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Nothing Beats Giving

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This is everything that is right in our society and why the next generation is well on their way to making a positive impact.  After the unexpected death of one of their classmate’s father, who also lost his mother in 2012, the students at Herman High School in Missouri took it upon themselves to support their friend, Zack Ruediger, and show everyone how the simplest of gestures can make the biggest difference.  Bravo to these young leaders!

To the Class of 2014, the best years of your life are ahead of you.  Every dream, aspiration, and desire you have ever imagined are all possible.  It will not be easy, but it is attainable.  Along the road you will face challenges and obstacles that may seem insurmountable.  These trials will try to break your spirit if you allow them, but rest assured, those tumultuous times are evidence that you are on the right path and will help shape you into productive members of society and provide you the mental and emotional tools to withstand hardship.  Keep your head up; God gives His toughest battles to His strongest warriors.  Remember to embrace life, breathe it in deeply, caress every opportunity, choose your friends carefully, and when it appears you have nothing left, simply stop and look around you.  You will discover that not all is lost and that dire matter you may be currently facing is not as bad as originally perceived.  Perception and reality are two different things and the quicker you learn that and develop the ability to discern one from the other, life will become much grander.

As you continue to bend life to your will, shape your reality, and carve out your own niche, take heed to the following quotes.  They will help propel you through life and remind you that you are capable of anything.  To the 2014 graduating class at Herman High School, if this is an example of what your future holds, you are well on your way to greatness!

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Motivational Monday

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Sometimes you have to will yourself to triumph.  When the walls begin to close in and all your energy has been zapped, sheer willpower can propel you to victory.  It will drive you to push further, dig deeper, and reach higher, because no one else can do it for you and when there is nothing else left in the tank, it may be all you have.  Do not allow anything to deter you from your path or discourage you from your destiny.  When all looks bleak and everyone else has given up hope, will yourself to go beyond the ordinary and discover the sublime!  What you find will change you forever.


Every day is another opportunity to achieve greatness and if you aren’t willing to put in the work, be ready to continually fail.  Life provides the opportunities, but you have to put forth the effort.  Start now or live with regret later.  No one ever said it would be easy, but would it be worth it if it was?  Time to embrace the moment and ride it for all it’s worth.

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“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. And by the grace of God, I will.”

~ Edward Everett Hale


Motivational Monday

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The time is here and now!  There is no better time than the present and you already have everything you need. God has blessed you with a plan and a purpose.  What are you waiting for?  “Perfection paralyzes potential,” as I heard a wise man state and if you’re waiting for the perfect timing, perfect situation, perfect person, then you’re only prohibiting the possibilities and prolonging a self-imposed purgatory.

That job you’re seeking, go for it!  The relationship you desire, pursue it!  The changes you want in your life, start making them happen.  The only thing holding you back is YOU.  All the excuses and doubts are no longer.  The only thing that matters is reaching your goals and the actions needed to bring those goals to fruition.  You are powerful beyond measure and your life’s experiences have prepared you for this moment.  You are ready, so please get out of your own way.

The only moment we will ever have is the present moment.  Don’t waste or forsake it and don’t wait for another moment that may never come.  There are three things in life that once they are gone, you can never get back – words, opportunity, and time.  Don’t waste any of them.  Let your words be the blueprint that answers opportunity’s knock right on time.  There are also three things in life that never fail – belief, determination, and love.  Believe in yourself and be determined enough to pursue the love burning inside you NOW!


Thankful Thursday!

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Ever thought what if or if only I would have done this or that?  We all have had those moments when we wished we can turn back the hands of time and have a do-over, a Mulligan.  The thing with do-overs are that it doesn’t guarantee we’ll get the desired outcome.  Instead of dwelling on the past, wishing to do something over, be THANKFUL for today and all it offers.  Today gives us the opportunity to make all our wishes come true, because truth be told, all we have control over is the here and now.  Wouldn’t it be great to make today the best day it possibly can be?  Take advantage of all that today brings to the table and watch how prosperous today will become.  Be THANKFUL for the big and the small and everything in between.  When we appreciate the present (today), we see the value in yesterday (history), and are not only prepared, but have a joyful expectation for what tomorrow (mystery) will offer.  Practice being THANKFUL for where you are, what you have, and what you’ve gone through.  These are the building blocks for the mind and soul that gives peace and purpose.  It soothes, teaches, and prepares us for the next phase.  THANKFUL on purpose and with a purpose, today and everyday!

What are you THANKFUL for today?  Who can you share your THANKFULNESS with?  Can BrotherWord help you discover or re-discover being THANKFUL on purpose?  Send your THANKFUL expressions, questions, and thoughts to BrotherWord in the comment section or at

Motivational Mondays

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Is the dream your chasing worth the price your paying?  If it isn’t empowering, enriching, or energizing your life and those around you, it may be time to reevaluate. The dream is about hope & aspirations and the pursuit should be envigorating and enlightening.    Be inspired, be committed, be persistent, but most important, be mindful of the road ahead. Dream the impossible, strive for the unimaginable, and see the incomparable become impactful!  #DreamChaser

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