November 2019

Thank You For That Sharp Experience

Thank You For That Sharp Experience

Jim Ellis Legacy Magazine Editor Ah yes, every once in awhile, in life, we get that sharp experience, one that hurts us, harms us, wounds us, jabs us, perhaps stabs us right there in the back. We toss and turn in the toil and turmoil. It's a drag and a half. We can be...

Thank You MDI

Thank You MDI

Marc Prestera MDI Contributor Even with all that has happened in the past year with my "One MDI" organization, I continue to bask in gratitude of the legacy and life of Mentor Discover Inspire. “Thank you Dad” - that phrase has always meant more than I could have ever...

Gratitude So Close to the Bone of Life

Gratitude So Close to the Bone of Life

Craig Jones Columnist It’s November once again, seriously autumn, and the year is seriously elderly and seriously coming undone. Can a year be in its senescence?  We're in the month of Thanksgiving, by fiat of Abraham Lincoln. This nation will by God stop and...

Sometimes I Felt Like A Brotherless Child

Sometimes I Felt Like A Brotherless Child

Dan Kempner MDI Contributor My wife runs a little school in our house, for teaching English to Vietnamese children. This means that twice a week, for four hours, my house becomes a war zone of sorts. The couch is a trampoline, rooms are hide-and-seek havens. The...

Forever Grateful to This Mysterious Man

Forever Grateful to This Mysterious Man

Crawford Hart Guest Contributor I want to acknowledge my gratitude for a man I have never met and never will, even though he is closer to me then perhaps any other in my life. For many years I wasn’t even aware of his existence, not in any empirical sense. Perhaps I...

Thank You Dad

Thank You Dad

Eric Louie MDI Contributor Some of you know my relationship with my father.  We’ve had our differences over the years.  I’ve held him in both high esteem and low opinion, and sometimes held those opposite positions in subsequent minutes or hours. ...

Thank You Kids

Thank You Kids

Chris Christopher MDI Contributor At first this started as a piece of gratitude for Colin - a "thank you son" - but I realize I can not talk about one without the other so here you go.  For the past 26 years I have traveled on a journey as a father of a son...

That’s What We’re Here For!

That’s What We’re Here For!

Gary Wojciechowki MDI Contributor I’m thinking of the power of gratitude. It’s nice to be appreciated by others, but the power of gratitude really is empowering for one's own self. The more one can think of and truly be grateful for all one has, and all one doesn’t...

Gratitude From The Men

Gratitude From The Men

As always, it's good to hear from the men on the topic at hand. On any topic, it's good to go to the collective wisdom of the men and see what is to be shared and revealed. This month we hear from the men posting on social media's MDI Facebook site, in answer to this...

Causing Greatness!

Your Potential Beckons

Your Potential Beckons

Dylan Stewart Columnist It starts small, and innocently enough. With a wish, with a dream, with a belief that there must be something more. But what results depends on you. We all have had visions of who we were supposed to be. What we were supposed to accomplish. The...

AWESOME QUOTES ON GRATITUDE!

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

“Reflect upon your present blessings, for which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Anonymous

“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.” – Lionel Hampton

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” – Buddha

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” – Meistar Eckhart Tolle

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