I am Blessed to give the keynote
speech to a group of Foster children at the Safety Harbor Sherriff’s Ranch.
This effort is designed to keep siblings together until adopted as a family.
Children are housed at the the Safety Harbor Youth Camp.
The event is speared headed by Fit4Truth Youth Outreach Organization. A group of ex Marines.
The Children, Marines, Officers
and volunteers will together paint a 100’ wall mural.
While there are many lessons and old dog like me can share
with kids, these 4 items are what I am focusing on.
John Wooden – Legendary UCLA coach told me as a youth, Attitude – a positive attitude will
take you higher than any learned skill.
Never let your circumstances get in the way of
Never let what you can’t do get in the way of
what you can do.
Comes in many forms and show up in life in many ways. Most
importantly have the courage to do the right thing.
Any thing that has significance takes courage.
The courage to say no too something wrong when
you know is not right.
There are in many cases where there is no right or wrong answers
– just decisions! With those decisions
come consequences. People get rewarded for making good decisions and people get
penalized for making bad ones.
You will be tempted.
Everybody’s doing it.
No one will know.
I should have it now.
There is no single greater gift you can give
yourself than being grateful for the good things in your life.
As my Father said- Be a Leader of Good vs a Follower