Great oaks from small acorns grow. You often do not realise what impact it can have when you give strangers the opportunity to interact and network as you do at your breakfast.
At one of your breakfasts I met Clive Fox , the Indigo Man, who was publishing books of inspirational people, and I put him in touch with a woman whose book I was editing. Involved in a motor bike accident the week before her Matric dance, Morag Mackay had spent eight months in Conradie Hospital, lost an arm and had had to learn to breathe, talk, walk etc again – a beautiful and remarkably positive woman. He was amazing with her and through him her book has come out and I am now editing the sequel. He was inspirational in her life.
In the new book she thanks him for what his support had meant to her.
“But I was not the only one who helped make the book happen. Sometimes someone comes in your life who sees your success before you do, who believes you are a kindred spirit in the most special sense. For me that person was Clive Harvey Fox. He gave speeches……he inspired………he mentored. Meeting him and working with him was all part of a bigger plan. He called himself The Indigo-Man. He was an inspirational and motivational author and speaker, unbelievably good at encouraging people to find the hidden gifts in adversity, especially HIV sufferers. He was a great believer that huge rewards exist in adversity. That difficulty makes you grow. He taught people that without purpose, life is meaningless and happiness is hard to define.”’
Later she wrote, as her mother was dying, ”’I firmly believe that we are never given more than we can handle, Clive Harvey Fox posts a Face Book entry that encourages me. “What we see as darkness and challenge, is a sacred doorway to the light and an opportunity to become MORE. We need to re-model our thinking to really grasp opportunity that always knocks.”
Some chapters later Morag writes: “’Sadly Clive Harvey Fox passed away this month, just three months before my book was launched. For a long period he successfully survived illness all the while encouraging me to continue writing. Clive was an inspirational human being and will be remembered with fond memories. Keep blessing my profound journey through life and bless you Clive Harvey Fox for coming into my life and inspiring the plan that did in so many ways bring hope to crushed souls.””
So had it not been for your breakfast, these connections would not have been possible and her book would not have seen the light of day.