Fun-Filled Friday: Farewell Mr. President, Inspiration From Nick Vujicic, And My New ’52 Letters’ Blog

Filed under: In The News — @ January 17, 2009

It’s time for my favorite day of the week where we enjoy some non-diet related topics on my newly-instituted Fun-Filled Friday. Whether I feature a cute little girl singing a song about the blood of Jesus or my recent perfect 300 game in Wii bowling, this is a chance for me to let my hair down so to speak and just tell you about some other great stuff going on that I think you might like. Here are three things I’m sure you’ll find interesting:

So long, President George W. Bush, and THANK YOU

It’s the dawn of a new day here in America as we will inaugurate a brand new leader of our country on January 20, 2009 with the sun setting on one president and rising on another. With a farewell address from the current White House occupant on Thursday night, I thought it would be appropriate to say goodbye and farewell to him for serving America.

Regardless of what you think of the outgoing President of the United States, he was a man of integrity who loved this country and fought to protect it against evildoers who wanted to cause harm and destruction. And by the grace of God, we have not been attacked a second time on American soil thanks to the diligence of our military and the leadership making the decisions that have kept our country safe.

I remember when September 11, 2001 happened just months after George Walker Bush took the oath of office and was inaugurated as our 43rd president, Americans of all colors, creeds, political ideology, and every other faction that divides us came together in unity behind the idea of preserving the freedom our forefathers fought so hard for. I long for the day when we can stop the pettiness that has become the modern political system and just get back to those ideals that made the United States the greatest country in the history of the world again.

In my opinion, President Bush deserved more respect than he got while in office the past eight years and I hope to God incoming President Barack Hussein Obama will be given that same honor the office of the presidency affords him starting next Tuesday. Being President and the leader of the free world is probably the hardest job anyone could ever take on. Those who are given the opportunity to serve in that position deserve our praise and sincere gratitude for their service to our country.

In that light, I wish to say so long President George W. Bush, and THANK YOU for doing what you felt was right no matter what the political consequences would be. You have made so many Americans proud of you for your selflessness in always choosing to do the right thing even when it wasn’t popular. God bless you as you return to public life in Texas and I wish you well in the years you and Laura will enjoy together.

Next up, I’ve got quite an inspiring story for you about a 25-year old man named Nick Vujicic from Life Without Limbs. As you will see in the following videos, Nick was born with no arms or legs and has had to deal with the consequences of that throughout his life. But rather than mope and complain about the hand life dealt him, he has instead chosen to embrace his handicap and use it for God’s glory and honor. BE INSPIRED by this man who has every reason to complain…but doesn’t.

Finally, I’m so happy to reveal to you another BRAND NEW BLOG I have been working on creating since the beginning of the year. One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2009 was to start writing letters to those people who have helped influence, mold, and shape my life into the man I am today. The Jimmy Moore I have become is actually a composite of literally hundreds upon hundreds of people I’ve come into contact with over the course of my life and I felt it necessary to express back to each of them what they have meant to me.

To that end, I decided to create my first non-diet and health-related blog called “52 Letters” where I will feature an average of one new letter a week to someone I’ve crossed paths with–past or present, dead or alive, whether I’ve met them or not–telling them how much they have made a real difference in my life. I started out this letter-writing campaign with someone who is as much responsible for who I am now as anyone–my late brother Kevin.

I encourage you to think about writing some letters to the people in your life who have made you into the person you are today. It may sound difficult to come up with very many, but with a little introspective thought I’m sure you’ll have quite a list. And these letters will not appear in any sort of significance or order. Whoever I’m thinking about next will be the featured letter for that week, so I hope you will check out my new blog to learn a little more about me and the people behind the man I have become.

I’ll be gone next Friday on our 2nd Annual Low-Carb Cruise to Mexico, but we’ll get back to Fun-Filled Friday when I return the next week. If you have something fun, funny, or interesting to share with me and my readers for future “Fun-Filled Friday” segments, then just e-mail those to me anytime at


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