Opportunities to help others can come along in all manner of ways. I’ve always said that I want to radiate light & love and add value to the lives of others. But how? Perhaps I have done that in the past with people I have met in need of legal representation or advice? Perhaps I have listened to a friend when she needed a shoulder to cry on? Perhaps I have chosen to smile at a stranger on the street who seems so forlorn and haunted by numerous worldly worries? But how can I truly invest in someone, in their families, make a real difference and build a friendship along the way? Well that is exciting, and that is what I’m striving towards. I want to leave a legacy.
Yesterday, I had an opportunity to speak to a room full of people about my journey, my challenges, living with Sickle Cell Anaemia, and my excitement at the bright future ahead of me. I was touched by the response from the audience, the comments I received afterwards, and the discussions that followed. I see now that where I find myself, and in the opportunities that my business provides, I have a vehicle to do what I desire. To invest in people, to truly make a difference to the lives of others. To leave a legacy.
So I must get to work. Become the best Tessa I can be. Use my strengths and develop new skills. Help others become the best that they can be. And so it begins….