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.
#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 …
I was a fighter. Survival of the fastest runner if I was losing. Fists flying, lots of yelling, and hearts pounding! Life was always in panic mode then it all made sense.
Of course I was older & wiser with a beautiful family of my own and the best job anyone could imagine traveling the globe with just a yoyo and a heart for kids.
4,000 kids a week, 160,000 kids annually, and 1.6M kids later it was clear. I had what it takes to make good choices but growing up I had no one constructive in my life.
#BeTheBuddy is a theme #BookerWeed promotes daily. Encourage kids to read, journal, and chase their dreams. Click About Me and discover what cultivates the landscape of a child’s future.
No matter what’s happening at home, in your neighborhood, or with your friends you have what it takes to make good choices!
Learn from your mistakes, they don’t have to be your own …
Too many times a mess of poor choices are all around us providing numerous learning opportunities. Take notice and keep on the path of right choices … #BeTheBuddy #BookerWeed #KidsHaveUpsAndDownsToo
It goes without saying, kind words or no words when you lack them help to resolve issues faster … #KidsHaveUpsAndDownsToo
I’m reminded I grew up in a bad environment, drugs, alcohol, abuse of many sorts but it was the good that kept my focus. Oh sure, things got fuzzy or out of focus at times but I looked at what was good.
I found positive things to clear the fuzzies, and worked at staying focused. School was my safe place from sun up to sun down. I learned from mistakes and examples, not necessarily my own and I avoided #theblamegame.
Oh sure there were many things I could have blamed then followed the same path or followed a bad path and played the blame game but life is an adventure and I wanted to win on the side of good.
It is “What is Good” that I follow today, my wife – #mygoodthing, the #Bible calls her, my kids, grandkids, and smiles of the kids I have the Devine assignment of ministering to.
“What is Good” is not a question it’s a statement of what I pursue and it starts with II Peter 1. Give it a try …
Sometimes we don’t get how far a thankful heart can reach … #thankful #BeTheBuddy