Hey Kids it’s dad, and for today’s TommyLog I want to talk to you about a super powerful event that I just attended. I have been able to participate in a social influencers travel summit put on by the Atlanta Convention and visitors Bureau here in Atlanta Georgia. This is the second year I’ve been able to participate and I am just so blessed. The people I have met here are truly life-changing.
This morning I was tired after a busy busy week but I decided to go and hear the keynote speaker. The keynote speaker that was brought in was named Derreck Kayongo. He is a former Ugandan refugee turned CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights. He started a company called the global soap initiative. Where they took single use soaps from Hotels and repurposed those soaps to be sent over to Africa to towns that don’t have good hygiene. Over in Africa soap is a luxury and many deaths can be attributed to poor hygiene.
Derek is a connector. What caught me off guard was a song that he saying at the end of his speech called Moyodi. Here’s a video I found that shows the song —- https://youtu.be/S9ojgq1URlI
Just a simple yet powerful song. As you know I’m not much of a sap (enter eye roll here) but for some reason this really did it for me. Maybe it’s been the outpouring of love for the Clifford family since I lost my job. Maybe it’s the new friends that I met here in Atlanta. I’m not sure but it really got me. Totally had me in tears.
Kids – – it’s all about the connections. It’s all about leaving a situation better than it was when you got there. It’s all about doing things for other people. It’s all about putting somebody else first. I promise you when you put other people first, that does not mean you will be last!
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