kNot Today is dedicated to protecting the beauty and innocence of childhood abuse and sexual exploitation.” - Frank and Linda Reich
Hello lovely people, if you are reading these words, you are beautiful, and I appreciate you taking the time to read this little bit of nonsense. It’s my way of contributing to the world and cleansing my mind.
Yesterday was a good day; I had a call with a photographer in Colorado. We had met before; he knows my daughter from another group in Denver. He will be joining our Wild West BRAG group in June. We’ve got about 20 members, all rock stars looking out for one another.
I will pause and share that there is cotton or maybe stuffing all over the floor. We buy our dog toys, and her job is to destroy said toys. This week it was a gorilla that took her about a day to rip open, then each day,+ she breaks down a part of the gorilla and spreads the stuffing around the house. Get a dog, they said!
I left here, drove the hour and fifteen-minute drive to Muncie to meet my brother Shu and one of our clients. We dined at Roots Burger Bar, my go-to when in East Central Indiana. We caught up on high school sports, chatted about the pending commercial property crash and opportunities in this unique market.
I left there drove an hour and fifteen minutes back to my next appointment, a long-time nonprofit that does God’s work. I’ve worked with Megan since she started; her group has been very successful; they work with kids that have been abused; she now has a space designed to help her maximize her offerings; I’m so happy for my friend.
When I pulled up, I saw a sign on the building next door; it said “Knot Today,” and I wondered what’s that? I made a mental note. I left there, went and got my biweekly T shot, stopped by Costco to get some gifts for my wife, and then headed home to meet my Queen.
After putting my Costco gifts away, I jumped on my laptop to investigate what the hell Knot Today was. I typed the name in Google and a page opened with the words “Once upon a time children were treasured and cherished. kNot Today is dedicated to protecting the beauty and innocence of child abuse and sexual exploitation.” To me, that’s pretty powerful.
I dug a little further and learned about the founders. Frank and Linda Reich, business owners, speakers, and philanthropists, bring their heart and passion to kNOT TODAY.
As parents of three daughters and one granddaughter, they consider themselves blessed that they have not directly experienced child exploitation.However, in missionary and community service work and helping friends and family cope with the trauma of this issue, they understand all too well how big the problem is and how close to home it can hit.
The Reich’s created kNOT TODAY after seeing the need for public awareness of child sexual abuse and exploitation.
So let me get this straight, the Colts Coach has a nonprofit to help kids, and no one knows about this? How is this possible? Well, I’m going to change that; ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to kNot Today, an organization you should kNot only know about but support. I’ll kick in some sheckles and ask you to do the same. The world is not a fair place, and this group is seeking to level the playing field. To learn more, visit: https://knottoday.org/
My wife arrived home after a long day; we changed and ordered an UBER; it now takes about 15 minutes to get an UBER; gone are the days where the UBER driver shows up in 3 minutes, plan accordingly; you have been warned. We had plans to meet our friends Kurt and Juila at our favorite local restaurant Geraldines. If you visit Indianapolis, skip St. Elmos and go directly to Geraldines, you won’t be sorry.
We caught up; it’s been a few months since we’ve been able to see our friends. They gave us a fabulous wedding gift; we had a great meal, we chatted with the manager, she was wondering where the heck we had been! I reminded her of our dual residency, and she said, “well, thank you for coming back.” Another reason to visit this fantastic place of food and fellowship. We got home, hit the bed early, and now I’m up making some morning word soup. Our daughter’s cat “JoQueen” is sitting to my right, our dog Parker Van Halen is outside milling around, my Queen is asleep, and it’s just me, my coffee, and a couple of guitars.
Soon, I’ll strap on my guitar and do my daily one-minute song to my granddaughter; I’m doing a daily reading of Oh The Places You Will Go. I play some chords, do a reading and plan on stitching together the one-minute videos into a short movie she can play as she gets older. The message of the book is something every young person needs to hear.
Ok, I need to clean up this stuffing and get ready for the day. I’m working here and then hanging out with a friend that is also a client. I’ll meet some friends for a drink later then get our house ready for my birthday gathering. My family is coming to town to celebrate my 52 trips around the sun. Be good, be kind, if you see an interesting sign, google it and open your mind to the possibilities and positive things happening in our society.