My name is Frank Bailey, Jr. and I CRAVE to make the world a better place by teaching life skills through plant cultivation with Grow Orlando. We hire disadvantaged youth and teach them how to harvest their seeds of potential and become Stewards of Creation. While cultivating food and taking our students through classes of finance, personal and professional development, I didn’t know (but soon found out) was that my organization CRAVE’d for me to be a better person with the tact and foresight of a leader still packed away in my own seeds of potential. As I hack and strike at my internal earth to plant my seeds of potential, I uncovered people and programs that embraced my torrential struggles of breakthrough and nourish my CRAVE for growth with cultivation tips – and what a trip it’s been. Here’s a snapshot of CRAVE how it’s impacted my life:
When our spiritual formation gathers
Fellow leaders join me in our spiritual place
A place of vulnerability and love in peace
Knowing our latter lives will rise in grace
We center our souls in the Spirit of Trust
Hoping our scattered minds will collect themselves
And through each other’s joys and pains we find unity in growth.
What a blessing for God to invite the Universe to conspire in His favor in our lives for the betterment of others
Collectively going through professional transformation
And like good samaritans
Our path is intertwined with supporters CRAVEing to see us grow and succeed
Finding time for us in their busy lives to satiate our CRAVE for a better world
My samaritan’s name is Tom,
And our talks grow peace and calm in the mindstorm of my entrepreneurial pursuits.
It suits my cause to change lives through food,
He extends his arm, and helps me pursue stronger connections with game-changing relationships
He equips, converses and strips down the barriers I once faced alone,
Where one was weak, we are strong.
I thank Michele and the CRAVE board for buying into the success of people like me who want to see a better world,
But must first unfurl the embetterment of self.
With you, we are receiving:
Clarity in strategy,
Reassurance in individuality,
Abundance in opportunity,
Virtue in community, and
Eternal love through the family culture created through CRAVE.
Ask, and you shall receive.
I asked for wisdom to carry out God’s deeds here on Earth and I was sent CRAVE.
I pray for love, peace, and purpose for you, dear reader
And I hope you consider Making CRAVE a part of your future.
P.S. If you don’t believe in God, it’s okay
I’ve found equal ground
I believe God is Love, so if you wish you can switch all of the words that say God and change it to Love.
Blessings to You.