The Season of GIVING
Your words have power!
By Jerome Robinson
Share your story and inspire others

When I started JustMyMemphis, I wanted to give others something I thought I did not have.  What was that?  A voice to be heard, a voice to share what I was really going through, a voice to ask for the help I didn’t know I needed.  I knew what pain looked like, because I had seen it and felt it so many times within myself.  I also had a chance to see small business people start and fail.  People that were trying to build something great, but just not having the knowledge or tools needed to execute with success.

Then there was the moment a surgeon said to get my mother’s affairs in order because she only had three months to live. How was I going to tell her she had only three months to live? But I learned a lesson from all of these experiences, life is about choices. No matter the situation you are faced with, you have a choice as to how you will deal with it.

Your choices ultimately lead to the stories you get to tell. My mother made a choice to live with joy! Thirteen years later she would die from Cancer. But instead of three months of “woe is me”, mom not only decided to have thirteen years of life, she lived every single second of it.  What about my choices or my voice? I made them and thus found it! I realized that life was not about me, it was about helping others find their greatness. My slogan became #BeAmazing. This simply meant that no matter what you do, what you are going through, or what life throws at you; you have a choice to handle it with Greatness.

So I want to invite you to share your story. Take the worst things that life as thrown at you and turn it into something amazing. Share how you overcame divorce, the loss of a loved one, prison, a battle with health issues, or how you overcame financial hardships. Your Words have Power for You and Others!

“When we share our stories, what it does is, it opens up our hearts for other people to share their stories. And it gives us the sense that we are not alone on this journey.”
BY JANINE SHEPHERD

YOUR STORY CAN CHANGE LIVES

LISA NICHOLS is one of the world’s most-requested motivational speakers, as well as media personality and corporate CEO whose global platform has reached and served nearly 30 million people. From a struggling single mom on public assistance to a millionaire entrepreneur, Lisa’s courage and determination has inspired fans worldwide and helped countless audiences break through, to discover their own untapped talents and infinite potential.
Give the Gift of Hope!
This year for the Season of Giving, we decided to help local non profit organizations, local business owners, and the people of Memphis that need just a little hope and support.  This is where you come in, yes you the person reading this article.  You have a story.  You have dealt with something in your life that looked like a storm that would never end, but morning came and the sun was there to greet you with the promise of a new day.  Well all of us here at JustMyMemphis invite you to be the ray of light for someone else in our city that is trapped in their hardships.  So share your fight, share your fears of never getting through it, and share how it felt when the darkness of your battle had been won.  Right now in our city, someone else is dealing with the same thing.  Your Words can Have Power!
The Season of Giving starts now, with you.  I invite you to share your story with us.  Submit your story below and attach a few pictures.  JustMyMemphis will publish some submissions as part of our Season of Giving.  Some submissions will get the option of a video and photo shoot.  Take a few minutes and share your story today.  Remember, Your Words have Power!

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