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I saw the plains of my future; bleak and desolate. A brief moment of forever solitude staining my tongue, the bitter taste enticing the dark.
“Do you want your forever this way?” A voice speaking from the clouds. “Work on yourself, both body and mind. Steel yourself against the plagues of humanity, for you have been broken for so long. Don’t fall into the pits of false hopes, and determined paths- those wicked fates no longer control you- take those side paths, and stay headstrong.”
Nothing but distractions that which stole my gaze. To idolize, to set upon a pedestal, forgetting my own. Forcing myself into the crowds of the easily forgotten when I once was a King. I shall no longer tread upon the broken dirt, but atop the heads of those too weak to hold me.
Harvey Relief Mission Trip
Tammie’s House .
Tammie’s home is almost move in ready, Tony worked with the electrician all week, doors were hung, switch covers installed, furniture sanded, stained, painted, weeds pulled, flowers planted, etc. .
The first room to be completed was the dining room. Tammie was so excited to have a dining room, she sat for an hour to enjoy it!
Can you imagine having to leave your home in a hurry because the streets are flooding and the water is rising rapidly, it’s waist deep within minutes, you’re getting your family out and fleeing for your lives. Then your home is submerged in water for 10 days. .
You’re living in a school with your friends and neighbors. Everyone is thankful to be alive but so unsure of the future. .
Now the flood waters are receding and you can see your home but it’s covered in muck and mud. Within days the walls are fully covered in mold and mildew. All you had is destroyed. .
Where do you begin?
One year later
With volunteers from around the country, friends, family’s help you are days away from moving from a FEMA trailer into your home. .
How would you feel?
If there’s one word I could choose to describe my life, it’d be perseverance. From the very beginning it’s been all about overcoming obstacles. Some just happened to be the cards I was dealt, and some were due to decisions I made.. but either way, I’ve made a life by not crumbling under pressure. Both in the gym and in life. One thing I’ve learned about perseverance along the way is that it’s deeper than just plowing ahead and trying to force what I want, no matter the cost. Sometimes it means taking a step back, evaluating self on an internal level, and putting myself in position to make a leap forward. My ability to grow comes to a cease when I put my willingness to reflect inward on an honest spiritual level on the back burner. I find myself in this spot again. Life lessons everywhere. What I choose to do with them will determine my path. Self will vs. Gods will. Ego vs. Humility. Self Centered Fear vs Faith. Thank you for the support those who are close to me, especially @dumbbells_and_donuts_1221 and @slothface_killah 🖤💪🏼 #teamfreakshow#familystrong#perseverance#life#lessons#powerlifting#fit#fitfam#bodybuilding#motivation#gym#lean#liftheavy#body#muscle#goals#sober#spiritual#blessed#family#rebuild#recovery#strength#strong#savage#beast#gladiator
Harvey Relief Mission Trip
Geri & Jerry’s home
The Barnes’s had 49 feet of water on their property from Hurricane Harvey. Their home was submerged for 14 days in the water. .
Miraculously, no windows or doors broke with the water but mud and muck was all throughout their home, their furniture went room to room and they lost nearly everything they owned. .
One year later, they have hope of living in their home again. Many volunteers have come to help them make their home livable and the finish line is in sight!
Our team helped by scraping the paint of the wood siding, in preparation for their home to be painted, scraping windows and putting in trim.
There’s nothing better to do today but helping others in need. Thanks to all of you generous donors, we have enough stuff for ourselves and can even help other victims in our area in West Lombok. Even until today, we’ve received thousands of messages from people in North Lombok crying for help.
Government and aid organizations donations mostly go to the North, but it seems that they’re not enough.
Now it’s time for us to go there!
You can still help us to rebuild Peduli Anak!
1. Donate via www.pedulianak.org
2. Paypal : email@example.com
3. Donations from the Netherlands and International via bank transfer:
ING Bank – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Account No.: NL 08 INGB 0000 0018 16
Account Name: Stichting Peduli Anak
Address: Dorpsstraat 4, 5298 CB Liempde, The Netherlands
IBAN: NL 08 INGB 0000 0018 16
4. Donasi dari Indonesia (donations from Indonesia):
Bank BCA no. 0560865333 a/n YAY PEDULI ANAK
6. Basic necessities can be delivered directly to Yayasan Peduli Anak, Desa Langko, Lingsar, Lombok Barat. Address on Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/ytoeWr789EP2)
I found this and immediately felt the need to post about it.
I wrote... I believe whole heartedly in the holistic concept of health, and that there is never going to be one facet or area that will either get you healthy, or heal you. It’s important to take care of yourself and nourish your body, but the mind can also have a huge impact on your body and the way it functions.
I have recently started seeing a therapist which has been super helpful for me. I’m learning tools and strategies to ease some of the emotional pain that’s associated to the traumatic events from my past. I’m practicing mindfulness more, in the hope I can manage these emotions when they’re triggered by my thoughts. Not everyone has access to therapy, but even just having someone to talk to can be helpful. I have always tried to be there for my friends and family, as I know how much better I feel when I’ve had the opportunity to “get it off my chest”. Even just simply having to articulate your thoughts into words can be therapeutic!
2018: The Redeckening, Day 2. Gave the kids my phone so they could have the very important job of photographing our progress. They took some good ones! Getting there! #deck#rebuild#wreckitralph#darkbrown
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Yesterday's progress! New motor assembly is mounted, most of the wiring harness is in, and it's almost driveable again. Just need to go shopping for some body panels!
Big thanks to @ronkeybong for all the help along the way :)
1980 yılında ABD'de kurulan Herbalife International, hisseleri New York Borsasında (NYSE) işlem gören dünyanın en büyük doğrudan satış şirketlerinden biridir. Herbalife Intrnational kilo kontrolü, Takviye edici gıdalar ve kişisel bakım ürünleri satışını dünya genelinde 90'dan fazla ülkede çok geniş bir Bağımsız Üye Ağı aracılığıyla gerçekleştirmektedir. 🎈Kilo problemin mi var?
🍏Vitamin eksikliği mi yaşıyorsun?
💞Bakım benim için herşey mi diyorsun?
🎉Herbalife ile hayatını değiştirmeye ne dersin? ☕Kişiye özel beslenme programım için bize ulaşın✔ Ücretsiz Danışmanlık ve Bilgi,Sipariş İçin
HERBALİFE ÜRÜNLERİ İLAÇ DEĞİLDİR 🚫
🚫HEDEFİNİZE ULAŞANA KADAR ASLA YALNIZ DEĞİLSİNİZ.🚫 #kış#kar#kahve#rebuild#form#formül1#reklam1990#sporcubeslenmesi#herbalaloe#shake#vitamin#liftoff#omega3
Day 9 - Surgery Update. Trained my right pec today here's a 42kg dumbell for 30 reps. Awkward as it gets probably could have done 50 reps but training to failure is asking for trouble.Going to the gym everyday pushing about 70 percent so I can train frequently the reason I'm doing this is because I'm not working and I have loads of time on my hands. Plus it's a different way to approach training and not pushing the body to exhaustion always allows you to put in more work and volume in total over the week. I will be training like this for a 6 week period or until my sling comes off and I can start rehab with physio on my right pec.#Rebuild#NoExcuses #💯💯
Sometimes you just need to go home. Go home to think about the decisions you’ve made, good and bad. Make sure to find positivity in everything and realize how far you’ve come, how fucking much you’ve learned from your past. Go from where you’re at and don’t regret anything from here on out. Learn, grow, rebuild. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and get the fuck up. You can only be as happy as you allow yourself to be. I love you Seward ♥️ Thank you for being my cocoon, my beautiful birds nest. Thank you for being my place of solace, my home. #home#rest#restoration#thankyougod#blessed#family#learn#grow#rebuild#forgiveness#transformation#pma#getoverit
✨Trauma is tricky. Sometimes when we’ve experienced something devastating, it resurfaces to impede on our lives even after we’ve gotten past the main hump of healing. When it does, it inevitably causes problems in our interpersonal relationships. How do you let yourself be happy for your friends and loved ones, when you can’t yet be happy for yourself? Your feeling of emptiness is not their fault, nor their problem. Reacting poorly to someone else’s good news or excitement is not only rude, but it is selfish- regardless of it being intentional or not. Joy is meant to be spread, not snuffed out. So then... what is the key to putting your own sadness and triggers aside, in order to share in their excitement and joy? How can we truly be a good friend amidst these moments of heartbreak? .
The Spider spends its entire life creating, mending and perfecting its home. With each bug or human that snags its delicate structure, the Spider elevates its craft; using the lesson of recent destruction to guide them into creating a web more resilient than the last. Not unlike building a web, surviving trauma is a life-long skill. The truth is that there will always be some human, who simply doesn’t take your hard work into consideration before they walk through your web. It just isn’t in a human’s nature to stop and think about how much the spider relies on that web for the structure of its entire life, or how much tearing it down sets the creature back. The human is not being malicious or intentionally thoughtless by this action. Most often than not, they are simply too preoccupied within their own minds to even give your web or you a second thought. In order to be a good friend, the key is not to focus on their carelessness, but to focus on how not to take their carelessness personally. Rebuild your web, dear Spider. With each broken thread you mend, may you hold yourself higher.
Having spent most of my childhood in Kerala and moving to the UK at the age of 13, I never realised how much of 'Kerala' was still left in me. The most amazing Kerala I knew from my childhood was different from the Kerala I met as an adult. We grew apart as a result, while keeping all the memories, values and traditions as a Malayali alive.
Today, when Kerala is facing the worst possible fate ever...it immediately became MY Kerala again. To see the efforts and lengths my young fellow British Malayalis are doing to save OUR Kerala makes me feel like Kerala is the same then and now, crisis or no crisis. It is HOME and we WILL standby her, together.