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Take This Waltz

From: Judy C.
Sent on: Sunday, November 11, 2012 9:51 PM

TShakes!

 

Good Sunday evening to you all! Yet another Second Sunday has come and go, and wow our little group is not so little anymore. This Second Sunday meeting featured speakers Dr. Khan and Josh Cincinnati, and for those TShakes that weren't able to make this event, all I can say is that a little bit of magic happened today. I capped our event to 15 people because of the venue size, and 23 people showed up (it was literally standing room only). I booked the room for only 1.5 hours, and we ran over 2 hours, and as painful as it was for me to put an end to the scintilating conversation, it was invigorating to see the enthusiam from you all. It was hard for me to pay attention to the talks, I was trying to drink in all of the familar faces that I usually see on screen and not in person. Luckily EK (thank you btw) filmed it, and I will be uploading it for you all to enjoy at your leisure.

Now onto the TED videos... as I was browsing through the TED site this week looking for videos to post, I came across this very short but VERY powerful TED talk by Lakshmi Pratury on letter writing. On the surface it may seem to be about the lost art of penmanship, but for some odd reason it lead me to think of what kind of legacy and advice would I leave to my future to see. I often tell my niece Heidi that she can and should try/do anything and everything in this world that would not otherwise compromise her compassion or virtues. I often tell her that she needs to live life without any regrets, that no matter how far fetched or hard something may be, to run towards it without regard to fear or failure. I often tell her that I have lived my life with enough regrets for the both of us, and that the "what ifs", "would haves", and "if onlys" will probably haunt me forever. Ric Elias stated my thoughts perfectly in his TED Talk titled, the 3 things I learned when my plane crashed, “I no longer want to postpone anything in life. That urgency, that purpose, has really changed my life.”

So as this Sunday comes to an end for some of us, I'll part you with this quote...

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