A Little Help From My Friend

This week’s featured story "Be a Dream Maker for Others" is about Jocelyn, a creative, dynamic woman who has over 30 years of experience as a TV and video producer. Jocelyn and I met about 15 years ago when I was a Satellite Communications Consultant, and ever since then we’ve been friends. She has always inspired me because she’s authentic, happy, independent, creative, and caring.

The combination of qualities I’ve described above are rare. She has this calm confidence about her as she interacts with others, and the fact that she followed her dreams and created her own production company early in her career is an indication of the courage she has had to make it on her own.

As I was interviewing Jocelyn and writing her story, I realized that she is a lot like the very person who inspired her. In "Be a Dream Maker for Others," she describes a woman named Pink who had a tremendous influence on her life. She later encourages people to be supportive, nurturing and generous in helping others make their dreams come true.

For me, although I didn’t grow up with Jocelyn like she did with Pink, she has been there for me as a tremendous support over the years. To describe our friendship, I’m reminded of the Beatles song, “With a Little Help From My Friends." I found Jocelyn to be a wise and compassionate individual, who listened and helped me along during one of the lowest points in my life. At that time, I never asked for financial help, but she offered it to me anyway and insisted I accept it. I recall how grateful I felt at that moment when she extended a helping hand, and how grateful I still am today.

The Beatles song says, "I get by with a little help from my friends." When we willingly extend a helping hand, it may feel like a "little" help along the way, but for those who really need it, are afraid to ask for it, or who simply don't know how to help themselves...it can go a long way and have an enormous effect on an individual.

Now, as I’m transitioning in life and entering a new creative arena, Jocelyn continues to be my “Pink” lady. Her words of encouragement influence me far more than she realizes, and I am so grateful to have her support along the way. She states in her story, “Help people make their hopes and aspirations come true.” This is exactly what she has done for me and what she continues to do today – generously and unconditionally.

Thank you Jocelyn for your support over the years!

And to all my readers, I encourage you to take a moment to read her story, "Be a Dream Maker for Others."

With love,


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