When I was a child, I was diagnosed with a learning disability that meant I wouldn’t be able to read or write. Fast forward forty-five years and I’ve written my first book.
I hope this book will help people from all walks of life, from different backgrounds, socioeconomic status, etc, discover the positive side of life. It doesn’t matter how you were brought up or what’s in your past that matters most. What matters most is knowing how to react positively to life’s situations while maintaining the drive to succeed.
I’ve had a lot of negative people and things in my life — some I have been responsible for putting in my own life and others have been placed in my life through no fault of my own. These people and things did cause me harm, but I made the choice to rise from the ashes and become stronger. With the help of God and strong men and women, I’ve been fortunate enough to push forward on the journey of life toward a brighter tomorrow. A tomorrow filled with smiles. I have been able to rewrite the ending of my story. I was once the man who couldn’t find his smile. Today I’m the man whose purpose is to spread smiles to everyone in the world.
In this book you will find that each chapter offers a few questions to inspire your own reflections. I encourage you to reflect on these questions to dive into your own experiences. I wanted to allow my journey to inspire yours. To give you signs along the way to mark your journey, knowing that sometimes the best discoveries come from leaving the beaten path.