Today I was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Birmingham Optimist Club. I was invited by a member who loves my business of "delight" and was sure that the group would enjoy hearing my story.
It was a wonderful experience and I am so glad that I had the chance to meet such a neat group of people.
In high school, I was a member of a Gifted & Talented program. Students that excelled in extracurricular activities (mine was counted cross-stitch) could receive high school credit for their achievements. At the end of the year, the students hosted a "Show & Tell" assembly of their work. The event program listed the participants and in addition to embroidery, I noticed that I was also named as a member of the planning committee. The program read: Anne Held, Positive Mental Attitude Advisor. I was 16 and have considered myself an optimist ever since.