Having taught since I was 22, public speaking is a skill that I’ve always been able to comfortably call upon. Knowing that speech holds power and when it’s combined with potent messages and a sprinkling of your essence, can completely captivate a listener. Today mrjordanwylie did exactly that.
For those of you that believe that inspiration is for amateurs and those that share it are the ones without grit, think on. Role models aren’t identified by acronyms or by the trophies their fingers grip, nor are they the ones without aspirations for tomorrow, whose egos parade achievements and photos of the past. They aren’t the ones who rise to find fault, for ease of dismissing their own. Role models are those who use their strengths and accomplishments to empower others. They’re the ones who speak of visions, ideas and opportunities, not of other people.
Before Christmas, mrjordanwylie gifted me his books unprompted, to support my fundraising for families facing the stark reality of mortality. Sharing time with him today confirmed that where there are people, there is connection, opportunity and ultimately hope.
I’ve always believed in the magic of hand holding and high fives. As a mother and teacher, I’m always intrigued by the power little hands hold to become strong and kind as they grow; hands that are able to take another’s hand in time. And that’s exactly what Jordan’s going to do by rowing the most dangerous strait of water solo. Please give him a follow and support him in building a school because early education makes a real difference to how the choices of an adult are made. Soldier, adventurer, author and owner of a big heart that’s shaping futures. #run #runner #running #nationalrunningshow #londonmarathon #author #adventure #rowingdangerously #runningdangerously #army #soldier #mentalhealth #bethedifference #makeadifference #fitness #motivation #ironman #education #strong #anthonynolan #live #livelife #love #lovelife #behappy #positivevibes #igers #fundraising #triathlete #teamces - 2 hours ago