Have you ever wondered how come some people are able to come up with amazing words of wisdom that can influence profoundly millions of others? I have. I’ve recently come to a conclusion that their spark of genius is usually a side benefit of having sailed through the twist and turn of life and dealt with the curve balls that life threw at them unexpectedly.
Without having personally experienced the injustices, Martin Luther King would not have written that passionate and inspirational “I have a dream” speech. Without having dealt with the curve balls that life threw at her, the late Joan Rivers would not have said “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present,” emphasizing the importance of having fun and of laughing through tribulation in the present moment.
While feeling inspired by words of wisdom of these greats, may we also be inspired by their life journeys.