Gratitude in this moment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few years ago I came upon an inspirational video about gratitude and I wanted to know more about the creator, Louie Schwartzberg (movingart.com). I read about him (thank you, Google!) and watched other videos he created. After a while, I was sidetracked by everyday life and lost my focus on Schwartzberg’s creative genius.

Last month, while attending Virtuoso Travel Week, I experienced a moment of serendipity during the Opening Session. A surprise guest, Sarah Jessica Parker, welcomed us. Our keynote speaker, Erik Qualman (equalman.com),┬áthe #1 speaker on digital leadership and an international best-selling author, motivated us (Erik rocks my world!). Our fearless leader a/k/a Matthew Upchurch, Virtuoso Chairman of the Board and CEO, sparked our thoughts. And then….

Louie Schwartzberg walked onstage. As he began to speak, I thought he sounded familiar (old age is not for sissies, by the way). Then the proverbial lightbulb went off and I realized I was in the presence of the man whose work fascinated me back in 2012. So whether it’s serendipity or synchronicity, I was reunited with a fountain of inspiration.

Today I decided to share the gift of Louie Schwartzberg’s inspiration with you. Below is a short TED Talk he gave in 2011. If you like it, consider gifting it to someone else. Couldn’t we all use a daily reminder of the beauty and goodness of our world?