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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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Giving and Living


“We get to make a living; we give to make a life” Winston Churchill

There will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, “You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and the poor, in your land.” Deuteronomy 15:11

Altruism: “the belief or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others” New Oxford American Dictionary

August 31st, 2010. 13 year old Brandon Johnson was laying in a hospital bed at Texas Children's Hospital with a malignant brain tumor. He had hoped to go to a baseball game between the Houston Astros and the St. Louis Cardinals that day. But because of his sickness, he couldn't make it. So instead, baseball came to him. After the game, Brandon was visited by a tall Dominican-American man who presented him with an autographed bat. The man was Albert Pujols, and it was no ordinary everyday bat, he had used that bat to hit his 400th career home run in major league baseball only a few days earlier. We could all learn from Albert Pujols. No matter who we are, or what we've accomplished, we are never above giving back. If anything, blessings from God give us a greater responsibility to care for others. Giving a bat to a sick child in the hospital is only one of many examples of what Mr. Pujols has done for others. His charitable actions go on and on. The banner for the Pujols family foundation is emblazoned with the words, “Faith. Family. Others.” I'm so glad there are people like Albert Pujols to look up to. People that are accomplished and have everything they'll ever need, but still take time to make a difference in their communities and throughout the world. I hope you take the time to visit www.pujolsfamilyfoundation.org and join me in trying to emulate not just a baseball hero but more importantly a giving hero.

Daily Journaling Questions:
  1. How did I help someone in kindness today?
  2. What did I learn today?
  3. What am I thankful for?
  4. Who did I love today?
  5. What am I dreaming for?
  6. What about today do I want to remember forever?
  7. What are my goals for tomorrow?
Thanks for reading.
Jake

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