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Thankful Thursdays!

BrotherWord - Thankful Thursdays!

I am so THANKFUL for the blessing of my life.  I continue to share my story so others can see that on the other side lies glory.  I realize that what I have gone through has not necessarily just been for my benefit, but also that I may help others through life’s roller coaster.  On this THANKFUL THURSDAY, I am excited that I get to share my blessings with others and hopefully make a positive impact.

I will not pretend that is has all been fun, but it has been worth it.  With each turn I have reached a new level of discovery and a greater sense of thankfulness.  I have embraced my purpose, I am pursuing my passion, and I am taking every chance I can to reach as many people as possible.  What has been bestowed on me is a huge responsibility, one I take very seriously and that I am immensely proud to carry.  The mantle on which I stand can be summed up as such – The more I THINK, the more I THANK.  Sometimes it’s as simple as replacing “I.” ©  I implore anyone wanting to see a change in their life to stop focusing on all that may not be right and start thinking about all that is right.

You woke up this morning, you have people that care about you, and breath in your body. The life you envision is based on what dominates your vision.  How you see the world is based on your perspective and perception.  If all you see are the ills of the world, that is what will consume your life.  Change your perspective, look through a different lens, and witness how what you once perceived as negative or took for granted is magnificent blessing that has been overlooked.  If you take time to truly think about the blessings all around, euphoria will take over you and the wonders of THANKFULNESS will remove the clouds and brighten every aspect of your life.

I challenge anyone reading this to daily find one thing to be THANKFUL about and let that one thing permeate in the deepest recesses of your mind.  Anytime something upsets the balance, replace it with that one thing, watch the stress go away, and feel your spirits lifted.

It’s a blessing to have this opportunity and I don’t take it for granted nor do I take it lightly.  For that and for a chance to help someone better their life, I am very THANKFUL!

Before I Die

If you’re reading this, you still have time to achieve all your goals, chase your dreams, and make a difference. The time is now! No such thing as too late, too old, too hard; if there is breath in your body, faculty in your limbs, or function of your mind, you have all you need. No more excuses and no more delay. Seize the moment and accept your blessings!

Thankful Thursdays!

BrotherWord - Thankful Thursdays

I saw a sign recently that read, “A Thankful Heart is a Happy Heart.”  How àpropos.  The more we think, the more we thank©.  The brighter our spirits become, the more the burdens dissolve and the faster our hearts and souls fill with joy.  Proverbs 23:7 reads, “For as one thinks in his heart, so is he.”  The mind is the most powerful tool God gave man and mere thoughts can change a person’s outlook on life and transform the world around them.  Today I am so THANKFUL for peace of mind and a happy heart!  To have calmness despite being in the midst of storms, to know that in every trial there is a lesson to be learned, and realize that despite any setbacks, tomorrow presents an opportunity to improve and grow, is a purposeful choice to choose happiness and gratefulness and not succumb to life’s heartaches and tragedies.  What a blissful and THANKFUL thought!  Let today start the transformation of your thoughts and life.  Life will present you with many moments of despair, but that’s just it, they are ONLY moments.  Choose to minimize the moment and maximize the potential to gain self-actualization and self-improvement.  Think about all the blessings you have, look at how far you’ve come and imagine how far you’ve yet to go, envision happiness and greatness let it be the catalyst of THANKFULNESS.  As cliché as it may be, we truly are what we think.  When you begin to think, began to thank, and watch your world morph and take a paradigm shift turning into a masterpiece of beauty, joy, and unparalleled happiness.  #Think2Thank

 We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.  When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.     ~ Buddha

BrotherWord - Rev. Michael P. Jacques

  ~ Dedicated to the memory and legacy of Rev. Michael P. Jacques, S.S.E., a priest and pillar of a community and city, an activist and advocate for Jesus Christ and his fellow man, a father, uncle, brother, and friend, who showed love to whomever crossed his path, who smiled through life’s worst times, taught others how to not only overcome, but to reach new heights, who fought for the downtrodden and less fortunate, who cared for the elderly and indigent, and who lived a life that exemplified  Jesus’ love, grace, mercy, and mission of servitude.  He will be missed by many, but the life he led taught us all what life is truly about and how to make the most out of the lives we’ve been given.  Love you Fr. Mike
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