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What was your inspiration behind the book? My inspiration for this book actually came from my daughter, Vikki Wells. She was relaxing on a beach and thinking about me leaving a very comfortable position with Women of Faith. During her prayer time she actually saw in her mind’s eye the words and thoughts, “Ready To Win.” God gave her a dream about fix your hair, pad your bra, tighten your girdle, put on your stomping shoes and get ready to win over the wiles of the devil. She explained to me that because I have overcome so many obstacles and hardships in my life and won almost every time; that she and her siblings had watched how I handled life’s ups and downs; they had witnessed my faith in action, she knew I was the perfect person to write about being ready to win. I wrote it in three weeks. You tell an interesting story about a childhood experience that illustrates how important it is to know how to fight. Tell us about it. When I was praying early that first morning about writing, God took me back to a fight I had in elementary school. For three days one of my friends broadcasted throughout the school that My great grandmother she was going to beat me up. That was devastating to me because I didn’t know why she wanted to fight me. I said that the only way had never had a fight, did not know how to fight and was to stop a bully is to scared to fight. My great grandmother who raised me fight back and if I did had taught me that nice girls and ladies do not fight. So this was a shocker for me to have to fight. The first and not win the fight the second days of the fight I got hit, ran home, told my great next time she would grandmother and the first day she was convinced that the whip me herself. fighting was over, after all we were friends. The second day when I ran home because I got hit by this girl my great grandmother became indignant and challenged me by reversing what she had taught and she taught me another lesson. She said that the only way to stop a bully is to fight back and if I did not win the fight the next time she would whip me herself. I’d rather have been beaten up by the girl than punished by my great grandmother. That second night was long and bothersome because I was practicing in my mind how I was going to win the fight the next day. I did go to school. I did walk out of the same school door that I had walked out of the first two days, but this time I had a frightened confidence and determination to get her before she got me. I believe my look of confidence caught the girl off guard; I got a good lick and started to fight. She got up and began to run home that day. I went home the victor and my Granny 20 / SOAR

Soar Magazine Fall 2009 Premiere Issue  
Soar Magazine Fall 2009 Premiere Issue  

In this premiere issue of the Center for Emerging Female Leadership's premiere digital magazine women will be introduced to Thelma Wells

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