Local Canadian Football Player Shares his message of Thankfulness as Thanksgiving approaches
By: Black Diamond PR & Sports Management
The trials and obstacles Basil faced growing up have molded and shaped him into the man he is today. He knows that, without effort and putting in the work, you won't get the rewards you are wanting or hoping for. While his determination and drive pushes him ever forward, he gives all the credit to God.
His hard work, never give up mentality and his humility have opened up doors he never thought possible. He helped lead the Braunschweig New-Yorker Lions of the German Football League to the German Bowl championship win in 2019 before signing with the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL. He has become a notable motivational speaker, sharing his life events and lessons to help give hope to at-risk youth. He has gained a profound testimony from his trials and he wants to do all he can to spread his message of hope, love, and determination.
Basil knows he has much to be thankful for. He tries to keep his gratitude at the forefront of his mind at all times. Basil says, "I hope I teach gratitude and thankfulness to those around me by walking with a smile on my face, emanating my glow. Whenever I have my glow going, it is usually because I am grateful about the things in my life. This allows me to impact others and remind them that they have so much to be grateful and thankful for no matter what their current circumstances are."
Basil's gratitude wasn't learned overnight. It was a gradual process for him because, as most of us know, life has many ups and downs that make us focus on the negative and what we don't have.
"I feel like thankfulness has developed well over the course of my life. There have been many days where I didn't think I would make it this far. But as I continued to focus on the positives in my life and look for the good, I find myself not dwelling so much on the trials I am facing and become super thankful for what I do have," said Jackson.
Many can learn so much from Basil Jackson's attitude and his outlook on life. To learn more about Basil, please visit his website www.whoisbasiljackson.com or follow him on Instagram @basiljackson_