It’s a blessing to not look like what you have been through in life. This is especially true of Lester Reed. If you ever have the pleasure of encountering this gentle soul, you will not be able to guess the horrors he has experienced. The reason is that he does not allow those past troubles to define the man he is today. Instead of dwelling on haunted memories of his childhood and early adult years, he will share an encouraging word and one of his amazing smiles. Lester knows what it is like to overcome abuse and substance use issues. He knows what the view from rock bottom looks like, but he also knows how to rise above it. In an upcoming episode we will be defining and examining the concept of resilience, of which Lester is a perfect study. I dare you to be able to listen to his inspirational story and not smile. Listening to him will drive the conviction of being a better person right through your heart. As always, I would love for you to join this happy movement by subscribing to the podcast, liking our Facebook page and commenting and reviewing what we are doing. Thank you!