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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 10 2013: As a child... I remember everywhere my Dad went... I would see faces light up... I never have seen him have a negative thought about another person...

    Recently... He celebrated his 80th birthday... and... We had a card shower for him... He received 140 cards... One Childhood friend commented on my facebook page... that the reason all the kids love and loved him... was because he made them feel special... It's true...

    It is really easy to lift someone... especially when you are looking for the best in them... and... that one very important lesson my Dad taught me... makes my life beautiful... "Since most learn by imitation... they need models rather than critics..." -unknown

    Although, there are over 45 projects I have planned.... I would say that the reason I was born is... I hope that each person I meet will have the opportunity to see the mirror reflection of their own beauty in my eyes...

    that really is the reason I was born...
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      Feb 10 2013: ...
      Re:markable Hal, thank you for this. Thanks for great fathers too. {i had one loved by everyone} It seems your dad had the gift of being truly INTERESTED in people, and thus he was truly INTERESTING, and made everyone feel special. Strong and true, thank you for a perfect reflection.
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        Feb 10 2013: Thank you Terry...

        It was my privilege!

        May your brilliant work, voice and vision continue to expand and prosper... and... Illuminate the World around you!

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