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Pray For Jonathan

Greetings Leaders!

Like many other days, I got up this morning in Roseville, California. I rolled out of my comfortable bed, took a hot shower, ate an english muffin with peanut butter, jumped into my car and drove to a favorite Starbucks. I passed through the manicured streets, the park down the street. Traffic was thin at 5:30 am so I cruised to my destination. Weather was cool and brisk. Air clear. When I arrived at Starbucks there was no line. I said hello to the coffee Barista Kendra, ordered my coffee, and then… I decided to have a pity party, and yes, it was a decision.

I’ll spare you the gory details but despite having all these wonderful things to be thankful for, I let some of the stresses of life get the better of me. As I sat down to try to enjoy my coffee, I just stressed out and my attitude went down the proverbial toilet.

After an hour of “partying”, I got on twitter to see what was going on. It is “”FollowFriday” on Twitter. If you’re not familar with Twitter, FollowFriday is a way to send shout outs to people who you think others should follow (get to know).

I was thinking who I would like to encourage others to follow, and then saw a tweet that I had saved. The Tweet was from Randy Gage (Millionaire Messiah) and this is what it said:

Pls send note & follow @jonthanjay Brave kid fighting cancer, drawing strength fromT’Ville. Pls RT! (via @Randy_Gage)

I clicked on @jonthanjay to see his profile and then followed a link to his blog. Jonathan is a 14 year old kid with cancer. I’d encourage you to go check out his site. You’ll find comments below that he has received about living strong, you can also find them on his blog. His story reminded me of my friends daughter Stephanie who passed away two years ago from cancer.

As for me? I decided to end my party. I have a lot to be thankful for. It is time to LiveStrong.

PLEASE, share this post and try to get others to follow @jonathanjay on Twitter.

All the best,
All the time,

“Live strong is exactly I guess what it says. It’s one thing to live, but it’s another thing to live strong, to attack the day and attack your life with a whole new attitude. This was a gift for me. I guess before the illness I just lived. Now, after the illness, I live strong.” – Lance Armstrong

“LIVESTRONG means keep your dreams. Go for it. It means cancer limits you only if you let it. You can have a great life after cancer.” – Jim Owens

“LIVESTRONG means never giving up! EVER! No matter what the Dr’s say, no matter what life throws your way, to LIVESTRONG is to defy the odds. Live a life full of passion, love, inner strength and courage. It’s that drive inside that makes you want to do your best and inspire other’s to dream big and LIVESTRONG as well. My name is Gena.I am a 4 time Cancer Survivor and I LIVESTRONG! .” – Gena Solar

“LIVESTRONG means that I have so much to live for, so many things left undone, so many goals and dreams that I would fight it until there was no more fight left in my body. Plus, I love how life is full of surprises, good and bad, because that is what makes life so worth living. The unknown. I don’t want to be “stuck” in life, I want surprises! Life is a precious thing.” – Joe Schneider

“LIVESTRONG to me is health, strength, power, passion, and strong belief – believing in yourself that YOU CAN DO IT !!!!” The word LIVESTRONG inspires me everyday, it’s a way of living – a way to live a more “powerful and fulfilling” day !!!! Wishing everyone in their fights a strong day and LIVESTRONG!!!!!” – Jonny Imerman

“LiveSTRONG to me means living your life the way it was meant to be lived-with every ounce of your being. It means morphing into a superhero to overcome great odds. Cancer survivors may not have silly capes or scale but we can move mountains in our own ways. We have fought, we have won and we have a obligation to be a part of the cure. It’s a beautiful, strong, raw, courageous, passionate obligation to ensure that there are more survivors, to prove that everyone deserves a lifetime.” -Juliana King

“In terms of “What LIVESTRONG means?”, I would say this: Living strong has nothing to do with being cured of cancer, or having five years or five months of life. It’s all about what you do with that time that you’ve been blessed with. We hear it all the time, some people do more in a very short time than others do in a lifetime. That’s what LIVESTRONG mean to me.” – Chris Brewer

“LIVESTRONG” to me means never being a victim of the circumstances I am dealt with, rather be a student, a teacher and a fighter. “LIVESTRONG” to me is the battle cry of cancer WARRIORS…those who have fought, are fighting and those who stand beside and fight with…a warrior stands and fights for what they believe. A warrior lives a life of courage, great strength and power, honor, faith and passion. “LIVESTRONG” to me means to surpass today what you were yesterday. “LIVESTRONG” is a way of being, simply put: kick !$#@! and take names! – Robin Boughey “I LIVESTRONG!”