Saturday, February 4, 2012

No Limits!

This month I wanted to discuss my book, NoLimits!.  For years, I wanted to write something meaningful for kids.  I believe the most crucial time to intervene and steer a child on the right track is as young as possible.  So I focused on the age group of middle school primarily.  Not to say intervening shouldn’t be done earlier, but the middle school aged child is the one I chose to focus on. 
No Limits! is basically six short chapters which talks about things like focusing on school, evoking willpower, faith, not letting tough circumstances keep you down, staying away from certain people and distractions and lastly some important reminders to tie it together.  One of the best things we can do for children is to guide them, be an example for them.  Mentoring is very important.  I’ve had many mentors along the way and am mentoring as many children and adults as possible.  Please give thought to mentoring a child.  You may be the only person who sparks interest in them.  You may also be one of the very few who reminds them they are loved and who gives them hope.    
I wanted to share that a friend told me she downloaded my book for her son.  She read it and wants him to read it because she thinks it will help him.  He’s been having problems recently in school.  Maybe it will help him think about school in a different way.  I hope it helps him take even a small step. 
Small steps are big wins. Taking a tiny step in the right direction is still a step in the right direction.   How often, I think about how things could have turned out for me.  It was only by the grace of God that I am saved.  I am grateful for so many people I have met that have inspired me, mentored me and just showed by example how to be successful.  Success is defined in the dictionary as “a favorable or desired outcome”.  Success can be defined in many ways.  My definition?  Success is the result of hard work and being happy with where you are.