Do I regret falling in love?
No not in the least.
It didn’t work out this time and if you must know yes my heart was broken, shattered into a million pieces actually. But while painful, the moment did not break me. Why? Because the moment is but one moment along a longer journey that I am on and I will not be deterred by just one moment. No matter how painful it may have been. I continue my journey unafraid and with a positive attitude. I continue my journey because I have never regretted falling in love and I remain confident that one day my journey will lead me to you my true love.
Others shun your “type” and openly mock me for embracing you. You’re not as sophisticated as the ones they hang out with. What could I possibly see in you? You couldn’t possibly satisfy all my cravings? You are nothing but a cheap imitation of the ones they love they tell me. When I speak of the passion you stir inside me, how I cannot wait to take hold of you each morning they simply roll their eyes. After all no one has ever wanted to just sit with you for hours lounging the day away. You do not have a pretty name like Colombia Nariño or Kati Kati and certainly no one has ever thought to use words from the language of love to describe you, words like venti or trenta. But none of that matters to me nor does it diminish my passion for you. On the contrary, your simplicity drives me to want you even more. Because my dear street cart, large light and sweet, morning pick me you may never have the glamour of those Starbucks drinks the others love, but you will always be the coffee of my heart.
The strength of the greatest men is often only as strong as the women in their lives. To be successful in life as men we must respect, listen to, love and cherish our mother, our wife/fiancée/girlfriend or whatever woman stands beside you. Because these women will stand beside you when times are tough and when you begin to doubt yourself. They will inspire you to greatness and they will make any success you achieve that much sweeter.
In times of struggle a great leader will stand with and by their people. It is this loyalty that serves as an inspiration to those they lead. An inspiration to aspire and accomplish great deeds, to overcome the struggle.
Those who believe themselves to be leaders but remain in the background in times of struggle, shielding themselves at the expense of their people,
acting more like cowards than leaders, inspire nothing more than contempt and are ultimately doomed to fail.
It is the foolish leader who believes they do not have to acquire the require knowledge to lead. In all things knowledge is essential, without it a person’s leadership is simply an illusion based on nothing more than bravado and arrogance and ultimately it is doomed to failure.
Your time has now passed and your chance to stand up and be a leader is forever lost. History will record that your last stand be defined as an act of cowardice. Your delusions of grandeur extinguished by a power far greater than the one you had hoped to ascend to. Now one can only wonder if you think to yourself how you could have made a difference, how your last stand could have been that of a leader rather than that of a coward.
On the next VH1 Behind the Muppet Strings – Roosevelt Franklin he was a popular character on Sesame Street, young, smart, talented and purple. Roosevelt was on top of the world following the 71 release of his best selling album The year of Roosvelt Franklin and then suddenly he was gone. Rumors of his exit from the popular children’s show have swirled for years but now in a VH1 exclusive we talk to Roosevelt himself and find out the truth about what really happens on Sesame Street. Jealousy, betrayal and backstabbing all on the Next on Behind the Muppet Strings.