Time has taught me to wake up everyday and put my rose-colored glasses on. Researchers have discovered that those who think positively and have the ability to believe in the possibility of a good outcome from a bad situation, rather than dwell on negativity and pessimism, tend to succeed. Cynics may think me crazy; but I know what keeps a smile on my face. Why not CHOOSE to BELIEVE the best is yet to come and keep forging ahead with eager expectation.
With a thirst for learning, these are the books which have especially offered me inspiration over the years.
- Fail Until You Don’t: Fight, Grind, Repeat by Bobby Bones Bobby Bones is a radio host, and has also been on shows such as Dancing with the Stars. His journey through life is an impressive one, surviving and becoming successful through sheer will and determination. He’s funny too.
- Just Tell Me I Can’t by Jamie Moyer and Larry Platt
A book by the oldest pitcher in baseball, Jamie Moyer. Baseball will forever be my favorite sport to watch. I love the slow pace, the communication which takes place, especially between the pitcher and the catcher; and all the strategic decisions made. Jamie played for the Phillies in the mid 2000’s. After retiring he and his wife started a foundation for grieving children (Eluna).
- Learning to Lead Like Jesus by Boyd Bailey
- Nuture by Lisa Bevere
- Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling
I am extremely thankful to have wonderful people in my life who not only encourage me, but are such great examples of creators, mentors and all around good people. I can only hope that I not only express my appreciation, respect and admiration to them directly but that my efforts here will make them proud. One amazing lady in particular (Gloria), I consider my very own fairy Godmother, is pictured below.