And the award goes to…
People pat you on the back and shake your hands while you make your way down the aisle, being careful not to step on the hem of your jewel-encrusted gown.
Applause fills the room as you gracefully ascend the stairs to collect that shining award. “It’s heavier than it looks!” you think as you take your place behind the microphone.
You look out into the sea of smiling faces. Everyone is there cheering you on!
The crowd may be shouting your name, but you know there are others who played a role in your success. And now’s your chance to thank them for making you who you are today.
Can you just imagine it?
I’ll be watching the Academy Awards tonight like many of you, and I’m always interested in who the winners thank in their speeches. It’s so fascinating who they choose to acknowledge—and who they leave out.
I remember years ago when one award winner neglected to thank her husband during her acceptance speech…and filed for divorce shortly after. I wonder if that was her way of saying he wasn’t a part of her success.
If you were up there on stage being honored (maybe not for an Oscar, but rather for just being who you are), who would you thank?
- Your family who loves you no matter what?
- Your friends for keeping you grounded?
- Your nasty ex-boyfriend who made you a stronger person when you finally found the strength to leave his sorry ass?
- That nameless stranger on the bus who made you smile when you were having the worst day of your life?
I want to know who matters to you! Share your acceptance speech in the comments.
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