Wayne Matthews

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

" 99% of FAILURES come from people who have the habit of making EXCUSES ."- George Washington Carver

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I FOUND THE SECRET OF LIFE !!! And I wrote it down when I found it, but I'll be darned if I didn't lose that napkin.... they say if you sometimes retrace your steps, you can remember what you did with the thing that you lost , so I guess I will start at the beginning...

I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, I remember the 70's and yes, they really were that orange... I remember when President Reagan was shot. I was in kindergarten and I think that was when I really started concerning myself with the current events and staring towards the top of the food chain. I remember the space shuttle Challeger disaster and Chernobyl. Those events left the impression on me that tragedies large or small can be avoided and that sometimes, you don't have to be a famous movie star or politician to have your name etched in the pages of time and remembered and have an effect on people you have never even met. Yes, I'm talking about Christa McAuliffe , the school teacher who died in the space shuttle disaster. I also remember The Iran-Contra affair, and Ollie North. That taught me that agendas can make even the best of friends perfect strangers. How important honesty and integrity are in life and that trust is like a sticker, once it is peeled off it never sticks the same again. My Grandmother, really was the one who made me see the importance of being involved in the community and how doing things for people that cant do those things for themselves is not only the right thing to do, it is spititually rewarding to bring smiles and relief to someone who needed it so badly. All those things that I wrote about above, have never left the forefront of my mind, they are some of the important influential events that turned into a few of the values that have made me who I am today

I hope that somehow, we ALL find a way to leave a positive mark on society and try to leave the world a better place than how we found it. We can have a great effect on peoples lives if we just take the time to look for those oppertunities. Which reminds me, about that napkin... I found it. If you want to know what it says, just contact me. I will be more than happy to share what I know with you.

-Wayne

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