Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hawaii Video and Inspirations for Monday, April 12, 2010

Inspirations for Monday, April 12, 2010

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Our inspirational messages are often shared from a historical perspective by those some may not consider “everyday people with everyday problems.” Thanks to Jean Ford-Lawrence I am happy to share the following recent article from the Los Angeles Times.

Despite a life of hardship, he's headed for West Point

Throughout a turbulent upbringing and the dangers of South L.A.'s tough streets, Tyki Nelworth kept focused on his studies. It has paid off with a four-year scholarship to the U.S. Military Academy.

Adversity has stalked 18-year-old Tyki Nelworth. His mother is in prison, his father is deceased, and for years he was bounced from home to home.

But the senior at Washington Preparatory High School in South Los Angeles kept focused on his academic goals. He took Advanced Placement classes in English, calculus, biology, chemistry and physics, and nailed a 4.23 grade-point average.

Last week, he got his wish: He was accepted and received a four-year scholarship to the United States Military Academy.

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"Indeed! Joy is found through being content with what is, rather than hung up on what was, or frustrated by what is not yet. It helps us move on and achieve our goals. I think our 'inner child' is wise enough to already know this too, and I believe it is who 'calls' us back to our true selves, who is always already content with 'now'.

From Jamie Burns on Facebook

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I’ve received many positive comments recently about photos posted on Facebook, so I’ve posted a video of our cruise to Hawaii. Although it is several years old, you may find it of interest. You may view the video in its entirety, or view selected segments based upon descriptions that can help you decide if a particular clip might be of interest.

To view, go to http://www.travel.successisyou.org/.

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