When you get past the glitz of Hollywood’s red carpet, I often wonder what attributes make each of the celebrities a true Star. Is it how celebrities present themselves – the fashions they wear or the eloquence of speech during interviews, or is it something more? My take is that a Star is someone who authentically brings something into the world that wasn’t there before.
This year’s R|L Summer Open House theme, Mingle with the Stars, was selected to honor the Star in each of you, as our guests – whether our clients, alumni, sponsoring companies, recruiters, spouses, or friends. Nelson Mandela said, “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
Given the fascinating diversity of our guests’ backgrounds, we were delighted to observe, once again, the high level of engagement as you connected and reconnected with people throughout the evening. We were proud to play a part in your STAR network. It is your genuine interest and support for one another that makes this night special. For 33 years I have marveled at the inclusiveness of the group.
Thank you for being a significant part of our R|L Community. You enrich our lives beyond measure.
Our challenge: How can you, this week, live more authentically, embracing the Star within you?