Since my TEDx talk was featured on the main TED site, I have received so many wonderful and inspiring emails. From the Himalayas, to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and a small village in the middle of Columbia. Amazing! For me, it seems that the world has just become so much smaller and it reminds me of how connected we all are. In fact, connected by millions and millions of straws!
There is one email I received that had a profound effect on me. Although I don’t normally share such letters or emails, this is one exception I am going to make. It came from India and sent to me via a training company called Golden Inspirations, who featured my TEDx talk on their website. They were asked to forward it to me. ( I did get permission to share it first.)
The email was headed by the subject; YOUR VIDEO SAVED A LIFE. It began like this…
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful clipping. I would like the team to know that I am fighting an ailment for the past 19 years now and it has affected my day-to-day life. It has become so bad that for the past FEW WEEKS I AM CONTEMPLATING “SUICIDE”. But today after seeing and listening to Janine I got a new ray of hope. Pray I succeed too. My journey begins NOW.
Thanks Janine for your inspiring touching story about how you FIXED your broken body. You did try to keep it as witty as you could but Dear tears were rolling down my eyes all along.”KUDOS” to you. You are an inspiration. GOD bless you. Fly high always and you sure do “TOUCH THE SKY WITH GLORY!!!”
If my talk has saved just one life, then I have been truly blessed. So please, if you know anyone who is struggling right now, and in need of some inspiration and hope, please share my talk with them. You never know, it might make a difference in their life too.