Let’s Put this Train Back on the Tracks

Well, the Carnival got rained out the last night…which is a bummer, but everything is going to be fine. This has, however, allowed me to catch up on my 365 day challenge. Please enjoy.

Day 11: The worst advice you’ve ever heard, or ever been given. (July 13th)

I’ve dealt with social anxiety issues in the past. A few times I’ve been told “You should just get over it.” Yes, I will just flip the switch and make my heart stop pounding out of my chest. More of this is to come in a later post.

Day 12: The best advice you’ve ever heard, or ever been given. (July 14th)

In the Jaycees sometimes things don’t always go as planned. People worry, much of the time for no reason. This is a type of organization that if you make a mistake…you don’t get fired. I’ve told members a few times that Monett Jaycees don’t have complete failures. No, Monett Jaycees have learning experiences.

Day 13: Your favorite quote (July 15th)

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. ~ Napoleon Hill

As the 2012 President of the Monett Jaycees I opted to have my theme for the year to focus on this quote. My theme was Conceive, Believe, Achieve.

Day 14: Write about something you believe in, anything at all (July 16th)

Well, I believe the United States Jaycees is the greatest young-person organization, when it comes to leadership training…and helping said young people make positive change in their communities.

Day 15: A song that makes you cry and why. (July 17th)

Oh boy. I can’t wait to tell you all about this. (Sarcasm) Garth Brooks’ “Standing Outside the Fire” gets me every time. Have you seen the video? A kid with down syndrome decides to compete in the regular track meet, instead of the Special Olympics. His mother helps him train…with his father shaking his head and letting him know that he’ll probably fail a few times. In the end the kid falls down and bloodied his nose. His dad runs out on the track and encourages him to get up and finish. I almost choked up just writing that.

Day 16: Someone you trust. (July 18th)

Bro Jo’s Bro. If there is one person that I could talk to about absolutely anything, it would be my brother. I know he has good judgment on what could be relayed to others…or kept quiet about.

Day 17: Your idol and why you look up to them. (July 19th)

I’m not sure if I have a single person that I look up to nowadays. Growing up I liked Frank Lloyd Wright…because I wanted to be an Architect. Most recently I’ve come to know about Joseph Smith…and the restoration of the Fullness of the Gospel. I think that since I’m always concentrating on making each day the best…maybe I can look up to myself. (Since I’m humble like that and all.)

Day 18: Why you made your blog, why you still have it. (July 20th)

 I started this blog as a Missionary tool. I was called to be a Ward Missionary, and asked to do Missionary work online. Since then I’ve received two or three new callings, and this blog has evolved to such a different…but better thing. It’s a part of me. I still have it because it offers me the opportunity to hone my writing skills. Plus…I like giving people something to do. Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy it.

English: Larry Holmes, the heavy-weight boxing...
English: Larry Holmes, the heavy-weight boxing champion, after he received an award from the United States Jaycees as Outstanding Young Men of the Year. Location: TULSA (excerpt from the original text) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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