All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
Before hitting the speaking scene over 20 years ago Bonnie owned KlownTown Entertainment where she was better known as Amazing Grace the clown. Yes, you heard me right. Bonnie tickled the funny bones of children of all ages. Her passion for laughter took Amazing Grace places she never thought she go. Amazing Grace loved working with adults. One night Amazing Grace was asked to come to the hospital and perform a singing telegram for a lady that was dying. Her family wanted her to smile one last time. As Gracie headed up the elevator she wondered what she was walking into. Trying to prepare herself before walking in the room. As the elevator doors opened Amazing Grace’s heart dropped as the orderlies were rolling away someone who had just passed. As Amazing Grace looked up the daughter grabbed her hand and said thank goodness you are here, she is on her last. Amazing Grace read the poem and gave her flowers then kissed her hand softly. The elderly lady smiled and then Amazing Grace felt the urge to Sing “You Are My Sunshine”. As tears rolled down the lady’s face it was all Amazing Grace could do to hold back the tears. As Amazing Grace was leaving the husband weakly walked her out and touched her arm saying, “Thank you, I used to sing that to my beautiful wife all the time”. There was not a dry eye in the room, but everyone was smiling. Amazing Grace hugged the man and left all the while trying to hold it together. After leaving she shed many tears on the way home knowing she had given this family the gift of smiles, joy and peace. No matter what is going on in our lives finding the joy in everything brings smiles and beautiful memories.
Life isn’t easy all the time. Everyone will deal with personal struggles. This is why I am here to share my story and to tell you that there is hope and real joy in life.. My goal is to show people that their circumstances do not define them to help people change their lives/thinking patterns to see that their lives can truly change. The obstacles and challenges that you face every day are not there to stop you from succeeding. Motivation comes from within, it is my job to help you recognition that motivation and to be a mentor to you as you learn to utilize that motivation. Anyone can change their lives, but first they must believe in themselves. Lack of self-esteem and fear of failure hits every aspect of our lives marriage relationships, parenting, the workplace, socializing, it can lead to substance abuse and addictions of many kinds. I help people see the HOW in restructuring their way of thinking and feeling so they can redesign the life they deserve to live. Do not let the doubts of others or past failures deter you from accomplishing goals. Life is not just about the finish line but the journey it takes to get there.
There is joy everywhere, the workplace, school, college, church, and just being alone. Whatever the obstacle there is a solution. A good attitude brings good results. In life it’s all in how you handle every detail.
A few of Bonnie’s clients