“I was driving in my brand new Landrover Discovery, I was so broke and miserable that I could not even afford petrol. I stopped at the red light, and I saw two homeless men under the bridge laughing so hard. I’ve never been more envious, in my whole life.”
This were the words of South African celebrity Somizi Mhlongo. He was talking about a low point in his long career in show business. The rawness of his words, his courage to show his vulnerability is really inspiring to me because my current biggest fear is to share my truth, even though I am deeply compelled to do it.
Your story is medicine to fellow human beings. For them to know that you’ve overcome what they are going through gives them the courage to keep pushing forward, to keep fighting, to keep dreaming of a brighter tomorrow.
Tell your story, those who don’t get it will laugh, those get it will admire your courage and those who really need it will be healed and inspired by it. Shout it out from the rooftops. Reveal your innermost fears. You have an obligation to your fellow mankind.
Give your story as a gift us because in the words of Tao Te Chin “The heart that gives gathers.”
Have a blessed week ahead.