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The Death of A Friend

By on Jun 10, 2016 in BounceBack, Dreams, Hope, Purpose | 1 comment

Life long friendships are usually the most cherished of all relationships. You have someone who’s been with you through life’s dynamic journey. So needless to say, the death of a lifetime friend can be devastating. It leaves you feeling empty and alone. You somehow feel insecure and vulnerable without that person at your side. So many questions go through your mind. You wonder if you could every find another friendship as great as the one you shared with that person. You even question your own mortality and you ponder life’s meaning. These are just a few of the things that go through your mind but most importantly you wonder how you can go on without them. Similarly, the death of a life long dream is like the death of a friend. It served as your constant source of hope and it pulled you forward when life’s barricades tried to impede your journey. It infused you for decades only...

I Am Courageous

By on Nov 4, 2014 in Hope | 0 comments

I use to view myself as fearful and yet, as I lay here not able to sleep, listening to “The Best of Chopin,” I realize that I am no coward. I continue to pursue my dreams even though I’ve experienced some serious setbacks. I’ve loved with all my heart even though it wasn’t forever.  I’ve pursued the goal of stepping out and owning my own business when some recommended that I play it safe. The problem is that safe was starting to look really scary. There was a point where I was more afraid of “safe” than I was of “failure” and I’ve experienced some brutal failures along the way. However, I am glad that I made attempts to fulfill my dreams. I wasn’t a hostage of fear. Now, I have  another Goliath to conqueror and I will…I am no coward…I am courageous.      

Persevere – Never Give Up

By on Oct 17, 2013 in BounceBack, Dreams, Hope | 0 comments

When I was a child, my mom spoke frequently about living in another country and she sought opportunities to do so. We knew that one day, our mom would be living outside the United States. We didn’t know when but we thought we knew where. Turns out, we knew neither.  For at least the last 18 years now, my mom has been living her dream of serving others, living abroad, and traveling. Not without obstacles mind you, but she’s doing it. I had a dream as a child that I thought would have been fulfilled by now. No such thing! However, my uniquely designed blueprint for living, is filled with opportunities to demonstrate resiliency and perseverance. That’s not a bad thing really—frustrating but not bad. You see on the days when the dream seems unattainable, I remind myself of who I am and whose I am. I am a child of God, I am a Mighty, and I am Gloria’s daughter...

Your Life’s Fuel

By on Oct 15, 2013 in BounceBack, Dreams, Hope, Purpose | 0 comments

Your thoughts provide the fuel for your words, your words provide the fuel for your world.

Dr. Cindy Trimm

Hope

By on Aug 8, 2013 in Hope | 0 comments

Hope is not just for those who are spiritual—it is for those who have eyes to see what others miss.  For the timid at heart who moves forward in the midst of uncertainty. For the bold and courageous who will not be deterred. For those who haven’t yet uncovered their hidden and sometimes obvious potential.  Hope is for you!