The Gift of Optimism
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill
We can view our glass as half empty or half full. No matter who we are or where we come from, we will all have days that we just want to crawl under the covers and hide our heads. Joven Hundal and Jack Pawlakos set the tone by reading Cynthia Brian’s chapter, The Gift of Optimism from the newly published book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers . Author Lehman Riley who writes books for kids to help them overcome difficult situations with his Papa Lemon series joins the conversation. A racially diverse group of caring kids travel back in time to learn about our nations heritage and their own importance in the world. Kenneth Jeon talks about optimism, in relation to one of his favorites movies: The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Accept the rockiness of life. Make the best of your happy moments and they will get you through as they replay in your mind.
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss”
Bio: Author Lehman Riley Biography
Lehman was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During his childhood he was always fascinated with his grandfather, Papa Lemon. Papa Lemon always made Lehman feel like the most important child in the world. Unfortunately, Papa Lemon passed away in 1973. However, he remained in his thoughts every day. As an adult, he was inspired to write a children’s series book featuring Papa Lemon as the main character.
Lehman formed his publishing company, Matter of Africa America Time Corp., with his cousin and business partner Paul Dixon in July 2004 and published his 1st book in September 2004. There are currently 8 books in the Papa Lemon series.
Lehman currently reside in Minneapolis with his wife Tracy. He has four adult children, DuVale, Nareece, Andrea and Tianna and one grandchild Zorah. www.papalemonedu.com
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