I am not easily impressed by celebrities, or at least I don’t think I am. In my mind, I think that celebrities and those that are famous are just like us. There are a few people that I am in awe of though. One of them is a beautiful woman of a certain age that I wrote about.
I found her on Facebook and begin reading about her. I inboxed her, she wrote back, and this continued on for almost a month. We then talked on the phone a few times, and we then decided to do a phone interview. It was a great experience. One that has inspired many.
When Paulette talked about her faith in God, her journey with breast cancer and her children, her story came alive to me. If you have not read her story, please go to: http://thisisyourbestyear.com/2015/10/10/breast-cancer-awareness-prayers-for-paulette-and-her-8-children/ to read about her amazing journey.
I had the opportunity to travel to New Orleans where she makes her home. We arranged a day and time to meet. She is as amazing in person as she was on the phone. Her warm and beautiful smile just warmed my heart. Our conversation was like we had known each other for many years, it was as easy as Sunday morning.
From the smile on my face, you can see how excited I was to meet the wonderful, inspirational Paulette Leaphart. Her spirit, her love of life, her love of family, but most of all her faith in God is contagious.
Paulette is training to do a 1,000 mile walking journey from Biloxi, Mississippi to Washington, D. C. while being filmed along the way. Paulette will be topless to show the scars of breast cancer. She will start her walk on April 30. Her walk/movie is named “The Scar Story”. I invite you to take a few minutes to look at the trailer. It will amaze and inspire you. You will see the reason Paulette will walk topless. The message is powerful. The link to the trailer is below. Click on the link and be amazed, inspired and more.
You can follow Paulette’s 1,000 mile journey on her Facebook Page–Prayers for Paulette 8 Children. There will be a few surprise walkers that will accompany her along the way.
Remember “thisisyourbestyear”–make new friends, they bring warmth to your heart.