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With Mentors Like These

Me with Darryl Roberts at a Houston "America the Beautiful" film showing

One of my favorite health and beauty activists is Darryl Roberts. This is not the first blog I have written that focuses on Darryl’s work, nor will it be the last.

Darryl is the producer of “America the Beautiful”, and every month he writes a nice long blog about his adventures traveling the country, speaking to folks of all ages about how they’re doing, how they’re feeling, and what we can each contribute to creating a planet that is more appreciative of the infinite variety of beauty we together represent.

In this month’s blog, he shares that someone recently asked him what the human race’s most valuable asset is.

For today’s post, I wanted to share with you just a few of his thoughts on this subject:

What mankind needs desperately right now is the ability to love. Love is the most wonderful invention of mankind.

The heroes of the future will be the personal coach, the fitness trainer, the teacher, the nutritionist. Away will go things like Paris Hilton and reality TV stars.

Things like the best health care, the best education, the best food should become affordable to all and not just the elite. Elitism is vulgar. Elegance lies in multiplication.

With mentors like Darryl, who have the reach, the heart, the vision, the resources, and the focus to carry on and never, ever stop until, as he says in “America the Beautiful”, (we) see that we’re all beautiful exactly the way that we are…

Well, with mentors like these, our fears, self-doubts, and life-negating choices don’t stand a chance to survive.

Today’s Takeaway: Who inspires you to push back against messages that tell you that you are not beautiful just as you are? Why do those people inspire you? What can you do – starting today – to follow in their footsteps and ensure this legacy survives for the next generation?

With Mentors Like These


Shannon Cutts

Parrot, tortoise & box turtle mama. Writer. Author. Mentor. Champion of all people (and things) recovered and recovering. http://www.loveandfeathersandshells.com http://www.shannoncutts.com


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Cutts, S. (2010). With Mentors Like These. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 17, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/mentoring-recovery/2010/11/with-mentors-like-these/

 

Last updated: 25 Nov 2010
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