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Day 19: Experience #SteeleThankful Challenge

Day 19: Experience #SteeleThankful Challenge

Now if you follow me on all Social Media I am always talking about being inducted into the “Tambourine Ministry.” Well, I purchased my first tambourine this year after visiting New Orleans in April. There I was on the streets of the French Quarter taking in all of the loveliness of a live band on the street. I noticed a gentleman with a tambourine. One of my oldest friends walks up to the gentleman, and asks if I could give the tambourine a try with the live band playing.

HE SAID YES!

And this moment happened:

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It is an experience I will never forget. I purchased a tambourine the following week, and continued to get my entire LIFE.

I’m #SteeleThankful for unforgettable experiences such as this one.

What are you #SteeleThankful for?

Steele Thankful 2016

Celebrate the Gift of Life…

Celebrate the Gift of Life…

It’s been a rough week.  I wasn’t feeling too great last week.  I will say that I am done with Saltine Crackers, Soup, and Ginger Ale.  No, seriously, I don’t want to see it for awhile.  I fell victim to the Midwest weather, and I got caught slippin(g). I knew better.

Anyways…I feel better.

I’m in New Orleans for a work, and pleasure.  I mean hello, it’s New Orleans, and definitely going to participate in a Secondline!

I’m sure I’ve told you before about my circle of friends that God blessed me with.  I am surrounded by friends that have been in my life since 1987, 1990, and 1996.  Crazy!  Two of them have birthdays that are a day apart.  Double Celebration!!!

I converse with my friends almost daily, and it’s always nonstop laughter.  We keep each other motivated through this journey called life.

Birthdays have always been extra special, and one of the birthday girls decided to do a countdown of throwback pictures for the last 30+ days leading up to her birthday.

I learned something very special about that.  Celebrate the gift of life and memories everyday.  I love the new feature of Facebook reminding me (or us) of our memories since we’ve been on Facebook.  The great thing about my friend is that she went through her personal archive of photos, and is dedicated to celebrating the years of her life with family and friends.

Celebrate you!  Even if no one else will.  You only get one life, and you better live everyday to the best of your ability.

Hats off to the birthday girls, and cheers to celebrating life not just on our birthdays, but 365 (or 366) days of the year!

Xoxo,

R.J.