As kids, you learned to pick up a dandelion and blow the fuzz and make a wish. You close your eyes and gently blow until each little seed blows off into the wind. Yet, as an adult, you forget what it is you truly want. If you wanted only one thing, what would it be?
What’s that wish?
Two years ago, while attending an entrepreneurial event, a lady rushed up to me. She yanked my arm and said, come with me. While feverishly, You’ve got to meet Frank. You’ve got to meet Frank. In my head, Who’s Frank?
With childish curiosity, what made Frank so special? What can I ask him?
There he is. There he is.
He stood tall with a cowboy hat and cowboy boots. Standing well over six feet tall, he was a towering older man with a simple. He reminded me of a grandpa with that internal love that can be quiet as a mouse yet the presence of a lion. Frank tapped his hat down to acknowledge my presence.
His heart could be felt without words: a gentle voice and hardy handshake. Frank Shankwitz, The Founder of the Make a Wish Foundation, grants severely ill kids a wish. It’s about bringing joy to children who are enduring so much. Over decades this foundation awarded wishes to millions of kids.
Ironically, on the flight to this entrepreneurial event, a Make a Wish Kid traveling to Disneyland. The entire flight smiled and greeted the kid as we departed the plane. The little boy’s eyes filled with love.
One day, someone asked Frank, what’s your wish? He wanted his life story turned into a movie. Financing, actors, a screenplay, and behold. The Wish Man movie came out in 2019 and even made the shortlist for Oscar contention.
Sadly, last week Frank passed away. He left a legacy that touched millions.
What’s your one wish? What type of legacy do you want to leave behind?
Wishing you a joyful, loving, and prosperous day!
Chief Energy Officer
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