Monthly Archives: September 2012

Our Hero: Freddie Combs on The X-Factor

The X Factor is a show that gives new entertainers the chance to become great. Well, maybe some of the contestants are already great but they are not famous…yet.

Freddie Combs auditioned and you could see smirks on a lot of the faces in the audience and on the faces of some of the judges. It was pretty obvious why. Freddie was pushed onto the stage in a wheelchair…a very big wheelchair because Freddie is very big. He almost died in 2009 because he weighed over 920 pounds. He worked hard and lost almost 400 pounds! Now he weighs only 540 pounds.

A lot of people get laughed at when they are different.  You could tell people were waiting for him to fail because he was so obese. After all, how could a man who weighs over 500 pounds have any talent? How could he be great? At least that is what people were thinking but guess what? Freddie surprised everyone because he could really sing and he was nice and he had a lot of courage.

You could tell that everyone was shocked when he started to sing and there were a lot of teary eyes. He was fantasticomundo and everyone knew it!

Do you know anyone who is obese? Do you make fun or are you kind? Do you offer your support? You need to remember that every obese person isn’t lucky enough to have a fantastic voice so be nice to all of the plain old obese people because they need kindness too.

Freddie Combs is our hero. You can be a hero too!

Guess What? I’m Back!

GUESS WHAT? My blog has a brand new look but I am still the old me! I am so excited about the renovations here because I want to make it easier for you to figure out all of the things that I already know.

I want you to be able to see what needs to be done to help everyone feel better about themselves no matter what their differences are! And I want to make the process faster because I am impatient sometimes!

It’s kind of like being in the dark until the curtains are opened. You know what it feels like when the warm sunshine lights up your world and the darkness goes away. Sunshine helps everyone feel better and when we feel better, we can improve the way we see ourselves and the world around us.

That’s what my new website can and will do. And guess what? Along with the new look of the site, I am going to be putting my two cents more because I know all about overcoming adversity and how important self esteem is.

That’s all there is to it! Don’t forget that I’m Rugby Jones to the rescue!

We are sure happy that you came to visit. Don’t be a stranger.

Whitney Kropp Is A Hero for Bullied Kids

Whitney Kropp was voted homecoming queen this year. You might think that she would have been happy about it but she wasn’t. The reason why she wasn’t happy was that it was a prank. Kids were making fun of her. Whitney is quoted as saying, “I felt like ‘piece of trash.” As is often theContinue Reading

Abuse and Uniforms: Don’t Assume

In the news today is a story about a man who has been accused of child pornography. Sadly, he has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America. Parents, I can’t emphasize enough the fact that you must be prudent in making sure that your children are not vulnerable to predators. Think about it thisContinue Reading

A Random Act of Kindness: Giving The Shoes Off His Feet

We hear about so many bad, unkind and evil actions on the part of people in today’s world. You know what I mean. The new is filled with bad news every day. When good news is shared, we must take heed because, after all, isn’t that what we want to hear? Doesn’t just one goodContinue Reading

The Strong Are Not Afraid To Be Kind

Today has been one filled with emotion because of my witnessing strength and kindness and sensitivity in the face of adversity. Others have said it better than I ever could so I would like to share some of their words with you. Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength;Continue Reading