Month: November 2012

To the Foreign Viewers

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Hello, everyone! I hope everyone is well and prepared for Thanksgiving.

For those of you that are not from the United States, I just wanted to say that it is amazing to me that you are even seeing this magazine. I never imagined that it would go global! So, thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope you like it, and I hope you share it with your friends.

I’m not saying that all of our American friends aren’t totally awesome, either, so please don’t take it like that.

Also, you may have noticed, or even recommended by, the links that the wonderful and extremely talented Susane Colasanti has been sharing about CforT. I wanted to say thank you for that. Check out her books! Keep Holding On is my favorite. 🙂

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am extremely thankful to all of my viewers, my writers, and my family. They give me the inspiration to dream.

Much love,

Alex

Courage for Tomorrow

A Note from Marjorie

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Hey, All!

If you don’t know, I’m Marjorie Hawthorne. With the holidays coming up– Thanksgiving is tomorrow after all– I wanted to let you all know that whatever may be going on it your life, it will get better, it will get fixed, and you can move on. I’m not sure if you’ve read a word of what I’ve written before this, but if you have, you may have noticed that I’ve been through a lot. Personally, I never got why suicide rates tended to be higher around the holidays. To me, it would be something that I wouldn’t want to do because I don’t want to disappoint my family more than I already have and make them sad when they are supposed to be happy. But maybe for some people it is just easier than having to fake being happy around everyone.
I can’t promise that you can just snap your fingers and things will make sense and everything will be perfect again, if it ever was. But I can promise that it will work itself out in the end. Of course, it might take some work from you, some fake smiles, and some courage, just something to prove to yourself that you can hold on until things get better. I’m not going to tell you that God only gives you what you can handle, because I don’t believe that. But I will tell you that everything happens for a reason, and I have learned to accept that.
You don’t have to believe what I’m saying. But I want to try in order to, hopefully, give someone else the courage to make it through tomorrow. Lately all I’ve wanted to do is to cut, is to burn, is to die. But my friend found out and made me promise I wouldn’t. That little promise can work wonders. So maybe that’s what you need to do, make a promise to a friend, a family member, or even me. If you ever want to talk to me you can always email me at couragefortomorrow@yahoo.com Just mention my name in the subject, and I’m sure that Alex will make sure it gets to me. I promise something will work out and that it will get better.

Until next time, remember,
I will always love you, no matter who or where you are, and what you’ve done,
Marjorie Elizabeth Hawthorne

Twitter

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Thanksgiving

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Are you ready for Thanksgiving? What do you do on Thanksgiving? Do you have any traditions? We will be checking our email continuously on Thanksgiving, so we will be here if you need to talk! Leave your comments, please. 🙂 

We hope you have a wonderful holiday!

-Alex

Hello and/or Welcome Back

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Hi!

Welcome to the second issue of Courage for Tomorrow! This issue is on self/body-image. If you haven’t been here before, please read this before continuing on:

     Hello, and welcome to Courage for Tomorrow. My name is Alex, and I am the creator of this magazine. I did not come up with the idea for the magazine on my own, though. I was reading Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti when the idea struck. See, the main characters were making a magazine, a newspaper, that would be used to tell the stories of people who were affected by suicide. It was used to remind people that they are not alone. I thought that was a beautiful idea. How great would it be, I thought, if there was a magazine or newspaper that could help people with all conflicts. People could share their stories. I was in love with the idea that I could make something that would make people happy. So, here we are. Honestly, we are barely anything currently. I believe that we are going to grow, though. I believe that we have the power to help people. By “we,” I don’t just mean the magazine. Everyone has the power to help someone, even if it is merely brightening someone’s day. That is my mission.

I am so excited and happy about all of the views we received!! What wonderful readers all of you are. Please, continue sharing CforT with your friends. 

Like last month, I have an amazing collection of writers. I am so glad that they are coming forward to share their stories. I know that they inspire hope for me, as I hope they do for you. So, thanks guys!

With love, inspiration, and courage

Alex 

Courage for Tomorrow

Dedication

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This issue is dedicated to anyone who has ever struggled with their appearance. No matter what anyone says, you are beautiful.

Also, this is to my U.S. History teacher, Ms. Croddy, who is one of the most helpful and supportive teachers I’ve had.

Contact Us

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We love to hear your opinion, good or bad. Help us grow; leave a comment or send us one at couragefortomorrow@yahoo.com. This email is also where you can send us your story! We would love your participation, truly. Also, make sure to check out or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CourageForTomorrow. Please, feel free to contact us if you ever need to talk. We are always here!

With hope,

Alex

Courage for Tomorrow