Tuesday, September 30, 2014

OLS Tom Barnett: Pray It Forward!

Dateline: Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

It was only after the recent Bronze Savage presentation ceremony in honor of our friend and colleague, Tom Barnett, up in the hills of Malibu this past Sept. 19th that I realized that we could have had a really nice prayer circle for Tom on site and in living color.  Nevertheless, there was an outpouring of friendship, love and support for Tom that was absolutely spectacular!

It's never too late, however, to keep the momentum of support going by asking everyone to express positive thoughts and prayers for Tom.  If you believe in prayer, pray and pray alot.  If you are a positive thinker, bring on the positive thoughts and spread them around.

So we are asking you to "pray it forward" or pass along positive thoughts to another lifeguard, friend or family member.  From one to the other let's all say a prayer for Tom or give him a shout out by talking or otherwise communicating positive thoughts to another lifeguard, friend or family member of your own.

Ready, Set, Go! This Lifeguard Prayer Circle has now begun with the posting and publishing of this message and I ask that each of our readers to please pass this message along and pray it forward.

Do it for Tom!

Photo above:  From CSLSA Regionals in 2010 in Huntington Beach... Tom Barnett finishing ahead of Eldin Onsgard in their age group paddleboard race and Eldin trying to sneak up behind Tom on the run up the beach... but Tom was having none of that and looked back and saw Eldin with that mischievous grin & glint in his eye and Tom smiled, sped up and finished ahead of him...

Thank you for your consideration.


Will Maguire, Editor
"County Recurrent" News

(All photos by Will Maguire)

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