Friday, March 23, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Lessons I learned from you, Opa.
1. Follow your passion. Follow it to its utter core and in its utter entirety. Other people and circumstances may beat you down but never let them suck the life and passion out of you.
2. Faith comes first. Always.
3. Life requires hard work. Every day you have a choice as to how you will approach this work. A positive, forward-thinking attitude is the only path to opportunity.
4. Put others before yourself. Opa, you were the most selfless man I have ever known. Providing opportunities for your family and empowering them to make a difference, was the most important aspect of your life.
5. Live an inspiring story. This story must rotate around loving and helping others to be meaningful.
Opa, I wish the world could hear your story. You were a mentor to many and an inspiration to all.
Let’s choose to live as though this were our last moment on earth by loving more deeply, forgiving more readily, giving more generously, and speaking more kindly.
On May 6th, I am running a half marathon for the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. I am running to help bring courage, strength and grit to the fight against cancer. I am running for my grandfather, my mother, and every individual whose life has been cut short. If you too would like to join the cause, please visit my fundraising page and join in. Together, we can and will make a difference.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Where you live shouldn't determine whether you live.
"I would like to give you a message. Please do your best to tell the world what is happening to us, so that other children don't have to pass through this violence."
~A 15-year old girl who escaped the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda
ENLIGHTEN THE WORLD. Watch it. Share it.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Quote of the day:
~Nelson Mandela“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”