The Ponte Vedra Recorder - Page 51

Community Columns 51 Ponte Vedra Recorder · October 29, 2015 A few caring people can change the world Harry Pappas Sometimes in life, we are fortunate to meet truly inspirational people. Let me tell you about one incredible person who lived his life with purpose, passion and by design so that he could truly influence others’ lives. This young man embodied what Earl Nightingale proclaimed in what may be the greatest motivational piece ever written, The Strangest Secret. According to the author, what makes this a secret is that “very few people have learned it or understand it. That is why it’s strange, and why for some equally strange reason it virtually remains a secret.” What makes J.T. Townsend so special is his remarkable and passionate message of “influence”. J.T. reminds me of the words of Margaret Mead who said, “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the wo &