There have been many lessons learned and much wisdom gained since the day I got arrested; the day that saved my life. Most people, except the people who knew me then, would have never guessed that I am a convicted felon; that I was a drug addict, a drug dealer, and 190 lbs. with, roughly, about 40% body fat. In order to have known that, you would have either had to read my book, From Felony to Fitness to Free, or you would have had to get to know me well enough for me to open up and share my story.
You know we often go through life judging books or people by their covers or what’s on the outside. We do this without knowing anything about their struggles; we do this without getting to know their story; we do this without reading their “book.”
Without knowing anything about my past, most would see me as a healthy, intelligent, genuine, handsome, at least I think so, and caring person. Many have been shocked when they heard about the things I did when I was younger, but know it’s what made me into the person I am today. Think about that the next time you’re judging someone by their cover, without knowing anything about them or where they came from. We all have a story, or a book.. allow someone to share theirs with you before making assumptions or judgments. Whose book do you need to read next in order to learn more about their story?