The past few days have been the best days of my life. You might think it was because of a fantastic birthday on the 3rd or the amazing fireworks on the 4th…but in truth both of those events will never ever be able to match up to the magnitude of what has truly lit a fire inside me. And that’s what I want to talk about tonight – about that moment when your purpose in life ends up changing the life of another person…and you really get to hear about it.

The biggest compliment I can give someone is to tell them that they have truly stripped from the words from me and all I can really say is thank you. As a writer on life and its constant teachings, I am almost never at a loss for words. Every day I am given new material to work with and if I have learned anything over the past few years of writing it’s that there’s a lesson to be learned in even the smallest of events. But the past few days have continually one-upped each other and turned into a wave that I can only ride. I’m ready to stand up on the board. This is the moment I have been waiting for.

More than 3 years ago I woke up from the darkest day of my life and realized that there was something more to it all than the aimless path I was on. Something whispered “passion” and I followed that idea for years. In fact I am still learning what having a true calling and passion can do for me in terms of attracting people and situations to my life. But it seems that it was learning the importance of unconditional love that turned everything around for me. The ability to relate to people who I have never before on an emotional basis instead of focusing on the dissimilarities between us has driven my heart to be able to open up to anyone around me. Sure there are times when it goes cold – I think without those times you lose the appreciation for truly loving – but keeping true to your compass and having it point in the right direction is all that matters.

To be able to inspire people to live powerful, bold, and impassioned lives.

That’s what it has always been about. Because if I can throw a pebble out into the water and cause a small ripple for someone and they do the same, the world can change. There will always be those times where you find someone and inspire them to the point where they resemble an asteroid heading for the ocean, and this an incredible moment. I believe deep down in the depths of my soul that everyone has something great in them, and even if you aren’t doing it yet or your life has taken turns for the worse, you have the ability to turn the dial and move in a different direction. Because that was the opportunity that was given to me. No one cleared the path for me, in fact, I was only shown that there was a different journey to be taken and had to run through the weeds, bushes, and thorns to get there. But in the end the scars are worth the feeling of blooming.

July 2,3,4,5th were days of my life that I will never forget. I don’t even understand the magnitude of what is about to happen, but I do have one promise to make. I promise that with the opportunity that is about to form, I will give this life every last ounce of love, passion, and perseverance I have in this body of mine and change the world for the better. All systems go.

– Evan Sanders