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Friday, December 18, 2009 10:27 | Eric Smith

Greetings to all in the spirit of love, I am thankful for this opportunity to join an organization that is committed to helping those who are weak and in the depths of despondency.  We can only be our best when when we make others their best because we are here for each other.  The foot cannot say to the ankle I don't need you nor can the hand say to the arm I don't need you.  Sure they serve different purposes and are different parts, but there is a connection there that binds them together and they work best when working together in harmony.

Therefore, we who are commited to the call of helping others (veterans) have an obligation/duty to reach out and make known the oppotunities and benefits that are available.  This is a task that lies before us now and action is required now to move forward.  There will be oppositions yes.  The greatest oppositons come when doing that which is right.  We are engaged in during was is right.  Again I am grateful for this opportunity to serve and I welcome any comments on going forward.  Buy the way, I am a painting contractor located in San Diego and plan to go forward in hiring veterans/youth to train in the area of painting,sales,marketing,and estimating.  However, we need more work to sustain our goals/missons/vision.

I do believe Love is the answer!  (We do all we can for that which we love)

 

Eric Smith

Comments

  • Friday, December 18, 2009 13:06 | Carol Grice
    Dear Eric,
    Congratulations for posting your first blog. I am available to guide you through this process if you would like my assistance. I suggest the following. Below your photo is a blog with the word “outline” highlighted. Click on that and you will see the 14 levels of reintegration. Start at the bottom. First blog is to be your reflection regarding the 4-hour orientation. Next level is “Who Am I?” If you scroll down you will find a more detailed outline on page 5 to follow during the blogging process. This outline will be helpful to you as you progress in this endeavor. For additional tips consider reading my blogs and or contact me via porkypoodle@sbcglobal.net I will do my very best to help you. I read your first blog and I think you have a very positive attitude.
    Thank you for your service and your commitment to this program.
    Carol Grice
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    • Friday, April 02, 2010 00:17 | Eric Smith
      Thank you for all you do, it has been awhile, but I am still here. I am wearing too many hats and hopefully that will change soon. At any rate, I thought you might want to know I have finished my first book titled From Crack to Clergy: Provoking Thoughts. website: www.fromcracktoclergy.com The book is available at Barnes and Nobles, Borders, and Amazon.com for your review and purchase. Ovecoming a bad start in life, weakness, fears, racist views, and addiction is the theme running thoughout the book. I hope you and your social network will enjoy the book. I await your comments
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  • Tuesday, December 22, 2009 16:22 | Jeffrey Backus
    Mr Smith, welcome aboard. I am looking forward to reading more of your story.
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    • Thursday, April 01, 2010 23:38 | Eric Smith
      Thank you for checking in with me, I have been wearing too many hats lately. However that is part of it being self employed and uderstaffed. I have finished my first publication. The book is From Crack to Clergy: Provoking Thoughts and is avaialbe at Barnes and Nobles, Borders, Amazon.com and my website: www.fromcracktoclergy.com The book is about overcoming a bad start in life, weakness, fears, racist views, and addiction. The reader will learn how one becomes stronger while weakness surrounds him and fears now are being chased away. You and your social network with enjoy the book it has many nugget in it. Let me know your comments
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  • Friday, January 08, 2010 20:13 | Anthony Swetala
    Good Morning Mr. Smith, my name is Anthony and I appreciate your kind spirit and your service...Then...and Now.
    I am new here and thought I would establish a friendship along the way. God bless you, I look forward to your blogs.
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    • Thursday, April 01, 2010 23:45 | Eric Smith
      I thank you so much for taking the time to write me. There is power in relationship, and I join you in establishing a friendship along the way. I finally finished my first book titled From Crack to Clergy: Provoking Thoughts. My website is www.fromcracktoclergy.com and also the book is available at Borders, Barnes and Nobles, and Amazon.com. This book is about my life of overcoming a bad start in life, fears, weakness, racist views, and addiction. We face fears, make weakness a strength, clean up our perception, and cut the chains that hold us down. I know you and your social network will benefit from the book. Enjoy it and please comment. lets keep in touch!
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  • Monday, January 11, 2010 05:32 | Frances Lowe
    Eric,
    Welcome, You have become a part of something that will make you stronger and better than you ever thought possible. You have the dream, now you have the tools to help you make it come true. I look forward to your next posting.
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    • Friday, April 02, 2010 00:00 | Eric Smith
      I am glad you wrote and I hope to continue to grow stonger with you and others on this pathway of helping others in need. I welcome your comments anytime. My story is now contained in my first book From Crack to Clergy: Provoking Thoughts. My website is: www.fromcracktoclergy.com and the book is also avaialbe at Borders, Barnes and Nobles, and Amazon.com. I was born with a sever stutter. Weakness was all I knew. Fears loved me and chased me. I believed the media and others who helped shaped my views that were flawed until I overcame them. Addiction had to go for me to grow. The reader will learn how one overcomes any stubblng block placed in his path. You will enjoy the book and view the world in a differnt way. Let me hear from you.
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  • Sunday, January 17, 2010 10:51 | Jami Price
    Mr. Smith, Thank you for your service and I look forward to reading more of your story as we embark on this new journey together!

    Jami Price
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    • Friday, April 02, 2010 00:08 | Eric Smith
      It is a joy to have you write to me and I hope to stay in contact with you and all those who share our goal of helping others. My first book is now complete. From Crack to Clergy: Provoking Thoughts is the title. www.fromcrack to clergy.com The book is available also at Barnes and Nobles, Borders, Amazon.com for all to review and or buy. It is may story of growing up in the South with a severe stutter, weakness, fears, racist views, and addiction. However, I learn how to overcome them all. The reader will be taken to a different level of thinking ask more critical questions. I know you and your social network will enjoy the book. I welcome your comments always. Looking for to hearing from you again.
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