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|People stand out who live life large|
When you observe the lives of some people, you notice the uniqueness that makes them larger than life.
I reminisce about the life of my older brother, Devone. The characteristics of a true leader showed up at an early age. The first ten or fifteen years of his life he was just one of the gang. Then around his sophomore year in high school, he began to blossom.
He became the starting fullback his junior year. For a big bodied young man, he was fast. He weighed around 185 and he had speed. He was like the smaller halfbacks that when they broke into the open, they could score. Devone could do that even at his size. I was not very big, which should have made me the fastest of the two of us. Not so. Thank goodness, I was quick. My quickness covered up my not being the swiftest guy in the neighborhood.
Not only did Devone's athletic talent begin to blossom, but his leadership skills developed, also. He became the captain of the football team at Neville and he was also the President of the Student Body. Then after his college years, he built an excellent personnel business that became one of the finest in the country.
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Robert Charles Payne is an inspirational writer who lives in West Monroe. He can be contacted by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.