Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Inspire Me Today

What a fantastic morning I had. I just finished an interview with Gail Lynne Goodwin from www.inspiremetoday.com. It will be posted shortly and I'll twitter when it is out. Don't forget to follow me on http://twitter.com/egorhythm for updates.

Gail is an extraordinary luminary and told me the most wonderful story. It is about how she started her wonderful inspirational website. She was in Iraq visiting American troops and a young soldier asked her to give her a hug. When she hugged him he said he had not gotten a hug in nine months and that she smelled like home. That already gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. The realities of everyday war are a tough order for those who have to live through it.

The soldier told her further that his job was to sit in a ditch for thirty days at a time without speaking to anyone to secure a particular position. What got him through the endless and lonely days was his iPod. He downloads inspirational messages and podcasts and listens to them. Immediately after that experience, her defining moment she set up her website and grants all military personnel free access.

Our session that was all about 'not giving up'. To know that it may help an American in this war to get through a difficult day made me proud and very happy. That is a great birthday present for me. (I am turning 39 -again today). Kudos to Gail for such a special experience.

Gail and I went through the steps of K.A.R.L. and how to apply it when the going gets a little tough. We talk in the upcoming audio about what you can do on a day to day basis to map out to the road from here to there.

Until then.

1 comment:

InspireMeToday.com said...

Dear Beate,

Happy Birthday! I can't believe I spent an hour on the phone with you today and you never mentioned it. Birthdays are a big deal in my family, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May your next year be filled with happiness, joy, laughter and love.

Your message this morning in our inverview was so inspiring! I can't wait to post it on InspireMeToday.com and share with your fans. Thank you for sharing your brilliance with the world. We're honored to have you as one of our Inspirational Luminaries.


Gail Lynne Goodwin
Ambassador of Inspiration