Someone asked me if I thought it best to continue referring to The Moore Chante Show as Ice Cream Sundays, especially since we haven’t had ice scream at the end for some time. Well, I look at it this way:
- She’s packing her show with so much musical content, we can’t help but be grateful for more singing. The lack of the snack gives an extra song track, so sit back.
- Every Sunday at 6 p.m. (EST), I scream when she first pops up on the big screen (via Facebook Watch), I scream every time she starts singing and yes, I scream at the end when the show is over. So yes, as far as I’m concerned, it’s still an “I SCREAM” Sunday. If nothing else.
- It’s her show and until she says different, it’s stillllll “Ice Cream Sunday”. So I ain’t changin’ it! Chante works out and she could be a thug for all we know…
I ain’t takin’ a beatdown for NONE o’ y’all!
Ok, if there are no further questions, let’s get started. Shall we?
Today’s episode is brought to you, once again, from the bedroom! Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for the greatest voice of all time…
Oh never mind. Come on in, girl.
This episode’s topic is Forgiveness, which Chante says is the hardest thing to do; forgive someone (or some situation). Oftentimes we’re told to forgive and forget, but NOT forgetting provides for us to “wise up”.
Chante said that when someone does something to hurt you, first comes the Pain, then Anger, Blame and finally, Bitterness. The hardest person for her to forgive was herself because, as she said, no one made her make some of the decisions she’d made. Still, she eventually came to a place where she owned the choices she had made along the way. Along her journey. Consequently, the culmination of many of her life’s experiences metamorphosed into regret. A pit, in which, she felt herself drowning.
It’s during that time that we have to change our thought processes, shedding the “you did this” and “you shouldn’t have done that”. Remember, that regret is recycled pain – over and over, again – resulting in self-induced illness. The bible says, “fear hath torment”. So when you’re afraid of something, look to the end and identify the worst case scenario, then ask yourself if you can live with the end result. More often than not, the answer is yes.
Summon the courage and BE encouraged.
Through it all, she realized things about herself. Faults (let’s change that word to a term I use when talking to executive management: “Areas of Opportunity”. You like that? Put a positive spin on it.).
Thankfully, Chante is the consummate professional who, once she identifies those areas of opportunity, activates the control methods to improve her own situation – and we’re all the better for it, right? I think we all should take a page from this chapter and how it applies to our respective situations. Root Cause Analysis, Corrective Measures/Control Method, Application, Reflection/Review (Find it, solve it, apply it and then make sure it’s working.)
She shared that someone asked her how she knows when she’s forgiven someone, to which Chante replied, “when the sting of the memory is gone.”
She later talked about this tempestuous year and how we need to stop blaming “2020” for everything. Stop blaming the pandemic, stop blaming the president, etc. I personally was smiling when she said, “Don’t Blame 2020” because it’s going to be one of my final blog posts this month: “2020 Didn’t Fail Us, We Failed 2020”. I love knowing that she and I are on the same page. Channeling my inner-Chante…
Anyway, you can’t blame 2020 for everything. If you have failures in your life, you need to look inward and ask yourself why. It’s about YOU being your own boss, taking control of your world. Chante constantly reminds us that “in this time of quarantine, if you haven’t perfected your hustle, gotten a new hustle, perfected your craft, learned a new craft, do(ne) something to make yourself better… …it’s not because you didn’t have time. All those excuses about ‘being too busy’ are over and done with. If you haven’t done it, it’s because you don’t want to or you’re lazy… …what you CAN do is plant seeds that will manifest in greatness the next season.”
She did confess that her voice and body are a bit fatigued and she expects to take a little break to replenish. Chante, you have unfailingly entered our living rooms for 36 consecutive episodes/weeks. If anyone is deserving of time off, it’s you. I’m sure I speak for all of us when I say, take the time you need and enjoy the upcoming holidays or whatever time you decide to recline, rejuvenate, refresh and recharge.
Announcement! Chante will be reactivating her “RE: FORUM” in 2021, as the world crisis subsides. Details are forthcoming.
For now, know that it’s about living a life not filled with regret. Let go of the regret.
Don’t forget to download the new single, “Home With You” (ft. Chante Moore) by VaShawn Mitchell and order your copy of the Christmas CD “Christmas Back To You”.
By the way, have you seen the New Arrival from the Chante Moore Collection on ProBlackOnline.com? Click that link. I dare you (don’t worry, it’ll open a separate page – you ain’t goin’ nowhere).
- “Bitter” by Chante Moore (Written at a time when she had forgiven someone, but was struggling with the subsequent bitterness. I can agree with that. Bitterness will eat at you, consuming your happiness from inside-out and trust me, the longer it festers, the more it grows, the harder it is to get it to stop. Sometimes you have to accept what is and what isn’t, even if it seems to have torn you apart. Accept the things you couldn’t change, then forgive.)
- “Alone” by Chante Moore (I love that energetically lazy, head-bopping beat that marches through the verses, trudging alongside the message she’s sending. One thing Chante ALWAYS has is excellent and appropriate music to accompany her gift.)
- “Love Is Stronger Than Pride” by Sade (Wow! I didn’t see THAT song coming. This mellow tune has always been an adequate representation of many hearts and where we stand in relationships. Wanting to hate someone is normal, but it’s a true realization that the love you have for someone is powerful. Better yet, overpowering. Love is stronger than hatred. Love is stronger than bitterness. Love is stronger than pride.)
- “Give Yourself To Jesus” (acapella) [Danny Bell Hall rendition] by Aretha Franklin (Ok, everybody needs to sign the petition for her to record this song because even without music, she manages to craft a melody in such a way that every heart is embraced – Uplifting the downtrodden. Take this petition sheet, sign it and pass it to the person behind you. Hurry up before the bell rings.)
- “Be Still My Beating Heart” by Sting (Ok, she went 1987 STING on us. Such a bad-ass album/CD [you young’uns missed out on an incredible decade in music]. Why is it that her fedora fit that bassline perfectly? That is one of his smoothest songs, so she was dead on it.)
- “Grow” by Chante Moore (Her final message to her listeners: Grow. You can’t remain stagnant in this life. Take your lessons and grow. You can’t sit still and let life continue without you. Of course watching her while sitting, eating ice cream, now that’s the exception.)
Chante’s Lesson For The Week: Let people grow. You’re either growing or you’re in atrophy. Don’t let your muscles shrink from inactivity. Nothing stays the same. Move. Keep moving. Keep moving. Forgive and grow…
…and that’s going to do it for this week’s recap. Thank you for dedicating a little bit of your busy day to tune in to the show and thank you for taking the time to read about it. I can think of many places you can be, but you’re logged in to her, then you kindly log in to Kenny’s Camera, Cooking & Confessions.
By the way, somebody broke out the ice cream today! (Eddie Murphy voice: “We got some iiiiiiice cream. We eatin’ iiiiiiiice cream…”)
Have a great week and I’ll see you all next Chantday for I Scream Sunday! Oops, Ice Scream Sunday with The Moore Chante Show, then right back here for my madness…
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This weekly recap is my personal synopsis of The Moore Chante Show. In my breakdowns, I review the song lists, shared scriptures and her commentary, highlighting the items I feel worthy of reflection and review. Opinions and interpretations of various content are mine and mine only. Any non-show related photos, gifs and or internet links are used at my discretion for entertainment purposes only.
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