Amy Krouse Rosenthal, was a person who likes to make things, as well as, a prolific children’s book author, memoirist and public speaker Just before she died from ovarian cancer she penned a column in The New York Times titled “You May Want to Marry My Husband,” that drew almost four and a half million readers online. She was 51.
Amy was extraordinary. She found lovely in the ordinary by examining it or looking at things in a different way. For example her discovery that a stick figure on its side becomes OK touched my soul. Personally, I have always lived by her mantra “make do with what you have.” And I am so sorry that I never had the chance to meet her in person—but I am grateful to the internet for connecting me to her virtually. As she points out in the TEDx Talk below, poets, philosophers, and scientists alike believe “What you seek you shall find and what you summon will find you.”
Her ability to motivate and create in an inviting and collaborative was is truly inspirational.
Watch the talk…. it beckons lovely.