A gift for all guests
It was like walking into a wedding reception, There were tables dressed in white, a buffet of delicious morsels, a bar that most made a beeline for, and about 100 guests.
At the door was a book for us all to record our memories of the Grande Dame, as I shall call her. She would be mortified. She’s humble and later said she was embarrassed by the whole thing.
But she really is grand. Actually, one of the most amazing women I know. And very much a lady who sets the benchmark high.
She ran this organisation for 27 years, a trailblazer who showed me what it means to stay true to your values and be of service. I’m not alone. She received an Order of Australia and is on the Victorian Honour Roll, both in recognition of her work.
And staying true to form, while we were asked to simply bring ourselves, she greeted us all with this delightful gift. A “Stress/De-Stress Pack”.
I don’t imagine I will live up to her standards. But it sure helps knowing what’s possible and having something to strive for. She’s a North Star for me.
Who’s your North Star and how do they inspire you?
Scroll down to leave a comment. My hope is that you’ll inspire us all with new ways to dream a little bit bigger too.