I came across this fun and inspiring video by Drew Dudley on TED and I wanted to share it with you. Thank you Drew- you made an impact with this speech!
Wow! And so when I watched this video I started thinking about all the people who handed me a huge lollipop and made a big impact on my life and might not even know it and I will try to get in touch with them and say thank you:
- the elementary school teacher “Herr Birnkraut” literally translated into “Mr PearCabbage” who called me Little Dracula Teeth (because I had some temper problems in elementary school – ehem) and sent unbeknownst to me my short story of 10 pages (double ehem..I was NEVER really able to say things in just a few words- LOL) to an Elementary Writing Competition because he believed that I would become a writer just as I wanted to be,
- the wonderful family of Alice and herself inviting me, a stranger from Germany, to a Shabbat Dinner after my workshops in Israel, one of the most beautiful and touching experiences I have ever made in my entire life, I have a hard time expressing this!
- the friend of a friend I met at a party who told me he was 20 years a lawyer and then decided he hated it and became a high school teacher, and who made my brain go “huh- you can do that?” which lead me years later into quitting my paralegal job to become a full-time Artist
BTW – I tried to find Herr Birnkraut with no luck but I know that he would have laughed at the translation of his name – he was and hopefully still is a very very funny guy.
Do you have a person that might not know that they had a big influence on your life or changed you and might not even know it?