A note from a friend

by Bernie DeKoven on June 30, 2010

What has consistently proven to be the most fun for me is bringing more fun to other people. And even more, when I bring more fun to other people who are bringing more fun to other people.

Marie Martin, an old friend from Perth was attending a class the other day, and asked to write a post card to someone she would put on her own personal pedestal. It was me she sent the post card to. Me.

She wrote:

Tonight I was at a facilitators’ network meeting when I was asked to think of someone who had really made a difference to my life as a facilitator. And you were my inspiration. You have made such an impact on my thinking. I share your Me/We with lots of new facilitators. Your blog makes me smile every day. Your joy of and in life gives me a model and a goal for maintaining my positivity and energy. I feel so blessed that I not only found you during my Ph.D., but had the privilege of sharing time with you and Rocky and family. So this is a thank you – for your wisdom, your passion, and your love.

And, well, aw shucks and stuff.

Her post card came at a when I’ve been thinking alot about my “legacy,” as people of my age often do. That’s what Fun Coaching is all about for me – one last big push legacy-wards. Or perhaps the next to the last. But Marie (yes, I phoned her, in Perth, in Australia) helped me realize that I have not only left a legacy of significant legaciousness, but that everything I do, even this post, is more legacy-leaving. And suddenly, my soul got reorganized. And I sighed. Deeply.

And then I laughed.

And then I wrote this, to thank her, and to remind me.

And now you’ve read it.


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