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The “Colonel’s” VFV Motivational/Inspirational Quotes & Message of the Day!

“You alone have the power to shape your destiny.  Make the right choices, know your purpose and take charge of your life!” — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs 

You are in charge of how you feel, so choose happiness to start this day off!
Today's Message is: "Charge Day!" Why Not?

The “Colonel’s” VFV Motivational/Inspirational Quotes & Message of the Day!


“Yes, it’s the middle of the week again — Happy Hump Day!”


Good “Wednesday & Hump Day!” Morning “Band of Brothers & Sisters,” and all great connections.  Welcome to the middle of the week from the “Colonel’s Foxhole” in Conroe, TX — 5 June 2024!


Today’s Message is:  “Charge Day!”  Why Not?

“True leaders motivate and encourage people in their charge.  Through guidance and direction they bring out the most in everyone’s strengths.  People will work together as one unit when there is a shared vision and culture where people in your charge know you care about them first!” — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs 

More Awesome Quotes for Today’s Message:


“No one is in charge of your happiness except you.” — Reginna Brett


“When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large.  When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.” — Geoffrey F. Albert

“I am in charge.  I take my own power back.” — Louise Hay


“Remind yourself every day:  I am in charge of my happiness.  I will not let anything outside of myself control me.  I am creating a life that feels good on the inside and it will turn into experiences that are good on the outside.” — Unknown Author

“This journey is yours, take charge of it.  Stop giving other people the power to shape your life.” — Dr. Steve Maraboli


“Taking charge of your life begins with turning your thoughts into action..!  Whatever you believe with feeling has the ability to control the reality you create for yourself.  That’s why your attitude, altitude and mindset ALWAYS matters.  Stop searching for a sign and begin creating the life you want to live today.” — Unknown Author


“Take charge of your life.  It’s never too late to change direction.” — Richard Carlson


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Good Wednesday afternoon Colonel.

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Good "Wednesday & Hump Day!" afternoon Robert. Thank you for the wonderful quotes today my friend.


I've seen a few "Oh No" leaders in my time.......definition is they're solely trying to show how in charge and powerful they are. Mostly in my civilian, not military careers. They normally stand out immediately and, in my experience anyway, don't last in the job very long.

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Oh boy have I seen those as well... I seen a few drive companies in the Bankrupcty. Great quote by the way.... Have a great day and thank you!


Good morning Col Burroughs and lol of my brothers and sisters here on VFV. I choose to let God be in charge of my life, because after all He made me and knows what is best for me. Have a blessed day today and always.

Taken from:

What Charge Are We Given as Christians?

What does it mean to be charged? We are charged or entrusted with a task, as a duty, and as a responsibility. We are to be ready; we are to be brave to tell the Good News of Jesus Christ.




JAN 18, 2022

What Charge Are We Given as Christians?


This letter contains Paul's last guidance to Timothy’s ministry. Paul…

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Thank you for your kind words, Mikel. We are anxious to get settled into the bigger unit, with the balcony overlooking the court yard. It has a really nice waterfront that sounds so relaxing. Our dog is going to enjoy itting out in the sun everyday. Have a blessed day my, my friend.

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