Laugh, Play, and Sing While You Learn to Stop, Think, and Breathe!
Kyri Demby, author, is a native Floridian, born and raised in Crestview, Fl. He is the middle child of seven children born to Linda Brown. Kyri began writing stories and songs at the age of thirteen. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education as well as in Church Music from Bethune-Cookman University and also a Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida. “Each one must reach one (or two or three)!” is Kyri’s belief about teaching and community service. He is a mentor to many students as well as other professionals. Kyri has written many stories and published several other books. . He has visited many schools, churches, and community centers teaching his playful parables and speaking to children. Kyri is the founder of Let Music Live Inc., "his pride and joy"; a community program incorporates music with drama. He believes that he is changing the world, one child at a time!
Hello Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! I was just sitting here thinking about the lessons I learned through the pandemic. I have learned that I really don’t have to be in the limelight. I’ve worked my entire life to have some type of notoriety and fortune. I’ve always wanted to live the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Now that I’ve had time to sit and reassess my life, I really enjoy staying in the background. I am most at peace when I’m sitting at home in the comfort of my home making changes that have the potential to help many people. While we’ve been stuck at home, I’ve written new books to help teachers create better classroom environments for their students. I’ve come up with several programs and projects the a variety of schools are willing to try. This makes me happy! So from here on out, I will sit back behind the curtain and help to make big changes! I now have the Wizard of Oz complex!
Daily Affirmations: Today is an amazing your day. I feel good about my life. I am content with where I am. My small changes have the potential to positively affect others greatly. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove
Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! Today I was thinking about the many hours, days, months, and years that I’ve wasted begging my family, friends, and co-workers to buy my books, review my books, or subscribe to my YouTube channel. Then they don’t do it, and I end up being hurt and angry. Even though as soon as I hear one of my family members or friends starting a business, even if I don’t need it, I go out a purchase or subscribe. So I felt like everybody else should do the same. A voice came to me and said, “ Kyri just stop!” Stop calling on your friends and family to be your customers. Try developing a relationship with your customers which is separate from the relationship with your friends, family, and co-workers.
All I do now, is just pray that my books, music, and YouTube channel make it into the hands of people the need them and can use them. Doing this released a lot of pressure from me and my close relationships. Hopefully this helps somebody else. Just do what you do and it will make it’s way to the right people!
Daily Affirmations: Today is a magnificent day. I choose to feel good about myself. I rest in the joy of knowing things will work out just as the should. My creations will find their way into the hands of those who need them. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove
I’m just sitting here thinking about how my life has been. I’ve accomplished a lot of things. I’m proud of myself. However the thing I haven’t accomplished is being comfortable with who I am. This has been a true struggle. Realizing who I am and being comfortable being who I am in public and in private. As I sit and think, I start to realize that some of my actions are not my own. They stem from the way I think others want me to behave, the way I saw others do things when I was younger, the way my family believes things should be done. Once I relax in who I truly am and clear out all the other stuff, I can enjoy being me. I can love being me. “ An old white woman, trapped in a black man body…. that is gay but not that gay” LOL 😂 I love who I am! If I make you feel uncomfortable…… just relax in being you!
Other people can’t change who you are because you are you!
Daily Affirmations: Today is a Wonderful Day. I truly love who I am. I’m in love with me. I am who I am, and who I am, I love. My life is fabulously blessed. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove
Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! I remember a song we used to sing at church when I was little. It said, “ If I take just one step, then God will do the rest.” As a child, I truly believed that God actually comes to get involved in our daily lives. As I grew up and had many prayers unanswered, I started learning the laws of God and the universe. So it is a little true that God will do the rest. It’s the laws that God set in place in the universe that does the rest. The law of attraction says if you take a step there mentally, it will come to you. Take step toward joy and believe that you have joy; and it comes to you. If you’ve been there in your mind, you’re a step closer. Although it seems easy, it is not. Sometimes you go 2 steps forward and 3 steps back. It’s easy to settle into the fantasy of God that we learned when we were children; thinking that we can sit back and watch God do everything. It’s so freeing to realize that we can take action mentally, which will bring us steps closer. Every little step we take, gets us closer to our dreams!
Daily Affirmations: today is a magnificent day. I am taking steps closer to my dreams. I am growing and learning every day. I love myself. I love my life. Great things are flowing my way. I am one with God and God is everything. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove
Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! I was sitting here thinking about all the things we go through in life. And the voice in my head said, “ Child! It’s just a test. Go on and pass it.” We learn from the process of taking the test, and when we face the next test; we can use the same process. The problem comes ( well at least for me) when we pass one test and say “whew! I won’t have to worry about that anymore!” Then another test like that test comes and we freak out and for the process we used to pass the first test. So starting today, I will be grateful for my test. Every test helps me sharpen the process of test taking so the next time something doesn’t go right in my life I can say…. Child! It’s just a test. Go on and pass it!
Daily Affirmations: today is a magnificent day. I choose to move forward in joy! I love my life. My life is fabulous. I love and approve of myself. Every experience in life is an opportunity to learn and grow. I am healthy, wealthy, whole , and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove
Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! I was sitting here thinking of the time and money I have spent on making my dreams come true. Publishing, Marketing, Social Media Post, and other connections. I have spent years paying for my dreams. Sacrificing vacations, friendships, relationships, and other social interaction for the purposes of one day reaching my goals. I woke up this morning feeling like I have been so focused on dreams that I have not lived. I have not experienced the heart breaking of a relationship falling apart because I always distance myself. I have not experienced the joys of being excited because I accomplished something because I keep moving to the next thing. I don’t know the joys of sharing my life with another person because every connection is a stepping stone towards my dreams. My dreams have made me tired 😴….. it’s time to live. What if I am just meant to be a teacher and nothing more? What if I’m not the next Mr Rogers or Bill Cosby? What if I don’t reach any other goals than the ones I already reached? What if only the people I’m connected with are the only people I’m meant to connect with? I say…. Live anyway! Stop worrying about what might be or could be or could’ve been and just LIVE!
Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! I am learning to be content with whatever is going on in my life. There is no need of asking why things are happening I just kind of accept them and move on. I don’t know for sure that everything happens for a reason, that’s what people say all the time. However, I will say that there is a lesson in everything that happens. So the best thing we can do is just try to learn the lesson. So I ask what is the experience is you were going through today trying to teach you? That’s what I ask myself all the time, Kyri what is this trying to teach you?
Daily Affirmations: today is a great day. I love myself. Every experience is an opportunity to learn and grow. I am glad to be alive. I am healthy, wealthy, whole, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE. #IBlessMyWorldWithLove
Good Morning Most Awesome and Wonderful World Changers! I haven’t been inspired to write in a while. However this morning as I woke up before the opportunity clock went off, I realize that no matter what you’re going through the work must continue. Life must go on in some form or fashion. So I got up, washed my face, brushed my teeth, did some laundry, worked on a few chapters of a new book that I am doing, and then got ready for work. Life doesn’t stop, so I’m learning just live through it! Live Through It!
Dr. Andrea Dinardo you continue to inspire me! Thank you!
Daily Affirmations: today is a magnificent day. I love and approve of myself. I am glad to be alive. Great things are flowing my way. I am healthy, wealthy, hall, and complete. ALL IS WELL IN MY CLASSROOM. ALL IS WELL IN MY SCHOOL. ALL IS WELL IN MY WORLD. ALL IS WELL AND I AM SAFE.
Teaching our kids to be responsible and respectful are two of the most important concepts you could ever teach! Oh what a wonderful world we would live in, if everybody learned to be responsible and respectful. Which really means mind your own business! Take care of the things you need to do. “Secure your mask first, then help someone else” as they say before you go on a flight! But literally, that what being responsible and respectful means. The old church members used to say, “ sweep around your own front door, before you try to sweep around mine”. As educators, it is important to teach our children these lessons. If we are going to raise up the next citizens, this is what we need to teach!