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Greatness starts with daily choices…
FAYETTEVILLE – Celebrate the arts with us on Saturday, March
29th at SkyView on Hay: 121 Hay St. Fayetteville, NC 28301. F.A.M.E. Fayetteville will host its 2nd annual art show and celebration. The show will feature a number of performance and visual artists from North Carolina and all over the world.
The theme of this year’s show is “Live!” as we celebrate
performance and visual arts in their rawest form. The show will feature Syrian born, NC based dancer Hayat Bellydance, Fayetteville’s own Radio Box and visual artists such as Charity Hamidullah (AKA: Taste of Cake), Lisa Lofthouse, Ashely “Pinklomein” Price, Reddick Mack and more. All visual artists will be showing and selling their original artwork.
“F.A.M.E.” stands for Fashion Art Music & Entertainment and is the brainchild of Fayetteville, NC residents Tiya Caniel, Jay Caniel and Eean Tyson. The purpose of F.A.M.E. is to foster art in the local community by providing opportunities for artists of different medium to gain exposure and further build relationships with the community. “F.A.M.E. Live!” will be one of those opportunities. This show will introduce artists and the Fayetteville community to one another in a way that will open the door for more cultural happenings to take place in the future.
Admission tickets are $10 prepaid or $15 at the door. The dress is smart casual.
The show will take place at SkyView, 121 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC 28301 Tickets and sponsorships may be purchased by calling 334-332-5598 or 980-395-9232 or visiting
To learn more visit http://www.jcaniel.com/#!blank/c1u06 or call us at 980-395-9232
Back to the start… Like getting thrown in a ocean at 4… Now I dive into my soul cause it so deep.. Deeper than any swimming pool that exist in this world… Deeper than any body of water. I swim trying to find all the pieces of gold lined within. Swimming to find all the humor and wit left from the soul of those before.. This swim is so good! So good I don’t want to come up to breathe your air.. So abundant I’m amazed that I find several new treasures each day… What a swim.. I don’t even get wrinkled fingers on this swim… I think you should try it…
Just like it used to be.. Wonderful! That giddy feeling inside that makes you just want to smile.. That feeling of excitement in your stomach before a big game.. That bell rings and we run aimlessly to recces… Come on you hear that bell.. Wonderful.. Eating the vegetables to get to dessert… Boy, and you thought those were rough days… Getting your homework done so you can play outside… Wonderful… A smile from a stranger that makes you break out and imitate creation… Wonderful… Screaming your favorite songs at the top of your lungs and it actually sounds good… Wonderful… Lol getting the note back and “yes” is checked… Wonderful… Take you back to the days of real creation… When you laid in bed and dreamed… Oh what a feeling… I call it wonderful! Close your eyes and count to 10 and the whole world changes… The days of the 5 second rule… Food falls and you can eat it within 5 seconds.. Lol some of you had 20 secs… I’m not judging… Just wonderful..
I’m guilty ’cause I know some of you have grown out of those days, but I still live it… I can feel the love move throughout my body as the guitar strings pull and my finger hit these keys. Wonderful… There’s nothing like living in the present moment and creating the things that you want. I challenge you to live that wonderful life. I just want to spread this feeling… The feeling of living, laughing, loving and creating your legacy…. See you at the top! Wonderful!
These dreams have been with me from since birth. For some reason I can’t get them out of my head. I’ve been on this earth now for 31 years. My parents truly have never supported me in anything I decided to do. The truth of the matter is my parents really don’t know me. I have tussled with this realization for years, and I must admit at times it hurts. There are times when I think my mom is coming around but she goes back to her negative self. My wife and I have given lot of our time, money and brain power to empowering people in need. My parents reply ” Leave people alone”. ” Why are you helping the homeless?” Why are you mentoring other people’s kids?” Those are the questions my mother asks on a daily basis. I remember when I quit being a principal to pursue my dreams of building Jun E Caniel, they frowned upon it. No support… What is a young man with all this vision of improving the world to do? Should I just pack it up and ignore my passion and the gifts I was given? Should I be like most and invest my life in someone else’s company, only to get shorted at the next down turn in the economy? Should I settle just for mediocrity or should I strain my potential till it cries for mercy?
It seems like everything was okay as long as my dreams remained “realistic”. My sister and her husband told me once that I would never play college basketball. They told me that I was a daydreamer. At that time I was only 11 years old. They even told me there was a chance I would not graduate high school. Well I graduated, played college ball, and played in the Olympics. I currently hold four college degrees which include two undergrad and two master’s degree’s. I suspect this is the reason my sister and her husband do not talk to me. I learned a long time ago that you never argue to prove people wrong. You prove them wrong through actions.
Building Jun E Caniel has not been a easy road. Through the process we have lost houses, so-called family, friends, and cars. At one point I was riding a bike back and forth to work. My wife would have to catch rides to go to the grocery store. It was a struggle, but through it all we have never lost faith. We have grown into giants inside, striving for greatness. We have found ourselves and purpose in life through this Jun E journey. Our passion and faith keeps the dreams alive. We recently opened our first store,bringing that dream to life.
With minimum help and no loans from the bank we opened the first Jun E Caniel store. It is true that the best way to predict the future is to build it. I wouldn’t trade any of the struggle for nothing. You can’t expect people to jump up and down for joy over your vision, after all most will never discover the true gold that resides inside of them. We live to start a revolution of people who know their worth in life! People who are not afraid to try! People who believe in themselves so much that they are willing to risk it all. That’s Jun E Caniel. As I write this I look forward to sharing our dreams, love, passions, and goals with the world. We live to improve humanity and build greatness with y0u. See you at the top!