This is an amazing Remix of Mr. Rodgers.
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“Chase your purpose and success will follow.”
Not sure who wrote this but I like it. I have chased down a lot of challenges in my life and came out on top. I am not one to give up. I have many talents, many things I am good at but I am not one to brag. Just to name a few I am an excellent photographer, an excellent baker and cake decorator, and an excellent graphic designer. I have 10 years of experience in graphic designer I was amazing at it but it was not my purpose. I am good at reading people’s minds and emotions, I am good at helping other people at all times, and I am good at staying true to myself. I am good at standing up for what is right, standing up for what is fair, and treating others the way I want to be treated.
All my life people tell me I am such a great person: “you will make a great husband and father someday,” “If I was not married I would date you in a 2nd,” “how are you not married?”
I am so good at so many things but there are things I am not good at or not good at anymore. Soccer, I used to be great at soccer. I have never really been good at bringing in the ladies! I have never really been good at being less feminine. Though I have had a huge phase in my life I was wildly popular I have never really been good at finding friends. I have never really been good at common social conversations, you know like current events, movies, shows, music.
I am not looking for praise or for people to feel sorry for me but I do know this through everything I found my passion! Positivism and children…..oh man! Two passions? Yes, but they work so well together. I never payed any attention to how good I am with kids. I look back in the past and look at me now, I have huge connection with children. They look up to me, they listen to me and they are inspired buy me. I can make a connection with a child from across the room that I never met. Every baby I have ever met has started smiling around me, every single one. Now that I work with children the positive connection is overwhelming. So many things pouring into my brain. But here is the easy part, I walk into my job, I don’t even try and I just be me and I seem to be walking on a red carpet as a celebrity to these kids. It’s stronger then ever this year. Some kids I don’t even know but the want to know me. I know this is normal for all teachers to have little kid followers but man I feel like I have 100’s! I do not spend very much time outside my classroom with the other students but it seems the morsels of time I do interact with them I seem to inspire them and I seem to add a little positivism to their lives.
I walk into my job, tough as can be, with little pay as a teacher assistant to special needs kids and I walk in positive. I walk in to make a difference in my students lives and everyone’s really. Most of the teachers don’t know I have had a depressing past, they just see Mr. Positive. Most teachers don’t know I am shy behind my overly delightful greetings. Most teacherz probably think I am weird and they could not be more right. I am weird, I am different, and I am awkward, but I am one of a kind. Positivism is my life. It is not natural to me but it is my passion and each time I seem to not be going anywhere in life I can look back and see how much closer I am to my purpose then ever before. People compliment me on my positivism with no Idea I used to be good at being negative and wanting to die. But I am happy I am in a place where positivism and great with kids is what they know about me because that’s my life now.
Now what I hear is. “Man you are great with kids,” “how many kids do you have?”(0) “What did you go to school for (I went to school for graphic design). “How long have you been doing this?” (4th year only)
I have be working with kids as a profession for just over 3 years. I have been working on being Mr. Positive, aggressively for about 5 years. I have found my passions and combined I will be a great motivator for children. I have found my purpose and I am delighted with the success but there is more to come. It has to get harder before it gets easier. I have to learn before I can advocate. I have to research before I can present. I have to keep living life the way I am to learn what I can to be the most child friendly positive person you will ever meet. I have a bright and powerful future ahead for me I just have to make it thorough the struggles to get there. I have to be stronger and I have to learn more. I have to be me and that is the easiest thing any of us can do, be ourselves.
This was such an awesome part of my positivism journey. People said I could not quote myself, well I have hundreds of quotes I thought of anyways. Here is a collection of the best ones in memes with several great pictures as well. With my new found interest in photography there may be more new memes in the future. Have an amazing day everyone.
Yesterday one of the ladies I worked with had an assumption of me that was actually great and this is the 2nd time this has come up this summer alone. Most of you know what people usually assume of me. Though not true I have embraced and accepted that assumtion as I still continue on being who I am.
The lady I work with at the summer camp just assumed I was married and assumed I had my own kids! Probabaly the most complementary assumptions I have ever heard. She said I was a great man, great with the kids and well balanced with behavior and attention….positive attention! Sooo cool. I looked like a parent out there! I have always stuck to who I am and I will continue. I am growing out of a false assumption and growing into one I believe to be true.
The lady could not believe I was never married or did not have kids! They say think about where you want to be in your life and reach for it everyday. The victories along my path are small but this one I’ll take. These kids at camp, these kids at school, kids where I volunteer, my friends kids, kids everywhere; I don’t just want to get down on the floor and play games with them I want to inspire them to get up and be the best they can be in this world. I’m not going to baby them but I want to teach them to respect each other. I have a gift and I only found it 6 years ago. People everywhere could not really piece me together or understand me but I can connect with children in the most inspiring way possible! I will continue my path to becoming a motivational speaker and along the way I hope to make a difference in ever child’s life.
I am raising money to buy coloring books for terminally ill children. Please take a moment to check out my Go Fund Me page. Any kind of contribution would be gratefully appreciated!
Still today changes are happening and goals are being achieved. Never stop and never give up! SHEIFGAB is a valuable tool for anyones life for positivism and success.
Another step in my journey into positivism. Nothing can stop me but here is one of my challenges! 🙂
This is a pretty long story but I think if you have kids I hope you can make the time to listen to the whole thing.