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Thankful Thursdays!

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“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.” ~ William Faulkner

It is hard to be THANKFUL when you are watching fellow citizens choked to death, gunned down, and beaten like savages by those who have been sworn to protect us.  Over the past several months and weeks we have all heard the reports and even seen the horrific images of one man choked to death, another riddled with bullets, and a woman brutally beaten by supposed officers of the law.  Worse, it has happened more times than it ever should.  There is no excuse or rationale that will ever be able to explain these senseless acts, but even in the midst of all hell breaking loose, I am still THANKFUL. (more…)

Thankful Thursdays!

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Today, I am extremely thankful for the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.  A man of reverence and righteousness, Mandela, or “Madiba” (the Thembu clan Mandela belonged to) as he was affectionately referred to by his countrymen, traversed the path destined for him, never once altering his route, succumbing to circumstances, or allowing others to derail his dream.

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Thankful Thursday!

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Contentment does not mean settling or giving up.  It is about being appreciative and THANKFUL for the here and now.  It’s about finding peace with what you have and what you don’t have.  One of the biggest challenges in life is being satisfied with your present situation while striving for a greater future.  Don’t get bogged down with the what ifs, the could have been, or the when this or that happens, but instead relish in the moment and appreciate it for all it’s worth.  Right now is where you are meant to be and the peace you feel, the inner smile of gratitude, is God’s way of letting you know that just like yesterday took care of itself, so will tomorrow.  Be THANKFUL for today and find contentment in knowing that now is a great place to be.  Make it a mindset to grasp the moment and express THANKFULNESS in your current state.  The more we learn to seize every opportunity, the less we’ll feel we’ve let opportunities escape us – Carpe Diem!

Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine. ~ Friedrich Schiller

 

Motivational Mondays – Freedom

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“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.”
~ Winston Churchill
 

Freedom comes in many forms, but it’s only guaranteed by the men and women who bear arms. 

They’ve fought to secure our country and protect our soil and paid the ultimate price;  their dedication and commitment is only paralleled by their sacrifice. 

We salute our troops and pay homage to the fallen and gone, thank you for giving your lives to protect our homes. 

Prayers we send daily and thank you just doesn’t suffice, because the peace that you provide is a slice of paradise. 

Marines, Navy, Air Force, or Army, the uniform doesn’t define the soldier, but the heart of a hero is the beauty in the eye of the beholder. 

Whether it’s stars on a wall, those on the flag, or those blazing the sky, one thing is true, it’s because of your dedication we proudly wave the color of red, white and blue.

Memorial Day 2013 ©

 

Lions, Bears, & Tigers – Oh My!

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In Locust Grove, Georgia at Noah’s Ark animal rescue sanctuary, the most unlikely of trios have found a home.  Leo the lion, Baloo, an American black bear, and Shere Kahn, a bengal tiger, cohabitate and live a playful life full of fun and harmony.

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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 BrotherWord34@gmail.com.

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?

Thankful Thursday

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It’s Thankful Thursday!!!  What are you thankful for today? 

Did someone buy you lunch, open a door for you, tell you how nice you look?  Being thankful comes in may forms, but sometimes we have to dig deep to find thankfulness in the toughest of situations.  It’s about having an “Attitude of Gratitude!”  Even when life has turned you upside down, caused you conflict and sadness, you have to find an inner peace… “Peace on Purpose.”

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