Motivation

It’s interesting how things can surprise you sometimes. I received a Skype call this evening from a young lady named Lara Tabbara. She called from the U.S. to ask a few questions about the trip. She had seen one of the press releases on the Internet and was curious to know if I was following through with the planning, and whether I would consider traveling through other areas such as the Middle East or India. The answer is yes. I have found that there are good and bad people in the world, but the majority are good people trying to make a life just like you and me. Lara is quite positive and enthusiastic and her words of encouragement and the excitement in her voice were motivating. Sometimes we do things that others question, frown upon, or discourage us from doing. It is a ray of sunshine when a stranger calls and cheers for you and displays genuine excitement for you and your mission. So Lara, thank you very much, and I raise a glass to you and your coming adventures. Listen to reason, hear advice, do a risk assessment and then don’t stop pushing until you reach your goals and fulfill your dreams. Chris

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4 Comments on “Motivation

  1. Dear Christopher Brennan,

    After our phone call yesterday, I wrote an article about your trip to Africa for a journalism assignment. Would you like me to send it to you once I complete it?

    Also, thank you so much for mentioning me on your website, it truly touched me. I immediately sent the link to my parents. I will definitely be talking about For Hope and Healing around campus!

    Good luck!

    Best regards,

    Lara Tabbara.

    PS: could you please change the name “Laura” to “Lara” in your post? Thank you!!!

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    • I changed your name as soon as I saw the correct spelling on FB. I’m sorry I didn’t get it right the first time. I would love to read a copy of your article. No need to mention my post on the webpage; your phone call was a real treat and worthy of some expression of thanks. I appreciate your support and sharing. Stay in touch. Chris

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  2. Dear Christopher Brennan,

    I hope your journey is bringing joy, motivation and strength to the people you encounter along the way. Here is the promised article I wrote based upon our phone discussion earlier this year. I follow your blog posts on a regular bases and am enriched by the information.
    Good luck!

    Best regards,

    Lara Tabbara.

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    For Hope and Healing Takes Africa

    For Hope and Healing, a US based charity association, decided to hop in a land cruiser and drive across the African continent. Last week, the team traveled armed with their goal and ready to spread their message: to renew hope in the hopeless.

    On the road, the group says it wants to provide a motivational therapy to people of all ages and backgrounds suffering from post-war effects and poverty.

    Christopher Brennan, the media contact for For Hope and Healing, said he was already with his team in Germany, testing the Toyota Land Cruiser truck they plan on traveling with from Europe to their destination.

    According to Brennan, the purpose of the trip is “to expose the US.” The media tends to control the information its audience receives; therefore, through this documented voyage, he wishes to encourage Americans to grow more aware of what problems the disadvantaged Africans suffer from. He added that this would eventually rid US citizens of their xenophobia.

    Brennan also said that his aim is to “draw charities together,” to help make a difference in the lives of those who endure poverty, corruption and war. By attracting charity companies, For Hope and Healing can support their cause and reach to connect with people from around the globe.

    Africa has the world’s highest poverty rates while many who live there reject change for a number of complicated reasons. This is why For Hope and Healing’s team channeled its efforts towards these people, as it aspires to stimulate change and “bring hope to the hopeless, healing to the broken, and motivate others to dream.”

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  3. Dear Christopher Brennan,

    I hope your journey is bringing joy, motivation and strength to the individuals you encounter along the way. Here is the promised article that I composed following our phone conversation earlier this year. I follow your blog posts regularly and am enriched and inspired by the outcome.
    Good luck!

    Best regards,

    Lara Tabbara.
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    For Hope and Healing Takes Africa

    For Hope and Healing, a US based charity association, decided to hop in a land cruiser and drive across the African continent. Last week, the team traveled armed with their goal and ready to spread their message: to renew hope in the hopeless.

    On the road, the group says it wants to provide a motivational therapy to people of all ages and backgrounds suffering from post-war effects and poverty.

    Christopher Brennan, the media contact for For Hope and Healing, said he was already with his team in Germany, testing the Toyota Land Cruiser truck they plan on traveling with from Europe to their destination.

    According to Brennan, the purpose of the trip is “to expose the US.” The media tends to control the information its audience receives; therefore, through this documented voyage, he wishes to encourage Americans to grow more aware of what problems the disadvantaged Africans suffer from. He added that this would eventually rid US citizens of their xenophobia.

    Brennan also said that his aim is to “draw charities together,” to help make a difference in the lives of those who endure poverty, corruption and war. By attracting charity companies, For Hope and Healing can support their cause and reach to connect with people from around the globe.

    Africa has the world’s highest poverty rates while many who live there reject change for a number of complicated reasons. This is why For Hope and Healing’s team channeled its efforts towards these people, as it aspires to stimulate change and “bring hope to the hopeless, healing to the broken, and motivate others to dream.”

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