It’s been about four months since my last post. Working on the book placed on my heart, The Journey Back To You, has been complete with practically every emotion imaginable. My desire for the reader is change; change in habits, change in thought patterns, change in relationships, change in behaviors, all for the good and to help the reader Live Life with Purpose on Purpose.
We’ve entered into a New Year and with that come the usual New Year resolutions. Maybe you’ve made some, we all have. We tell ourselves, this year I’m going to lose weight, clean out that closet, get out of debt or complete “that” project. Whatever the task, I encourage you to make every effort to press forward and complete your goal. I also encourage you this year to do something different; I encourage you to approach each task with the thought of how your life and the life of others will change for the better because you’ve accomplished that goal. When you approach the task, whatever it may be, in that manner, the end result will be the right result.
It’s been proven time and time again in the lives of people we are familiar with and some we may never have the pleasure of knowing.
It’s seen in the lives of:
Martin Luther King, one of America’s most influential civil rights activists. His passionate, nonviolent protests changed the lives and hearts of people, both black and white. And, Rosa Parks a civil rights activist, who refused to give up her seat on the bus in Montgomery Alabama. Together they organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott that lasted for several months and brought about change for an entire race.
It’s also seen in the lives of:
Ms. Lillie, the Grandmother of Eagles football star, Jason Avant. At night, she would lay her hands on Jason and pray for her grandson for an hour, praying “Lord, let him be different. Let his life change”, as reported in a USA Today article. Or, Natalie Hawkins, mother of famed gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas who gave up precious moments with her daughter, changing Gabrielle’s life. Gabrielle became the first African American to ever receive the All-Around title, and also the only female gymnasts in history to possess both Team and All-Around Gold in the same Olympics.
Because these individuals had others in mind, their life and the lives of others were changed for the better. So, as you reflect on the past year and make your plans and goals for 2013, stay encouraged, press forward and approach each task with others in mind. You will surely change lives, yours as well as someone else’s.
Happy New Year! and Stay tuned for the release of The Journey Back to You. Until next time, here’s to Living Life with Purpose on Purpose!
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