I had the great opportunity to speak with Evelyn several months ago and she is one of the Most inspiring people I have connected with.
Thursday, she turns 97 and is still speaking, blogging and writing!
Her book– "But I Did " is fantastic!
In her own words- written several months ago:
"Tis said that the happiest people in the world are those who are making plans for the future. I agree with this. Even though I will be 97 years old on April 5th, I still am making great plans for the future. My hope is that the good Lord will keep me on this planet as long as I am making a contribution, and then take me home. I still have a very large fan club of people who come to hear me when I am addressing groups. My audiences claim that I give them hope. I am limiting my speaking engagements to three groups: one, organizations that deal with the blind and visually impaired. I’m amazing at how many young people are visually impaired. Unfortunately, they are too young and immature to handle such a serious crisis. Number two, university students who find that, after graduation, they are unable to find work. In October, I will again be addressing 1600 MBA students from universities all over the country, who come to hear me in the hopes that I have some answers to this horrendous problem. Number three, motivating senior citizens and reminding them that they should be using the last few years of their lives to help the younger generations. Idleness leads to illness. All senior citizens who are well enough should be involved in volunteer work, where they’re making a contribution. I enjoy very much writing my blog (evelynechols.blogspot.com), and am particularly interested when its readers send me suggestions for future blogs."
Click on Evelyn's blog– read more about her and you will smile, be inspired and may just invite her into speak at your organization!