The Best Thing You Can Leave Behind

Looking back I remember wondering what I would be someday. Today I was thinking about what I would be some day. Tomorrow I’ll probably do the same.

As I write it’s clear that would’ve, should’ve, could’ve thinking wants me in a headlock, instead I choose to dream and wonder about what I will be some day.

Then I realize it’s not about what I will be some day but what my children will remember about me when they look back – then I conclude,

“The best thing you can leave behind is a good name.

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Plan to Succeed …

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Stay on the path! Life will distract you. When I was performing my last school assembly in England in 2013 I stopped planning and allowed the event in finding a new career distract from the career I really wanted – being an author. I reached 1.6M kids in six countries and thirty-five states as a NED Show performer so why wouldn’t I continue reaching kids in a positive, character-building way? How many more kids can I reach through books than in person? It’s exponential especially with today’s multimedia and social media opportunities. I met Tim with Blue Fish Web Design in Post Falls, ID today … Today I began planning my next career as a kids book author. Kids Have Ups and Downs Too the first book in the series, as well as the second book subtitled, “A Bully’s Journal” are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Remember “Promoting literacy of the heart and mind cultivates the landscape of a child’s future”. #BookerWeed #KidsHaveUpsAndDownsToo #bethebuddy

Restoration Convoy

Restoration Convoy is our daughter’s non-profit. Here’s what her big sis had to say about it …

“My sister and her husband have a non-profit in the Tri Cities that blesses homeless teens with a senior photo session, plus a makeover, new clothes, and other special necessities. Their prayer is that the teens feel a sense of normalcy—or even more than that: a sense of value. Their program is growing and they are looking for donations to renovate their RV so that they can take the outreach on the road. And they’ve got the big goal to raise enough to fund the project in ONE DAY. Please visit their page and consider donating!”

Please consider impacting the life of a sheltered youth and help get this Airstream on the road with a small donation … thanks so much!

What is Your Anthem?

What is your rousing or uplifting identity that tells others who you are? Maybe you want others to know your call in life or maybe your cause? I want others to see how I try to live like Christ spoke the Truth because He was the Truth speaking. I want Christ to be my anthem. I may hit a wrong note at times but the conviction of my heart sets me back on track. I write & illustrate kids books because the anthem of #BookerWeed is sharing with kids that no matter what’s happening at home, their neighborhood, or with their friends they have what it takes to make #goodchoices.Picture 014

#BullyNoMore

#BookerWeed – Go figure … This odd yet meaningful name brings so many memories to my mind. A highschool road trip to Eugene Bible College (now named Newhope Christian College) in 1978, and a repeat in 1979 – the many greeting cards I created for classmates while earning lunch money, the buttons we made in support of our military men & women and to honor those lost on the day of 911.

Now a self-published #author writing my third book in the series #KidsHaveUpsAndDownsToo, I intend to bring to the world’s attention that no matter what’s happening at home, in your neighborhood, or with your friends you have what it takes to make good choices.

This being inspired by eleven years traveling across 35 states and 5 countries as a yoyo professional encouraging kids to become champions in school and in life as I shared #TheNEDShow with 1.6 million kids. I can not measure the gratitude I have for #AllForKidz and as I move on in a more traditional management role I continue to focus on the dream of reaching exponentially more kids as a full time children’s book author concentrating on the hashtag #BeTheBuddy.

Now for some uke therapy …