Happy Take-Over Thursday, my Soldiers and Survivors!
Welcome to day four of our tribute to phenomenal women who are helping to inspire us into greatness! Today’s Daily Word is dedicated to being bigger than your circumstance. With that said, our phenomenal woman recipient is a young lady by the name of Hydeia Broadbent. Hydeia, who was born with HIV and was told that she would not live past the age of five, is an international AIDS activist who spends her time spreading the message of HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.
She debuted as an HIV/AIDS activist and public speaker at the age of six and by 12, she appeared on many national television programs including “Oprah”, “20/20”, and “Good Morning America”. Instead of allowing her condition to become a death sentence, she took on a mission to educate people of all ages about the risk of HIV/AIDS. She has been featured in prominent publications like The New York Times, People, Essence, Ebony, Sister 2 Sister, National Geographic, Seventeen, and Heart & Soul. She also once graced the cover of the TV Guide, and been on many of America’s top talk radio programs including, The Michael Eric Dyson Show, Russ Parr Morning Show, and The Tom Joyner Morning Show.
Through her activism, Hydeia has shown us that, no matter what your circumstance is, you have a purpose and as long as your are living for something bigger than you, you will fulfill that purpose. We can sit around and complain about the hand we were dealt, or we can stop making excuses and make great things happen!! Life is for living and as long as you are willing to live to the fullest, then nothing can stop you! We Salute you, Ms. Hydeia Broadbent!! Continue to inspire and motivate!!
“The first thing a great person does, is make us realize the insignificance of circumstance.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.” -Earl Nightingale
“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.” -Bruce Barton
“You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.” -Unknown
“If you do not have faith when circumstances seem to be against you, then you do not have faith at all.” -Charles H. Spurgeon
“People who soar are those who refuse to sit back, sigh and wish things would change. They neither complain of their lot nor passively dream of some distant ship coming in. Rather, they visualize in their minds that they are not quitters; they will not allow life’s circumstances to push them down and hold them under.” -Unknown
“No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.” -Barbara De Angelis
“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” -Bruce Lee
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