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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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Monday, October 3, 2011

Promising the Best

The best or nothing.” Gottlieb Daimler (from the motto of Daimler Benz)

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

Best: “most productive of good” Merriam-Webster

Instead of dwelling on all the things you can't do, figure out what you can do. What you will do.” At the time those words were being instilled in her by her mother, Nancy had no idea know how she would have to live and act by the mantra later on. Growing up with her little sister, Suzy, in the late fifties, she learned at an early age how disease can ravage a society. At the time, polio was the scourge of the land. In 1952, it affected 58,000 people, 3,000 of whom died and 21,000 were left disabled. Scientists and physicians were working on a cure, but many believed it would be impossible. That didn't matter to the Goodmans; Suzy, Nancy, and their mother did whatever they could to help. They even held bake sales to raise money for a Polio vaccine. As Nancy recalls, “So began Suzy's and my charitable life together. It was my earliest inkling of what goes into the chemistry of change: moment meets messenger, information becomes action. Hearts and minds shift to a new paradigm, money happens, and it all comes together.” Later Nancy would have to take that charitable life to a level I'm sure she never imagined, when she made a promise to Suzy, a promise to make a difference, “Even if it takes the rest of my life,” she said. And that promise continues with every pink ribbon you see. Suzy Komen lost her battle with breast cancer in 1982, and that's when Nancy Goodman Brinker says her “Life's work was born.” Since then, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation has raised over 1.5 billion dollars to aid in the eradication of breast cancer, making it one of the most influential medical charities in the world. Because of the efforts of people like Nancy G. Brinker, along with scientists and doctors, breast cancer is no longer a death sentence. We owe a debt of gratitude to people like Susan G. Komen and Nancy G. Brinker for their persistence, selflessness, and will to do their best for others. In everything we do, let's remember, everything we do is ultimately for others, so like Nancy G. Brinker, let's do our best.

Daily Journaling Questions:
      1. How did I help someone today?
      2. What act of kindness did I perform today?
      3. What did I learn today?
      4. Who did I love today?
      5. What about today do I want to remember forever?
      6. What are my goals for tomorrow?

Written referencing Promise Me – How a Sister's Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer, by Nancy G. Brinker with Joni Rodgers

Thank you for reading.

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