I have a special way with people that was given to me because it was in my design to discover a way to utilize my powers for good! One day my words will bring me wealth, but today, tomorrow and the coming years, they will be used to inspire a species that desperately needs it.
There is a lingering darkness within us all that must be proactively combated if it is to be defeated. It is a mountain without a summit; a desert without an oasis; a heart without a key. Every adventure I set out upon is paired with the mission of building our Good Sign family and enlisting the goodness and abilities that reside in each and everyone of you!
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Surely, you will each have different contributions, but please refrain from scrutinizing your offering because it is different or less fashionable than that of another. Communities were born as a means of survival, but the real value was discovered in the variety within each individual: both functionally and socially.
I have long felt the abundant communities I am connected to, leaning on me, being drawn to me for a contact dose of happiness, joy, optimism and ultimately – positive energy. My soul is a boundless well dug in my genetic code, but only realized with my pursuit of passion and love in my life.
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A leader is not born, rather self-actualized. Similar to the way the most grand and luxurious house does not make a home, rather the people and love which fill it. It’s time for us as a species to change the channel; but when we do, we discover that the next station is just the same. So, we must blow up the TV! We must manifest the goodness and quality of life and care we seek in our lives with our own two hands, two feet, two eyes, head and heart.
We must not look away and remain quiet when we observe the words and actions of others that oppress, offend, or walk upon another’s rightful participation in decency and freedom! We must stand up! Or sit down! Scream, yell or shout! We must ensure our voices are heard. We must communicate to our neighbors, friends, family and complete strangers the people who we are and the character we will not surrender; the ethics we believe in and abide by; and our impatience for anything less than the virtue that fuels our hearts: the virtue that keeps us from crumbling when the weight of the world tries to break us down: and the virtue we will instill in our children and younger siblings that give us hope that the world could be better tomorrow than it is today.
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Surround yourself with those who practice integrity, compassion, and kindness.
Navigate your struggle and use it to help others do the same.
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