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An Open Invitation

It's September 1 and I am happy to announce the launch of IM!

IM is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth around the world prosper in life. We do this by focusing on five different areas: Physical Health, Emotional Health, Mental or Intellectual Health, Spiritual Health and Financial Health.

I feel like I am at a very unique place in life. At 46 years of age, I can safely say that I am most likely about halfway through this journey we call life. Now, whether I live a little longer or a little less, I will be grateful none the less. But being my age isn't the only thing that makes me or my situation unique. It's really all that I have experienced. You see, I have lived through some of the greatest years in history as well as be influenced by those who we call the Greatest Generation. My generation (Gen Xers) have had the amazing opportunity to be influenced by our Grandparents who experienced the Great Depression as well as World War II.

They taught us what it meant to work hard and be frugal, to really strive for something better than what they started off with in life. Then through our parents generation (Babyboomers) that saw the Vietnam war and a huge change in society through the end of the 60's and early 70's that taught us about open mindedness and acceptance. This of course lead to the rise of my generation. A group of persons that has had life in front of them. A group that has dreamed and achieved like no other. A group that has brought technology forward to start life moving at break neck speeds of progression. It is our generation that has been so amazingly blessed to experience so many wonders and opportunities. It is also my generation that is now bringing forth the next generation. It's this next generation that has driven me to create IM.

I was always taught to "leave it better than you found it." What does this mean? Well, if you're going camping you leave the trail and your camp site cleaner than before you got there. If you come into a person's life your find ways to be a betterment to them. And, if you are looking to help a rising generation you help them understand what life is really about and how to have real happiness. Now, I don't guarantee that everyone who follows or associates with IM to be happy their whole life but rather to understand that if they focus on these five areas they will have a greater opportunity of having peace and joy in life by establishing a balanced perspective and approach.

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