Latonya Dunn

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Acceptance requires serenity, wisdom

Acceptance is not about giving up, but about acknowledging that which you cannot change. Acceptance is not letting go of hope.

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A work in progress is a positive thing

I am a work in progress in certain areas of my life. Perhaps you can identify with that for a particular area in your own life.

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Encourage young to keep moving

It is a new beginning. Keep going until you cross the finish line.

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Step back to see the whole picture

Sometimes, it becomes necessary in our lives that we step back from some things.

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When planning’s not enough, improvise

Change is the only constant in life. This true, albeit paradoxical assertion reminds us that sometimes things will not go according to plan. We can all think of a thing or 20 that have not gone as intended.

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Manage one self before giving to others

If when you go to withdraw money from your bank account and receive an “insufficient funds” message, the immediate presumption is that you have not done a good job of managing your account.

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Explore your truth in reaching full potential

What is it that you are really afraid of? Is it that you won’t be good enough or fast enough? Is it that you are limited in what you know or what you can do?

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When times are tough, smile and bear it

Times are still trying and money is still tight, but things are getting better. We all still have difficult days dealing with all that we have on our plates.

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Don’t be blinded by the light

On a recent ride home down a dark back road, the kind where you have to use your bright lights, I noticed an interesting phenomenon.

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Sometimes change can do you good

When we face difficulties in our lives that confront us with change, we don’t always take too kindly to that, and understandably so.

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Storms will occur in nature and family be prepared

I was watching a news program recently and there was a story about one state’s improved emergency preparedness and management efforts in the event of a hurricane.

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Stay focused and move forward in life

Graduates, Do not pawn your values. You might find that it wasn’t worth the trade you made. Stay true to who you are at your core.

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Grab on to “maybe” and hope for the very best

Do you like me? Check yes, no, or maybe.”

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In being ‘right,’ we miss ignore facts

In times of intense emotion and passion around potentially divisive issues, we are better served as individuals and as a community when we can suspend our judgment and criticism of one another and attempt, instead, to make sense of one another’s perspective.

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Find your purpose and make some sparks

So often too many of us spend our lives being an iron that makes grilled cheese sandwiches. I know, just stay with me.