Saturday, April 13, 2013

The change is priceless

I read this story today and it made me proud of this guy.

Imagine having earnings in one week what it takes most years and years to earn?
Imagine the expensive toys, cars, boats, and jewels he once had at his disposal?
Imagine the control, respect and power he used to have on the streets?
Imagine the people working for him, the business he ran-he was living it up in high style at one time.
But, this was all from dealing and providing illegal drugs that people got hooked on and most likely ruined their lives to some degree.

cocaine, flake, snow white, dust, coke
photo credit: benben via photopin cc

Then, imagine being in prison for 20 years to pay for his crime to society.

I'm proud Tommy chose not to go back into his old lifestyle. Instead, he chose a better one.

He chose to help people. Really help people. And people often overlooked in society. I'm proud of him and for him and hope he continues to inspire others to change their choices to be of service to others in a 'good' way as well.

Here's a link to view another article and video of Tommy in action.

When you serve others, I truly believe it's of the Lord.

There's a lot more to life than things. It's people. This is where you will discover true happiness.
So reach out and find people and what they need and help them. I can promise you that you will be happy when you see people appreciating your service. There's another name for this- it's called love. And it's priceless.

I salute you Tommy Mickens.

And please, someone needs to find what made this former convict want to be a help to society. This needs to be available so all prisoners can see and know there are choices they can make which will keep them out of the legal system and earn them a living and be a help to others all at the same time.

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