Be the Change
After nearly 45 years of living this life, I am now just realizing how life comes full circle and how life presents opportunities when we sometimes least suspect them. Having been on the Board of Directors for the Amputee Coalition for the last three years, I was contemplating whether or not to re-new my Board appointment for another three-year term when I was asked to be part of the Executive Committee.
When realizing that my voice would be stronger and that I would be part of developing the organization’s strategy, it occurred to me that refusing the nomination would be foolishly selfish. How can I impact change if I am not at the table? How can the voices of people be heard if I don’t speak up for them? And how can I walk away from a golden opportunity being gifted to me from the Universe?
And from the position as Madam Treasurer, I am honored to accept the role and position myself to make the world a better place.
Be the good.
Sometimes you just have to give fate a swift kick in the posterior to get life happening. And today, I did just that. Can’t say what I did just yet, but I can say that sometimes we must just do.
And if ever a song said it best, it’d be the lyrical wisdom of the the Beatles.
“And she absolutely radiates strength”
Several weeks ago, I sat down with a writer at Caribou coffee in St. Louis Park. Nervous about our meeting, my anxieties were alleviated within minutes of chatting with the lovely Ms. Letta Page over lattes and chai teas. An editor by trade, and a self-disclosed “Doogie Howser”*, Letta is a master of the written word as she edits academic works; writes several blogs, and generally fills the world with her amazing spirit. (*She finished grad school before she was 20 years old!!!).
The purpose of the meeting was for her to interview me for a blog she writes for the studio where I do Pilates. After a few moments, she “got” me and how I see the world; my experiences; and how life compels me to constantly pay it forward. While the hour passed in what seemed a few moments, it was an hour filled with laughter and marvel at her interviewing skills and her love of life.
And now seeing her written word is nothing short of amazing which leaves me truly humbled to see how she skillfully captured the essence of me.