Monday Moments: Make a Commitment to Serve with Love

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“The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lays not only in his fight for equality, but in his inspiration and leadership. In the face of daunting adversity, Dr. King pushed forward, not because it was easy or popular; on the contrary, what he did was difficult and dangerous. His work and greatness lives on by motivating us all to strive for a better America.”

“Today, as we celebrate Dr. King’s memory, let us also renew our commitment to emulating his drive and spirit. As you plan your year ahead, consider committing to doing something that will take you out of your comfort zone, helping others and serving a greater good. Commit to asking the difficult questions and leading in a way that will make you and those who surround you better.” -PRSA

“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

What are you doing for others? Think of ways you can share your light by illuminating hope and joy in the lives of others.  Find the treasure in each person’s life as you look at the world with a lens of love!  Thank you Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

 

Thursday Television: Limitations, Challenges and Glee

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Limitations are just guideposts.  They may signal different routes or different ways to reach a destination.  But they won’t prevent us from getting there, unless we empower them to do so.  -Patrick Lindsay

Outshine Your Limitations

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Gina Rodriguez won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Comedy for her work as Jane in The CW’s television show “Jane the Virgin.” She is a shining inspiration for her refusal to accept limitations potentially placed on her by Hollywood’s vision of what audiences want to see and expect.  She pursues her craft with integrity and dares to tell stories that connect and inspire.

Jane the Virgin is renewed for season 2 on the CW!  You can catch up on all the episodes this week or online!

Find Glee in Being the Best You
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The sixth and final season of Fox’s television Glee started to air last week.  The show has been known for spotlighting the underdogs with their endearing vulnerability and bright personalities as they overcome expectations and difficulties together. They go for their dreams! Last week’s episode was filled with memorable quotes such as what the character Will said to Rachel.

“Have you ever seen a guy shoot a bow and arrow? The power is created by the bending of the bow.  The more the bow bends, the more potential energy is created.  Life’s challenges age not just bending of the bow.  The bigger the challenges, the more the bow bends, the more potential you create to do something amazing.  All you have to do is find a purpose, find the arrow that you’re gonna put in that bow.” Will to Rachel from Glee

Catch Glee tomorrow! Friday at 9pm on FOX

Happy Thursday!

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Monday Moments: Seasons of Life Story

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The Season of Life Story

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn to not judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.

The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, and the youngest son in the fall.

When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen.

The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted.

The second son said no – it was covered with green buds and full of promise.

The third son disagreed, he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.

The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment.

The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but one season in the tree’s life.

He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season, and that the essence of who they are – and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life – can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up.

If you give up when it’s winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, fulfillment of your fall.

Don’t judge a life by one difficult season. Don’t let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.

Happy Monday!

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