What an amazing week it has been visiting schools in parts of Texas! As an author, I am incredibly grateful that I have the opportunity so often to to meet with children and share the message of perseverance and what it means to be a role model. Shelly Bean the Sports Queen loves to try new sports and while it is difficult at first, she demonstrates what it means to GET BACK UP AND TRY AGAIN! Children are the most honest and they tell ME what they love about playing sports...being with their friends, working hard, getting sweaty, being physical, making their heart pump fast and so much more. It isn't about winning for them...that's adults talking. It's about PLAYING! Doing these school visits gives me more and more life every time and I am humbled by them. Thank you Texas!