Today I celebrate my 40th birthday. Yes it’s a milestone birthday but for me it’s a different kind of a milestone on so many levels. 22 years ago I tried to take my own life. 21 years ago I tried again and this time I was almost successful. Over two decades later I’m still here. Today I realize I have a purpose and a voice. Back then I had no voice and no purpose (so I thought). I️ will begin to tell a story through the eyes of “Joseph”. My prayer is that this story will encourage, empower, enlighten and most of all awaken your voice within.