Just The Chance We Take!

Oprah's Chance


It’s Friday!!! Imagine that!! So … uhhh … T.G.I.F.!!

What a hot summer we’re having, heh!!?  Yep, yesterday was the “50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act”.  It was also the Day of Independence for Jamaica”!  Irie!  And of course, last night, we had the Republican Party’s first debate for their presidential candidates … and what a show it was, starring Donald Trump who from the beginning “set the stage” for his antics!!  He made it clear that he would NOT support any other candidate … if he didn’t win the Republican nomination for president!!  I mean, if they didn’t sound more like a bunch of school boys with the line, “I am the only one on this stage who did …. or who did not … whatever …”!  Is this what the run for the presidency has come down to?!?  Believe it … or not!
In each of our lives, we take many many chances.  Now “chance taking” is also a necessary ingredient in self exploration, to say the least, and is pinnacle in making progress in many other arenas.  It is something that we have to learn to do if it doesn’t come naturally.  Our lives are “full of opportunities” … not only to succeed … but also to fail!  That is something many folks dread … failure.  Some folks don’t know how to handle failure as it is often one of the first steps taken to get on the “road to success” in whatever arena you may be focusing on.  All in all, even as Trump did last night, we ALL must take that “chance” at trying something different, which by description, may be uncomfortable … at first.
As we enter August, yes … it’s August … “Back to School” Programs are beginning to take place to provide the children with motivation to get a great start for the school year!  It seems that I will be planning another presentation soon for Nicole Valencia and her group with the Broward Sheriff’s Office’s Program that she runs for high school students in Broward County.  It’s a good thing when you take a chance at “life”!

John I. Cook, Director

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