Category Archives: Word of the Day

The Word of the Day will consist of inspiring, encouraging, and thought provoking words. These words can be used as motivation to start off with a good day. It is believed that our day will end as it begins. Mark would like to offer a “word of the day”on Tuesday and Friday. The Author, Mark L Baynard hope that we can all grow and learn from these words.

Today’s Word Is “Persistent”

Good morning everyone! The word of the day is “Persistent.” Being persistent when reaching for our goals may get us over the hump. Persistent is defined as: Refusing to give up or let go: tenacious, enduring.

There are times in our lives when things may not appear to go our way. Reaching some of our goals may seem like an impossible task. During these times we must be persistent. Sometimes it may be necessary to make adjustments or even change strategies while refusing to give up.  Be persistent as our potential is unlimited. Best wishes to you as you embark on new territory.

Check out books by Author, Mark L Baynard “100 Years: A Journey to End a Vicious Cycle” and “These Are Your Flowers” available on Amazon

Today’s Word Is “Appreciate”

Good morning everyone! The word of the day is “Appreciate!” Appreciate is defined as: To recognize the quality, significance, or magnitude of. To be thankful or show gratitude for.

I appreciate the state that I am in. I am a Black Man who plans on growing mentally and spiritually each day. I am grateful for the courage and strength that the Most High God Has given me. I understand that I am not where I want or maybe need to be but I continue to be thankful. I appreciate the journey that the Most High God has allowed me to travel. A lot of my brothers and sisters are not here to express these words. I appreciate the many individuals who offered encouragement, assistance, or said a kind word. I also appreciate the sacrifices of my ancestors who never gave up but continued to suffer during slavery, lynchings, jim crow laws, and segregation. I am who I am today because of the guidance of others. May God continue to bless everyone! have a great day.

Check out books by Author, Mark L Baynard “100 Years: A Journey to End a Vicious Cycle” and “These Are Your Flowers” available on Amazon

Today’s Word Is “Mentor”

The word of the day is “Mentor.” Mentor is defined as: someone who teaches or give help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person. A wise and trusted teacher or counselor.

Charles Lee, Jonathon Jpdapoet Peterson, and Mark Baynard recently attended a powerful mentors meeting in Montgomery, Alabama. We are in need of more positive role models in our communities. This is true in nearly every city in the United States. Illegal drugs and criminal behavior can be found on almost every street corner. Being raise without a stable father is the home has become normal. Our youth are hurting and some of them feel that no one understands them. The truth is that crime is not the answer to any of our problems in the community. Prison sometimes appears to be more of an accepted reality than graduating high school, attending college, getting a job or even starting a business. We must not sit back and accept this as the fate of our youth. I call all of my brothers and sisters to be a mentor right were you stand. Take one individual “under your wing” to help and give advice to during their most difficult times. We may be able to reach our youth before they reach prison. Education will prepare our youth for employment while knowledge of self will give them true identity. Black live matter to us!

I would like to acknowledge Charles Lee the founder of That’s My Child Organization for the work that he has done and continue to do in the community. I also would like to give a shout out to Jpdapoet for blessing us with the spoken word. There are many others who are working in the field as we speak. I encourage you to continue to do the positive work that you are doing. My family and friends in Wilmington, Delaware, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York City, Connecticut, and the DC area; continue to be a mentor in those dangerous streets.


The Book “100 Years”