“I sell the Faith Unity paper,” he told me with a smile while telling me he makes enough money to rent out a single room. The 45 year old said with a slight grin, “I’m from Michigan and I came to Nashville to get out of the cold.” I smiled, “Looks like the cold followed you here.”
We then started to talk about his life. “I dropped out of school in the 9th grade, my mind goes blank when I try to concentrate,” he said while looking down as if he were ashamed of it. “I have a learning disability,” he told me. I told him not to worry about it, lot’s of people have problems or issues that we don’t fully understand.
Tim Tebow once said of his learning disability, “It has nothing to do with how intelligent you are. You can be extremely bright and still have dyslexia. You just have to understand how you learn and how you process information. When you know that, you can overcome a lot of the obstacles that come with dyslexia. When you figure out how you learn, you can accomplish whatever you want.”