Okay here’s the thing – what in the world do you do when you come back from death’s door to face all the comforts of your life as you knew it is in an uproar? Prolonged unemployment, financial ruin, failing health, loss of possessions…I think you get the picture. Well, what I got was a different perspective and a new focus on the matter. Thank you God that you never ever leave us hanging to grope in the dark never finding the light switch to turn on to remain clueless. Well, here’s the thing the veils of my eyelids have been cleared to see better, ears have been adjusted to hear clearer, and personal posture corrected to walk upright with this new paradigm shift and rekindled purpose. Now, that I got that out – let me be a little bit more specific perhaps you can relate to what I am saying…
Miriam received a gift book while participating at women’s fellowship meeting. Miriam also got a chance to videotape the activity for a class assignment. Photo Credit: Claudine Anthony
When life throws you a curve ball do you stay in the game?
This journey would prove to be a tenuous but exciting adventure. She decided after dreaming of completing a booklet, going back to school to get her MA, and launching an online website; actively making that become a reality was in order. In May 2010, after her traumatic life event, being let go from a very lucrative paying job, and stressing over all the losses in her life to the point of ill health, Miriam had an epiphany. Desperate and on her seemingly last ounce of hope that change would occur for her, she asked her adult son to pray for her. He did and as he begun to petition God, a breakthrough of laughter came forth from both of them and hence The Thankful Revolution started. She realized that in everything she had to give God thanks regardless of her current situation so she did. God downloaded to her a directive to begin a movement encouraging a worldwide change to just be thankful even in the midst of tremendous pressures, stressors, and turmoil. Thus, The Thankful Revolution was birthed online and developed in conjunction with her Masters studies. Miriam has regularly posted on her website intriguing articles, inspirational messages, and educational videos that she and others have developed.
Part of Miriam’s journey to completing her Masters degree is culminating with a Capstone Thesis project. The topic that Miriam has chosen brings light to a virtually untouched view into Black TV Programming. Miriam asks the question, “Is the Internet filling the void?” She has over the course of several months conducted extensive research and posted regularly to the online community using her various social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Her initial steps to finding answers for her question was to create an introduction video and launch several surveys engaging online users to provide feedback. Below you can view both presentations:
Miriam Stevens decided to pursue a Masters of Arts degree in New Media Journalism after a near death attack on her life. Photo Credit: Miriam Stevens
The Thankful Revolution embraced when adversity was her constant companion. In 2008, after an almost life-ending home invasion, Miriam’s world was turned upside down. The reality that life is brief so go for it became her goal. Part of her recovery was to embrace the passion to write, and write is what she did. She even went as far as to enroll in a New Media Journalism Masters of Arts program at Full Sail University after being out of school for 25 years.
Currently, Miriam is seeking and conducting interviews so an insider’s viewpoint of the industry can be showcased. If you like to learn more about her work and even join in the conversations, please contact Miriam via email at email@example.com and visit her website http://thethankfulrevolution.com to leave your comments.
Miriam is asking the question – Black TV Programming is the Internet filling the void? Photo Credit: Miriam Stevens
Thank you for taking a moment to learn of this tenacious and driven women who elected to not avoid getting in the game and become an agent of change.
Miriam Stevens, Founder of The Thankful Revolution that encourages all to give God thanks regardless. For more information visit http://thethankfulrevolution.com Photo Credit: Miriam Stevens
By Miriam Stevens | January 24, 2012 | firstname.lastname@example.org | http://thethankfulrevolution.com
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