The James Boys

This little adventure involved chaperoning a Fourth Grade Field Trip of my son’s five years ago. Oh, those memories of everything back then as I remembered this one… Both my kids had a Family Fun Center as part of their end of the year field trips. These were in fourth and fifth grade and I chose the first year to chaperone both. Two mothers in charge of around 6 kids each for a group. I always loved the outdoor warmer weather trips and tagged along on a few.

When you sign up to chaperone, your child gets to pick the kids for their group. Of course my son rallied up his comrades of all boys. Once I saw the list, yet again another Warrior moment. My son isn’t a James nor was another boy but the other four were. I giggled knowing these “James Boys” were in my charge for the day. Believe me, I asked my son if he selected these on purpose because of their names but he told me how he did like them. They were all friends. Hard to believe FOUR JAMES in the same class despite the popularity of that name.

Needless to say, they all had a blast together while I just contemplated these James Boys to myself. Not all fun and games though, no way! Work also needed to be done. They had a packet to complete and helped each other out. Tasks included: figuring the depth of the bumper boats pool, finding the median/mode range of the number of strokes for mini-golf, and calculating the racing speed of a go-kart track. Ugh… math!!! I loved seeing them accomplishing their packets while having fun too.

What a great day and my son is still friends with a few of these James Boys today in high school. I happened to look up some meanings for the name James and I do believe some apply to that other guy by the name of Warrior. Here is that list:

They are honest, benevolent, brilliant, inventive, courageous, determined, original, creative, leaders, intellectual, bold, independent, a researcher of why, bored easily, has many jobs, likes to talk, inspired, likes to show abilities before an audience, an idea sharer, and outgoing professionally.

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WOW!! I don’t know the boys that well but who knows– perhaps more in their future adult life those James qualities will come forth. Warrior was born James and I am stunned as to the traits that fit him so well. None of these kids went by Jim since being 9 or 10, that’s kinda young for that shorter nickname.

As most readers of this blog in the past know, I had so many fun little connectors to Warrior then and still do today. Everything always surprises me and to know I even got his given name is so special to me. 💙💙💙💙 O.K, you can scream coincidence all you want but it’s the feeling, remember? If those boys were named anything else, I wouldn’t have noticed or had a story worth sharing on these Warrior writings at all!

Look up the meaning of your name as you might be educated with what is found out. Sometimes we just like a name but also realize its deeper connection to us. That’s why Warrior legally changed his. His deeper beliefs led him to make that choice since it is who HE is… Can you just imagine him as a little boy? Was he a Jimmy, Jamie, or just James before Jim? I really don’t know for sure but am thinking not a Jamie!!

Those James Boys gave me a story with an experience I’d never forget and five years later, it’s finally shared. They were a great group and I know these boys are just as great being teens as they were in fourth grade, including my son and the other boy…

I sure hope despite his name change, Warrior knew some of the James meanings. They still fit him, legally or not. To all the James, Jim, Jimmy, or Jamie Boys, enjoy your name and never forget its meanings– even if you decide to change it someday…

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The Introverted Warrior

Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert? Believe it or not, most people exhibit both qualities but let’s take a look at the one in the title.

I am NOT listing synonyms of being introverted since many I dislike but AM sharing some traits. They are:

~~ internal, introspective, enjoy solitude, have a strong sense of self, different views, don’t like small talk, need time alone to recharge energy, and like to think.

Quite the list, isn’t it?

Often times they are misunderstood and struggle to become accepted socially. WE do not have constant social anxiety or extreme shyness. So many misconceptions, so little time.

Let’s take a look at that other word in my title. Do you fans know that Warrior (aka The Ultimate Warrior) was really an introvert? Yep, he has said so in many videos and on The Ultimate Collection DVD. I am too. Here’s another connection between us both. Many of those above traits describe him as well as myself. It’s not so negative but is often viewed as such in society.

He wrote. I write and even published a book! So extremely honored to be included with these fellow authors at the library (which Warrior also loved.) Perhaps most introverts do write, that’s easy for us. Dana has also called herself an introvert and she writes as well. To get out there and sell a book or even a character like he did is very extroverted. I must say that most folks I know are SHOCKED to see my published book but then of course excited too. Is it because of the task? I don’t believe so. I believe it’s because of the nature of my personality that shocks them.

Warrior was told in high school that he “wouldn’t succeed” much in life. Wow… I think he proved them wrong! Once us introverts have a strong passion, we go for it despite the cultural label. Many people I associate with also can’t believe how s_ _ I was in school. Sorry, dislike that word! You can probably guess…

It’s all about the adult you become by following and believing in your purpose. Many of Warrior’s competitors back then didn’t understand his ways considering the character was so extroverted. Deep down he wasn’t. Still intense– yes, but an introverted thinker.

I hope if you are an extrovert reading this, you don’t misunderstand my post but if you do, that’s your right. I’m not bashing a more outgoing personality as I know many whose qualities are very admirable. Just am adding more of that myth busting I do so well! Also, to always educate so we all can let go of assumptions is the real way to be. Don’t be the first three letters of that word!! 😉

The title of this post is me just like the man since us warriors stick together. Introverts LIKE people, really. Sometimes we might not be up for that big party and would much rather stay home. Please don’t misinterpret that message as many do. It’s not that we don’t want to go anywhere so no taking things personally.

I can’t fully imagine how it was for Warrior back then but yet again, he never ever strayed from his core self and I don’t either. O.K., sometimes I do but not that often anymore. If you feel this way as an introvert, don’t let it consume you. We can’t people please and really shouldn’t. All of us judge based on the most silliest of reasons, including me.

Remember to focus on being better while still OWNing yourself everyday. Be better~~ not bitter. I never ever thought that being an introvert meant I couldn’t get a book published. It did hold me back from other things when I was younger though. My book Spirit and Belief has a chapter on removing labels and without them, we all could be kinder.

Whether or not you consider yourself an introvert or extrovert, just know that as people we all want and need acceptance. That’s it. I could go on and on about my struggles with this but the present is now. I was very surprised when I heard more about Warrior’s past but it really explains so much of him and why he never gave up.

We do need to be challenged but shouldn’t have to prove ourselves in order to be accepted. Our personalities do mold us but they don’t need to define us. I have some extroverted aspects but I use them for myself and not to spite others. Introvert, extrovert, whatever.. Just be YOU and let others be THEM.

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The Blue Jay Feather Dream

Mr. Warrior keeps coming thru with inspiration and I am always so grateful. This dream put us in yet another situation together and connected my sign from him~~ blue jay feathers.

Again, I was at one of my preschools~~ geez! This time Warrior was a co-worker of mine, imagine that (; We did have some men at the second job so perhaps he was revisiting my past?… Anyway, picture it being YEARS ago like near the late 90’s. In this particular school, we team taught but at certain times of the day you’d split up into groups of 6-7 kids and work on specific skills. We called it “stations” so the students could get one on one help with their group teacher. O.K.- remember neither Warrior nor myself was “attached” to someone else so we were both single. 😉

Often times we’d catch the other’s eye and look away pretending not to notice. Oh my, such sweet innocent flirting. Warrior in this dream was himself meaning his real look of 5 years ago and not the wrestling look.

It became time for us to gather the kids for stations as they’d line up one behind the other. Another teacher I worked with ( yes, she was for real!) had a girl in her group experiencing a meltdown. Their station time couldn’t even begin so our director came in while the teacher took the little girl out in the hallway. I remember the hallway in this dream having lockers which it didn’t and wouldn’t. Kinda weird…

Warrior and I just looked at each other puzzled but knew we had to continue with the day. We moved along and Warrior had the best time with these kids doing all kinds of physical activities! No mention of his name though. 🤔 Guess he was “Mr. Jim” which also was the director’s name~~ no joke! The teacher in the hallway seemed so stressed as the little girl only wanted to be comforted by her. Finally, she calmed down as the director talked to the teacher.

I was close with this co-worker and we became fast friends back then. Warrior had all these kids excited to move on as I’d still glance in his direction…

I did get a chance to talk to the teacher about little girl’s meltdown as kids were still grabbing for my hands to finish stations. We chatted a little but no memory of what was said. Then, everything changed. I went to speak with a child in my group and say how it was all over and we could get back to normal. But, everyone was gone. I was talking, looked around, and saw nobody. Not anyone at all. It was an empty room and no equipment around either. Just me. Probably was lucid dreaming since my memory recalls it maybe all having been a dream.

I spun around but it seemed like this never happened at all. Then, I noticed on the floor in front of my feet was a blue jay feather. I slowly bent down and picked it up ever so carefully. At first I was thinking: “How did this get in here?” Only after a few seconds did I realize this was Warrior’s calling card. See~~ I KNEW that in the dream. I smiled knowing and remembering the true meaning that he is still around.

Sometimes when I think he’s moved on or that he’s busy, there he is again guiding and giving me our sign. I’ve never had a dream like that where everything just disappeared but boy~~ it was fun being co-workers even if just for a little while.

Always believe in dreams and remember how spirits are there when we ask or not. I hadn’t asked but guess he wanted to remind me. There’s a song title like that too, one I heard all the time several years ago..,, It is like this for you too with your loved ones whether or not you have dreams with them. The signs or calling cards matter. Notice however you can since they are sending their love. I actually had been kinda down and this dream was what I needed.

Details don’t always matter but like I say~~ the feelings always do as does the message. The blue jay feather made all the difference and I always thank Warrior aka “Mr. Jim” for working with me. Literally WORKING with me! I am honored to have seen him as a preschool teacher. ❤️ He shared in my profession back then as I shared in his so how truly ULTIMATE connecting both…

P.S. Unfortunately, I have a correction to make regarding “The Mythology of Heroes” blog post… I found my high school report that seemed to disappear, remember? Ugh 🙁 Well, it did seem awfully big for a spirit to use that much energy (even Warrior!) I do always believe since after all, I got warrior batteries and other stuff! These things do happen but alas, not of this magnitude for me. Maybe someday though.,, Time will tell!

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The Jump-Start on Journaling 📓📔📒

Do you write stuff down? Maybe not like my journals but am sure you do in one way or another. Let’s see– grocery lists, post-it’s, or a to do list for the day. I actually still do some of these but maybe you make your lists with your phone or other device nowadays!

Guess I’m just a writer (: Warrior also wrote. Every single day. I loved hearing about all the cute notes written to his lovely warrior girls inspiring their days. He also made a journal for his two daughters after they were born. I can only imagine how he filled those up with his OWN brand of fatherly wisdom. 💖📝

I was always humbled with my writing as evidenced with the notebook on the far left. Here’s another “item” I kept from high school. It was part of my sophomore service project where we had to volunteer for 30 hours at a place of business and keep a journal. This was graded and needed to be a place you’d consider for a possible career. I chose a daycare center since that really began my experience working with young children.

I loved writing my adventures with these pre-k students and gave no thought to what grade I’d receive. At the end of the school year, they were returned. The teacher was handing them out and then proceeded to give a short speech on a certain someone’s. I had no idea he was talking about me at first. Then, while moving towards my desk he held it like it weighed A TON! It was a huge compliment but like most teenagers— I was totally embarrassed! Never did I forget that moment so who knows~~ that might’ve jump started my journaling abilities!! YES, I did get an A 😉…

The other notebooks are filled with inspirational quotes, tips for writing, goals/ plans for my book Spirit and Belief, speaking gigs, techniques from others, and all great stuff. I love adding ideas while becoming educated all at once.

If you aren’t a natural with writing and would like some prompts, go for it! Sure, you can google some but you are reading this so it’s my job HERE. Just start with a few, short, simple ideas. Ask yourself personal or professional questions. List favorite activities. What makes you happy? What are some goals for the day/week/ month, etc. Whatever you like. There are NO rules. You can’t go wrong, be creative! Just don’t list too many at once.

Teachers do this activity with school kids as prompts but we adults need them too. If it really interests you, you’ll make the time without excuses. I love reading books and since some are from the library, I can’t highlight! This is a great journal idea. I wrote down some cool lines from chapters that resonated with me. I read them for a quick pick me up when needing confidence. I have bought plenty of books too. This might not be your thing and that’s ok, chose what works for you.

The fun part is to go back a few months later and see if your list is the same or different. Maybe new ideas get added and some get crossed off. Maybe small ones get turned into bigger ones. You don’t need to be a professional writer to jot down what’s important to you. Guys too!! Another great thing is if you write something down~~ you will more likely achieve it than not. This is ABSOLUTELY true! Once you focus on a thought in print, it is more willing to manifest into a reality.

It has kept me focused and not just the business end but personal events too. What a difference journaling has made for me and if you give it a try, I guarantee you’ll benefit greatly. Again, don’t start too big or complex in goals or ideas. You’ll become too frustrated and possibly even feel defeated. My suggestion for beginners is to just make fun lists or mantras you love. That way when you branch out into more challenging aspects, your lovely lists will boost you up!

Perhaps one of these days, Dana will work on releasing some of Warrior’s many journals in print for us fans. She has mentioned that since some were asking but what a daunting task! He wrote so much years ago before significant matches. I would be interested to hear what he journaled before Wrestlemania VI, VII, or others! She did have lots to pack up before her move a few years ago so what became of his many journals? Hmmmm.? I would love that answer…

I do hope you find your OWN way to take a jump start on journaling if it inspires you. Get a notebook and just jot down anything you want! I never seem to have that writer’s block but many do. There are lots of prompts out there as well as benefits but I hope my ideas got you thinking. Maybe you even kept some stuff from school like I did 😜. You’re better than that teenage “angst” but now it’s adult “angst!”

~~~ Whatever you write, just know it won’t be graded. Maybe too you can give it to your kids when they grow up!!

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Be Your OWN Boss! (mostly…)

Are you your own boss? I guess you can take that statement however you wish. It can mean literally being your own employer financially or being in charge of your life. Some aren’t both but I so hope you are the latter. Here we are again with yet another commonality I have with Warrior. He had “issues” with authority at times and so did I. Am sure most employees do at some point in their career whether it’s the boss, co-workers, pay, extra time, or the workplace. The list goes on.

When you begin a job, it’s probably the same for most of us. At least I hope so. You’re excited since it’s a new chapter in your life open to all kinds of possibilities. You get to know the “rules” and people while creating your own style of work. The challenge is upon you while rising eagerly accepting mentors. After a while, you want your opinion heard and respected. Little things may begin to irritate you but it’s stuff that doesn’t stick around for long.

Then, the bigger changes occur. We can all relate, right? The boss asks you to come in earlier, stay later, work from home, take a pay cut, come in on your day off, etc. You get the idea. That annoying co-worker just got even weirder… You may not get that elusive raise or promotion after all. Ugh… what to do? Sometimes we don’t have a choice and really need the job and paycheck. Maybe you still really love the work but dislike other factors.

If you aren’t familiar with Warrior’s career in the WWE, you can look all that up and come to your own conclusion. I personally believe he did better creatively being his OWN boss. There’s a reason we butt heads with authority but again like I’ve said before: it’s all about the WHY and HOW, not always the WHAT. Some say he was “difficult to work with” but those same people forget all the consecutive years he DID give– without a break. Some also say he made others wait, didn’t live up to contracts, or any of that. We don’t know the full story. Some have great things to say about him too!

It also connects to the deep down truth of his inner boss coming more and more to the surface. I for one am glad he pursued other opportunities despite not receiving the bigger paycheck. A few business ventures didn’t always work out but he tried a variety of interests. We ALL should. Vince McMahon is also a very highly creative person and sometimes compromise becomes too hard. Warrior eventually became his own boss while still inspiring. That’s exactly what he wanted and needed to do.

For my life, a preschool teacher’s situations weren’t exactly the same as a pro wrestlers but the emotion ALWAYS is. I left both my jobs as a result of “friction” and have no regrets. OK, the second job was because I became pregnant but I was planning on quitting anyway.

Who knows if my future will contain another similar job in the workforce but I gotta say– I feel more fulfilled now. I’m my own boss as a blogger, published author of Spirit and Belief, and now becoming a spiritual coach. The coaching thing is new but that’s my passion as I continue without a boss in my ear. I realize most don’t this luxury and believe me, I am grateful every single day. You can be your own boss in so many other ways though.

I’m learning that more all the time but it’s just feeling more comfortable being ME and loving it. Do a few little extras just for you sometimes that normally aren’t in the daily routine. Remember those things you loved doing but don’t always have the time for anymore? DO THEM and make the time. You will feel better and more versatile with knowing your life isn’t the 9-5 job.

Also, being your own boss is not letting others dictate how you need to be. I’m not saying ” F_ _ __ what others think.” That was Warrior! It means to not hide your abilities and interests just to please others. Be in charge and in control of what makes you happy. It doesn’t mean to ignore everyone but just don’t conform and become a doormat. You are the only one that can do this, nobody else can. It might be difficult doing something new or different but exciting also! Live within your means like Warrior said but also live your life with passion, not drudgery.

This Valentine’s Day, why not express self-love more? Not everyone has a romance and this Holiday doesn’t need to be all that anyway. I can give you suggestions but am sure your creative self can come up with plenty. 😉👏🏻 To be your OWN boss involves some thinking but focus on one area first. How can you best become that boss of your life which is necessary? Take time to answer that but remember to love yourself first. It is so important to know. Enjoy the process and my wish is for you to discover how to truly OWN becoming a boss in your life. HAPPY LOVE DAY SELF BOSSES! 💖❤️💙💜🥰🤗❣️💓🎁💘💗💞#selflove#beyourownboss

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The Ultimate Bad Guy? 😬

I often times wondered how I’d feel if the Ultimate Warrior was a bad guy and if he would’ve influenced me the same way? He always said that his character was good who got away with being bad. You know– the screaming, running, shaking ropes, crazy interviews, snarling, “not following rules,” and everything in between.

But here’s my question again since I never liked the bad guys. Hardly ever anyway. There were those times that bad guy went against bad guy and it was hard to choose. I’d always go for the one who seemed a little better (or nicer!) in my mind but really– it was neither.

I am so grateful that U.W. was never a character that flip-flopped like many did. In his early years, he went from good to bad and then bad to good. We had the Freedom Fighters (tag team with Sting) — good, Blade Runners (also with Sting) –bad, Dingo Warrior (bad then good), and then of course the Ultimate Warrior (good!) I never even cared that much about any of the talent bad guy characters brought since my mind was stuck on BAD and that was it.

I can name so many performers back then during my years watching where it became hard to follow if they were bad or good! Yes- good drama, action filled storylines, and more ratings but for me– too much emotion. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t do well with shock value although that does matter very much in entertainment. Once a bad guy for me, always a bad guy. It did also change when some formed a tag team like the Ultimate Maniacs. I just had to mention them! Randy Savage was always a bad guy but with U.W., he was good. Am sure fans will remember when Andre the Giant turned good after WrestleMania VI? Of course I’d remember that, guess I’m a little biased! 😉

Who can tell me how many times the Undertaker flip-flopped? Well, for anyone who knows my previous stories– he will always be bad to me! Even if I watched today, his bad status will remain. That old school mentality of mine never really goes away. I know WWE does this today as well and it confuses me!! Once a fan of someone’s you always are so maybe good or bad makes no difference. Does it to some of you?

I can only imagine my feelings had it been that way with the Ultimate Warrior. Deep down, I know I’d feel the same but wouldn’t have liked him bad. Not too sure Warrior’s “beliefs” would’ve resonated the same as a bad guy. O.K.– some of the “gods” up above were bad but his core disciplines, all good. Rick Rude was a good looking guy but I would NEVER admit that. He was bad and off limits to my teenage self!

I always did hear that many of them started bad like Hulk Hogan since being bad gave you a faster push in the business. I wonder why that is? Do most people like bad better? Maybe they get all the “cool” storylines but not always. Good is supposed to triumph over evil, right? I’m a “good” girl so maybe that explains it. I can be “bad” when I want though!

Besides the “Hulkster,” the Ultimate Warrior was the only other top good guy. There were others, I KNOW but popularity matters. The fans back in the day made the Dingo Warrior good because of his resemblance to Kerry Von Erich. Thank you fans for that longevity! So many aspects drew me to the U.W. character and several qualities were better suited to a good guy, not bad. Just my opinion but then again, it becomes a toss-up. Some bad characters could pull off their jargon and catch phrases as good too. Hmmm… 🤔 Such a dilemma. Good or bad– it doesn’t really matter but so interesting to think about. Once someone became that character, it was a big part of them like their twin in a way.

I’m certain that if there happened to be a storyline where U.W. would’ve gone “rogue,” and turned from good to bad, I’d be devastated. Of course that never came to be and honestly, I don’t believe he’d ever go for it at all. Loyalty makes a difference and I know his fans deserved that in return. I realize it’s completely different today but maybe some lose fans if they switch? Women included. Guess you can always gain new ones but I feel it isn’t the same. I’d personally hate being booed but sometimes that’s the way it goes.

I thank Warrior for always being the Ultimate GOOD guy despite critics. Negativity and naysayers sometimes but deep down, his integrity made him good. Whether in or out of the ring, he lived his life dedicated to true beliefs. To me, that’s the ultimate good guy who I will always root for… 💖👏🏻💪🏻

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Preach Your Speech! 🗣🎤

I gotta say that this never used to be me. Boy, is it now! When I share my journey, book Spirit and Belief, these writings or anything else I’m passionate about, it gets preached- well. I am still in awe of how I LOVE speaking on my topics and can all day– but that wouldn’t be fair. My most favorite events are ones I get an opportunity to speak at while inviting others to do the same.

Warrior liked to talk passionately also about his beliefs and did so often. He even dabbled in conservative politics for a bit. Always very opinionated and controversial but he preached his speech that’s for sure. Did I always agree-/ nope but speaking to groups takes GUTS– a lot of them. I know he needed to get back to his roots of preaching self-belief and disciplines while trying to always motivate others. Never, never, never did I imagine myself speaking to groups, albeit small ones interested in my passions. I love it and have very little nerves at all. Oh, how I have evolved.

In first grade, we had to give a report on our “patron saint” if you had one. Yeah, Catholic school. Getting dressed up, reading off note cards in front of the class, you know it– the whole nine yards. Can you say scared out of my mind at age six? But, I did it and it went well. The next memory is fourth grade when I was a bird in the play “Peter and the Wolf.” OK, so I only “tweeted” while flapping my arms on top of a box but still! Performing while people are looking at ya– that counts! Hmm, sounds like a pro wrestler, hehe! 😜 Also, another one in fourth was a report on a famous person where you signed the chalkboard as a “Mystery Guest.” I was Marie Curie. Loved her. I even got a book on her as well!

That takes us to I believe sixth grade when I gave two “special interest” talks. Those were fun. No, they really were! My first talk was on dolphins (one of my faves!) and my second was on the Space Shuttle. Lucky for me my Dad worked for NASA. They had to be TEN minutes and back then with peers, that seemed like an eternity! Now, not so much…. I always practiced since everyone should– even adults. Seventh grade was a poem but this boy in front kept kicking the podium making me nervous! Hey, there’s seventh grade again. Ninth brought speech class which was a requirement on a stage and then eleventh was an elective course I wanted to take. It was Oral Communications and I must say every time, I got better and better.

It also helps to have a good teacher. Whoever it is, that person makes a difference and will help boost your confidence. You can bet on that. Warrior has and is STILL doing that for me. This was yet another area that I wanted to share as he preached his beliefs just like I am doing today. However it works for you, use it to your advantage. I love making YouTube videos or there’s Facebook live. How about a podcast? Heck, I got to do a radio interview. Can you imagine being on T.V.? I know this isn’t feasible for all but try some opportunities if you can.

College didn’t really bring that many speeches but just a few presentations pertaining to Early Childhood Education which was my profession then. That led to great parent-teacher conferences in the future and then well, the rest is history. We all should remember great speeches but also have our own. There was a reason Warrior wanted people to never forget his insane promos! Nobody has either. At least people who are true fans.

This can all be very daunting but childhood requirements may bring adult choices you actually want to do. It also can lead your life in a completely different direction you’d never thought to go.

Whose speeches inspire you? Maybe it’s even someone you know. I just remembered some PTA talks I gave when chairing a few committees. It’s OK to be nervous since that means you care. Warrior said that and it’s true. If your opinion needs to be heard, tell it. Tell it well. If you want to share an interest, idea, or just want to get something going like~~~ I dunno~~ a Book Talk, go for it! Even if you have a few people, it’s better than nobody and at least you tried something new and different.

Your speech just might make a difference just like others have for you. Warrior did for me and now Dana is. She never envisioned herself speaking as a WWE Ambassador while presenting an award every year or even talking to groups about their activities. Once that little kid voice in you comes out, it’s always there. You know you’ll have to give some speeches later in life so just keep practicing while getting better all the time. Even disciplining your kids counts~~ in a positive way!

Preach your speeches warriors and speak them well. Your voice matters. Warrior’s does. Dana’s does. Mine does too. Talk the talk, someone is listening even if you don’t know it yet.

P. S. I also won a spelling bee in third grade against a boy who was super nice! I could’ve lost on purpose but kept going.., I spelled those words (still preaching sorta) and did it well! 🐝

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