Retired teacher/coach Tom has thirty-one years experience in the Missouri Public School System. He's a 17-time Contributing Author, Chicken Soup for Soul book series. Author of - Touching Hearts-Teaching Greatness, The Little Boy's Smile, A Teen's Guide to NOT Being Perfect & GO BIG BLUE, The Story of the 1974 Boonville Pirates. International Motivational/Inspirational Keynote Speaker.
An angel was sent down from heaven one day
to visit a child who had nothing to say.
This young boy was poor, great wealth he did lack,
but he has always been happy in spite of the fact.
Until one day it happened: his best friend…
There lived a king so long ago in a castle by the sea.
On his head he wore a crown proud as he could be.
Each night the king took off his crown to give his staff a test.
They each took turns cleaning it to see who did it the best.…
One summer day a player sweated all alone in a gymnasium long snapping footballs from the half court circle on the basketball court to a target hanging on the wall underneath the basket. No one in that community had ever seen a player do…