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Thankful Thursdays

BrotherWord - Lose Your Soul

I am THANKFUL for the stars, no not the ones in the sky, but the ones on the radio and small and big screens who continue to show out;

Because of you I’ve come to realize that being rich has nothing to do with fame, money, or clout.

See I watch you degrade yourselves, belittle each other, and pretend to make ratchet seem cool;

But at the end of the day, everyone laughing at you, not with you, dragging your name through the mud, and looking at you sideways because you decided to play the fool.

For what though?  A little notoriety, a few more coins, to become a household name?

Well baby if that’s how the “other side” lives, if that is what it takes to be in the “inner circle,” I’m just fine in my own lane.

I refuse to allow someone else to define me or determine my worth;

I’m a child of the Most High and what He blessed me with is way more important than 15 minutes in the spotlight on the earth.

I am THANKFUL  that being humbled didn’t take my life but instead put me on the right path;

Even when I lost it all and was at my lowest, I still realize that what I have now is far greater than what I ever had.

I am THANKFUL that whatever did not kill me has truly made me stronger;

THANKFUL that I am not consumed by keeping up with the Joneses or trying to impress the Smiths, and the things that used to move me, just don’t any longer.

So THANK you for showing that fame and fortune is not all it’s cracked up to be if it means losing your soul;

I’d rather play the background, enjoy the journey, and count my blessings while remaining in control.

Not worried about likes on social media, plugs on the radio, or a Nielsen rating;

Instead I am THANKFUL because of you I am not the one being dictated to or exploited, but the one who is creating.

Thankful Thursdays!

BrotherWord - Thankful Thursday

Today I am THANKFUL for those that do what they do not for fame and riches, but out of love and compassion for their fellow man.  What is often lost in our world are the kind gestures many bestow on humanity for no other reason than to enrich another person’s life.

I am THANKFUL that even in a “microwave” society where so many are consumed in their own worlds, there are still those that value taking a moment to appreciate the beauty of life and soak it all in.  Instead of becoming overly consumed and constantly on the move, how sweet it is to pause and appreciate the gift of life.

I am THANKFUL that daily I am blessed to converse with, spend time with, and engage in stimulating dialogue  and actions that advances AND activates lives.  There is nothing wrong with ensuring one’s own success in life, but ensuring the success of others, that is the making of a legacy that will surpass time.  As one coach has taught me, it is the transfer of positive energy that is ever-flowing, never ceasing, and unconquerable that will carry on when we are long gone.

Thank you to my coaches, mentors, confidants, and dream builders.  Because of your selflessness and dedication I am inspired and empowered and blessed to pass the same on to others.

“Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.” ~ Author Unknown

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

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