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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Can I Be The Change?



I walked up behind her in the airport in Detroit, knowing instantly who she was from the tiny avatar on my screen everyday.  We'd started a 140 character friendship months before, having instantly connected on twitter. I tapped her on the shoulder, she turned, recognized me and immediately threw her arms around me for that first IRL meet up!

Teri Johnson and I at Relevant

She's a life giver of words and wisdom, this new friend of mine.  When we had a few moments to steal away in the stratosphere of Relevant, we found a couch and began an easy conversation. I spent some time explaining a situation that was frustrating me. Without even a moments hesitation she said to me, 
"be the change you want to see".  

*pause*


Dumbfounded.

How could such a simple concept have escaped me?

Why is it my first nature to complain, quit, withdraw?

I came home pondering how I could be the change that I wanted desperately to see in several situations in my life. 

Thank you, Teri for being bold enough to speak truth!


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Teri comes by this gift naturally and has recently written a book about overcoming.  She is a life coach and a natural encourager!  Be sure to check out her new book, Overcoming the Nevers, which addresses how we can overcome those things in our lives that we never had expected to happen to us.


1 comment:

  1. Love this! YES! We need to be the change we want to see. Beautiful and profound words. Praying for you!

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