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Motivational Monday

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Motivational Monday

BrotherWord - Motivatonal Monday

What are you willing to sacrifice to attain your dream?  What lengths are you willing to go to bring your vision to life?  If money was not an issue or deterrent, what would you do for a living?  Whatever that answer is for you, START DOING IT RIGHT NOW!  You know your purpose and have a glimpse of the destiny ahead.  Stop letting bumps destroy the dream.  Pain is a good thing at times; it reminds us that we’re alive and we can overcome.  Embrace the challenges, the obstacles, and the perils of life.  They are temporary and they are building blocks to better your future.  Whatever it is that has been ignited in your soul, take control of that fire and let it simmer.  The hotter it gets, like gold, the better you shine; like a hot air balloon, the higher you rise; and like a volcano, the greater you erupt.  Today is the day to become all you know you can be and to take hold of your own destiny!

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” ~ Vince Lombardi
 
“When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision – then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” ~ Audre Lorde

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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Motivational Mondays

BrotherWord - Motivational Monday

Beginning any venture is challenging and there will be many struggles and obstacles along the way.  Stay the course, maintain the vision, and work through it all.  No one ever said it would be easy or without challenges.  If that was the case, everyone would do it and there wouldn’t be anything unique about you or special about your vision.  What you possess is beyond measure and it was birthed in you because ONLY you can bring it to fruition.  The DREAM only gets bigger and the more you believe, the more you achieve!  Start today by remembering what first excited you, what spark that interest, and why you’re doing what you’re doing.  Remember the purpose requires process and sometimes the process causes problems, but even problems lead to prosperity.  Your only limitation is your imagination.  Keep dreaming and keep believing! 

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” ~ Frederick Douglas

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow.”
~ Thomas Paine
 
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Thankful Thursday!

BrotherWord - Thankful Thursday

Today, I am most THANKFUL for the struggle.  Through struggle I discovered that I am greater than imagined and the only limitations I have are those that I impose on myself.  I am capable beyond measure and with obstacles, we gain experience and with experience, we build wisdom and wisdom translates into inner peace and greater understanding.  For that I am most grateful and because of that, I hope to share my experiences and knowledge with as many as I can.  Life is never promised to be without strife, turmoil, or rainy days.  But it does promise to be adventurous, ever-changing, challenging and when seen properly, it can offer everything one desires and so much more.  Today, I am thankful for the heartaches, downfalls, trials, and all things thought to be bad that have led to victory, growth, newfound awareness, and fortified my purpose in life! 

What are you thankful for today and how has life’s challenges shaped you into the person you are now?

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