Defining Moments…

Life is made up of defining moments; it’s up to us to extract the wisdom from those moments.

I’m reminded of a time when I was in seventh grade and was running for class president. I did all the usual things like posting signs and wrote a nice speech to be given in open assembly at the school. I studied that speech and knew it backwards and forwards so I felt no need to bring a written copy with me to the auditorium of my Cape Cod junior high. When my name was called my heart started to pound, as I stood behind the podium looking out at over five hundred faces I began to address all of the faculty and my classmates when something happened; I totally forgot what I was going to say. The moment of silence seemed like eternity… Then it happened: I started to speak from the heart. To this day I’m not sure exactly what I said, but I do remember what happened at the end of that speech; I received a standing ovation from everyone in that auditorium. I didn’t win the election, but I do feel I gained something far more valuable. That was a defining moment in my life and something I will never forget. We learn through living and I believe speaking through the heart can be far more truthful.

Think about it; we all have defining moments in our lives that change our views or perspective on life…

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