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Mortified then Magic

Imagine you’re brought on stage to sing along with your favorite band. You’re swept up in the moment. Rock on. Then you fall flat on your back in front of thousands. Yes, and…

Every moment can be beautiful depending on how we choose to react.

Long time ago, I had a friend named Jerry. Everyone loved him because of he was always happy to join you. He lived by “yes, and…” Every embarrassing moment became an enjoyable laughing memory. He dared.

Jerry would ride his bike across counties to see friends. He was a free-spirit. He hopped on his bike from LA to Irvine, slipped at the freeway off-ramp, and crushed his chest. He died.

Jerry’s funeral was big with family and friends a plenty. When friends gave their eulogies, stories of Jerry were met with so much laughter.

People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou.

We choose. We can make a moment, or be mortified by it.

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