Nothing delights me more than seeing people support one another. It’s that spirit that uplifts families, strengthens communities, and solidifies nations. I saw that spirit recently, as I sat behind the lens of The “Bad” Brad Berkwitt Show. MMA Fighter Alfred “Freight Train” Walker was our guest, and his son Jayce and Jayce’s Mom and Alfred’s high school sweetheart Monica joined us too. Alfred and his family are from Muskogee, Oklahoma, and are special to us because it was his interview that planted the seed for what grew to be The “Bad” Brad Berkwitt Show.
Alfred was fresh off of his victory at The River Spirit Casino Tulsa Celebrity Fight Night, and we were anxious to talk to him about his experience and to get his take on the Mayweather/Pacquiao
decision. But what I took away from that shoot was much more than a fight result or anything related to that particular fight card. What I saw was the beauty of a young family raising a son.
What I also saw was an audience who embraced this young man and his family and formed memories for times to come. I observed an older boy take an instant liking to a younger one, talking about games, school, things that interest young boys. I also saw people from different parts of the country bond and get to know one another, taking interests in each other’s hobbies, passions, and talents. I appreciated what I saw.
I encourage everyone reading this to take an interest in others and their lives. So many of us go about our lives with blinders. We don’t readily appreciate what makes others who they are. Perhaps our interests, in this case Boxing, MMA, and other combat sports, can be the catalyst that we need to reach out to one another in a spirit of generosity. We speak about wanting stronger communities. This is one avenue that we can use to build our communities. Of course, breaking bread with one another is another way…..