Today is a special day set aside honor the brave and awesome men and women who risk their lives to protect us. When I was little, I used to wonder why my mom always said, “thank you for your service,” whenever she met a military person. At that time, I didn’t know what service they did for her or why she was so thankful. One day, she explained to me that the men and women of the armed forces often leave their families to protect our family, and sometimes they don’t come back. Now, that is being amazingly awesome.
Veterans Day started in 1938. At first, it was called Armistice Day to honor the soldiers who served in World War I. November 11th was picked because the war ended exactly at 11 am on November 11, 1918. Following World War II and the Korean War, the name of the holiday was changed to Veterans Day to include all soldiers. It would be great to have no wars at all, but until that happens, it is awesome to know that people who don’t even know me care enough to keep me safe.
As you go about your busy day today, be sure to thank a veteran. People who served in the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and the Coast Guard are all veterans. I am very proud and thankful for the veterans in my family, including my cousin, Maurice Jackson, my uncle, Terry Daniel, his mom, Donzetta Smith, and my two honorary aunties, Genesis Walters and Carla Roberson. I hope I didn’t forget anyone, but hey, I’m 10!
Let me first to say to all veterans, thank you for your service. To the kids and family members of our veterans, thank you too. Happy Veterans Day. Shout out the veterans in your family!
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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and it is only ten days away! My mom always gets me a cool costume, and now that we live in Virginia, my big bro takes me trick or treating. When we lived in Chicago, Mom would take me to a huge party at this place called Navy Pier. They would have games, characters, and of course, lots of candy. It was awesome! Although I miss going to that party, I LOVE trick or treating. I don’t think they had trick or treating in Chicago, or maybe Mom just didn’t let me go. Hmm … I’ll have to ask her about that one.
Well, anyway, it’s time for school, so I gotta run. Have a great day, and be amazingly awesome!
Check out the photos of some of my favorite costumes over the years. Let’s see yours. Drop a pic of your best look!
It’s been a while since I’ve checked in with you guys. The last few months have been busy and exciting for me and Amazingly Awesome Kids Club. We spent the summer traveling and promoting our message of awesomeness. I visited my home town, Chicago, New York, North Carolina, and Washington, DC. It was awesome! I met T-Micky, the son of Haiti’s President, best selling authors, awesome singers, and most importantly, KIDS!
I’m in fifth grade this year, and it feels good to be the big cheese on campus. Fifth grade definitely has its perks. 🙂 This year, I am a safety in the kindergarten class. Let me tell you, it is a BIG responsibility. Those little kids expect me to get them to and from the bus safely, and I am up for the challenge. This is my last year in elementary school, and my mom is totally freaking out. She says that she is not ready for middle school. Umm, Mom, you’re not the student, I am. Chill.
But enough about me. How is the school year going for you so far? What has been your biggest challenge this year? What is your favorite subject?
I am having a great time in school, and of course, being Amazingly Awesome. We are gearing up for talent night next month, where I will debut my Amazingly Awesome Rap. I’m nervous, but I can’t wait to share our message (and show off my dance moves).
Well, folks, that’s my time. I have to go and practice now. I promise to check in more often. Until then, Peace!
Be Amazingly Awesome!
Welcome to my new blog! This has been an exciting week for me. First, it was my birthday on Monday (I launched my own company on that day, by the way). And now, my very own blog. Not bad for a ten year old, huh?
So, as you may know, my company is called Amazingly Awesome Kids Club. We promote self esteem and positive behavior to kids and adults. We have a pledge and everything. You should really check it out.
Anyway, back to the subject. I wanted to let you know that being amazingly awesome doesn’t mean that you have to be perfect. You just have to do your best, and work hard to be the best person that you can be. Being awesome is hard work, and sometimes we will make mistakes. I mean, after all, we’re kids! What matters is that we learn from our mistakes and try not to make them again.
Saying “I’m sorry” is important. Sometimes, we might harm someone accidentally. It may be an accident, but it still happened, so you have to apologize. Wouldn’t you want someone to apologize to you?
Remember, being amazingly awesome is being kind, respectful and brave.
Until next time… Peace!