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John O’Leary shares how a kind word from a new friend helped shift his perspective on today’s Monday Moments segment.

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The first week of May this year was a bit exhausting for me. That week, I entered Immaculate Conception school physically in pain, emotionally drained and professionally wiped out.

And yet, it was one of the most surprising – and humbling – moments I’ve had as a speaker.

Today, I encourage all of us to strive to be a source of inspiration for others.


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