My start on the path of excellence started years ago as I was influenced by my wonderful parents who represented everything that was good in life.  They set such a good example for me to follow by the way they lived their lives.  I married a wonderful wife who has been a great companion and support to me.  My wife and I have been blessed with four wonderful children that married ideal companions that together have given us eight sweet little grandchildren.  Our lives have always been centered on family.  These family members have always been a good reminder to me of why I need to strive for success in my personal and professional life.  I have a great opportunity to work in a beautiful area and with wonderful people… I truly feel the support of these people in helping me grow and become successful at my job.  I feel accountable to these people and want to make sure that my choices and actions meet up to their highest expectations.  I certainly want to stay away from anything that is harmful or bad and would cause those that have trusted in me to lose their confidence and be disappointed in me.  The things that I value most in this life are my family, my religious beliefs and my service to others in my law enforcement carrier.  The N.O.V.A. program this week has increased my awareness for the need to improve in my own health, to be more mindful of people who are struggling with various problems and to increase my willingness to reach out and render service to others.  I have also learned that I need to prioritize my time better by watching less T.V., and spending more of my time doing constructive things that will help me grow and benefit.