"From the bottom of my heart..."

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  • By Airman 1st Class Torri Ingalsbe
  • 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Laughter and applause resounded in the Lakenheath Fitness Center April 24 in support of Dan Clark, an inspirational speaker. 

Mr. Clark visited Liberty Warriors to talk about teamwork, support and motivating oneself to be a better person and to motivate those around them. 

"I want to remind you how cool it is that you chose to serve your country," Mr. Clark said. He expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the service military members give and reminded Liberty Airmen how important and significant they are. 

Mr. Clark told several stories with underlying emotion and comedic value. He stressed the importance of being a good person and appreciating everyone for who they are. He said the only difference between being good and being great is just giving a little bit extra. 

"It is the little extra that can make the biggest impact," said Master Sgt. Thomas Martin, 48th Communications Squadron NCOIC of Quality Assurance. "His stories really showed us the importance of the individual. All of the people he talked about had that little extra to put them out front." 

Mr. Clark encouraged people to demand excellence of themselves and to be the kind of person who inspires people to say, "I like me best when I'm with you; I want to see you again." 

He gave praise to Airmen for living the Air Force core values of Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence in all we do. He said as he's looked in the civilian world he hasn't found people of the same caliber as he's found in Airmen. He pushed Liberty Warriors to be part of a winning team and work together to buoy each other up. 

"It's amazing how someone with a positive attitude can improve their surroundings with just that little extra," Sergeant Martin said. "I always try to give that little extra, I just hope I can pass that on to my peers and friends." 

Mr. Clark talked about how easy it is for people to make their surroundings better by just being better people themselves. 

"You need to be fired-up every day just because you can," he said. "Don't let what you can't do interfere with what you can do." 

Mr. Clark wrapped things up by expressing his sincerest gratitude again to each member of Team Liberty. 

"From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you for your service and I hope that you all realize the significance of you."