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, November 13, 2012

Thank You!


"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
Sunday was Veterans day in the United States, and over the last couple days I've I heard many people thanking veterans for their service. And we should all be grateful for the sacrifices others make on our behalf. However, for most every veteran who is overseas working for their country there is a spouse back home that helps them through every day. 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. They deserve our thanks for the many difficulties they endure while their spouses are away. In most cases they did not volunteer for the trials they have to go through. But for love of their spouse and their fellow countrymen you'll never hear anything but praise from them. Behind every achievement and achiever is a support system. For our servicemen and women, that support system is the person who writes letters to a loved one, the person who says thank you to a vet, the person who volunteers for the injured soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen. A support system can never be stronger than the one built on the foundation of love, and we thank you for that love. So in life, when you think you're not accomplished or that you're accomplishments are largely unnoticed, remember how many people couldn't do what they do without you. Likewise, if you're receiving praise for an accomplishment, commitment, or sacrifice, remember how many people were there to support you in your effort. And on a personal note. I'd like to thank my wife, Whitney, for the support she's always given me. Through laughter and tears she's always loved me, cared for me, and been there for me when I've needed her. Thank, you.
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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