Failure can be FUN, FUN, FUNNY!
Life has a way of flipping our ideas upside down and inside out in unexpected and sometimes hilarious ways.
A few years ago, we were developing the Genie character (Raja) for our Five Pillars of Freedom project. After looking through some of the Genie photo’s, we thought it would be great fun to submit a few photo to The Sun, a local paper, for a “Sunshine Girl” contest!
We mailed a few of the more playful Genie photos in for consideration. A few days later, I phoned the paper to find out their process for selecting photos. The lady that processed this segment of the paper advised me that The Sun chooses the “Sunshine Girls” a year in advance.
It looked like our brilliant idea was "dead in the water”.
However... the following day I received a call from Mike Strobel from the Toronto Sun. He sounded rushed as he asked me if he could use my picture as a Moonlight Lady.
I had never heard of a “Moonlight Lady”, and so I asked, “What exactly is a Moonlight Lady?” He simply explained that it is an older version of the Sunshine Girl...
Three days later... I became a Geritol (Older) version of the Sunshine Girl!
Harvest moon shines on Moonlight Ladies - Toronto Sun
Winnipeg resident, Connie Lynne has been selected as one of the Moonlight Ladies. Moonlight Ladies is Sun Medias over 40 version of the Sunshine Girls.
"When Connie Lynne, 45, isn’t dreaming of Jeannie, she’s a life coach and author of The Anatomy of Failure and is “magically transforming the world, one failure at a time."
One thing for sure...when I was 22 years old and 60 pounds heavier, I would never have dreamed that at age 45, I would be appearing as "Jeannie" before thousands of readers as a Moonlight Lady.
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