What is a Hero?

By The Prophet of Life

What is a hero to you? Is it character in a movie, or comic book or graphic novel? Is it someone who has fame? Is it a TV, movie star, pop  idol, Twiiter star, gamer or you tuber?  Is it someone who is incredibly wealthy? Is it a great politician? All of the aforementioned are typical heroes in most societies  but are they truly heroic?

A hero is someone who does something heroic. Is getting a 20 million dollar advance on a project heroic? Is making videos about the cool car you got as a result of You Tube royalties or that prank others heroic? Is having a hit record heroic? Is tweeting sarcastic things about others heroic? Is having all of the money in the world but very little left of your humanity heroic? Having fame, fortune, fans and followers may be admirable but it isn’ t heroic .

A real hero saves lives. A real hero puts their life on the line in order to protect others. A real hero selflessly does things for others. I would like for you to think of the kind of people who do these types of things as heroes. People like firemen, policemen and soldiers who put their lives on the line daily to insure that others survive. People who heal our sick, teach our children and help our elderly to live with dignity. People like legal aid lawyers who advocate for the poor against corporations and corrupt government officials. People like parents, who are there for you everyday. Who get up and go to work at a job they don’t like just to keep their families fed, clothed and sheltered. Parents who show up for their kids time and time again even if they are divorced and no longer have custody.

Heroes are often thought of a ordinary people who do extraordinary things. They run into a burning building to rescue a child. They wrestle a gun out of a shooter’s hands. They give their lives on the battlefields so that the rest of us may continue to enjoy our freedom. Heroes are people who act even when others don’t. Those aren’t the only kinds of heroes. There’s another kind of hero. These heroes are the people who do the right thing consistently. A hero can be made in the blink of an eye but they can also be made from a lifetime of consistent sacrifice. These heroes are not often given any accolades whatsoever. They work in the background tirelessly and thanklessly. It is time they too are given their due. Take time out of your day today, to thank one of the heroes in your life. It may be the only acknowledgement they have been given this year.

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The Potential for Peace

By The Prophet of Life

Despite all of the wars, terror and hatred in the world, something extraordinary happened. The leaders of two nations, hostile towards each other sat down and talked about ending hostilities. The two nations were not from The U.S. and Russia. They were not warring factions in Syria. They weren’t Middle East Nations, African Nations or South American nations. The two leaders were from North and South Korea.

The two men,  Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in  met in South Korea. Kim Jong Un is the first North  Korean leader to set foot in South Korea in over 60 years.  The two agreed to work towards officially ending the Korean War (which never actually ended, a truce was just signed in the 1950’s), by the end of 2018. The two further agreed to de-nuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

American officials will claim that Un wants to settle things because of the current U.S. Administration’s verbal rhetoric and war mongering tone along with amping up sanctions against North Korea.  China will claim the move is due to its exertion of pressure on Un. It could also be something that Un had planned all along. Perhaps he kept pushing North Korea’s nuclear program so he could come to the negotiating table in a position of strength.

Whatever the reasons, the potential for a real and lasting peace is present. The momentum for peace and possibility of prosperity are in full effect. The wonderful promise however, will not be realized unless actions accompany the words by all parties concerned. Let’s not allow the euphoria of the moment to cloud our vision or take our eyes off the prize. Peace is a goal worth attaining and where peace goes, prosperity follows. The devil is in the details and the minutia of written contracts but if the commitment for peace is truly there, if the dedication towards success truly exists, then the consistent effort needed to be sustained throughout the difficulties involved in hammering out an agreement will be maintained.

Make no mistake about it, the lofty ideal of peace and the joy that everyone will initially feel will fade into the daily grind of negotiations.  The negotiations process will be difficult. It will try the patience of both sides. It will cause a desire to return to the predictable safety of the past, no matter how ugly, to be extremely tempting. I urge both sides to stay the course. Try to work things out., compromise. Achieving a lasting peace will not be easy but nothing lasting ever comes easily. Your people are counting on you to be the leaders your predecessors were not. The world is counting on you to not falter in your pursuit of peace. Achieving peace is never easy but peace is worth it.

Why both sides should Declare Peace!

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God sent me a message today

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No matter who you are

No matter what you have done

God loves you.

Now that you know you are loved…

From this day forward

Do the right thing.

Do great things.

Make the world a better place.

—The Prophet of Life

A Great Way To Get Lots of Free Books

A One Day Only Anniversary giveaway that you can take advantage of will take place on Amazon through 13 national hubs.

On Friday, September 22nd. You can get a lot of free books by logging onto your amazon account in these nations: The US, Canada, Mexico, The UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, India, Japan, Australia and Brazil. Type in Loveforce International Publishing Company.  A whole bunch of books will come up. Browse the list and see which books are free.

Load up on the free books. That’s all you need to do. Between 20-30 e-books will be given away on that day only. The sale begins at 12:01 AM and ends at 11:59 PM on that day.

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to get great e-books free.

A Quote About Global Leadership

For centuries, world leaders have made some really stupid decisions, leaving the rest of us to ask “What were they thinking? Lately, however, that question has evolved. In regards to decisions made by world leaders, we no longer ask, “What were they thinking?” We now ask “Were they thinking?”   —The Prophet of Life

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A Blessing in Disguise

By The Prophet of Life

Have you ever had something bad happen to you, only to find out later that it was actually a blessing in disguise? Bad things happen to good people all the time but it while some hold on to the pain caused by bad things like it was a precious jewel, allowing that pain to hold them back from trying new experiences, others let it go and move forward with their lives.

It has been written that everything happens for a reason. It is true, everything does happen for a reason it’s just that the person it is happening to often doesn’t know what the reason was at the time things are happening to them. The reason usually only becomes clear in hindsight, after the incident has long passed and some perspective can be achieved.

So, what is the difference between the people who are devastated by the bad things that happen to them and those who seem to move beyond the trauma associated with the incident quickly? The people who move on quickly are often people in one of three categories: they are people of faith, spiritual people or people with a positive outlook.

People of faith often move beyond the bad things that happen to them because they have been taught through their religion that God watches over and protects them. They have a holy book, filled with stories and parables which illustrate this point. They have religious authorities that they can go to for guidance. They have a community of people who believe as they do, who they can count on for support. They move forward with the help of other people of faith as a member of a caring community.

Spiritual people believe in a higher power. They believe that higher power is ultimately   good and that bad things are a part of life. They seek to learn the lesson that the bad thing was sent to teach them. They move forward because they know that the bad thing

That just happened to them happened for a reason. They may not know the reason just yet but knowing that it happened for a reason gives them the strength to move forward.

People with a positive outlook on life may not have religion. They may not even believe in higher power. They are strengthened by their honest belief that good things can come out of bad and that every cloud has a silver lining. They may also be bolstered by thoughts of how much worse the bad thing could have been and count themselves as fortunate that the bad thing wasn’t a worse thing. They may also believe that something better is just around the corner. They move forward to get to that something better.

Are you in any of the three groups described above? Do you have a holy book, religious authorities and a community behind you? Do you believe that everything happens for a reason and search for the lesson in the event? Do you believe that every cloud has a silver lining?  Or…are you a combination of two or more of these three types? If so, congratulations, you have evolved a coping strategy for the bad things that happen in life. If you do not fall into one of the three categories mentioned, what is your coping strategy? How has it been working for you? Do you let the bad things that happen to you hold you back or do you move forward beyond them? The next time something bad happens to you and trust me, something bad will happen to you sooner or later, remember the type of people that move beyond the bad things that happen to them and see what you can use that will work for you.

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Miracle From Beyond The Grave Saves Baby’s Life

By The Prophet of Life
Friday March 13, 2015 was Friday the 13th but the bad luck of Friday the 13th yielded good luck on Saturday March 14th for one Utah Toddler who’s life was saved by a voice from beyond the grave.
On Friday March 13, 2015 at 10:30 PM a young mother is driving her infant daughter home when she crashes into a concrete barrier and veers off a bridge into the icy waters of a river below. A witness hears a noise but cannot see a car on the highway or in the water below. She thinks she must have been gearing things, gets back in her car and drives off.
Around noon, the next day, a fisherman spots the car, overturned in the river slightly under the bridge. He sees an arm dangling out of the car. It seems to be waving at him as if it is asking for help. The fisherman calls 911 and reports the overturned car. Both police and firefighters respond.
A total of seven rescuers enter the icy water and approach the vehicle. As they do, they hear a voice from inside of the car. It says “Help us, we’re in the car!” The men respond to the voice replying that they were doing everything they can.
The men try to maneuver the car onto its side. The car is twice its normal weight due to being full of icy river water. The voice from inside the car encouraged them to keep trying. Despite the effects of the icy waters on their body and the taxing of their strength, the seven men, inspired by the voice and their desire to help save a life, were able to turn the car over on its side.
As the car turned over, the seven rescuers were greeted with shock and surprise. There was a toddler hanging upside down its tiny head never having touched water and a woman, in the driver’s seat, dead. Her arm must have been the one dangling outside of the car window, beckoning to the fisherman.
The toddler was unconscious. Her eyes were fluttering but there was no movement. Rescuers pulled her unconscious little body from the car, made a line across the river onto the shore and handed the baby to each other and into an ambulance. The baby was rushed to the hospital. She is currently in serious but stable condition.
As for the voice that informed and encouraged the rescuers, they can only say that it was coming from inside the car and was loud and clear. They know it wasn’t the toddler because it was clearly the voice of an adult. Was it the voice of a mother, concerned for the life of her baby? Was it a voice from beyond the grave? I guess that depends on your perception of reality based on the evidence, your knowledge and personal experience. The Rescuers aren’t saying what they think publicly but privately, who knows?

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