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Thankful Thursdays!

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It is real simple… Today I am THANKFUL for LIFE!  I am THANKFUL that I woke up this morning when many did not and made it through the day even though many more will not.  I am THANKFUL because although I may not have everything I want, I may not be exactly where I would like to be, or everything is not picture perfect, God willing, I will wake up tomorrow and have another chance to get that much closer to all of the above.

I am THANKFUL that even in defeat there is a blessing in the lesson and as long as I learn from failure, I will never lose.  I am THANKFUL for the hard times that built strength and character and for the pain that taught me that what I thought was my limit is was actually where I just began.  I am THANKFUL that at the worst of times when all seems loss, it only takes a mere thought, a moment of clarity, a positive outlook, to turn it all around and work in my favor.  I am THANKFUL because I did not quit or succumb.  Instead, I got up and moved forward.

I am THANKFUL for everyone that will read this, learn from this, and grow from this as they realize that they too are powerful beyond imagination and capable beyond expectations.  I am THANKFUL that others saw fit to pour into me because they knew it would not be wasted and would be used to uplift others.  I am THANKFUL that some have seen their labors come to fruition and received the fruits of their labor.  And for those who were not able to see the finished product, I am THANKFUL that I still feel their presence and work daily to make them proud.  I am THANKFUL because they gave me the best of them because they saw the best in me.

Today and each day, be THANKFUL for every aspect of life and every chance encounter.  The truest reality about life is that it can be an awesome adventure or a barren wasteland; it is completely dependent on the attitude and perspective in which you choose to live.  The meaning of life?  Look within, reach far and wide, believe with all your might, trust your instincts, because the meaning of life is whatever you want it to be and you are the creator of your destiny.  For that, I am very THANKFUL.

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Thankful Thursdays!

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I am THANKFUL for the fight!  If life were easy, it would not be worth it.  If it was not for the fight, how would you know what you could endure, how long you could last, how would you learn to take a punch and still come out victorious?  Yes, I am THANKFUL for the fight because during the fight, I became a fighter, learned to defend myself, counter punch, and get up off the canvas.  The fight gave me strength I never knew I had and the will to keep going.  The fight built a champion! (more…)

Ask BrotherWord – Patience Running Thin

#AskBrotherword - Patience Running Thin

Dear BrotherWord,

I’ve been actively pursuing this lady for almost 4 months now.  I think she possesses a lot of what I’m looking for in a woman and a future, but our schedules have yet to align.  The only time we speak, which is mainly by text, is only when I reach out and every time I ask why we haven’t gone out or spent time, she says she’s busy.  I can read in between the lines and take subtle hints so I plainly asked her if she wasn’t interested because I don’t want to waste her time or mine.  She was adamant that wasn’t the case and it’s not that she isn’t interested, but her schedule and life are crazy and hectic right now and she doesn’t want to start anything she can’t put her all in.  Although I can respect the honesty, I’m really wondering if it was a polite way of saying, go away.  What should I do? 


Patience Running Thin


Motivational Mondays

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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!

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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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