I bought a new book today. It is by J.K. Rowling – Very Good Lives.
It is based on a speech she gave to the graduating class of 2008 at Harvard University. I highly recommend this small giant of a book. I read it in thirty minutes, but its impact will last a lifetime.
And now, Ms. Rowling speaks to us:
~”If you choose to use your status and influence to raise your voice on behalf of those who have no voice
~”If you choose to identify not only with the powerful but with the powerless
~”If you retain the ability to imagine yourself into the lives of those who do not have your advantages
…“Then it will not only be your proud families who celebrate your existence, but thousands and millions of people whose reality you have helped change.
“We do not need magic to transform our world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”
~J K Rowling
Imagine that, our influence could continue working on behalf of thousands and millions who come long after we have left this earth, simply because we heard their voices and we continued singing their song.
Perhaps it is time to help a brother in need, to encourage one who is downcast, and to bend low enough to lift another up to a new height.
Let us use our voices and influence to make a difference somewhere in this world.
That would be a fine display of power!
P Michael Biggs
One Moment at a Time