Living Out Loud

It’s nice to know


“Wake the neighbors! Get the word out! Come on, crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout! This is life we’ve been given, made to be lived out … so live out loud.”


It is always nice to know that you are appreciated for the work you do especially when you spend much more than is required just because you think it is important.

I am very lucky in that so many of the groups I work with know that I go the extra mile not for a pat on the back, or more money (LOL!) or whatever. I do it because I believe it is important.

I had a very big surprise Monday night when I attended the third of four events I needed to cover in one evening. I had been asked to come to the Troup High School National Honor Society year-end review.

I have really enjoyed telling you about the projects these students have done over this school year. Every student who contacted me about giving them a little publicity for their project, I was happy to oblige. It is just what I do.

Following the guest speaker’s remarks I was moved to tears as Jansen Reid began to talk about the second of two honorary NHS memberships that would be granted. She was talking about me. Yes, I cried all the way to the stage.

WOW! I was overwhelmed. The “joy” of my job rose to the top of the barrel and I was humbled.

Not everything is “cupcakes and roses” in my job, but working with young people who see the value in something you have done is priceless.

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