Today it was announced that Elizabeth Taylor had died at the
age of 79 of congestive heart failure.
Many have remarked about her incredible Hollywood accomplishments,
staring in over fifty films but I truly believe that beyond her amazing acting career,
her somewhat turbulent personal life and even her brilliance as a business
woman, it will be her extraordinary efforts in humanitarian causes that will be
what history remembers her for. This
was a woman who truly used her life to make a difference in others; something
we can all learn from.
We are all blessed with one type of talent or another. It may be the ability to lend a helping hand
by volunteering time at a non-profit, it may be utilizing your business
contacts, lending your name in support of an effort to make a difference or it
could be the ability to help financially, but we all have the ability to make a
difference. I know of no other icon who
has left such a mark in all three areas.
Elizabeth Taylor lived life to the fullest but at the same time, worked
tirelessly so that others could do the same.