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QUOTE FOR TODAY

Posted on September 18, 2019 at 8:31 AM Comments comments (71)
Be at war with your voices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
             Benjamin Franklin

Life After Death

Posted on September 12, 2019 at 5:31 AM Comments comments (72)
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
                       Norman Cousins

Saturday, September 14, 2019 marks the one year devastation my family experienced as the result of the sudden death of my 28 year old nephew who was gunned down in front of his apartment after arriving home from work.

I would like to take this time to thank my Heavenly Father for His power of healing. If you have read the blog I wrote last year title, "The Day God Broke My Heart", you read of the hurt and pain I felt. Today, I write this blog giving praises, glory, and honor to God who has mended my broken heart and has given me light at the end of this tunnel.

Because I believe there is life after death for those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior, I know that my nephew is not only in a better place, but that I will get to see him again.

Javier Montel Woods lived a great life of service to others. And if I can name one take away from his short life, it would be to maximize the moment each day I am given-to serve wholeheartedly. BE BLESSED!

QUOTE FOR TODAY

Posted on September 11, 2019 at 3:43 AM Comments comments (59)
I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive.
                        Yoko Ono

Stay True To Yourself

Posted on September 10, 2019 at 3:12 AM Comments comments (62)
Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path.
                 Phillip Sweet

Enjoy Your Life

Posted on September 9, 2019 at 3:39 AM Comments comments (61)
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
                       Earl Nightingale

Words Of Encouragement

Posted on July 10, 2019 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (78)
Don't let a temporary emotion cloud your judgment!

Never make a permanent decision based on a temporary storm. No matter how raging the billows are today, remind yourself: "This too shall pass!"
                                           T D Jakes

QUOTE FOR TODAY

Posted on July 2, 2019 at 8:57 AM Comments comments (68)
Humans aren't as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they humans or animals on Earth. So maybe part of our formal education should be training in empathy. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, that were 'reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy.'

                         Neil deGrasse Tyson

QUOTE FOR TODAY

Posted on June 28, 2019 at 3:46 AM Comments comments (347)
Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
            John Rockefeller

"Beautiful People"

Posted on June 6, 2019 at 7:48 AM Comments comments (97)
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
                               Audrey Hepburn

From My Heart To Yours

Posted on May 4, 2019 at 6:13 AM Comments comments (64)
When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of the law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.
                                   Pope John Paul II

My nephew was violently gunned down back in September after arriving home from work by someone who had forsaken his freedom by not knowing his purpose in life. Because of his inability to seek his purpose, the life of a 28 yr old man, a good man, a purpose driven man, was taken away from us. Not only has this happened to my family, but to many families all over the world. It is time out for the foolishness that inhabits the soul of mankind due to lack of vision/purpose. It is the responsibility of each individual to seek out and pursue his/her destined purpose in life. Doing so, not only makes life meaningful, but it also leaves less time for senseless crimes and idleness. Be Blessed!


For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
                              Nelson Mandela.

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