073: The 'Best' This Moved Me Moments of 2015
Re-entry from vacation is always a little bumpy. I will admit, I got quite used to busting into appetizers and a bottle of wine at about 4pm (ok, 3) each day - so I'm doubling down on my smoothie/green intake this week hoping to neutralize pretty much everything. Ha!
I'm still not quite done with reflecting and revisiting 2015. I couldn't help but to do one more round-up of 2015 - my favorite part of the show each week: the This Moved Me Moments!
I have a hard time picking "favorites" of most anything. But, I wanted to recognize some of the most memorable This Moved Me Moments from 2015. I edited together some of the best audio stories that were shared on the show - highlights from Lindsey O'Connor's episode, Kate O'Reilly's episode, and Joe Beckman's episode - among a few others (you can listen here).
But I also wanted to gather together some of the other memorable pieces here on the blog, that are not easily shared by audio. Here are some of the standouts:
The one with the great quote: [from Jane Cavanaugh's episode]
“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me. It is sort of a splendid torch which I have a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it over to future generations.” ~George Bernard Shaw
The one with the gross frog video: [from Joe Beckman's episode]
The one that really inspired me: [from Jeff Goins' episode]
The one with the great music: [from Nick Morgan's episode]
The one with the 'wow' poem: [From Hank Fortener's Episode, from Hank himself]
The one that's smarty and artsy: [from the Aly Wallberg episode]
The one that gave me goose-bumps: [from Carla Rieger's episode]
The one that totally tricked me: [From Malcom Chapman's episode]
(omg, I'm still laughing)
The one that made me cry: [From John Sandahl's episode] "They may have guns, but we have flowers."
The new one from TED: [from Paul Angone's episode] -"I exist." [Please note - I don't think he delivered it particularly well - but it's powerful nonetheless.]
Especially this part... go ahead and watch this and not be moved:
The one that turned me on to a new podcast (no pun intended, I swear): [from Aly Wallberg's episode]
Death, Sex and Money - people sharing the stories that we normally don't talk about.
And - finally - The one that made me laugh: [from Jack Stahlmann's episode]
Here's the thing - this is just a sampling. Because, in the words of one of my first guests, Scott Voss - if you aren't finding a "This Moved Me Moment" every day of your life, you are just not paying attention.
I totally agree.
Here's to a 2016 that moves you!