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Inspirations Newsletter - Welcome Back
June 07, 2012
This is Joe from The Greatest Inspirational Quotes. Thank you for being a valued subscriber to the INSPIRATIONS NEWSLETTER. I took a long vacation to work on other projects, but the website has remained active and continues to provide free inspiration to people all across the world.
For many of you, this is your first issue of Inspirations. Thank you for joining this newsletter, I promise you will receive great inspirational content.
1. INSPIRATION IN THE NEWS
The news tends to focus on all the horrible things that are going on in the world. Fear is a big motivator and is a great way to get viewers to tune in. I don't think we should pretend that bad things don't happen, rather we should see the big picture. There are good and bad things happening, often they happen around the same time. The story below illustrates how a bad thing doesn't have to completely ruin your life.
He Never Lost Sight Of His Dream...
The year was 1977. 92 year old Emma Crapser came home from playing bingo and was brutally murdered in her apartment located in Poughkeepsie, New York.
That same year, Dewey Bozella was 18 years old, and a suspect with a troubled past. When he was 9 years old, Dewey saw his father batter his pregnant mother. His mother died from the beating, and his father ran away and never came back. Dewey and his nine siblings grew up in a series of foster homes.
One of his older brothers had a knife stabbed through his heart and out his back. Another brother would be shot dead. A third would die of AIDS. As a teen, Dewey had a reputation for fighting, getting high and committing petty crimes. He'll be the first to admit he was no saint.
There was no physical evidence linking Dewey to Emma Crapser’s murder but Dewey was arrested. The case against him was dropped for lack of evidence. Dewey used this as a wake-up call. He enrolled in community college and started working with the mentally challenged.
Six years later, in 1983, Dewey was arrested again in relation to Emma Crapser’s death. This time he was charged with the murder. Prosecutors took the word of two inmates who said Dewey did it so they could cut a deal. One of their brothers also lied to help out his family member. During the trial, Dewey was advised by his attorney not to take the stand. His attorney said the prosecution had no case and he didn’t want Dewey’s past brought up in an attempt to sway the jury.
But, on the word of convicted felons who had cut a deal with the prosecution, the jury came back with a guilty verdict. Dewey went to Sing Sing a bitter man. He started boxing while in prison and became the light heavyweight champion of the prison. In 1990, the brother of the inmate came forward and admitted he lied. Dewey was retried. The District Attorney came to Dewey’s attorney and offered a deal. He said if Dewey would take the stand and admit he did it, he could walk out a free man. Out of pride and the truth, Dewey stood by his principles and would not lie and say he did it.
The jury sentenced him to 20 years to life. While in prison, Dewey continued to box and also earned a bachelor's degree from Mercy College. Then, he earned a master's degree from New York Theological Seminary. He got married too.
Then, the legal firm of Wilmer Hale took his case pro bono. The lawyers tracked down the arresting officer, who had since retired. After 22 years on the job, the officer took home only one file: the case of Dewey Rader Bozella. Something just didn't smell right about it.
The lawyers quickly found that evidence had been withheld during the trials. They put in nearly a million dollars worth of work and found evidence that proved Dewey had nothing to do with the murder and that another suspect had confessed to the crime.
In 2009, 26 years after first being sent to Sing Sing, the chains were taken off Dewey and he was set free. He was 50 years old. Two years later, at age 52, Dewey became the oldest man to compete in an officially sanctioned professional boxing match.
Dewey won that fight against his 30-year-old opponent. When his hand was raised, so was his soul. Dewey had accomplished a dream and did so against the worst possible odds.
It's been awhile since the website has been updated. The next couple of months will bring more pages of Inspirational Quotes, poems and stories. I will also be updating the site, bringing a new design and cleaner function. In the meantime, you may have missed a few of the new pages that were created. Several visitors emailed me a ton of inspiring quotes and I created a few pages of their inspiring work.
Check them out at the Inspirational Quotes Blog
The Ultimate You Mindfest is a FREE online Self-Growth program hosted by Paul Scheele of Learning Strategies.
Paul is an expert on human performance, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and accelerated learning. I can tell you that he’s very passionate about understanding how the mind works and helping people improve their lives. He's the co-founder of Learning Strategies and has been helping people improve their lives for over 30 years.
I've used his products in the past and have had great success. I'll tell you more about them in the future.
Here's a break down of the 6 day course:
Day 1 – Succeed by Design: Eliminate procrastination and hesitation
Day 2 – Activate Your Automatic Pilot: Vaporize negative self-talk and self-sabotage
Day 3 – Believe in Yourself: Whisk away limiting habits of mind
Day 4 – Follow-through with Unwavering Consistency: Hardwire inner drive and amazing self-discipline
Day 5 – Feel Great about Yourself: Remove the negative influences of other people
Day 6 – Open the Flow of Prosperity: Use the immense power of your mind to attract what you choose
For each day of the course, you actually get two programs — one lesson from Paul and one Paraliminal to listen to.
The Mindfest officially begins on June 18th, and when you register for it, you’ll receive the first lesson immediately.
Visit the Ultimate You Mindfest website to get started. I signed up for the program myself and have already listened to the first lesson.
Learn from yesterday,
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Till Next Time,
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