There are two things that I took away from the event:
1. Service is inspiring.
2. I couldn't be more solid on the work and livelihood I have created for myself in the non-profit sector.
I was reflecting on the fact that although I work in the non-profit sector, I sometimes get in my own way and lose sight of the bigger picture: I am here to serve and make a difference. It's who I am at my core. When I stray from that personal mission, I become resentful, empty, and unfulfilled. It's nice to get a superboost from others and drink from the same glass of that which inspires.
To celebrate this inspiring evening and carry the torch of service forward, I thought I would post some inspiring quotes, some of which were featured at the event tonight on the projected screens around the venue space.