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Thankful Thursdays!

BrotherWord - Dreams Come True

As kids we have a pure innocence that knows no boundaries and our dreams are as large and as magnanimous as our imagination can take us.  As we grow older and experience life more, we become jaded and lose that virtue, become cynical, and our dreams are not as vivid as they once were.  I am so THANKFUL that the world does not dictate the outcome of our dreams and if we are courageous enough to forge ahead in spite of all or any obstacles, our dreams can still come true.

I am very THANKFUL that dreams never die.  They may become dormant or even forgotten, and in worse cases, given up on, but that precious dream still lies within and is just waiting to be stirred up, shaken awake, and pursued again.  Life will take you on many twists and turns, derailing your thoughts, detouring your focus, and dividing your time, but is it not amazing how one glimmer of hope, one leap of faith, can redirect you and put you right on course to achieving your deepest desires and wildest dreams!

What is a real miracle is how even when you may quit on your dream, it never quit on you and when least expected, that dream that you no longer thought of, considered a possibility, or even fathom any longer has now come to fruition.  THANKFUL for dreams beyond reality and greater than doubt and fear.  THANKFUL for the little kid in me who still remembers that anything I believe, if I so desire and am willing to put in the work, I can achieve it!

THANKFUL that dreams are windows to our heart’s desires, our mind’s infatuations, and our soul’s purpose-filled destiny.  THANKFUL that our greatest dreams somehow formulate a blueprint and road that lead to our greatest joy. Dream on my friend…

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~ Harriet Tubman

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” ~ Langston Hughes

Your Presence is the Present


BrotherWord - Presence

There is nothing in this world that can replace the presence of a parent in their child’s life.  Too often the chaos of hectic schedules and daily distractions are used to justify why many kids are not provided with the attention and structure they so desperately seek and need.  Far worse is that it is underestimated and overlooked how much the absence and lack of presence of a parent in a child’s life has residual effects that spread throughout every facet of life, both short-term and long-term. (more…)

Permission or Protection

BrotherWord - Permission or Protection

The Boston School Committee is voting on whether or not it will expand its already active program of dispensing free condoms to all 32 schools in its system.  Already available in 19 high schools with on-campus health centers, students at Boston public high schools may be able to receive free condoms if they sit through a brief consultation on safe sex.


The Future is Bright!

With all the talk about how our younger generation is squandering the opportunities given them, BrotherWord would like to assure you that nothing is further from the truth.  Don’t penalize the whole for the few.  There is a multitude of phenomenal young people who are excelling above and beyond anyone’s greatest hope for them.  Surpassing their elder statesmen and outshining them in every aspect, these groundbreakers are the epitome of all that is wonderful and exciting about the future.  Enjoy this sample of tomorrow’s leaders, entrepreneurs, developers, and entertainers.


When Is Change Good?

BrotherWord - Change is Good

In 2013, the notion of segregation and separatism seems farfetched and something more suited for 1913.  But in Wilcox, GA., the students at Wilcox County High School participated in the very first fully integrated prom this past weekend.  The first EVER in the school’s 40 year history!


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