Five years ago, AgileCat started hosting the amazing students from La Salle Academy. Unofficially called “Operation Inspiration,” my goal for this was to bond with kids and validate them as people who could achieve anything. In their last visit, my talk centered around a great quote from T.F. Hodge: “The sky is not my limit…I am.” Using this to anchor the discussion, we talked about the power of asking questions and that the most important person in their life to inspire them to achieve is themselves.
I also introduced them to an amazing guy I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for many years – “Big Dave” Sylvester. Dave has bicycled around the world, wrote a book about it, and now visits the locales that have suffered mass tragedies to hug people, comfort them, and be their rock.
He is a superhero in real life and introducing them to my “little heroes” from La Salle made this visit one of the best days ever here at the ‘Cat.
Here’s to validating young people, changing their lives, and making them truly limitless! I look forward to many more special moments with these kids.
– P. Madden, Top Cat