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 …
Great are the choices some make and not so great are the choices many make – or so it seems. Everywhere we see the hype over bad choices. We feed on it, it’s our dessert after a long day and for some we thrive on it. I often wonder what a life full of reports of the good in others would be like. Would we turn the station on the bad stuff only to look for the good? I crave for others to know the good that is in them. Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty said it best, “I have to make a valiant attempt to be good.” What if we all put on our armor and suited up for battle to make a valiant attempt to be good. What if we realized that no matter what it’s like in our home, our neighborhood or with our friends we have what it takes to make good choices. What would the bully do with all that hurt inside? Maybe we would understand why bullies act the way they do. Just maybe the evening news would report on the valiant behavior of a good deed instead of highlighting the junk. Rather than being all puffed up with ourselves we might reach out care about how someone felt when they witnessed them being mistreated … am I speaking to adults? No, I speaking to the generation currently in our elementary schools. Maybe we can realize our school campus, classroom or teacher is a safe place to be – where you can get away from the broken promises at home or the substance abuse parent or the violence. Make your campus a place where bullies can change and learn to be respectful. Bullies can change if we just take a step back and ask, “Why?” If you’re being bullied maybe try asking, “Why are you bullying me?” or maybe, “Why do you want to treat me this way?” or maybe, “When you say or do those things I feel ________.” Make a valiant effort to do good. Report a good act. Copy a good deed. Learn from example it doesn’t have to be your own. More later ….
Don’t be a #bully, #kick a #footbag. Learn how Billy Elims changes his life with a #journal, a footbag, and @bookerweed.
Some footbag freestyle artwork free for your phone’s wallpaper – please share with others and check out http://bookerweed.com to learn more about A Bully’s Journal coming to Amazon and Barnes & Noble in just a few weeks … Thx
Campaigning is a necessary evil – Without it no one knows of your lifetime effort to bring Booker Weed to every household, school, and library – doing it takes everything you have to try and be creative and grab the attention of the consumer. I will continue and be glad in it!