I managed to meet up with Kelly Kingston recently, founder of Share The Stoke Foundation, at the downtown Lake Worth Starbucks. She had just returned from Costa Rica, another successful global hop as part of her mission to elevate the lives of children in need through the sport of surfing.
While I claimed the last empty table in the busy coffee shop to chat with her, Kelly was jostling for a place on the crowded, community bulletin board to post her latest flyer. As I observed from a distance, Kelly’s back to me, her body language reflected both confidence and the ability to acquiesce in light of the situation. I’m not accustomed to the rules of the community board and might have been inclined to reposition or simply eliminate outdated flyers to make space for mine; but Kelly seemed to take it all in stride and accept the last little sliver of space, leaving the majority of her latest initiative outside of the box. I admit, that last line was a premeditated metaphor, an attempt to demonstrate that great concepts must coexist within, yet evolve beyond the standard logistics of our imperfect world.