HEART AND SOUL

There is beauty

to be found in

the masses,

but it does not

compare to the

awesome beauty

we find when we

choose to focus

on the heart and

soul of each

individual we

encounter.

Take time to notice the inner beauty of the individuals you encounter each day and you will be amazed how awesome your corner of the world really is—that includes taking a good look into your heart and soul—you are awesome too!

Have a great day, and may you be blessed each day!

Tom Tatum – Author – 2019

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YOUR CHARACTER YOUR LIFE

As an author of novels, I do what authors do—I create characters and try to weave them into an interesting story. The characters for each story come from my past experiences or are created with personalities that fit the needs of each story.

I want you to give some thought about YOU—your character—your role in life. If I was to include you as a character in my next novel, should I make you the protagonist, antagonist or would you be more comfortable with having a minor, supporting role?

You don’t need to tell me your preferences. I just want you to pause and reflect on YOU—your life—the role you are currently playing.

In real life, you are in control of you. You actually get to choose the role you play. I sincerely hope you are happy with your role in life and don’t want to change anything.

If you’re not satisfied, there’s nothing wrong with making adjustments to change the character you play in the future. After all, isn’t the goal in life to be happy while making others feel good about themselves.

Choose the role you play and give it your best. It’s your life story—make it meaningful! Enjoy every moment you have and have no regrets in the end.

Be a blessing to others in all you do!

Tom Tatum – Author – 2019

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WHEN DOUBT COMES KNOCKING

Doubt leads to indecision,

which leads to anxiety,

which leads to frustration,

which leads to arguments,

which leads to poor relationships,

which leads to breakups,

which leads to loneliness,

which leads to depression,

which leads to seeking help,

which leads to recovery,

which leads to new beginnings.

DOUBT—it starts a viscous cycle.

So, do yourself a favor—if DOUBT

ever comes knocking at your door,

don’t open it!

You will save yourself many headaches.

Have a great day!

 

Tom Tatum – Author – 2019

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DARE TO DREAM

I paused to look at a statue at the entrance to a ballpark located in South Carolina and thought about the thousands of young boys around the world who bravely stand ON GREEN DIAMONDS  and DARE TO DREAM of what might be…

Cast in bronze for all to see,

a young boy dared to dream.

He stood alone on the mound

but learned he was part of a TEAM.

BASEBALL…

It’s more than a game—it’s life

being played out on a field.

A field of dreams—ON GREEN DIAMONDS,

where men become boys and boys become men,

all speaking one universal language without

uttering a single word.

Our dreams in life will only become reality if we have the courage and passion to stay the course and never give up!

Tom Tatum – Author – 2019

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MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

I was attempting to write another short story last week. Unfortunately, my creative juices decided to take leave of my mind, so things weren’t going very well.

In a moment of quite reflection, I asked God if I would ever do anything to help make the world a better place.

Suddenly, as if cued by an invisible force, a photo fell onto the floor from a folder that was resting on the edge of my desk. I picked the photo up and saw that God’s answer to my question was right in front of me. It was a photo of my children and grandchildren.

With a joyful heart, I looked upward and said, “Thank you, Lord! I understand, and I am truly grateful.”

Have you done something to help make the world a better place? If you have, and you know what it was, that’s wonderful! If you’re like me and aren’t sure, ask God. His answer may surprise you.

Be a blessing to others in all you do!

Tom Tatum – Author – 2019

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THEY SAY MY PAIN WILL GO AWAY

 

They say my pain will go away,

but they never knew you at all.

They never felt my heart pound

when you walked into the room.

They never saw the things you

did to help others find their way.

They say my pain will go away,

but I know those are just words.

I will hold you in my heart forever,

and try to make you proud of me.

Blessings to those who have ever lost a loved one. Make them proud of who you become and hold them in your heart forever.

Tom Tatum – Author – 2019

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SOMEONE NEEDS YOUR HELP

Like many folks, you’re very busy. That is certainly understandable. Each day comes and goes as you go about your daily routine with barely enough time to catch your breath. You know the old saying — “so many things to do and so little time to get them done.”

It’s normal that we don’t pause long enough to see it, but someone in your sphere-of-influence needs your help — not every day, but often enough that you could make a difference in his or her life.

Sometimes you just need to pause a moment and take a good look around. I bet you will identify someone who needs your help — your support — your shoulder to lean on. When you do, please prayerfully consider being proactive by doing the following:

Don’t wait to be asked…

offer in advance,

Don’t sit down when needed…

stand tall and serve.

Don’t ignore tears of others…

wipe them with kindness.

Don’t talk if words won’t help…

listen to their silence.

For there may come a time in life

when you are the one who needs

the support of others.

Yes, you can make a big difference in the lives of others if you are willing to try. What are you waiting for — do it!

May your kindness and caring be a blessing to others.

Tom Tatum – Author – 2019

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