#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 …

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Ask Why

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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 ….

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Kids Have Ups and Downs Too -A Bully’s Journal, has reached the editor and Independent Authors Network is now hosting another author page for me. It takes a lot of time to promote a book as a self publsihed and self marketing author but with the help of my publisher, Mindstir Media and other internet tools I truely believe that BOOKER WEED will be America’s Next Household Name! Thanks ahead of time for visiting Independent Authors Network

Footbag – What You May Not Know About Me

In 1982 I became a Certified Footbag Instructor with the World Footbag Association (WFA) where I learned that Hacky Sack is a brand name but the sport is footbag – many kickers still call it “Hacky” but regardless it remains to this day a fun activity. “A Bully’s #Journal”, my next kid’s book in the series #Kids Have Ups and Downs Too, will feature footbag┬áin one of the chapters. Booker Weed will befriend the school bully by inviting him to join him. Soon Billy will learn that finding something he could become good at will help him to fit in and get along with others and finally become a buddy not a bully. in one of the chapters. Booker Weed will invite Billy, the school bully, to kick with him. One thing will lead to another and soon Billy will learn what it’s like to be a buddy not a #bully.