Tassel Daley

Monday, September 29, 2014

"Powerful Words my Father Told me From A-z,"

"Powerful Words my Father Told me From A-z," is a collection of popular verses, statement
s or sayings known as proverbs. Many of the proverbs mentioned in this book were gleaned from Holy Scriptures, African , Jamaican, as well as from English cultures. We highly recommend this book to all parents, grand parents, teachers, aunts and uncles.


Tassel Chrystal Elaine Daley was born in Kingston, Jamaica. She spent her formative years in Bath St.Thomas where she developed her love for natural as well as for spiritual water. During a dry season in her life she received a prompting to give water to the homeless. She has donated gallons of water to the homeless. She resided in the Cayman Island for several years where she worked in the minister as well as in the school system. She is an avid reader, a Poet, and an author of several published and  unpublished books. Her published book,"I Thirst' was penned as the result of her work with the homeless. She graduated from the prestigious Mico University College ,University of the West Indies,University of Miami, and Nova Southeastern University.
She is
the recipient of two outstanding awards , Extra Ordinary Peoples Awards, for  Advocate for the Poor(2015) and Extraordinary Charity Founder of the Year.(2016)


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Powerful Words my Father Told me From A-Z

A father's role in the life of his children is very important. What he says to them can greatly influence their behavior or self concept. Positive words of wisdom can shape their  life for life. While on the other hand, negative words can break their spirit. Throughout the book of Solomon it is written, "My son heed to your father's instruction." Solomon the wisest man knew the importance of relating important instructions to his sons. It is said that one's father is worth more than a hundred schoolmasters. Teachers cannot take the position of a father. The role of teachers are to educate while the role of the father is to nurture and train. Train up a child the way he should grow and when he is old he will not depart from it.

My late father, Vassel Oliver Hyre, was a very wise man. It was his custom or habit to quote a proverb to me whenever the need arose. These  wise, clever sayings were expressed in short sentences. He has left me a legacy far more valuable than lands, silver and gold. When I was a child growing up in Jamaica, older folks took it as their responsibility to share many of the proverbs written  in this book with their off springs  and my father was no exception.

Much wisdom can be gleaned from everyday proverbs that older folks pass down to their generations. These should be used when needed in conversation. For example, if your child does not see the need to complete assignments on time then the proverb, "Procrastination is the thief of time," would be a relevant proverb to quote and explain.

These powerful, popular, proverbs have helped to mold my character throughout life . Even now, quite often when speaking to my siblings or others, I love to quote the sayings of my father by remarking, “And as dada would say.” By understanding life through these powerful, short, sweet and sometime spicy words, as my fellow Jamaicans would say, I made wise choices that lead me to be the successful woman I have grown to become , and still aspiring to be.

My desire is to empower my present and future generations by sharing these powerful and popular proverbs in writing. My hope is that parents and significant others will rekindle the tradition of our fore parents who delighted in sharing them with us , this rich legacy that was passed down to  them and now to us.

As you read them, do take the liberty to glean whatever message or messages they might convey to you that were otherwise not stated.  I have written the interpretations the way I understood them, then and now.

Many of the proverbs in this book will be relevant to different age groups. Use them wisely and accordingly.

Now, it’s time to read, assimilate , enjoy and share!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

There is Higher Power

When you are burdened down with the cares of life, do not worry. There is higher power.
Here is the key. Worry about nothing.Pray about everything.
Raise your hands right now and start thanking God for his goodness. Pray to him about your concerns.
Once you have worshiped and prayed start rejoycing and expecting things to change for the better.
Call things that are not as if they were. This is faith. Faith in God will move your mountains.

Worry about nothing. Pray about everything.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Action Secret!

Action Secret!
Don't think it. Ink it. According to research findings if you fail to write your thoughts down you are much less likely to take action.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Success is Right Under Your Nose!

There is power in the spoken word. Whatever you say will return to you.
 Life and death are in the power of your tongue. Choose life.

In the book of Genesis chapter one, it is recored that  God created the world by speaking the word.
And God said, Let there be light and there was light.
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters...
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together ..
And God said, Let he earth bring grass..
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven..
And God said,let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind...
And God said, Let us make man in our image.....

Today I challenge you to speak what you seek.

Food For Thought

As you make your bed so you must lie in it.

The story is told of a man who was given the job to build a house. This man received enough money to build a home with the best quality material but instead he used the cheapest. Upon completion of the home he was told that he could have the home he built as a wedding gift. He was shocked instead of being joyful when he heard this news. Be a person of excellency at all times. What you sow you surely will reap. You are responsible for the consequences of your actions be they good or bad.