The Moral of the Story Is ...

Don’t value the things you have in your life. But value who you have in your life.

Having A Best Friend

A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face.

The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand;

“Today my best friend slapped me in the face.”

They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him. After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone;

“Today my best friend saved my life.”

The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him;

“After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?”

The other friend replied;

“When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.”

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Former Special Operations Warrior Rex Barton

by Jodi Pappas with Rex Barton

Former Special Operations Warrior Rex Barton is an incredibly unique author who takes his readers through unimaginable events, harrowing missions, and true-to-life experiences like no other. He's inspired by his life experiences while serving in the United States Army Military Police, law enforcement, and special operations. His fiction novels are thrilling, suspenseful, and action-packed. 

NOTE: Available now, Rex's first two novels in a series have been published. In The Eye Of The Hawk is about his time in Law Enforcement. The Mongoose Diaries is about his time in special operations. Both books take the reader on a behind-the-scenes experience with Rex's character, Hawk.

Prepare yourself for reality – the horrors and heroism of humanity. Always remember the men and women who serve, for they silently endure those inexplicable experiences to keep us safe and free. 

Reading Rex’s books will change you; they changed me. The Rex Barton Story, his autobiography, is being released for free right here on this website for readers who want to learn more about Rex. 

His life story is impressive, especially the early years and experiences that would provide the foundation he would need to survive in this dangerous world. Having been raised by his grandparents on a ranch, Rex became an avid horseman and loved all animals big and small. 

The searing heartbreak and utter despair he had to suffer through forced him to grow the inner strength required of him. Staying fit and healthy had to be a priority in his line of work; the mental and physical toughness he attained allowed him to take charge of his own life at an early age and go on to fight for what he believed was right.

Rex lives with his wife in the pacific northwest and loves being papa to their four grown children and four grandchildren. His life interests have included surfing, boating, piloting, race car driving, golfing, painting, and gardening.

He continues to write and is working on publishing his numerous, completed manuscripts.

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