At the Mocha Moms conference this weekend, Holly Robinson Peete was the keynote speaker. You may know that she recently shared with the world that one of her kids has autism. At the conference, she spoke on the topic of how parents must fight for their children in all cases, especially in the face of such a difficult diagnosis. The other thing of note that Holly shared was her spur of the moment definition of B-A-L-A-N-C-E for moms:
B-Be | A-All | L-Love | A-All | N-No | C-Chance | to | E-Exercise
Love it. But that's not why I'm blogging about her. I'm blogging because I took a picture of her and sold it to a celebrity magazine for $5,000. OK, so that was in my dreams.
Here's the real picture I took of Holly. Nice huh. She's not even looking at my camera. You know why? Because frantic mothers from across America were standing directly in front of her and climbing all over me to get the perfect shot. Me? I was trying not to seem star struck. Who is the idiot?
The moral of this blog is that if you have to seem completely out of your mind in order to get what you want sometimes, do it. If you want something and you have to excuse yourself a few times to get it — even humble yourself a bit and ask for a moment of someone's time, or kick another Indie out of the way (kidding) — don't just stand there like I did. Gather up your confidence, get out there and just do it.
To learn more about Holly (and see some photos that actually do her justice), visit the online home of the HollyRod Foundation, a non-profit founded by Holly and her husband Rodney Peete (of NFL fame) to provide financial, physical and emotional support for people living with Parkinson's disease.