Tonight, I give a speech on the TEDxPhoenix stage about the RID project.
I’m writing this entry pre-speech, but will post it immediately after.
You know, I really didn’t expect the RID project to strike such a chord with people (pun intended) when I started it. I simply started blogging the project because I thought it would keep me honest, and keep me doing it.
But there does seem to be something else about it – maybe we’re all looking for more simplicity, maybe we all have too much stuff, maybe it’s just interesting in some other way somehow – but I’m glad I did it, and even gladder I’m still doing it.
It’s become a way of life, a conscious form of giving on a weekly basis.
And, because of some news coming to this blog very soon…it’s also quite necessary.
More on that later.
I saw you speak in Phoenix. I’m on day four of my own RID project and looking forward to it becoming a way of life. Much thanks for the inspiration.
Great speech at TEDx Phoenix! I was truly touched by the gesture of you leaving something that obviously meant so much to you for a random stranger. These days’ people tend to gauge their lives on what “stuff” they have and not about whom they influence in life and I thank you for being the latter.
Just remembered how much of an impact your talk made. Great stuff! I just shared this site in a Facebook comment. Thank you for sharing!
Loved your presentation, as well. Only wish I could have scooped up your guitar. Do you have any suggestions where I might be able to locate a guitar for a young boy who shows great promise. His family cannot afford to buy him one. Would love to give it to his grandmother who could give it to him as a xmas gift. My contact info is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for any advice.
Suellen M. Riley, Scottsdale, AZ