While traveling this week I was reminded of how I came to write my book Texting Harry. It was an eye-opening story about one person’s willingness to re-think options, re-assess the desire to learn new things and re-evaluate how to fit into a future where change happens at the click of a mouse. Harry believed that texting was “stupid” and social media was a “waste of time.”
It’s funny isn’t it? How sometimes perceptions can change and lives can change in the blink of an eye?
I was on a plane and delayed, texting my husband, and “Grumpy Harry” as I dubbed him was sitting next to me. He saw me texting and gave me his instant opinion on what a waste of time he believed it was. It was going to be a LONG four hour flight I thought. But we got to talking and finally the topic of grandkids came up and he finally opened up. Turns out he had a grandson, Chad – that he hadn’t talked to in some time. I asked, “You want to text him?” “Ahh, he’s in school” he said… But he texted…and connected – again…
Here’s the story…a little video about my “Harry” experience… Watch Texting Harry
I hope you’ll watch…and I hope even more that it causes you to think about the relationships in your life. About willingness to change, adapt, overcome…open up. It’s a good month for re-discovering relationships, re-defining your perceptions and remember that when we stop learning we stop growing — and life is too short for that.
It’s been an amazing couple of weeks in front of incredible audiences and I thank all of you who listened and laughed with me. Not just for being there – but for teaching me as well. Don’t you just LOVE when learning and teaching all coincide?
Happy February…leave me a note here and tell me YOUR best “Ah-ha” moment…I can’t wait to hear!