As a part of our continued efforts to spread Wicked Happiness we thought it would be a great idea to start your week by reading or watching an inspiring story that will help our mission and hopefully give you a great boost to the start of your week.This is our first edition and we hope you enjoy!
Several years ago I was at a speaking event with some of the top motivational and speakers in the world. Guys like Harvey McKay, Michael Gerber, Lewis Howes, Jay Abraham and many others. I also happened to be one of the speakers. The man putting on the event Larry Benet introduced a man that had the most beautiful voice I had heard in person. After the introduction we didn’t see him. We just heard him. Then eventually the room cleared and we all looked back. A man roughly 5 feet tall with obvious abnormalities including missing an arm and what appeared to also be both legs. As he made his way to the stage the entire room was in tears. His voice was inspiring, even angelic. His huge smile just warmed the room. His name is Emanuel Kelly. His enthusiasm and personality exuded warmth and love. Even though I was in tears I was inspired and weirdly happy. I was instantly filled with gratitude. I thought anything I’m dealing with is nothing compared to what Emanuel had to endure. Emanuel was found in a box on the side of the road in war torn Iraq. He was half dead without a name, a passport, or a birthdate. Two soldiers found him and he was brought to an orphanage. His story got some media coverage and he was adopted by his mom Moira Kelly. She loved him immediately. Her loving care included getting Emanuel top medical treatment which included 14 surgical procedures. Emanuel has inspired the world with his story and his voice. He was even on Australian X Factor and his performance has received over a billion views. What he taught me was that one of the keys to happiness and life is to be eternally grateful. We hope you find this story inspiring and have you some happiness.
Have a Wicked Happy Week.
Here is a link to when I first heard Emanuel sing.