A few months ago we were invited to give an elevator pitch. I stood in front of a crowded room and tried to share our story in ninety seconds. Everyone was attentive. Some smiled too. I tried to tell everyone the main strategic goal is to employ others who are disabled and in need of a decent paycheck. It makes my blood boil when I hear about full time employees needing government assistance to make ends meet.
The results of my speech were surprising. The feedback was encouraging, constructive, and cruel. I exercised my Faith and did my best. However, it felt like a failure. I questioned whether or not to continue to build a brand for others to succeed. I’m a national medical case study. I could be spending extra time enjoying my hobby.
Needless to say, I fell into a state of depression.
One morning, I heard on NPR that it’s the fortieth anniversary of “The Muppet Movie.” They played a part of the iconic song Rainbow Connection by Kermit the frog. I began to smile, and my frustration melted away.
The Muppets were as beloved as much as Looney Tunes in the 70s. I couldn’t remember all of the lyrics, but I did remember the Hope in that beautiful song. So I went to Google to find it.
As I read the lyrics, I realized I have a lot of Rainbow Connections. Most people have only a few.
I’m sure it’s because negative people have said, “They’re only illusions, and rainbows have nothing to hide” (Kermit, 1979).
I choose to believe Kermit because I know they are wrong too.
My hearts desires “were heard and answered” (Kermit, 1979).
If you have friends, family, food to eat, a place to live, and a job……you have at least five Rainbow Connections. My Faith was revitalized. After reading this……I Hope yours is too.
It will take a little longer, but I will build our brand because it’s a Rainbow Connection for the dreamers……and me.
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Frog, K. (1979) The Rainbow Connection. The Muppet Movie. Washington D.C. : Jim Henson