While preparing to speak at an event in Las Vegas yesterday I had the opportunity of meeting the president and CEO of ultimate software, Scott Scherr. After some pleasantries and getting to know one another he asked what I was doing later that night.
I told him my wife was flying in and we were going to go out, but didn't have specific plans. He told me a country singer named Kenny Chesney (yes, that Kenny Chesney ) was performing and wondered if we might want to go.
I told him that would be amazing, but we had to decline because my four kids were in town, too...and since this was concert specifically for adults we had to decline.
Then he asked the question above.
Um, guess what my answer was!?
It was an amazing and LATE night for our kids and their parents. We met Kenny ahead of time, danced to the songs, and had a blast!
Kenny rocked the house. @UltimateSoftware peeps were so welcoming.
My friends, as you race into your weekend, remember:
No shoes. No shirt. No problem.
This is your day. Live Inspired.
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“This process of accepting that your loved one has hurt other people. And accepting who that is and what it means to be a mother of someone like that, it takes not only months but years.”
Sue Klebold is forever tied to a tragic day marked down in American history, April 20, 1999. It was on that day two gunmen entered Columbine High School and killed 12 students, a teacher and wounded two dozen others. One of the shooters was her son, Dylan.
After an excruciating journey, Sue has come to a place of peace and is using her life to honor the lives of those who died, raise awareness for mental health issues and do what she could to prevent another tragedy like Columbine from happening again.
Sue shares her story of a mother’s love, heart-wrenching tragedy, sincere appeal for forgiveness, the long process of allowing herself to grieve, and letting go of the trauma of being hated, criticized and judged in order to focus on her heart, and the little boy she lost and adored.
Today Sue bravely, honestly and with great humility shares her 20-year journey of researching mental health, suicide, and their ramifications so that we as a community may be able to live more inspired. I think what will amaze you most is how much you can relate to Sue, her family and her story. Sue shares concrete ideas to make sure none of us have to step into her shoes. It is a podcast you won’t want to miss.
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Today, thousands of kids across our country are walking out of classrooms in memory of the 17 lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School one month ago.
It's heartbreaking that our kids are experiencing such tragedies, practicing intruder drills and that some may even fear going to school.
Tomorrow, on our Live Inspired Podcast, I talk with our new friend, Sue Klebold. Sue's son Dylan Klebold was one of the gunmen who, nearly twenty years ago, killed 13 and wounded 24 at Columbine High School.
When I thought about Sue's story, I thought this would be a conversation heavily around the issues of the day - mental health, gun rights, school systems - but instead, it was ultimately a story about a mother. A mother trying to figure out what happened, what went wrong, what could have gone right and what we can learn to ensure different outcomes moving forward.
My friends, I understand this topic is extremely divisive. Today, I challenge you to make time tomorrow to listen to this important conversation with an open heart, compassion and empathy. Only when we are able to do this, will we begin to come together as a community to collaborate to make the real change our world is starving for and our children most certainly deserve.
As I visit the new building that will house our office, I'm usually greeted by the happy noise of children playing at the school next door. I take a moment to listen to their screams and squeals, and I'm in awe of their wide-eyed excitement and zest for life.
When do we lose this feeling? How do we get so busy with tasks and meetings and appointments that we forget to recognize the beauty and magnificence of all that surrounds us?
Today's #LiveInspired vlog aims to remind you of the joy and excitement we naturally had as children. May it encourage you to be bold enough to play like crazy, laugh frequently, and enjoy the little moments in your day.