Posts tagged #FeelGoodFridays
It’s the weekend baby and although we should not be living for the weekend, it is always good to look forward to a break from the work week. It has been a week of continued nationwide turmoil, political madness, tragic deaths in the sports world, and the normal stresses of daily life… but we made it!
With the climate of the culture being what it is, it is hard to find inspiration or things to find hope in, but as often happens, when you look for a silver lining there is one on the horizon. Thanks to @PrinceEa for pointing out the continued flaws in our educational system and shedding light on the direction we all need to go.
To all the educators, please heed his message and act accordingly! #BeInspired
It’s #FGF – Feel Good Friday – and this is the #GraduationEdition! #BrotherWord is giving you a double dose of the feel good. Each year hundreds of high school seniors prepare to walk the stage, receive their diplomas, and embark on a new phase of life. And as common as graduation ceremonies may seem, it is the bright futures and amazing individuals who we will continue to applaud and celebrate.
First up is Boston Latin High School senior, Phillip Sossou. Students are remembered for a myriad of reasons, some good, some bad, but there are certain students who carve out their own legacies, or in this case, draw them. Sossou wanted to make sure that each of his classmates was remembered and at the beginning of the year he began memorializing all 411 in charcoal portraits! His art teacher did not think it was possible but before the last day for the seniors, he displayed his beautiful portraits of all his classmates for the entire school to admire. A school marred earlier in the year by racial tensions, Phillip Sossou used his talents to mend the fences, bring all together, and leave a lasting smile. Watch the video to see more about this amazing #ClassOf2016 graduate.
Our next Feel Good Friday comes from senior Kevuntez King, a three-sport athlete who graduated with a 4.0 GPA and has already earned enough to pay for his entire college education! The senior from Memphis, TN., spent the last five years waking up at 3:45am to sell newspapers. His dedication proved more than fruitful as he has earned enough to pay for his entire college education. Aside from graduating with honors, King epitomizes what it means when drive and dedication result in the manifestation of of our dreams coming true and that is the message he expressed to all his classmates, “Just chase your dreams.” Already accepted into Tennessee State University, King is not resting on his laurels, but staying true to what got him to where he is now and beginning his college career this summer.
We applaud all the graduates of 2016. Never stop chasing your dreams, keep striving for greatness, and no matter what, believe in the impossible!
Miracles happen around us everyday, but oftentimes we are blinded to them because our idea of what a miracle looks like is based on something only derived of on a hollywood movie set using a green screen and plenty of CGI. But prayer is powerful and miracles still exist!
“Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.” ~ C.S. Lewis
Tony Yally is living proof that miracles still happen and how a little faith can turn even apparent death around. Pronounced dead after 50 minutes of no recordable vital signs, Yally’s son refused to accept his passing and began praying over his father’s body. What resulted could only be deemed a miracle as doctors have no explanation. Check out the video below about this astonishing story.
It’s #FGF and we are feeling good for the Yally family and also for knowing that no matter the situation or circumstances, it is only dead when we give up. No, every story will not be as triumphant like the Yally’s, but what is universal is that life only ends when we stop living it! #FeelGood knowing you too are a walking miracle!