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
“No matter what’s happening at home, in your neighborhood or with your friends you have what it takes to make good choices!” -booker weed
I had no idea 37 years ago the character I created while doodling on a napkin at a Denny’s restaurant would turn into a series of children’s books to inspire kids that no matter what’s happening in their home, their neighborhood, or with their friends they have what it takes to make good choices.