OK, Mickey Mouse never showed but the speech went well. Emotional time as this was the anniversary of my dad’s passing so I talked about everything he taught me, family, creativity essential, reach for your dreams, make a difference. Either everyone was just tired of sitting or that was a standing ovation at the end. The truth is, this incredible organization deserves the standing ovation and then some.
Really humbling. I was blown away by the National Conference and the National Center on Family Literacy. Everyone, and I mean, e-v-e-r-y- o-n-e working on this conference was astoundingly upbeat, professional, amazingly helpful and supportive.
Greg Mortenson, author of the NY TImes bestseller THREE CUPS OF TEA, One man’s mission to promote peace, was most moving as he shared the African proverb :Educate a boy, you educate an individual, educate a girl, you educate a community. It is why he has worked to create schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and made sure they included girls who had been denied education. He and I took some photos and shared stories. I’ll try to post a pic when they come in.
Ciao for now. Jan