Staying Focused

There are times in life when we are faced with the decision of whether or not a friend is beneficial. You know the one, the guy that is always trying to get everyone ripped and wasted. He’s the one you catch lying to his friends to get what he wants. It is for his own selfish and pathetic reasons that he does this. Having a soft side, I often try to justify my friend’s actions but at some point it becomes necessary to cut the ties. Being about two months away from my journey, the last thing I need is someone who has no interest in helping me become a better person. He has no desire to do something for humanity, society, or the planet. He seems lost. Don’t get me wrong, I believe in having a good time and blowing off steam...

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Dear World

Dear World,
You’ve knocked me down many times. I didn’t always think I could make it back up. But, somehow through the struggle I am still here. So far I’ve survived everything you’ve thrown at me. This hardship has made me stronger and smarter yet infinitely more humble. I understand why you made me endure the dark times. For now, I can say, the air that I breathe seems that much fresher and the fruit I eat tastes that much sweeter.
With humility I’m coming to you asking for your support. You have my respect and I pray that I have earned yours. My mission is to give back to this wonderful world for everything it has given me. The journey is long. Will you send me a sign that I have chosen the correct path? I know there are more tests to come...

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Living Water International

The most recent addition to the charities which I support is Living Water International. This is a Christian organization which is devoted to helping repair and drill water pumps in third world villages. I knew there were certain forces at work in the universe when I first heard about them. See, on the day the idea of running across the country popped into my head, this guy named Abe Clark was set to finish his journey across the United States. I knew he was going to finish the next day because when the idea popped into my head I immediately went home and researched “running across America”. His name showed up on the search engine. The coincidental timing of it was certainly mysterious. It was almost as if I were destined to continue on...

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