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Terry Torok

Founder at Angel Producers, Founder at Live from Earth

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Why were YOU were born?

What is your Why and How are You? So what if it matters... The why can be a wild discovery about yourself, an interesting moment when and if, you discover it... and very amazing if you will share it here. [thank you]

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WHY WERE YOU BORN?
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{sorry, a last minute iphone edit placed an inadvertent extra "were"} Some people believe the most important day of thier life is the day you discover WHY you were born. The individual true stories below relate to the power of parenting and being at peace with (or without) the pursuit of the "why". I was inspired and amazed by the open sharing of each story of Why. And Why not, when you considered the interesting people who participated! Thank you.

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  • Feb 8 2013: My 86 year old mother reminds me constantly that I was born because I was special. I was born to give my ill father new life.
    I'm about to become a father for the first time at 48 - the same age my father was when I was born. Now I see that the new life I was put on this planet for wasn't just my fathers. The new life is about to arrive. That's my purpose. That's my reason to be here. Its the one thing in life I know for certain I'm going to be great at. I'm not a bad CEO, I'm good with people, I can play the piano OK, I can draw a bit, sing alright, be thoughtful as a friend; But the thing I know I'll be perfect at is being a father.
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      Feb 9 2013: Son of sons... what an amazing moment of fatherhood - I hope we see a complete rebirth of men, who can say what you say, be strong and compassionate - would be cool if it wasn't a dying art, but we rebound and embrace the the idea of being, as your mother sees you, a true gentlemen. My mom is 88 and today she is still strong. Without words she reminds me, there is a lot to accomplish on earth, perseverance with unlimited possibilities.
      (she also says, "laugh or go mad", with one handful of vitamins, the other, dark chocolate)
      Thanks for your note above... I never had the keys to a piano, but your son does, there must a few perfect notes, to change the tune of a crying kid into a moment of wonderment?

      Grant, thanks for this, Happy Father's day.

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