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QuickVid: Inspiration From Wayman Tisdale: No Matter What, Keep On Smiling

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I am a huge lover of jazz music, and one jazz artist that I have always loved as admired is Wayman Tisdale. Not just for his wonderful music, but also his incredible strength, perseverance, and his unwavering positive attitude—even during the worst times of his life.


I came across this video on YouTube the other day, and it touched me in so many ways. I wanted to share it with you.


. Wayman Tisdale

If you are not familiar with Wayman Tisdale or his story, pay very close attention to this video below:



Unfortunately Wayman lost his two-year battle with cancer in May of 2009. Yet even in his passing, his story is still very inspiring to me. It serves as a reminder to me that keeping a smile on my face and an optimistic mindset in the face of troubling situations is possible. It reminds me of how precious the gifts of life and family are, and that both should be treated with the utmost respect and appreciation.

. Wayman Tisdale

The legacy that Wayman Tisdale left here on earth shows that we are given many gifts when placed into this world, and it is our responsibility to develop, exercise and operate in every gift because you never know which one will touch the lives of others. It is also evidence that the ways in which we handle life’s rough waters can be a light and example for others to follow when done in a positive way. Wayman proved that if and when we are obedient to our assignments given by the Divine, we activate the power within us to inspire people from all walks of life.

 . Wayman Tisdale

My hope is that this Wayman Tisdale video clip reminds you to keep on smiling even in times of great adversity, and to operate in the spirit of optimism every day of your life.


.Wayman Tisdale

Wife. Mom. Believer. Writer. Advocate.

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Deone Higgs

Wonderful share, Makeba. This was an extremely touching story. I am not very familiar with him or his music, but this video showed me something that we often aren’t able to see in each other… I saw his strength and positive approach to life. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. 🙂

Makeba Giles
Reply to  Deone Higgs

Greetings Deone! You are very welcome! I am so glad that you found strength and positivity in this share! I really wanted to share Wayman’s story because it reminds me to stay strong and positive in my own life. If you haven’t already, give Wayman’s music a listen–you won’t be disappointed! ~Thank you so much for sharing here with me! 🙂

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