Sometimes in life you just have to think... if I won an Academy Award or an Oscar what would my acceptance speech be. Who would I thank? What would I say? When you think about this, it's a really great opportunity to embed yourself in a moment of thanksgiving. Who are the people in your life who've helped you get to this very moment right now? What sacrifices did they make for you so that you could be all that you can be? What did they do to empower you, mentor you, support you, help you; so that you can have this exact moment of your shining glory of getting in a car that has gasoline, kissing your kids goodbye before school or even putting make-up on at your vanity… These are moments of shining glory and although we dismiss them as mundane, forgettable tasks, someone helped you make it here. Don’t forget that or take that lightly.
I encourage everyone to write an acceptance speech and just think about all of the things that have happened to you in the past that have provided you the opportunity of “right now”.
Well here's my speech…
So that would be my acceptance speech. What would yours say? Please share in the comments I'd love to know who you would thank if you won a large achievement award or an Oscar or an Academy award.
In all things, remember to be mindful of the blessings that have come from your personal experience. Whether positive or negative or somewhere in between, everything works together so that we may self-actualize and become the person we are destined to be.
I'm a former teacher and former college athlete, currently working to make life more equitable for all people. My mission is to get parents to partner with their child's teacher.