Earlier this week I was contacted by a associate director or marketing from Random House Books. It was a discussion about people that are making a difference in our day-to-day existence. I am honored to have been included in this flock of song birds. Even if I’m the goofy looking misfit chattering off-key from the back of the formation as we weave to and fro through the atmosphere of our respective domains.
Random House has just published a book about a gentleman named Bill Strickland. Perhaps you have heard of him, but I had not. His is the story of a man who recognized the gift and influence a mentor’s presence in his life has made, and now he is giving back.
Mr. Strickland had a vision and he was moved to pursue it. Stories like this are even more impressive to me now that I am middle aged and aware of how the distractions of life can loosen the grasp on the reins one might have maintained when young, energetic and hopelessly determined.
This is the time of year for inspiration. This is an inspirational story. By sharing this story with you, I hope you give thought to the fact that improvement starts with vision… just one can make a difference. I am looking forward to picking up a copy of the book. It is the documentation of a quest for making the world a better place. It’s Mr. Strickland’s story… what is yours?