The day I stopped sharing a positive message about becoming a champion in school and in life I was faced with doing a new thing. I was grateful for the opportunity to do something new – Today I am grateful to return to this arena. Stay tuned as I announce, in the days to come, the opportunity I have to do a new thing.
No matter what’s happening at home, your neighborhood, or with your friends you have what it takes to make good choices. Maybe that’s a new thing for you – #YouGotThis!
#BeTheBuddyAndBullyNoMore #BookerWeed #KidsHaveUpsAndDownsToo
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.“
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
I remember growing up thinking how cool it would be to have a buddy who took the time from their popularity to say hi or even invite me to participate in a game.
Consider that lonely boy or girl at school and may you could find some way to brighten their day … #BookerWeed #KidsHaveUpsAndDownsToo
I dreamed of reaching one million kids with a positive message … I reached 1.6 million. How many more kids can I reach through my books? I’m dreaming of a an inconceivable number … #dream #BeTheBuddy #BookerWeed
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 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