I am calling you all out!!!!!!

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” There shall be no night there,…… And they shall reign forever and ever”

Revelation 22:5

Hope for today:

” We can not cling to the success or failures of the past, each new day brings a new opportunity to live for Christ, to share his gospel and to build his kingdom, let’s be about our Father’s business”

Billy Graham

 

 

Now if we all took the Robin Williams approach to walking our paths through this journey of life, then just maybe this society would be a lot better for all? This was a man…… Who was hurting real pain deep inside himself, but yet had decided to through his humor, make the rest of us forget about the pain within us all. Robin Williams was blessed with the talent to truly entertain us all, whether it was comedy, or a movie like ” Dead Poet’s Society”, which for me was the best of all his movies. Robin Williams was truly sent from God for the benefit of us all, as he entertained us ( while he himself hurt deeply inside), so the rest of us can find relief from our pain, even if it was for a short time.

It is so sad that, we of this Society will go to any length to bring so much pain toward each other, that we as an Individual have lost totally the true feelings of, love and empathy that is within us all. When one fails at attempting something they are not used to, others will make fun of those failures instead of praising him to keep trying, which leads to many that will always quit, or never even try to make an attempt at something new. Then there are those that are very talented to play a sport, as they then turn professional and receive huge money to simply play a game.

Life within the National Football League is so screwed up today, simply because………. One has started a new thing of, taking a knee in protest, while disrespecting not just a song, not just a flag, but those who have died defending that flag, so the rest of us can live peacefully and as free as we want to be, doing whatever we want to do. Now with that said………. Through the whole off season of the NFL, there was not one Knee taker doing anything about whatever they were protesting to begin with, but now as the first pre-season  game has been played, they start back at taking a knee? The Quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys said it best, ” Football is not the time or the place for anything, other than playing the game of Football”, I agree totally and now have much more respect for Zak Prescott.

Most of us all stop what we normally do on Sunday’s, to watch the game of football the game, not the game of football being a politically ridden agenda, of whatever the flavor of the week may be for their protests. Let’s look deeper and put it a little different, we all go to our jobs each day, we work for a corporate company correct? What would happen to us if we decide to stand on a soap box and bring protest to our jobs? Correct……… We would be fired for not doing our job as we should be doing, well an NFL team is owned by an owner and that Owner buys the team for one thing and that is to make good on his investment, so in essence the NFL team is a corporate company, that pays it’s employee’s to do a job and not stand on, or take a knee in protest. Football is a game of strategy with the best strategy winning the game, football is not a game of protest and nor do the fans watch the game just for the protest, we watch to see a great game of different strategies, being played by not just an employee of a team, but a well trained and talented athlete, that’s true focus is on winning the game and nothing more, which to me there is one more focused on winning a game, each and every game, he has proved it more than once and that Athlete is, the quarterback of the New England Patriots………. Tom Brady.

There may be some that call Tom Brady a ” cheater”? Really!!! Then I shall call you fat, dumb and stupid, simply because you are too lazy to put in the work each and every day as Tom Brady does, to be the best at whatever it is you do. Whether off season or in season, Tom works very hard every day, so he can be as good as he needs to be and his winning ways proves just that. My challenge to all those who feel the need to protest within the NFL is, try working as hard as Tom Brady, focus 100% on the game of football, so just maybe you can be a true Champion, as the G.O.A.T of the NFL…….. Tom Brady already is, forget about the outside crap ( only to be done on your time…not company time), So not just you and your team play a great game of football, but we the fans, can watch a very well played, with very different strategies to winning a well played game, by well trained and talented athlete’s, each and every week of the season.

 

” Any professional sport is not about any kind of outside protest, as it is about showcasing the God given talent you have been given”

” You are an employee of the owner of the team you play for, there is a code of conduct for each corporate company you work for”

” Any success or failure we may have will be in our past, we can learn from the past, but never shall we dwell in the past as it only brings more pain to us all”

” We all have a God given talent and it is up to each of us to find that talent”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Working hard and moving up

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” The best things in life are free, the air we breathe, the stars at night, the wonder of Human love, but the greatest gift of all is our salvation, purchased for us by Jesus Christ………….. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift”

2 Corinthians 9:15

 

Within today’s society of fast pace and full of technology that has made life easy for us all, we have also become lazy with our work ethnic, where we want the world to cater to us, but we do not want to work for what we want? Just like when we take a trek up a mountain, there comes work to get to our destination of the summit at the top of the mountain, yes you have to climb up hill and a lot of the up hills are very steep, as you climb quickly in elevation to get to the summit. Now to achieve the reward of the beauty and the great scenery at the summit, you first have to put in the work of climbing up a trail for which you trek.

Now I am not saying that all of us have lost that hard work ethnic that has made this country great, just that it is becoming instinct and needs to be fixed before it becomes lost for ever.  A good work ethnic is one that, when you start a job within a company, you are not afraid or not ashamed to start at the ground floor and work hard while you climb the ladder of success within that company, as you climb the ladder within that company, also comes the great rewards of pay raises, that simply shows you that, you are somebody of which others do notice your hard work ethnic within the job you do, not too mention of what it does to your spiritual being deep within your soul. This spiritual being is part of our DNA, our make up of who we truly are, this is what makes our self esteem grow, as we then feel good of ourselves, moving forward along the path we chose, through this journey of life.

We all want the toys of life, the material things for which we consume along this journey, but being lazy and not working a job, because we simply don’t like the job, will never have us achieve any success, so we than can buy whatever material item we wish to buy. Bouncing around from job to job, is no way to develop a good strong work ethnic, never mind of not only building a great foundation in your work life.

With a great work life and the starting on the ground floor of your life, is what completes us as a Human Being, we respect all the things around us more as we grow into this world, that little child within us grows better and stronger as well, which then has us on the exterior growing with a strong self esteem. Never think of your job as “work”, only work hard at what you do, so you than can move up the rungs of the ladder known as success, as you not only feel great inside, but it shows on the outside with your true actions, of who you truly are.

Starting out on the ground floor of life, or within our jobs is not a bad thing, nor should it be frowned upon, as it only builds strength, character and helps us grow inside and out, with that little child that is within us all, growing stronger and healthy year after year, as we walk this journey through life. In this country we have what we call the ” American Dream”? This is nothing more than all of us working very hard to achieve great success and when we achieve this great success, we then not only build a strong foundation and grow strong roots, we then accumulate the material things within this society. now sometimes with success we forget of who we truly are? we forget of that little child deep within our souls, which not only leads us to a little child with no true direction,  it will also lead us into a lifestyle of negativity, weakness and laziness, which then makes us vulnerable to all the ugliness we see around us today. With strength come happiness and with happiness comes peace for us all, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” With strength comes happiness and with happiness comes peace”

” We all want great success along this journey, we also have to work hard to achieve this peace and happiness”

” Work ethnic is within each of us, just that some have refused to unleash the hard work part of the ethnic”

” Work ethnic helps us grow stronger while we greatly respect all that is around us”

 

 

 

 

 

 

A formula for Peace………..

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” Jesus said the problem is within us: Out of the heart…….. proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: What a list! our real war is a rebellion against God- and it brings unending misery”

Mark 7;21;22

 

We all walk a path through this journey of life, just as Jesus did when he came to us. The difference between us within this society and the society back when Jesus walked his path is, we are far removed from the journey of Christ, so much so that it leaves us with much doubt and a lack of self confidence within the paths we walk. We are all so guilty of getting away from the house of God, because this society has become so fast paced, we use that as an excuse, to not enter the doors of the house of God on the Holy day of Sunday. But what we tend to forget in today’s world is, you don’t have to enter the house of God every Sunday if only you truly believe in God and Jesus Christ, they are deep within our hearts and souls, just that we have buried them so deep, we really can’t feel their love anymore. You can go to your favorite quiet place, whether in your home, or within nature, so you than can speak to God with your prayers, now some may say he never speaks back? Oh yes he does, just that you have to open your eyes and hearts wide, so not to only feel him within, but to see the signs he puts in front of you, to guide you along your path of this journey through life.

With all the ugliness and the hatred that surrounds us today, especially in the city of Chicago, where the violence is so bad, many are being killed in the streets daily, is all the proof we need to truly see of how true this quote from Mark really is. The evil will consume us when we don’t truly feel God’s love within our hearts and souls and when the evil consumes us so, we then bury deeply the true feelings of Christ, just so others won’t see us as weak? This is when we become someone for who we truly are not, this is when we not only lie to others, but we lie to ourselves, so we can try to be as normal as we think normal is. Now we are only doing what we need to do, to survive in this cruel and evil world.

God didn’t create this world, we ourselves created this world and we can only blame ourselves for all the ugliness and hatred that surrounds us. The solution is quite simple in that all we need to do is, bring Jesus back in our lives, truly feel his love deep within our hearts and souls, so we than can share this love with each other and not be ashamed of this feeling anymore. Out of love comes peace and joy, while out of evil brings all this hatred and ugliness, We the people of this society have to stand as one, against all the crap, then it will change over time, so we all can live in peace and true happiness.

I get the fact that fear has a strong hold on us today, simply because we have become to afraid of all the gangs and the violence they bring, we all have become a Victim of all these gangs, as we have let them just walk all over us? The time is now to basically treat these gangs as we did back as a child in school, when the Bully tried to control us with our fear and how do we handle this?  stand up to these gangs and put the fear of God right back in them and when we do it together as one, then eventually these gangs will disappear simply because, the fear they used on us, will not work anymore, making them, fear us, as they cower away, like the true coward that they are.

There will always be evil within this journey of life, we the people that walk this journey just have to be smarter, better and stronger, never lose the feeling of Jesus’s love within our hearts and souls, when we become a Victim of whatever, just stand up to whom or what that has made us the Victim, so we than can fix what we need to fix, then move forward better and stronger, as we walk our paths of this journey of life, in the peace and happiness that we all so deserve.

 

” The formula for peace is quite simple and within each of our hearts and souls”

” Good will always win over evil, just that we need to be stronger with more confidence in ourselves moving forward”

” The love of Jesus Christ is within us all, we just have to truly feel his love and acknowledge him as our savior who died for us all”

” Evil will always be within this journey, we just have to deal differently of the evil with confidence”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the right focus, comes true perspective

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Perspective and focus go hand in hand, one without the other will have you walk aimlessly throughout this journey of life, without being able to truly find your true purpose of this journey. Just as in this picture, when you focus on one thing, the rest become cloudy and out of focus, when you focus on what’s down the road, then what’s in the foreground becomes cloudy and out of focus and vice versa. As much as we would like to have it all, you clearly can not, we can achieve many things throughout this journey, but to have it all now and right before us at this time, will just never happen all at once. Everything in moderation, so we can set the proper goals for ourselves, then as we achieve these goals, we than can move forward, not just onto the next goal, but move forward full of confidence, that helps us feel good deep within our souls for a journey well walked.

To have a clear perspective and be in focus as we walk this journey through life, is kind of like walking on a balance beam, where there is this narrow beam that you need to walk across, while you not only put one foot in front of the other, but you focus on what is in front of you, so you don’t fall off the beam. When your perspective doesn’t match up to your focus, now there is a whole host of issues that can come from that, which then forces you to become out of focus for what you need, as you trip and fall over your own feet, trying to put them one step at a time in front of you. Being out of focus and losing perspective of what is important to you, not only will have you walking through the clouds of your judgments, but will also have you become someone for who you truly are not, then you can lose sight of the true journey of the path you walk, throughout this thing called life.

When taking a picture with a camera, there is a process to follow before you actually snap the button to take the picture. You want to make sure that everything is in focus, so the perspective of the picture comes out as crystal clear as you can make it. The theory is so much the same as we walk our paths through this journey of life. It is not just the putting the one foot in front of the other, you first have to focus on where your putting that foot to take the step and each step moving forward, so we then don’t trip and fall disrupting us from walking further. It is totally okay to stop from time to time, so you can look further down the path of your perspective, so you than can keep in focus of what is right in front of you, you don’t need to rush as there is no time limit along this journey of life, simply because if you walk your path out of focus, then you will miss a lot of great stuff, that can make you better and stronger moving forward.

When you don’t take the time to focus as you walk your path of this journey, you will never find the true perspective of the journey. Within this Society and especially within all the big cities, there are so many walking aimlessly, that they clearly are out of focus within the path that they walk. The big cities are so fast paced it makes it very difficult to truly look deeply into what you see, as those that live out of the cities in a more relaxed setting, actually can see more clearly along their path, that is simply because they take the time to focus on what is in front of them as they take each step, which then gives them a better perspective of this journey through life. This journey is really not that difficult when you do it correctly, stay in focus of where you are going, so then the perspective of the journey will help you become better and stronger as you walk your path. Now I get the fact that some of our issues that come to us, are out of our control and are forced on to us from another, but when we stay in focus and keep the perspective of what is in front of us, then we can fix what we need to fix, to move forward along the journey and not move backwards, out of focus with no perspective. With good focus and keeping perspective along our paths of this journey, we now can walk with confidence, as peace and happiness surround us with each step, of a journey well walked.

 

” Focused and perspective go hand in hand, when you lose perspective you then become out of focus moving forward”

” Having good balance not just in sports but in life, will, help keep your perspective and focus to keep moving forward”

” We all need to take better pictures to keep us in focus of the perspective moving forward to be better and stronger in all we do”

” Taking the time to look deeply into what you see, will help greatly putting one foot in front of the other, to have good focus with a perspective moving forward throughout the journey”

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we walk through the valley of life in the shadow of Death………….

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“Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.”

James 4:14 ESV

 

We all walk a path through this journey of life, just that no one truly knows of just how long the journey will take us, as  we all walk in our own direction on the path. We will all walk the best way that we know, or do we really know what is best? We of this Society seem to think that our own Individual way is the best way, but yet we have all this hatred, ugliness and crap that surrounds us today, so how do we truly know of the truest way, to walk the path of our choosing, through this journey of life.

The band Kansas has a great song called ” Dust in the wind”, If you truly sit and listen to the words deeply, this is of we the people walking our paths. We are all just dust in the wind of life, we are born into this world no matter of who you are? We live our lives the best that we know how, til that infinite day that we then become like the dust in the wind, of which this journey then ends, leaving us to walk the path of our choosing no more. So the question then lingers, why do we bring so much unwanted crap to each other, if we truly do not know of how long we will be walking this journey of life?

To some they are lucky enough to be walking this journey for a very long time, while for others, their journey gets cut short for whatever reason? Some may get struck by a terrible accident, some may get a terrible disease where there is no way out of it, some…………. For some strange reason have their lives cut short, even if they do it right and they are completely healthy? While most of the so called chosen ones get to walk this journey for a very long time? There is no rhyme or reason to all this, for the only one that truly knows is God with his son Jesus, for which the rest of us may find the true answer at judgment day, when we meet Jesus at the gates of Heaven.

Just as this quote says, we do not truly know what tomorrow will bring, for each day we wake is a new day, with a different trek along the journey, especially if that trek brings us deep pain and hurt, which has us dread each day that we wake. The pain and hurt could be a  wide range of things? Maybe it consists of deep physical pain from injuries that have hurt us? Maybe the pain could be a deep psychological mental pain that becomes deep within our hearts and souls? We all go through these types of pain and hurt at some point along the journey, but if we don’t look deeply into what pains us so, for us to truly fix the pains of this journey and not bring the pains in a complaining way to the rest who walk a journey, then just maybe we can end all the hatred and ugliness around us, so we all can walk our paths of this journey in the peace and happiness, that God had envisioned, when he created us all for this journey of life.

What is your life? Sounds like a game show theme I know, but really how truthfully can we all answer that question? There is so much change that surrounds us all throughout our paths of this journey, that for some they may never have a truthful answer to that question. For the ones who think you have the answer to this question, stop…………. Really look deeply into the life that you created along this journey, did you actually walk this journey as Jesus taught us, when he came and walked his journey here with us? Was your journey truly 100% out of the love and empathy deep within your soul, for yourself and those around you? You may have walked a good journey to the best of your knowledge, but was the journey truly great from the start to the finish of the journey walked? The only way we will truly know is at judgment day, when we meet Jesus at the gates of Heaven.

As the mist of the rain disappears for the sunshine and clear skies,  so do we as we walk our paths of this journey through life, into the sunset of the journey. We have all heard the term of, ” live life to the fullest”? What exactly does this mean? We all have our own meaning for this along our own paths, but do we truly live our lives to the fullest? Living life to the fullest is not about having all the money, it’s not about having more material things than those around you, it is all about living your life faithfully and believing totally in yourself, plus having complete faith and belief in Jesus Christ, while you not only feel deeply his love within you, but you share that love with who is around you along this journey, so we than can truly walk our paths of this journey, in the peace and happiness we all so deserve. We truly do not need all we have today and Jesus proved that to us along his journey, as he walked his path with just the clothes on his back, with the total faith and belief in his father, our God, who provided him with what he needed to walk a successful journey. Within today’s Society we get so caught up within, it is very easy to get off track, lose sight of the true journey, lose the true faith and belief in not only ourselves, but in Jesus Christ as well. When we are off the true track of life, our thoughts then become lost in the clouds of our judgments, which then has us wander aimlessly, instead of walking with confidence along our paths of this journey. It is never too late to get back on track of the journey and Jesus will always forgive us for whatever we have done, but the ultimate forgiveness, is the forgiveness of ourselves, so we than can truly get back on track to walk our paths of this journey, within the peace and happiness we all so truly strive for everyday of our lives.

 

” Forgiveness of ourselves is the true key of happiness throughout this journey, to reach the true peace of a journey well walked”

” Dust in the wind……… A great way to explain this journey, as we are the dust that gets blown around the lives we walk”

” We all have love and empathy deep within us, we just have to truly feel it, so we than can share it with each other”

” the journey could be long, it could be short, we may only find the true answer as we meet Jesus at judgment day within the gates of Heaven”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Times change… People change… in more ways than one

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Every mountain has it’s trails, just as all the paths we walk within this this journey are the trails of life. No matter of the trail or how many times you walk the trail, there will be many changes that come to the trail, some changes can be very drastic and very noticeable, while other changes are minuscule or so small, that you may never notice, unless you look deeply into what you see. All trails never stay the same,  there is always something different no matter how many times you walk the trail,

Just as the trail changes, so do we the people as well. We all have our issues and no one that walks through this journey has no issues, the issues are the same as the the changes of the trail, they can range from very drastic, to very minuscule as well, sometimes the issues are brought on by our own actions, other times they are brought on by those around us. These issues are what changes us over time, the changes can be for the better as we move forward, or the changes can be very negative, that in many ways has us moving backwards and becoming lost within the clouds of our judgments, the changes we go through can and will take us from being of truly who we are, to being someone of who we are not, which will have even ourselves, not recognizing the person for which we are.

Life is full of change all around us, there is nothing that does not go through change. It is how we deal with the change, that determines not just of who we truly are and become, but how we treat each other as we walk our paths of this journey through life. When we are not of who we truly are, which is the love and empathy that is already within our souls, this is when we tend to pull back  from those around us and pull in others of the same, then form a pack that attacks those that are not part of their pack, this also brings ugliness and hatred into the mix, which then complicates things further, instead of making things better moving forward. This is not truly of who we are, as through love and empathy, we actually feel deeply and care deeply, for those around us and will never harm another at any time throughout this journey.

We all have our quirks that pretty much we become accustomed to so much that, we really do not realize when they become an issue, one of the biggest quirks is, the way we speak our words to each other and through this world of political correction, has us all turning against each other and dividing us as a society, then we never really try to fix and change this, but instead point the finger of blame on one another, not just to deflect from ourselves, but to make light of our issues, to focus on the issues of another. With that said……….. I get the fact of some of the older generation taking offense to the way President Trump met and chatted with the Russian leader Mr. Putin, but I am sure President Trump remembers greatly of the past, when all were scared when the alarms sounded,not knowing if the big one was going to be dropped, from the days of the dark cold war with Russia. That was then, this is now, times have changed as well as we the people also. It is very hard to let go of the past, especially when you don’t take the necessary steps, to fix what you need to, so you can move forward better and stronger. President Trump is old school and is set in his ways, but that should never take away the fact that, he is a very smart man that has the best interests for America deep within himself and wants so badly, to improve all our paths within this country so badly. that His actions to this point speak for themselves and we can clearly see that he is improving and living up to his campaign promises. The problem lies deep within ourselves, simply because our judgments have been lost in the clouds within us for so long, we clearly have become very quick to judge other’s and point the finger of blame away from ourselves, as we have totally forgotten how to except responsibility, so we than can fix what we need to fix, then continue moving forward along the trails of our path, through this journey of life.

 

” Change comes to each of us in many ways, it is how we deal with the change that determines of who we become within this journey of life”

” There are many trails within this journey to explore, as each of these trails go through many changes as well”

” We climb the trails of the mountains to explore and see new things, but we do just the opposite as we walk our paths of this journey”

” Before we become quick to judge other’s, let us first look deeply within ourselves and fix our own issues moving forward within this journey”

 

 

 

 

 

The Journey of the trail

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The journey of the trail, some trails are short and some long, some trails are an easy nature walk, as most will test your skill and endurance, none the less all trails offer you the same thing…………. The fact of getting outside and being one with nature.

Don’t be frightened of how the trail may look at first glance, as you will never experience true beauty, as you would on the trail of your choosing, while you look deeply into what is all around you. The journey of the trail will have you travel along many different terrains, with some being muddy and murky, others bumpy with many curves, then as you climb higher, now you walk among the clouds on top of the rocks, that make up the summit of the mountain.

All trails start with the getting out of your vehicle and putting on your gear, including a good pair of hiking boots. You want a good solid but comfy boot, as this will determine of just how good of a day you will have on the trail. You will also need plenty of water as you will need to stay hydrated on the trail, not staying hydrated will lead to a whole different issue, than just walking the terrain of the trail. Don’t forget the first aid kit and keep it stocked, as you never know for what will be needed, especially on rugged terrain. Then there is the much needed snacks for the trail, as with the calorie burn, you will need to replenish the body with the important vitamins. When you are on the trail, you simply never know what you may en-tale? So it is important to be as ready as you can be, for what ever that the trail may have in store along your journey.

Hiking along a trail can be the best and funnest of times, as it can also be the hardest and worst memory of your life, which makes it even more important to be ready for whatever you may come across, to minimize the worst and greatly improve the best of times, you never forget the camera as well, so you can keep good records and good memories, not to forget that, you can capture some really good pictures of many different kinds of animals and plant life, that you may normally never see, in your everyday world. of the 9 to 5 and go home to sleep for the next day.

While there may be many different hikes out there, some being day hikes and others over night hikes, the one that really grabs me is the Appalachian Trail, at just over 2100 miles, ranging from Georgia to Maine and all the states in between, this hike takes six months from start to finish, through all different terrain and all different kinds of weather that Mother Nature may throw at you, but none the less, when you complete this hike, it will not only give you a sense of accomplishment, it will give you a huge confidence boost, that will have you feel like that is nothing you can not do.

Within this broken society for which we all live, sometimes we get so caught up in things that drag us down, instead of pick us up, that we forget about doing things that make us feel great. We are afraid to do things that we think others will poke fun at us, so we then lose sight of just doing things that makes us happy, as we than can walk our paths of this journey through life in peace, so we than can feel good of ourselves, regardless of what others may think of us? Life is too short not to live as we want to live, but always remember that, when we do it correctly, then life itself will bring us great rewards as well, without being sad or depressed for living a life of regret, because we were too afraid to simply be ourselves, be the true person of who we truly are and not the fake person that we hide in plain sight within this broken society.

 

” The journey of the trail encompasses many things, but nothing better then making us all feel good of ourselves”

” When the terrain becomes rugged and steep, is when we are at our best along the trail to persevere and complete the trail”

” Never forget of truly who you are, as this will always help in us feeling good of ourselves, within this broken society”

” The trail may be long or it may be short, it is still a trail that we can walk, to help us all in being truly of who we are”