Tag Archive | Faith

Touched By the Lives of Others✨

 

 

I write about the importance of attitude and positive energy in your life so, I was deeply moved by a young man’s remarkable story of strength and faith. This incredible young man not only survived a tragic event in his life but rose above and beyond holding onto his faith that God has a plan for him. 

My life as a writer and cancer survivor helps focus my perspective when learning about amazing people and the incredible experiences they have to share. I got a double dose of perspective recently while researching an article for Ginzy Magazine about the former University of Tennessee football star Inky Johnson.

He turned around a devastating football injury, paralyzing his right arm and costing him his lifelong dream of playing in the NFL, into motivating others to fight through challenges even if it means surrendering to the will of God.

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Thanks to Patrick Abbo, editor of this uplifting publication, Ginzy Magazine for your mission to break through all the negative vibes and dedicate your content to relevant stories about what’s good in the world. Introducing me to Inky’s determination and tenent to be a blessing in someone else’s life cemented the importance of spreading his philosophy to the world.

Daily I’m reminded that it’s not about me but how the decisions that I make can affect the lives of others. Inky Johnson got it right, in whatever you do, “Be a Blessing in Someone Else’s Life.”

 

Introducing, Inky Johnson

https://on.ginzy.me/2itKuM0

Read my article at the above link to learn more about the life and faith of this determined man.

 

 

 

 

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Don’t Give Up on Your Faith 💜

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Love can sometimes appear to be an elusive concept. Despite being provided water, food, shelter, and the air with which to breath, without love or humanity, our lives become hollow.

Inspired by a wonderful friend who’s been feeling the grip of loneliness, I heard this Celine Dion song the other day, which I hadn’t heard in a long while and thought sharing this video would be a big hug and a splendid tribute to love, faith, and friendship.

Keep the faith!

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Life’s Path

 

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I’ve been reflecting on the events of my life since cancer and what I believed from the beginning of that journey still holds true. Getting cancer was a blessing; it challenged my faith and pushed me to grow beyond my existence.

I learned to fully trust in God’s power and grace and not fear; enjoy each precious moment in the moment, the only reality there is. A great friend of mine since college whispered to me that God has a higher plan for me and he was right. 

In this past year, I’ve celebrated another glorious birthday, fulfilled a lifelong dream and experienced the incredible beauty of Italy, and found my activist voice to make my community and the world a better place.

 

Thank you, Lord, for walking with me on this new path and giving me confidence and wings to fly.

 

 

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No Day But Today!✨

“Fear is a thief. It robs us of the opportunity to stand in the moment and forces us to focus on the past and future instead of the now.”

DonnaMarie

 

 

 

This quote is in the true spirit of my philosophy that we create our own reality and the power of belief and faith is undeniable. I’m still pinching myself from the incredible reality I created upon realizing my dream adventure to Florence, Italy.

 

The Basilica of St. Mark’s Square in Venice

 

My wish is to see others realize their dreams and believe that all things are possible with faith. However, you can’t just lay on your sofa and hope for things to be, you make things happen by having an open mind and planning so you’re ready when the opportunity presents itself. 

Let’s take the words can’t, maybe, someday and when I retire out of our vocabulary. As I’ve stated before and will continue to raise up, the only reality we have is in this moment. Not the past, and not the future but right NOW!

 

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It doesn’t matter how long it’s been since I’ve heard this powerful song from the Broadway play and film “Rent”, my reaction is always the same; tears streaming down my face as the words forever ring true and the emotion it stirs remains very real.

 

Tomorrow is not promised so there is – “No Day But Today!”

Don’t Give Up on Your Faith 💜

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Love can ofttimes appear to be an elusive concept. Despite being provided water, food, shelter, and the air with which to breath, without love or humanity, our lives become hollow.

Inspired by a wonderful friend who’s been feeling the grip of loneliness, I heard this Celine Dion song the other day, which I hadn’t heard in a long while and thought sharing this video would be a big hug and a splendid tribute to love, faith, and friendship.

 

Keep the faith!

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Keep On Pushing!✊🏽

 

 

Life has a way of slapping us in the face just when we think we’ve got it licked. When those moments arrive, I always look for quotes, videos, songs whatever it takes to inspire and motivate me to thrive, push through the hills and achieve my personal goals.

 

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Livinginthemoment2015 is an excellent venue to share expressions of inspiration and attitude adjustments; hopefully, encouraging self-realization and strength.

Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions released “Keep on Pushing” in 1964 and it quickly became an anthem for the drive, empowerment, and perseverance to have Faith and always keep on pushing.

 

So when times get tough and you feel like quitting always remember

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For One Brief Moment☄

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It’s easy to forget what an amazing gift life really is. Our lives are nothing but a cosmic blink. Even our seemingly all-encompassing world is just a tiny blue dot circling an average sized star spiraling around a galaxy of 200-400 billion stars, which itself is just one galaxy among billions more. Yet for one brief moment, we get to experience the wonders of existence, of consciousness.

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Our brains are wired to find things we’re looking for – if you’re always cynical or waiting for things to go wrong, then your life will reflect that. On the other hand, having a positive outlook on life will bring you joy and provide you with inspiration when you least expect it. (www.keepinspiring.me)

 

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One of my favorite quotes is “We are what we believe”.  Some days we all could use an extra dose of positive energy. On those occasions, I find reading and sharing inspiring quotes helps me re-focus and affirms my belief in the power of our thoughts.

So, as we trim the tree and wrap our packages, let’s remember to give thanks and treasure each precious moment as we reflect on our blessings from God. 

 

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