Posted on: Fri, May 08, 2015, at 6:52 pm

Did you know that some of our greatest strengths can be found in our weaknesses? There is a poem entitled “All I Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten.” If it was written for me, it would be entitled “All They Need to Know was On my Report Card.” Year after year I brought home the same comments “Slow Reader” “Talks too much” “Can’t skip.” Despite the good grades, these comments always seemed to overshadow the positives. The course of my life follows a trail of books. First, there were the Doctor Seuss books – a staple in everyone’s childhood. But in my life, they had an even greater meaning. They were the first hint that I couldn’t read – at least not at the level I should have been reading. My sister Jennifer and I shared a bedroom. We were four years apart and when we weren’t stirring up trouble outside, we lived on our bunk beds. She was on top and I was on the bottom. She was an avid reader and I just wished I was an avid reader. Each night I would attempt to read to myself, but instead I would look at the pictures and … Continue reading Finding the Greatest Strength in Weakness