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Thankful Thursdays!

BrotherWord - Thankful Thursday

I’m THANKFUL for the sky above, the birds and the trees,
I’m THANKFUL on a hot summer day to feel a cool breeze.
What are you THANKFUL for?
I’m THANKFUL for a loving family and cherished friends,
I’m THANKFUL that no matter what happens, God will stand with me to the very end.
What are you THANKFUL for?
I’m THANKFUL for my job, the long hours, and the piles of work,
I’m THANKFUL because I know someone out there has forgotten their self-worth.
What are You THANKFUL for?
I’m THANKFUL for my home I live in and my bills,
I’m THANKFUL because there are those who just roam and  roam and have lost their will.
What are you THANKFUL for?
I’m THANKFUL for the struggles, the heartache, and the trials,
I’m THANKFUL because some didn’t make it through and others will not survive.
What are you THANKFUL for?
I’m THANKFUL for the pain of shattered dreams and love lost,
I’m THANKFUL because through that pain I found the best of  myself and learned what life really costs.
What are you THANKFUL for?
I’m THANKFUL for the tears that fall when I think of my angels who’ve received their wings,
I’m THANKFUL because I know this life is temporary and glory is the greatest offering.
What are you THANKFUL for?
I’m THANKFUL for the trials, test, and tribulations,
I’m THANKFUL because now I get to share my message of overcoming and jubilation.
What are you THANKFUL for?
I’m THANKFUL for the quiet voice deep within that never allows me to give up or shut up,
I’m THANKFUL because it’s that same voice in you that says, “If he fell, you too can rise up, so never give up!”
What are you THANKFUL for?
I’m THANKFUL for the reader reading this and the heart it may touch,
I’m THANKFUL because if this helps one person, it’s done so much.
What are you THANKFUL for?
I’m THANKFUL for another day, another opportunity, to make a difference and spread a word of gratitude,
I’m THANKFUL because in life it’s not about what’s going on around you, but all about your attitude.
What are you THANKFUL for?  ©

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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