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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014 7 Just A Thought Encourage your identity to be stolen By RICK KRAFT Do you have anything that is worth stealing? I hope so. I hope that you have a lot that is worth stealing. There are some in this world that have very little, if anything, that is worth being stolen. May God bless these people. As you read this, it is my desire that you have been blessed enough to have some- thing that is worth be- ing stolen. And I am not talking about any- thing material. Okay, let me get a little more specific. Is your identity worth being stolen? It is if you are living your life the way it should be lived. What is your identity? If someone asks you "Who are you?," how do you answer this question? You might start by say- ing your name. You might con- tinue by sharing what you do for a living. You might then talk about your family or your hob- bies. You have an identity. Every- one does. Your identity begins deep inside you in your very core, spreads out to your mind and body, and then impacts every one of the individuals who you inter- act with. So what truly is your iden- tity? When you look at yourself in the mirror, what do you see? Is who you see in the mirror differ- ent than what others see when they look at you? Typically we measure ourselves by our inten- tions while others measure us by our actions. Do your actions truly reflect your intentions? Is who you say you are the same as who others say you are? You know where your "warts" are. Do others? Do you hide your warts from others or do you reveal them? Maybe you think you hide them, but those closest to you know where they are as they are as clear as day, despite your co- vert efforts. I heard a speaker years ago Rick Kraft say we should live lives as a model for others and then we should reproduce ourselves in others. Good or bad, the life you are living is encouraging others to reproduce who you are. And who you are begins with what your iden- tity is. It is possible for a.person to get their identity from an- other. For example a Christian might say "I don't have an identity except in Christ." In other words, my identity is not my own, my identity is to reflect the life of another, Jesus Christ. A Christian may say it is not important "who" I am, but "whose" I am. Regardless of what your identity is, it has an impact on this world we are all living in. Bottom line, the life we choose to live has a ripple effect on those around us, which has a ripple ef- fect on those around them and so on. It is like a ripple from a pebble tossed into a pond. It begins with our family and then extends to friends, and then to those we work with or who are in organizations we are involved in, and then con- tinues to spread from there. Our identity determines our activity. A person with a healthy identity does healthy things. A person with an unhealthy iden- tity does unhealthy things. Your inner programming determines your outer actions. If your identity is exactly what you want it to be as you navigate through this life, don't change a thing. Don't ever forget who you are on the inside regard- less of what happens to you on the outside. The identity we carry with us on this planet began in the home we grew up in. I run into people all the time in their 60's, 70's, or 80's who are still living out lives that were programmed by good parenting Jn their early days. What did you mother or your fa- ther teach you? Would your mother or father be proud of the life you are living or have you wandered from your childhood teachings? What is amazing about iden- tity is that each of us has the power to change it. We can make a head decision and then transfer it to our heart. A change in heart becomes a change in the world. Some of us need to change our identity to make this world a better place to live in. What is keeping you from changing your identity for the better? John Wooden said "Make everyday your masterpiece!" The next 24 hours is yet to be lived. Start by making just the next 24 hours your masterpiece. You will choose, one decision at a time, how you live the next 24 hours. If you live them as a masterpiece, your world would be worth be- ing modeled by others. My challenge to you today is twofold. First, live a life that is worth reproducing. Be the best that you can be with the unique and individual hand that you have been dealt. You may be at this level now or you may be able to rachet your life up several lev- els. Make a good decision, then make a good decision, then make a good decision, then make a good decision. Secondly, after living a life that is worth reproducing, dupli- cate yourself. When you add value to yourself you are in a po- sition to add value to others. Your success attracts others and leads to their success. Is your life worth catching? If your world is in or- der, be contagious so that others can catch what you have. Have an identity that is worth stealing and then live a life see- ing if you can get your identity stolen ! Just a thought... Rick Kraft is a motivational speaker, a published author, and an attorney. To submit comments, contributions, or ideas, e-mail to rkraft@kraftandhunter.com or write to P.O. Box 850, Roswell, New Mexico, 88202 - 0850. Accepting appointments for: Augusl.Mon 18th-Wed 20lh Septemt,Mon, t5th-Wed, 17th Call 0r text 520,260.9883 o a p00o,tment A Picture From The Past By EDMUND SAUCEDO/Lordsburg Photo courtesy SILVER CITY MUSEUM SOCIETY'S 2006 "BASEBALL IN GRANT COUNTY, NEW MEXICO" CAELNDAR Central, NM "Cardinals" Baseball Team, ca. 1940s Standing, left to right: Willie Shaeffer, Candedio Salaiz, Panfilo Holguin, Mike Molinar, Joe Shaeffer, Joe Brown. Kneeling, left to right: Cuco Molinar, Frank Duran, Ray Munoz, Eddie Duran, Unidentified, Guillermo Laso. Bat boys (front), left to right: Nilo Holguin, Unidentified ts I Remember" by Allen "Hook" Hill Editor's Note: Longtime Lordsburg resident, historian, storyteller and poet Allen "Hook" Hill has writ- ten hundreds of stories and poems. Back in the 1980's he began writ- ing a column entitled "As I Remember." With his permission, these columns have been dusted off and will ap- pear in the Hidalgo County Herald from time to time. Hook, who is 93, still lives in Lordsburg. This col- umn appeared In the Lordsburg Liberal on June 22, 1990. By ALLEN "HOOK" HILL/ Lordsburg Danny DeBusk is a Panther booster almost in a class by him- self. I've seen him in attendance at about every Panther athletic contest I've ever attended. He is vociferous at times but quiet and unassuming at other times. Be that as it may, one day when Coach Billy was wallowing in self pity, Danny walked in to his office and informed him that he would ramrod the machinery to raise the $30,000.00. Coach Henson nearly fell out of his chair, but he was ecstatic at the prospect, and told him to go right ahead. LOVE, FAMit 6 FRIENDS Allen Hook Hill Danny wasted little time in getting the ball rolling and he got it started with some old ball roll- ers from way back, people who not only were not afraid to roll balls, they liked it! Adair Merrell, Don McLaughlin, Danny Frailie, Will Swift, Lois Ann Melloy, Bobby Gomez and Marcel Mortensen worked under the di- rection of Danny DeBusk. The committee selected the sale of 300 raffle tick- ets at $100.00 each as their ve- hicle for the fund raiser. The win- ning ticket holder would be the proud recipient of a trip to Ha- waii for two for the Shawn Akina Memorial Classic. The winning ticket would be drawn at this, the super barbecue. I'm not personally ac- quainted with all the committee members but the five I know are go getters. They got right after it and within days the tickets were flowing like wine at an Italian wedding. Tickets were sold all over the southwest. Nobody was immune. Doctors, law- yers, business people, farmers, ranchers, smelter workers, con- tractors, and on and on and on. In fact, anybody in the U.S.A. was fair game. The committee met weekly for reports, for Amway-like en- couragement and for a little cook- out. They had such a nice time together that who knows, they might continue as a permanent fund raising committee. I'm just kidding, folks. But that's all his- tory and here we are back live again at the barbecue. There is an electric excite- ment in the air. Ed Lopez has as- sumed his place on the podium and is leading cheers amid con- gratulations to Coach Henson, the team, the fund raising com- mittee and all the folks in the crowd. He has just told us about a video of the team that was made by a Tucson TV station and the video is about ready to roll. It's over and Coach Henson is on. Henson, by-the-way, has been selected Region Eight coach of the year and is one of eight fi- nalists for National High School Football Coach of the Year. The awards banquet will be held June 29 in Nashville, Tennessee. Pow- erful recognition, to say the least. Henson has just paid tribute to the committee and is now in- troducing the 1990 version of the Panther football team. Some im- portant names are missing; horses lost to graduation. There are some ponies on the roster. Ponies which, as usual, Billy must turn into an efficient eleven member team of draft horses. Don't be too surprised if he does it. Count on it. A whirlwind of activity and now Will Swift is reading the names of the raffle ticket hold- ers as they are handed to him by the cheerleaders. As names are called, football players are removing the drawn names from the board. The last name on the board will win the trip to Ha- waii. I hear groans as first one, then another name is called. The scope of sales was astounding: Tucson, Phoenix, Mesa, San Francisco, Safford, Duncan, Lordsburg, Silver, Deming, Las Cruces, E1 Paso, Douglas, Willcox, Animas, Albuuerque, Clifton, Morenci, and on and on. Finally it's here. One card is left on the board. A super crowd groan goes up as a name from Albuquerque is selected as the winner. No matter. It was a fun evening. Extra meat is auctioned off and the total result of the raffle is $30,035.00! Another raffle on a $200.00 gift certificate from the Kiva at Shady Grove yielded $1,500. That's enough money to take the coaches and their wives. All in all it was an outstanding accomplishment. Congratulations to all concerned. Hook hook june @ hotmail, com from Hidalgo Medical & Dental Services 1 ff you have a medical emergency while we are closed, please Dial 911 immediately For non-emergencies please call UNM- NurseAdvice Hot Line when HMS is closed and at 575-542-8384 and a nurse from the NurseAdvice Hotline may answer your non-emergency health questions HMS will be CLOSED Wednesday, August 20 from 8 AM to I PM so staff can participate in National Health Center Day activities. The clinic will re-open a 1 PM HIQI HIDALGO MEDICAL SERVICES S 530 E. DeMoss Street Lordsburg, NM 88045 575-542-8384 Toll Free 888-271-3596 HMS is a state and federally funded organization that provides health related services to the uninsured and underinsured based on a sliding fee scale. M/FIH/V Healthcare Services Group, Inc. founded in 1977 is the nation's largest provider .of support services to the healthcare industry. We are seeking candidates for full-time positions in housekeeping, laundry, and janitors to perform a variety of cleaning duties, linen services, and a variety of floor work to ensure the physical environment of our nursing homes and hospitals meet established standards for cleanliness, sanitation, infection control, and safety. If this is the career opportunity you have been looking for please apply in person at: Sunshine Haven, 603 l-Iadeeo Dr. in Lordsburg. Please ask for Jesus Lira.