Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Joseph Henderson: Determined Not to Die All Alone

by Cyrus Webb

We all know individuals who have seemed to give up on life. They are existing, but not really living. For the there best days are behind them, and there is nothing else to look forward to.

As sad as that might be, the good news is that it doesn't have to be the last chapter for them. Just look at Mississippi's resident Joseph Henderson.
Since originally releasing his memoir I DON'T WANT TO DIE ALL ALONE in 2000 he was ready to share with the world not only what you could overcome but what you
can achieve as well.

Raised in a home where he sometimes had to fiend for himself and his siblings, Joseph was
able to rise above the negativity that could have destroyed him, and has come out a
better man. Whether it was having to snuggle in bed at night with his siblings in order
to stay warm or search for food in garbage cans, he realizes firsthand that life doesn't
always deal you the hand you want, but it doesn't define the person you can be.

After surviving being shot himself and losing his brother to senseless violence, Joseph
decided that he wanted to use his life lessons to help others. The journey began with the
book but has continued as he has campaigned on behalf of reading, education and bringing
your very best to every situation.

In 2008 he teamed up with Conversations Book Club and began partnering with other authors and sharing his story through book signings and publlic appearances. Joseph has also taken his story into the schools of Mississippi, sharing what is the reality for some of those students but giving them hope for a better future if they really want it. Through his mentoring efforts, he has been able to see students that
others have given up on take their lives more seriously and actually graduate.

As the word about his personal story reaches more people, Joseph is committed to sharing
that he is no one special. The success he has been able to find is available for others
as well, if they really want it. They just have to be willing to do the work.

Additional information about Joseph Henderson can be found at www.joseph-henderson.com.

Listen to Joseph Henderson share his story on Conversations LIVE here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive/2010/07/16/authors-inez-reilly-and-joseph-henderson-on-conver and here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conversationslive/2012/05/24/cyrus-webb-presents-you-are-not-alone

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