September 13

CHOCOLATE DAY

MIND

Iyanla Vanzant 1953

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“What I have learned is that human beings have very thick skin. I call that skin our spirit, our Highest Most Powerful self. Spirit is the key to everything we desire”

*Don’t let anything bother you today – your highest most powerful self will not give in to negativity and this spirit is the key to everything you desire.

BODY

Nene Hilario 1982

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An Alabama gym teacher brought the “whip/nae nae” into his classroom to get his elementary school students excited about working out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYZPORmkObg

http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/08/25/alabama-gym-teacher-teaches-kids-whipnae-nae-workout-routine

*Try this “whip/nae nae” workout in honor of NBA power forward Nene (pronounced Nae Nae)

SOUL

Tavis Smiley 1964

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“I believe the biblical definition of faith, that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. I don’t know how one navigates this thing called life without having abiding faith in something. There are some times in certain situations that you have to believe, even when there is no evidence. You have to believe even when there are no signs that something is going to work out.”

*Have faith and truly believe that everything is going to work out today.

MONEY

Tyler Perry 1969

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Perry shared that he quit several jobs to pursue his dream.  He’s not suggesting that anyone just quit their jobs, but instead recognize that you still have to earn a living.

*You still have to earn a living, so don’t quit your day job…yet. Once you do find a way to turn your passion into payday, quit your job as soon as you can. 

ENTERTAINMENT

Roald Dahl 1916 – watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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Roald Dahl was a spy, an ace fighter pilot, a chocolate historian and a medical inventor.

*Watch the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory if you are sober. Watch the reboot starring Johnny Depp if you are stoned.

FOOD

Milton Hershey 1857 – chocolate spiced muffins

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He used his wits and instincts to become one of America’s wealthiest individuals, a successful entrepreneur and a generous philanthropist who touched countless lives.

https://www.hersheys.com/en_us/recipes.html

*What a day of chocolate! Eat some Milton Hershey chocolate spiced muffins while watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Each drink is designed to resemble something from the books

“The Snozzberries Taste Like Snozzberries” (gin, Jägermeister, lemon, cinnamon foam, and snozberries, of course)

“Factory’s Special Chocolate Blend” (hot cocoa, cinnamon, fluff, mint, and bourbon or vodka)

“Goodie Goodie Gumballs,” which is made with tequila, St-Germain, bitter lemon, and white cranberry and is served in a gumball machine.

https://www.themanual.com/food-and-drink/willy-wonka-themed-pop-up-cocktail-fatory/

*Recreate some of these drinks to keep the Chocolate Day Party going.

SNUB – John J. Pershing

Review –

  • Your spirit will not give into negativity
  • The whip/nae nae workout
  • Have faith and truly believe
  • Don’t quit your day job… yet
  • Watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Make chocolate spiced muffins

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Travis Jones

I was born in Northwestern Pennsylvania and lived in a trailer park. I was raised by very conservative and religious (Wesleyan Methodist) parents. By some miracle I graduated college and moved to Florida. I have been a public school teacher since 1995. I have 7 years until I can retire. I was married in 1999 and divorced in 2001. I remarried in 2017 to Kate - 21 years my junior. Some of my life experiences as a 46-year-old, white American male, will come through in my writing, but the majority of this daily journey will be dedicated to improving myself, and hopefully you as well.

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