Today I had the pleasure of meeting some special friends for breakfast🍳. Jim Tuman, his wife, Jan, and my longtime friend, Ginger, and I met for breakfast at a local resteraunt.
Jim Tuman is a sociologist, educator, and has been a radio and TV personality who has spoken to millions of people in more than 1,500 schools nationwide.
He has asked kids to examine their motives, goals, feelings, and wants them to make meaningful decisions about their futures. He has helped prevent teen suicide across the country.
Jim wants to create school environments where students and teachers feel ‘safe, valued, and loved,’ he says. Here is a PBS documentary that was done on Jim it is very moving! People are in tears over Jim’s unique compassion!
And here is a more recent event of a TED talk that he completed: https://youtu.be/X24zKXYRUH4
‘Who’s the most important person you know?’ He begins. Why is it so difficult to say that YOU are the most important person that you know?’
“Everyone of you can influence thousands in your life but what are you going to give to someone else if YOU don’t feel good enough about yourself [to give them something]?”
Jimmy has also grown and expanded his charity “Jimmy’s Kids” that has evolved from providing a Christmas Day program (donating gifts to families) to providing the same assistance and services to families all year round. Http://JimTuman.com/jimmyskids
Jim goes onto explain that, “At the end of your life, people will NOT remember how much money you made or how successful you were. At the end of your life people will only remember your heart! How do you want to be remembered?”
Here are some photos of our wonderful day. Of course Jimmy bought breakfast for us all.😊♥️
Finally, Jim’s motto: “Happy people live OUTSIDE themselves!” I just love that!♥️
He also gave me a copy of his latest children’s book!😊📚
Zina Hermez has authored the best-selling book, Not Without God: A Story of Survival. She’s been featured in numerous articles, guest posts, podcasts, websites, newsletters, and magazines. She’s recently been featured on the Intuitive Edge podcast! She’s also been on ESPN’s “Solutions from the Huddle” broadcast and on Grace and Truth Radio World! Zina’s written several hundred articles and has taught thousands of students of all ages from many different backgrounds and cultures. She’s appeared in Christianity Today, the Suite T blog, and the Southern Writers magazine among other places. She writes on faith, science, and overcoming adversity. She also writes on health and diet and loves to help others. Her latest book, Not Without God: Hope In the Storm is live and for sale! You can order your copy here: https://www.amazon.com/Not-Without-God-Hope-Storm-ebook/dp/B09P9T2DLT