Deep down, we all want to make a difference. Some people want to have their names written in history books and have statues made in their honor. Others want to be the helper that no-one knows their name. But we all want to help in our own way. Maybe just by helping their children, or their neighbors, or maybe they don’t like any of those people and they just want to help their mother and father, or a child that doesn’t have any blood relatives.  As such, this will be an ever-changing chronicle of your story and mine, how we grow as individuals, and how we help those around us grow as well.

“The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With a Single Step”

Where does one begin when there are literally thousands of worthwhile causes? What should I strive to accomplish?

My answer: Me. Before we can be our most effective in our endeavors to help one another, we must first help ourselves. “A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.” Not only this, but we must also first have a level of physical fitness, mental prowess, and a strong moral compass to guide us. This isn’t to say we must first have a level of perfection before we begin, we simply cannot ignore the fact that oftentimes we are our own greatest challenge, and if we take even a single step to better ourselves, it will make everything we do just that much easier.