The title of this post is the same headline as the secondary headline of Monday’s Asheville Citizen Times. With a great big photo of me. You can read the article online. It was an exceptional experience and one I count as one of life’s best days. I’ve dreamed for years of being on stage and inspiring people. In fact, when I played the game of “when I am taking my last breath, what would I be sorry I never accomplished?” and this was it. My hope is it is the first of many. I was in awe of the people who told me that I inspired them and particularly in awe of the 2 women who had so much emotion it spilled out of their eyes. It is a life worth living to have that ability. That gift. I am careful not to take credit as I do believe it is a gift to have the desire to inspire in that way.
Though I did lead off the evening, what followed were people I am most humbled to be in the company of. Please take some time to watch the livestream. The day before was TEDxNGA, the kid’s version though there was nothing childlike about their talks, other than their innate wisdom pouring through without barrier. A lovely way to be childlike.
Enough said. I’d rather you spent your time checking out the talks. I’ll write more at some point. Big life changes.