The Intent of This Blog

This blog is intended to be a tool for the growth of whoever wants to use it. It is a daily journal intended to help us be more introspective. Every day I will do my best to supply a motivational quote, a Bible verse, a vocabulary word, and a personal message from myself. Use these if you like as motivation to improve yourself. Then, simply answer the daily questions provided honestly and see if it has an impact on your life. Zig Ziglar said, "If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer." Lets not be just dreamers but doers. Remember Martin Luther King Jr not only had a dream, he also had an objective. Thanks for reading, Jake

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Message for November 12, 2010

"Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal." Jerome Fleishman
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ Matthew 25:35-40
Solace: “comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness” New Oxford American Dictionary
Yesterday was Veterans day in the United States and I heard many people thanking veterans for their service. I got to thinking, for most every veteran who is overseas working for their country there is a spouse back home. Many times they go unnoticed and unthanked, but they're always there, providing solace and cheer. I want to take the time now to thank all of them, they are an integral link in the chain of a countries services and they deserve our thanks because they go through many difficulties while their spouses are are away, and in most cases they did not volunteer for the trials they have to go through. My greater point however is that behind every achievement and achiever is a support system. So in life when you think you're not accomplishing much or you're not getting the glory for what you have accomplished remember how many people couldn't do what they do without you, and likewise if you're getting the praise for something remember how many people were there to support you in your effort.

1 comment:

  1. This post was just what I needed today. I love you so much. You are selfless and always putting others before yourself. You are an amazing man, and I hope you know that your actions do not go unnoticed. I am so proud of you.