going up to bed, when his wife told him that he’d left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window.

George opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things.

He phoned the police, who asked ‘Is someone in your house?’ He said ’No.’ Then they said ’All patrols were busy. You should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available.’

George said, ‘Okay’. He hung up the phone and counted to 30.

Then he phoned the police again. ’Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing things from my shed. Well, you don’t have to worry about them now because I just shot them,’ and hung up.
Within five minutes, six Police Cars, a SWAT Team, a Helicopter, two Fire Trucks, a Paramedic, and an Ambulance showed up at the Phillips’ residence, and caught the burglars red-handed. One of the Policemen said to George, ‘I thought you said that you shot them!’

George said, ‘I thought you said there was nobody available!’

Source: WeeklyJokes.com

Whitney Houston Seems to Have a New Sparkle in Her Eyes

(Part 9) Love & Happiness 2.0:
How Work-a-bees and Wannabees Took a Leap of Faith to Become VIPs.

Extra Word (Reflections for moving in the right direction.)
Your true calling is in the way God uses you for which you might be remembered forever.

Who Says (Tweets and Tips from people you know)
–       You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give. – Sir Winston Churchill
–       Life is like a 10-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use. – @JohnCMaxwell

Faith Attack (A probing question or insightful feedback from the “Purpose Posse.”)
Q: What does it take to separate from someone else’s faith in order to get to the next level?
A: It takes giving birth. Up to nine months a baby is nurtured in the mother’s womb. But there comes a time when the baby’s umbilical cord is cut at the end of the delivery process. Then the baby is nurtured from the outside of the womb. To separate from someone else’s faith you have to start your own growth process on the outside of their care, nurture and experience.

Wise Crack (A good laugh or timeless message that stirs the soul.)
A blonde wanted to go ice fishing, so after getting all of the right tools, she headed toward the nearest frozen lake.

After getting comfy on her stool she started to cut a circular hole in the ice.
Then from the heavens a voice boomed, ”THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE.’

Startled, the blonde moved further down the ice, poured a thermos of hot chocolate and started to cut yet another hole in the ice. The voice boomed, ”THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE.”

This time quite scared, the blonde moved to the far end of the ice. Then she started another hole and once again the voice said, ”THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE.”

The very scared blonde raised her head and said, ”Is that you, Lord?” The voice answered, ”NO. IT IS THE MANAGER OF THE ICE RINK.

Source: WeeklyJokes.com

Kirk Franklin uses His Secret Weapon to Conquer Fear

(Part -8-) Love & Happiness 2.0:
How Work-a-bees and Wannabees Took a Leap of Faith to Become VIPs.

Extra Word (Reflections for moving in the right direction.)
When travelling life’s journey using your true calling as a roadmap, you’ll get to see how some disappointments might have been there to save you from going over a cliff.

Who Says (Tweets and Tips from people you know)
–       Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your calling. – Aristotle
–       There’s nothing wrong in having a plan. Plans are great but missions are better. Missions survive when plans fail…. – @GeorgeFraser

Faith Attack (A probing question or insightful feedback from the “Purpose Posse.”)
Q: How do you minimize the feeling of despair or disappointment when something goes wrong on your journey that can cause you to drown in misery or act crazy?
A: A great thinker once said “every disappointment is for a good.” A favorite scripture reminds us that “all things work together for the good.” So there’s a difference between disappointment and defeat. It’s not over until God has the say-so or the Last Word.

Wise Crack (A good laugh or timeless message that stirs the soul.)
Several men are in the locker room of a golf club.
A cell phone on a bench rings and a man engages the hands-free speaker function and says,

Hello?”

Everyone else in the room stops to listen:

WOMAN: “Hi Honey, it’s me. Are you at the club?”

MAN: “Yes”

WOMAN: “I am at the mall now and found this beautiful leather coat. It’s only $1,000. Is it OK if I buy it?”

MAN: “Sure. Go ahead if you like it that much.”

WOMAN: “I also stopped by the Mercedes dealership and saw the new 2006 models. I saw one I really liked.! ”

MAN: “How much?”

WOMAN: “$90,000”

MAN: “OK, but for that price I want it with all the options.”

WOMAN: “Great! Oh, and one more thing … The house I wanted last year is back on the market. They’re asking $950,000”

MAN: “Well, then go ahead and make them an offer of $900,000. They’ll probably take it. If not, we can go an extra 50 thousand.

WOMAN: Ooh! Wonderful! I love you so much!!”

MAN: “I love you, too.”

The man closes up. The other guys in the locker room are staring at him in astonishment.

He smiles and asks, “Anyone know who this phone belongs to?”

Source: WeeklyJokes.com

NBCs Brian Williams Brings His News Reporting Credentials to Rock Center

(Part 7) Love & Happiness 2.0:
How Work-a-bees and Wannabees Took a Leap of Faith to Become VIPs.

Extra Word (Reflections for moving in the right direction.)
Your true calling can take on a life of its own as an extension of what you do to make a living.

Who Says (Tweets and Tips from people you know)
–      Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. – Carl Jung
–       Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. (Steve Jobs) – @ManagersDiary

Faith Attack (A probing question or insightful feedback from the “Purpose Posse.”)
Q: How do you know if an opportunity that seems to require a leap of faith is not a setup for failure?
A: Great question! You’re never 100% sure, but check your gut for some clues. Look into your heart for how emotionally attached, detached or aroused you get. The rest becomes known as you take the leap of faith which helps to clarify your vision or further align you with your true calling.

Wise Crack (A good laugh or timeless message that stirs the soul.)
An elderly man in Phoenix calls his son in New York and says, “I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough.”

“Pop, what are you talking about?” the son screams.
“We can’t stand the sight of each other any longer,” the old man says. “We’re sick of each other, and I’m sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her,” and he hangs up.

Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. “Like hell they’re getting divorced,” she shouts, “I’ll take care of this.” She calls Phoenix immediately, and screams at the old man, “You are NOT getting divorced. Don’t do a single thing until I get there. I’m calling my brother back, and we’ll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don’t do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?” and hangs up.

The old man hangs up his phone, too, and turns to his wife. “Okay,” he says, “they’re coming for Thanksgiving. Now what do we tell them for Christmas?”

Source: TheHolidaySpot.com

Sir Richard Branson Moves Closer to Making Space Travel a Walk in the Park

(Part 6) Love & Happiness 2.0:
How Work-a-bees andWannabees Took a Leap of Faith to Become VIPs.

Extra Word (Reflections for moving in the right direction.)
Your true calling as a faith journey is like an adventure where sometimes an opportunity is not what you hoped it to be while other times turn out to be
more than you ever expected.

Who Says (Tweets and Tips from people you know)
–      When you walk to the edge of all the light you know, and take the first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen: There will be something solid for you to stand on or you will be taught how to fly. – Patrick Overton, Author/Educator
–      Goals and dreams are one in the same, just say you believe and both you will attain. – @QuoteHillHarper

Faith Attack (A probing question or insightful feedback from the “Purpose Posse.”)
Q:Why does a leap of faith seem so hard to get off the ground?
A: A leap of faith can seem hard to get off the ground because of the mirage effect. From a distance, a mirage looks like something’s ahead. But when you move closer there’s nothing there. Sometimes it’s hard to get off the ground when you try to bite off more than you can chew. Other times it’s because the mind tricks you into thinking there’s nothing ahead.

Wise Crack (A good laugh or timeless message that stirs the soul.)
Two school friends, Jenny and Jinny were thinking what to play during the
afternoon. For a long time, they could not decide upon any game. Suddenly,
Jenny had an idea. She turned to Jinny and said excitedly. “Let’s play schools.”

“OK!” said Jinny. “But I’m going to be absent.”

Source: TheHolidaySpot.com

Beyoncé Took a Year Off for Some Serious Soul Searching

(Part 5) Love & Happiness 2.0:
How Work-a-bees and Wannabees Took a Leap of Faith to Become VIPs 

Extra Word (Reflections for moving in the right direction.)
Your true calling emerges from the coming together of your personal strengths and professional skills in a way that sets your spirit free.

Who Says (Tweets and Tips from people you know)
–       Rejection isn’t meant to harm you. It’s meant to arm you with the knowledge you need to move on to your destiny. – Essence Magazine
–       Faith is facing the facts without being discouraged by them. It’s not denying a diagnosis but defying a verdict. – @RickWarren

Faith Attack (A probing question or insightful feedback from the “Purpose Posse.”)
Q: What makes a leap of faith so important in setting your hopes, dreams and spirit free?
A: In reality, a leap of faith helps with overcoming your fears. Fear has a way of shackling your spirit. It’s been said that we’re born with two fears, one of them being the fear of heights. All other fears are learned. So a leap of faith can help you overcome the fear of rejection or the fear of rising to new heights in life.

Wise Crack (A good laugh or timeless message that stirs the soul.)
WORDS OF WISDOM?

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire.

It’s darkest before dawn. So if you’re going to steal the neighbor’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it.

Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again; it was probably worth it.

When someone says, “Do you want my opinion?” – it’s always a negative one.

The trouble with work is – it’s so daily. 

Scientists say 1 out of every 4 people are crazy. Check 3 friends, if they are OK, you’re it.

Source: WeklyJokes.com