Why I Tweet

I tweet to myself.

These tweets are my own words for ideas that are not my own.

I have created these tweets as reminders to myself to keep me on my path and remind me how far I have come. I share them with you in case they are the right words you need to hear at this moment in time. I am humbled by how many retweets and favorites I get everyday. I am so glad that they resonate with others as they resonated with me when I wrote them.

I use an automated tool, StatusBrew to continuously loop these tweets. I started with one, and have added to them over the years. I periodically create new tweets that I add to this tool, though I do tweet occasionally a thought or inspiration only for that day.

It is with my love for humanity that I truly wish you peace, prosperity and happiness.

Dan (Jude)

p.s. You will note that my Twitter name is Jude Tousignant. Jude it my middle name and was given to me by my mother to honor the Catholic Saint Jude, the patron saint of lost causes. When I was born I was early and I did not have fully developed lungs. Back then, this was extremely high-risk and my life expectancy was low. Also, they did not let the parents see the baby at all while they were in an incubator. My mother didn’t see me for the first 7 days of my life so she prayed to Saint Jude everyday… and here I am.
I grew up embarrassed of my middle name, what we call bullying today was called teasing then and whenever anybody learned my name, I was incessantly teased so I hid it as much as possible. As an adult, I embrace it. It represents so many different aspects of my life: a recognition of my spiritual side coupled with the respect that if not for modern technology I would not be alive.


p.s.s. I don’t like the glibness that “namaste” has today from mainstream media, but as a term it has no replacement when you consider the definition I subscribe to for namaste is “the divine in me recognizes the divine in you.”



  1. February 10

    Hi Dan that is the best reason I have ever read for tweeting. Thanks for sharing and as you know it always seems that we hear just what we need to hear at just the right momet i I find that many things are not consistent but spirit always is! Lorna Adams

  2. Susan Lees
    March 26

    Thank you Dan,
    your kind words and tweets do resonate with those of us listening, watching and feeling the universe and the peace that we hold within us. Sometimes we simply need reminding when we have the turmoil of daily life, bless you for tweeting and sharing.
    With gratitude
    Susan Lees
    Sioux1366 Twitter name

  3. Diana Barrera
    March 31

    Thank you for sharing this…great way to inspire self and others. You certainly do inspire me on a daily basis! I appreciate you sharing your words, thoughts, ideas. You make my little corner of the world brighter with your tweets!

    Peace be with you!

  4. Patricia
    April 17

    As a human trafficking survivor, daily inspiration is A Must. I’m in a human trafficking and sexual assult program and have advocates, social workers and such to help guide me through the “real world” I doubt myself quite often. Thank you for the inspiring and encouraging also different way of walking though life. Be blessed

  5. Laurie
    June 14

    Thanks! I rarely tweet my own thoughts unless I feel genuine about it. Most of the time I either “like” or retweet because i have read something that resonates with me or because i seek reinforcements as flowers on my journey path. It’s like a marker on a beautiful and challenging hike. Again, thank you for noting why you tweet.

  6. Daniela
    August 13

    Thank you for your inspiring tweets.

  7. melissa
    March 21

    Keep them coming! Humanity needs more people like you!

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