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Ask Dr. Jeanette, Success On “The Way”: “Keep What You Got!” “Your Pot of Gold”
By Amanda Scurlock
Published December 17, 2020

Dr. Jeanette Parker (file photo)

If you get rid of “it,” there’s someone or some others who want it and who can use it. Not only that, if you throw “it” away, could be the one who receives it can do more with it than whatever you did with it when you had “it.” So, be careful of what you get rid of. It may presently seem of little or no value to you now, but that doesn’t mean “it” won’t be of greater value over a period of time. For example, fashions change, but if you wait long enough, the same clothing you have had for many years will come back around. Have you noticed lately (I bet you have, but I’m sort of slow to know some of the latest happenings; my attention is drawn to other areas) however, have you noticed the ladies tops have gotten shorter and more “butt” is showing? Oh’my. Well, not only that some women have flat behinds, but some are adding pads to make like they have “bigger butts” too! Oh’my. What’s going on? Somebody likes it! Right. It’s okay if you wish your backside was bigger and you want added. That’s your business, but it is out in public. So, Dr. Jeanette, where are you going with this seemingly nonsensical talk. Here’s the thing, some people want what others have, but if they were born with it, they might not like it. If you want a bigger “butt” and you can use it and when you want to take it off when you don’t want it that’s up to you. But, sometimes when you want what others have you may not want what all comes along with it. Some people want tanned skin. Well, they can get rid of it whenever they want to, but not all honey colored skin can be removed at will. And big butts are also desirable when you’re born with it. So, you want tanned skin, but you want to remove it whenever you want to for convenience. Not everything can be removed for convenience. You got it. You were born with it. So there. But, let’s summarize: value and protect “big butts.” Value and protect natural skin colors. Okay, let’s change the subject a little bit and say, “Why, Dr. Jeanette you have the title “Pot of Gold?” Good question. Consider your mind a “Pot of Gold.” Yup. That’s right, “your mind is a “Pot of Gold.” How is that? Many underestimate the power, capacity or value of the mind. Your mind is priceless. From your mind come great ideas. You solve problems through arriving at solutions. You take steps to come to answers. Think about it. What is your problem you need solved today? Part of the hindrance is that some people don’t think things through to come to a solution. Not only that some become discouraged “at the blink of an eye!” Your mind is sort of like a muscle. You see the bodybuilders. They exercise and their muscles expand and become stronger. Same thing with your mind. If you push yourself to solving problems, your mind expands with knowledge and understanding. If you read more, you understand more. Read different types of materials; therefore, you learn to comprehend increasingly more difficult  materials and learn to love reading more and your comprehension greatly improves. You see how it works….your mental muscle absorbs and your “Pot of Gold” grows greater and more valuable. Think about it like that. Your capacity for solving problems is much greater than you think. ALSO, your knowledge expands, your value is greater. Here’s the thing, some people just don’t want to challenge their minds to expect more of themselves. Your “Pot of Gold” is greater than you ever thought or imagined. You walk taller. Your back is straighter. Your value is increased, multiplied exponentially:::greater and greater.

(Courtesy photo)

Thanks for reading! Jeanette Grattan Parker, Founder-Superintendent Today’s Fresh Start Charter School 323-293-9826; [email protected]Tm [email protected] tm “Inquiring Minds Want To Know.”© All rights reserved© tm Today’s Fresh Start Charter School

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