I have reached a new rung on my ladder of public speaking. Yesterday I was the speaker at an annual dinner to honor caregivers in N.Ky. My topic was being joyful...no matter what the circumstances. Being joyful is a choice. And I needed to fill my talk with humor. If the audience laughing was an indication of my funny stories, I have to say that I was humorous.
It serves to prove to me that God has a sense of humor. If anyone who knew me 40 years ago had been told that I would be a speaker who makes people laugh, THEY would probably have said that that is the funniest thing they have ever heard!
Two important messages from this:
God can do amazing things with people.
Even widows are allowed to reach new rungs of a ladder. To do the unexpected. To be a different persona on this side of the passing of a spouse than they ever were when married.
It is all good. And makes me curious what I will be like in 5 more years.
I frequently speak to various caregiver groups, and would love to see as many people as possible. Come share your stories with me and the rest of the group.
Thank you for the book!... -- Dr. Duker