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my uncle: wide receiver for the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS.

In honor of the Super Bowl today, I thought I’d do a little bragging 😉 My family are the most important people in my life. Ever since I was a little girl, with my purple Tamagotchi hanging from my backpack, they’ve always encouraged me to be the BEST I can be. It’s been stressed that I can do ANYTHING I put my mind to as long as I put God first. So, the way I see it is I owe them everything + I wanted to do a special article for my uncle: STANLEY MORGAN.

He lives in Tennessee but he & my aunt come to visit as much as they can. I can remember Stanley coming to see my grandma, hands full of football cards. He’d save the best ones for my brother, inked with his signature. School & grades were always  the base of our conversations. I always admired the way he’d focus on us, especially with all the amazing things he’s experienced. Although right now he’s too sick to travel long distances, he stays in touch with us as much as possible.

My dad would tell us stories of how he would watch all the games and meet all the coaches. They’d let him run out with the team & how he got to meet some of the greats. My dad ended up playing football in high school, his entire family fell in love with the sport.

NFL.com notes him as one of the most underrated players of all-time.

“For a long time Morgan was one of the most feared deep threats in football, averaging 19.4 yards per catch for his career. Slot guys today don’t record single catches of 19 yards let alone average that much. His numbers compare favorably with Pro Football Hall of Famers Lynn Swann and John Stallworth. But because he wasn’t flying around in January like those two, he’s not in Canton where he should be.”

Although he played from 1997-1989, he’s still remembered today as one of the best players of all time. Therefore, in 2007 he was inducted into the Patriots Hall Of Fame.

“He hauled in 534 career reception, a franchise record that stood for 17 years. He remains the franchise record holder with 10,352 receiving yards and 67 touchdowns. His career average of 19.2 yards per catch still stands as an NFL record for those with more than 500 career receptions. Morgan also holds the single season receiving record for touchdowns (12 in 1979) and yards (1,491 in 1986). A four-time Pro Bowl honoree, he also was a fine punt returner, ranking among the career leaders in Patriots history. In 2007, Morgan was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame.”

Even today, Patriot fans are OUTRAGED that Stanley isn’t in the NFL Hall of Fame. The reason he isn’t is because he was humble. He didn’t put focus on getting famous and putting his brand out there. Stanley put everything into the game and his team. As of today, Patriot fans everywhere are fighting to get him admitted. With his talent compared to his stats, the best things are worth waiting for.

thanks for reading guys, next blog post will be an exploration post so stay tuned!! also, make sure to follow me on instagram for faster blog updates @_mikaylahunt_ <3

xo, mikayla

5th Annual Samaritan’s Foot Gala: we had no shoes??

I’d never heard of the Samaritan’s Feet organization until a few months ago. This life changing organization LITERALLY help children by washing their feet and providing them with shoes. At the same time, these amazing people keep them believing that anything is possible. One step at a time. (If you’d like to check out the website, I’ll leave the link HERE.) EVERYONE was barefoot. The message was beautiful with a smudge of creativity. We checked in our shoes when we checked into the event.

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SHOE CHECK-IN

“Samaritan’s Feet is a 501 (c)(3) organization that shares a message of hope and love through washing the feet of impoverished children around the world and adorning them with new shoes.”

This years 5th Annual Gala was held at the Le Méridien in Charlotte, North Carolina. A GORGEOUS LOCATION along with fine dining. Jacinta Jacobs and Fly Ty on Air were our emcees for the evening. Last but not least, the founders. Manny and Tracie. They started out in their garage, with faith. Determined to make a difference, both in his homeland and around the world, Manny and his wife, Tracie began Samaritan’s Feet in 2003. Through Samaritan’s Feet, Manny has the opportunity to continue the legacy of love and hope he received when he was given his first pair of shoes and make a difference in the lives of millions.

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Did you know there are 2.2 billion people living in poverty who can’t afford education and basic articles of clothing like shoes? Did you know over 1.5 billion people are infected with diseases that are transmitted through contaminated soil? Did you know shoes and socks are reported to be in the “Top 5 Items Needed” by students in school? We take advantage of the fact that we have so much more than the average child in foreign countries. Keep them in your prayers. Although this organization has made a difference in millions of lives, there are still so many without the privilege.

A volunteer went to Nigeria and told the story of a boy. A boy in a school with no school supplies. She was washing his feet and discovered a razor in his sock. When she asked his teacher why he had such a thing, she said it was his pencil sharpener. It’s the little things. While giving ice cream to children, she noticed they weren’t eating it. Since it was their first time eating ice cream, the kids were trying to save it for later. It’s the little things.

“The place to improve the world is first in one’s own head and heart and hands, and then work outward from there.” -Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

If you’re interested in hope for mankind, check out this beautiful article HERE. xo

How to Create Your Own Blog

Do you already have a blog but you’re stuck? You’ve taken the first step but haven’t gotten any farther? Or maybe you just have absolutely no clue where to start. This article is for YOU. Blogging is about sharing your knowledge and your passion. You should be in it to have fun. Write. You cannot be successful if you’re just focused on making money. There are bloggers that make over $100,00 a year and bloggers that make nothing. I’ll be writing an article soon about how to make money blogging so make sure to subscribe!

The first thing you wanna do is meditate. Think about something you love. Look at other blogs for ideas. One of the best things about blogging is that no one is going to judge you when all of you have the same thing in common. I suggest getting a notebook just for your blog. Start writing out ideas. It’s okay if you have more than one interest, write it down. There are no limits.

Now to decide what platform to use. The best blogging platforms I suggest you use are blogger.com, tumblr.com, and wordpress.com. How do you know which platform to use?! Blogger.com is free & simple BUT it’s basically run by Google so they have the power to shut down your account and/or your access. This is only in extreme cases. With Blogger you are provided with very limited tools. When it comes to design, the site provides templates but only a limited set. Although, you CAN modify the colors and the layouts to make them your own. If you ever want to switch over to a different platform, there is a very high risk you will loose your search engine rankings, subscribers, or followers. Making money on Blogger is an option.

With WordPress the possibilities are endless. This is what I use. You have complete control over EVERYTHING. WordPress is an “open source software” which is just a smart way of saying you can simply add thousands of features and themes to your blog whenever you like. If you have a business, this platform is the best. Another key perk is that you can move your site without a problem & whenever you want if you change your  mind about anything. Making money on WordPress is an option.

Tumblr is hands down the EASIEST and SIMPLEST blog I can think of. Not only is it popular, it’s casual and quick. The site uses hashtags to attract other users. You’re also able to re-blog content from other blogs, easily get followers, and answer questions. Now it is possible to make money but it’s a challenge & you may have problems. I recommend this platform if you have more than one interest or you just want to share & relate with people who have the same interests as you. I have a personal account and I love it but I don’t have the time to stay as dedicated to it.

After you’ve chosen your platform, it gives you the option to name your blog. Totally up to you! I suggest using your first blog post to explain what your blog is & what your vision for your blog is. If you have any questions or comments please comment below! xoxo, Mikayla.

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” -Ray Bradbury

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