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8/9/2012: 14,245 Days Later


For 14,245 days, exactly 39 years as of 8/9/2012, God has blessed me by allowing me to open my eyes to another beautiful day of life and love. Along the way I’ve had some ups and downs, said goodbye to some loved ones, doubted where I was going, questioned the meaning of life, been chased by the ugliest aspects of humanity, fell down, and almost lost my will to get back up.

Yes, I have had my struggles. But every time I put my head down in despair God sent you to lift me, to stand with me, to guide me through the dark labyrinth. You, my family, my friends, my acquaintances, and even the nameless souls who arrived right on time with just the words I needed to hear, the ears I needed to speak to, the heart that I needed to beat for me, or the smile I needed to let me know everything was going to be all right.

Today, I celebrate not because I’ve been alive for 39 years, but because I have been blessed to have been surrounded, supported, and loved by beautiful people.  Today I celebrate you.

Thank you for always being there.

The Secret of Beautiful Art

If you want to create beautiful art you should focus your efforts on becoming a beautiful person. Once you become beautiful, everything you touch will project beauty. — Sean King

Smile, Are you With Me?

I want you to stop
Whatever you’re doing right this moment and
Smile

Smile
Because God made you
Beautiful

Smile
Because you’re loved and
Appreciated

Smile
Because you have the power
To make a difference

Smile
Because you know
Even though you’re not sitting next to me
Your smile
Will ignite the fire that
Lights my soul

Smile
Because you know
I’m smiling
And that’s something we can do
Together,
Brothers and sisters need to start
Smiling together

When we smile together
We are powerful
World changers
Nothing we can’t do
No obstacle we can’t overcome
No miracle we can’t make happen

When we smile together
We radiate light
Bright like a Supernova
Drip God’s contagious love
Attack the immune system of hate
Like a virus
Rendering it helpless
Unable to recreate negativity and
Defenseless
Against love’s advance
Until it’s only option
Is to assimilate
Into the culture of love,

And it all starts with you
And that beautiful smile of yours

So stop
Whatever you’re doing right this moment and
Smile

Smile
Because God made you
Beautiful

Smile
Because you’re loved and
Appreciated

Smile
Because you have the power
To make a difference

Smile
Because you know
Even though you’re not sitting next to me
Your smile
Will ignite the fire
That lights my soul

Smile
Because you know
I’m smiling
And that’s something we can do
Together
Brothers and sisters need to start
Smiling together

Smiling together
We are as God intended us to be
Beautiful

Are you with me?