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A life lesson to remember
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In today's video you're going to see a 30 second speech that was given by former CEO of Coca-Cola, it is short but profound. Take charge of the 5 juggling balls that control your life and learn which ones are made of glass and rubber.

 

So when I read this story it reminded me of a romantic event in my life and I’m actually gonna share that with you. Roughly around fourteen years ago I was in college and a group of us college students decided to go ahead to the country of Haiti and help them build a small church, and actually did this over Thanksgiving weekend.

Now, what I didn't realize was that I was gonna start to date somebody on that trip and she would actually, you guessed it, she would become my wife. Now when you are in a small country ++ Haiti like that and you don't have much, they’re Third World country, and you wanna do something, sometimes you just have to improvise.

So here you can see, and I'll show you, this is actually a checkerboard made out of cardboard, these are bottle caps, they’re Coca-Cola and Pepsi bottle caps. And we made that checkerboard so we couild play the game checkers while we were down there. Now, I’ll be honest with you, I have no idea who won the game of checkers, but here's what I do know, I won the girl, he he, and we have been happily married for thirteen years and our anniversary was just this past Tuesday.

So, as Bryan said, make sure that you balance family, health, friends and spirit, and don't drop the glass ball. This has been Wes Peterson with Friday's video, and I’ll see you next Friday.

IT REMINDED ME OF= I remembered.

ACTUALLY= In fact.

GONNA= (coll.) Going to.

ROUGHLY= /rʌflɪ/ More or less.

REALIZE= Notice, learn (through a mental deduction or induction process, by reasoning, not simply by using your physical senses)

TO DATE= To go out with a person in a romantic way.

GUESSED= Supposed, thought.

THIRD WORLD= Poor countries (or at least not rich)

WANNA= (coll.) Want to.

IMPROVISE= To invent, compose, or perform with little or no preparation.

CARBOARD= A hard kind of paper paste (see picture)

CAPS= Lids of little bottles.

BALANCE= To bring into or keep in equal or satisfying proportion or harmony.

DROP= If you drop something, you let it fall down (accidentally or on purpose)

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