Are you On Fire?
My business coach felt so strongly about me reading this book, she bought it and had it sent to my door! Those who know me know I am not a crier. Well, unless it has to do with animals. I have a big heart but it doesn’t typically come out in the form of tears. Until I read this book. But don’t stop reading this – it’s not a sad book. Quite the contrary. It is a triumphant and inspiring book. I was just so moved by people that made such a difference in so many simple ways, from Jack Buck to Mother Theresa, that I admit – I teared up.
We have a choice when we get up in the morning. We can complain about having to get out of the warm bed on a cold day, about having to go to work, and about cleaning up the messes left by “everyone else” in the house. Or, we can choose to be grateful that we are able to get out of bed, go to work and have people to clean up after. The question, “why me?” is a question we all should ask ourselves but perhaps not in the way you are thinking. If you were 9-years-old and burned on 100% of your body, do you think you would live a radically inspired life? Well, if you had selfless people surrounding you, asking you tough questions, and loving you, you could do just what the author, John O’Leary did. On Fire is not so much about him and how he miraculously overcame the odds on his own. It is about what we can each do, every day, to live a life that changes others.
I don’t know about you, but it is easy for me to make excuses because I am so “busy.” I think about the things I can’t do or don’t have time for. But this book challenged me to think differently. Anyone can inspire. We don’t have to travel the world, be the most successful, the smartest, or the most beautiful. We just need to want to make a difference. What are you doing to make a difference? What are you doing to live a life On Fire?
Michelle Froedge is a residential Realtor and Principal Broker in the Greater Nashville and Williamson County areas of Tennessee. “Mom” to four-legged fur babies, Tyler and Livvie, Auntie to Zelamie, she is a vegetarian and sings in her spare time. Michelle has lived in Nashville and Franklin since 1997 and has been selling homes since 2004.