Dear Mrs. Laurene Powell Jobs......Thank You For Sharing
October 5, 2011, is a day to celebrate the joy of Steve's life, the family man and the public man. A day more than anyone, you will always remember. The clock had not yet struck 12:01 a.m. on October 6th, and as I weaved through the web, I saw that Wikipedia had already marked this glorious day, the beginning of your husbands life in the after. My prayer for you is of healing and of celebration.
A wise man once said, "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life." I am sure you recognize this from Steve's address to Stanford University graduates during, what has become an inspiration in my life, at his commencement speech in 2005.
Recently, I have engaged on a new journey in life. Along that journey, I had a rather serendipitous run in with a character on the infamous Facebook. This character helped me navigate through a time in my life where I needed someone to inspire me, someone to push me, someone to encourage me and someone to emulate. One of the ways, "they" encouraged me, was by introducing me to your husband this past August. Now, let me quickly follow that up with, it was an introduction boistered only by link juice or virtual reality of sorts. I was sent constant links to articles about Steve, including the Stanford speech.
I was so inspired by your husband, that today, I shed a tear. I shed a tear for someone I did not know through an actual physical introduction, only through a digital reality, but a reality it has become for me....He helped me to see through the foggy confusion....his clarity, helped me have a clear vision. Energy can not be created nor destroyed; it can only be changed from one form to another. Yesterday, I may not have done many things to change the world. Today, I carry energy that was passed on to me and to the thousands of others your husband inspired. I know I always had it in me, but he helped me visualize it.Continued on the next page