Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Thursday Essay Preview

The first two paragraphs of Thursday's essay, "Aspire to inspire before you expire," reads as follows:

Okay, I’ll confess it up front: I loved the title of this essay. It was one of the over 150 topics that I wrote down as possible subjects for future essays, and I have no idea what ignited the idea. I do, however, believe in the topic.

I just finished reading the book The 7 Minute Solution: Creating a Life With Meaning 7 Minutes at a Time (New York: Free Press, 2012) by Allyson Lewis, and I’ll have to admit that Lewis was inspiring. It is loaded with advice and suggestions, and if you are looking for a kick in the pants, Lewis can do it for you! (Read my review of her book at Amazon.com.)

The final paragraph of Thursday's essay is as follows:

My need to inspire (before I expired) had been fully realized. Reactions to my speeches, my essays, and—most important because it paid well!—my textbooks, was truly sensational. Yes, it took awhile, and although I’m not certain exactly when the desire to inspire took hold, I realize, looking back on it now, that that doesn’t matter as much as I now felt fulfilled! ----truly inspired.

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