Our Biggest Fan!

I am asked all the time what a Life Coach is.  I tell people I help others assess where they are and where they’d like to be.   I give them the accountability, encouragement, and insight into how to make their ideas/goals a reality.  I help them realize all the choices they have, even when circumstances look bleak!

That’s one of the main messages I wanted to pass down to my 2 daughters and now to my clients; we all have choices!  Everyday we decide whether to choose joy, gratitude, and contentment, along with many other things.  We wake up with that power within us!  Believe me, I know how hard that can be when our lives are filled with pain, fear, and difficult circumstances.

April 16th marks the 1-year anniversary of the death of one of our greatest iBloom supporters, Bill Thorne.  Bill’s life ended much too early, but he showed all those around him the act of choosing, even during a hard and painful battle with cancer.  Bill was one of the first participants of our 40-day journey, “iChoose2 Live A Life I Love!”.  Bill’s experience had a major effect on him and changed the way he lived the rest of his days.

While going through the daily iChoose2 statements, Bill decided he still had control over many things, even though cancer was ravishing through his body.  He decided that while there were many things he couldn’t control, he could make choices to live a life that would bring him joy and peace!  The iChoose2 message is something Bill desperately wanted others to experience, which is one of the reasons the iBloom Team turned the 40-day journey into a 1-year experience!

Bill Thorne leaves a big legacy!  I only knew Bill personally for 2 years and much of that time he was sick and dealing with pain.  I remember he would tell Kelly Thorne Gore, his daughter, to let me know he was praying for my migraines.  In the midst of his greatest pain he continued to think of others!  He continued to serve and help others even when he was weak and his body was failing!

As I was writing my part of our book, “iChoose2 Love My Life!”, I thought of Bill.  I thought of him looking down on me as I often struggled to come up with the right words.  I thought of his contagious smile as I often lacked the confidence in conveying my heart to our readers.  I thought of him rooting us on as we stepped out and wrote a book that we knew would impact so many people!  As we continue to pray over our vision of selling 1,000,000 copies of the book, I know this wouldn’t surprise Bill; he knew how this message changed his life and would trust God to take care of the details!

So, as we all remember Bill Thorne and the different ways he touched us, I continue to thank him for believing in the iBloom mission… we will never forget our biggest fan and follower…

Lori Burrell

Lori loves encouraging and talking to women of all ages! Her favorite word is “joy” and she loves to help others seek and find it in their own lives. After going through a difficult season, Lori desires that others find hope and peace in trials and hardships. She is grateful that God is allowing her to pursue her passion of coaching women to live a life of no regret!
About Lori Burrell

Lori loves encouraging and talking to women of all ages! Her favorite word is “joy” and she loves to help others seek and find it in their own lives. After going through a difficult season, Lori desires that others find hope and peace in trials and hardships. She is grateful that God is allowing her to pursue her passion of coaching women to live a life of no regret!

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  1. Thank you, Lori, for the beautiful remembrance. God asks us to remember. In Deuteronomy 8 we remember the faithfulness of God. He IS faithful…even in the painful times of our lives. Bill’s life touched many even through his pain. Jane Thorne is beloved for her tireless giving, caring and loving others. Kelly Thorne Gore is an inspiration through her gratefulness and powerful iBloom vision and team leadership. Christopher Thorne works hard in his job and then gives so so much to the production of the many iBloom videos. This is a family support of the mighty iBloom vision. Those of us on the iBloom team wish that others could sometimes view what goes on “behind the scene.” Our prayers, care, joy, faith and belief in the vision God has given us keeps us marching forward even though we too have had extraordinary personal struggles of our own. We remember God’s faithfulness. We celebrate the lives of those we cherish. We draw close to the Lord so we can hear and act on His next steps for iBloom.

    Now…in some way today…share your love with those around you. Especially those who are closest to you.

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