"Nothing can dim the light which shines from within." - Maya Angelou

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Rise & Grind - If GOD woke you up this Thursday morning, BE productive. The Life Quote for today is..“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” - Maya Angelou

Now more than ever, we need to call on our inner light. For me, It’s been an amazing week. The momentum from my "ReConnected STC" exhibit has inspired me to believe more in my light, and to reflect and be grateful for it. Your inner light might be dim, or it might be bright. But it’s there, ready for you to tap into whenever you want.

Yesterday was a very special day for me as it was the anniversary date of my company LIVE IT WEAR IT (LIWI68). With the assistance and dedication of my team of brothers, my vision to reach a greater audience (not only by the creation of t-shirts) has manifested into a reality.

Eleven years later, we have been blessed to have the opportunity to enter into schools to educate students on the importance of branding and Media Literacy.

Throughout the years, we have formed various partnerships with individuals, foundations, and companies whose philosophies and principles have aligned with our own.


One specific partnership which we will forever be grateful for is the working relationship we established with Dr. John Carlos. Being able to unite with Dr. Carlos has changed my life forever. Through him, I have learned so much and continue to learn. To have Dr. Carlos endorse and validate what we have been doing for so many years, confirmed within myself the reason why I continue to do what I do.

When talking to Dr. Carlos you can sense that he is eternally young at heart and spirit, and loves life-- his face constantly radiates with joy and jubilation. He has a purpose and a passion; he is not burdened by all the material things that attract so many individuals in life. It is the people who get up and want to give back to others who truly have the greatest lives. They are not only the ones making a difference but they have more fun enjoying life while doing it.

We here at LIWI68 embrace this concept. Giving back is one of our number one priorities and we strive to make a difference while enjoying life’s little moments.

Through our company, we have been able to educate, empower and unite the masses through many different streams.

Many of you have previously asked what motivates me. Well, what motivates me is the realization that LIWI68 expands way past my clothing line. Giving back to the community that has supported and continues to support our brand and vision, drives us to continue what we have been doing.

 

That being said, you are cordially invited to come to my ReConnected STC AfterParty and also celebrate LIWI68s 11th anniversary on Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 at Local 44 Restaurant located at 41 Milner Avenue, at McCowan/401.


The event will take place from 6pm until closing (2am). Live music, and a raffle of a few special items will be ongoing throughout the evening.

The presentation of the ReConnected art pieces will be presented to those individuals that attend at 8pm. Admission is free. The kitchen will also be open, offering all selections from the Local 44 

Since Nuit Blanche, many conversations have been ignited, brilliant new ideas have emerged, and most importantly, we have ReConnected with each other, with our community, and with our individual missions.

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday to continue these important conversations and build collectively. If you’re able to make it to the celebration, please RSVP by Friday, October 18th.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reconnected-stc-after-party-tickets-76671026103

With appreciation!

Mark Stoddart

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Jon Murray

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