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Welcome to Sunnyvale, USA

Sunnyvale, USA

For many, our town will feel like a melancholy memory of a different place and time. Maybe not better, or even as good, but surely different than where they live now.

For others, it’s a fantasy that never could have been. They won’t understand because it didn’t happen to them.

The truth is, it wasn’t that long ago that Sunnyvale could have been Anysmalltown, USA.

This is where we grew up, and it’s still very real, at least it is to us.

Here is an anonymous local’s view of our fine town, that I found just the other day hanging on a sparkling clean wall in the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce;

 

Sunnyvale’s the place

where we choose to live

love, learn and race.

Forget or forgive-

Whatever it takes.

The streets are all new,

well lit and wide,

and the people are few

with something to hide.

Windows don’t need bars.

You won’t need a gun. There’s nothing to fear,

and no reason to run.

See, every day is easy,

sunny and bright

racing’s our thing

we never need fight

People know ’bout wrong

but choose to do right.

Our kids are respectful

innocent and good

and do all the things mom says they should.

Everyone’s important

and kids can be kings

And you can still talk to your dad

about any ole thing.

 

Those were good days my friend, that for many, too quickly they came to an end for your children the following story I penned . . .

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Life Lessons: Win or Lose

Life lesson: Be a good sport whether you win or lose because nobody likes a poor sport.

Going back to my first post about why I created RodKingz, the life lessons included in the book are my direct way of creating wholesome entertainment. Why shouldn’t the fun things in life such as RodKingz instill good values and include positive messages?

Kindness and Sportsmanship

Kindness and Sportsmanship

This life lesson can be applied to a flag football game or even a professional situation. Whether you come out on top or somehow drop the ball, show class either way. It all starts with attitude. If you positively convey the right attitude you can earn respect from others. You can’t learn to respect others until you learn to respect yourself. Start with self-respect, maintain a positive attitude, and uphold these values to everyday situations. You will go far in life with this mindset.

Here are some good sportsmanship examples I would like to share. Read these and think about what self-less acts of kindness you could do. 10 Acts of Good Sportsmanship. These are types of values I also instill in my boys and their team. Though they are winners they proudly hold their titles with class.