If ever I was to have a golden opportunity to host a dinner date for four people that I find insanely inspiring and are LEADERS that are looked upon and held in such high regard; these are the four people I would be honoured to invite and host:
1. The 14th Dalai Lama:
The head monk of Tibetan Buddhism and a stickler for everything forgiveness, tolerance, justice, compassion, personal peace and discipline. To me he is an influencer and a world leader and carries himself in a way I’d see me carrying myself. I am particularly drawn to the current Dalai Lama – Lhamo Thondup – a 63 year old that resides in India; of Chinese descent.
Read more about him here: https://www.dalailama.com/
“The World does not belong to LEADERS, the world belongs to all HUMANITY” Dalai Lama
2. Winnie Byanyima:
Winnie is Ugandan. She is strong, a go-getter, an achiever, a mother, a wife, a career woman, a LEADER. I would vote her a hundred times over as the president of my beautiful country Uganda because every muscle in me believes she would take this country to great places. She wears shoes I see myself wearing one day.
Read more about her here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnie_Byanyima
“As long as there is a problem everyday you get up, work at it. That is what life is all about” Winnie Byanyima
3. Billy Graham:
Unfortunately Billy Graham died in 2018; which means my dinner would have to have happened then. As a strong believer in Christ, Billy Graham was one of those strong evangelist figures I ever heard of or even listened to. His was a simplistic way preaching the gospel of Christ.
Read more about him here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Graham
“We are the Bible the World is reading; We are the Creeds the World is needing; We are the Sermons the World is Heeding” Billy Graham
4. Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka:
I have had the honour and privilege of spending a day with this leading lady in the world of animal conservation. She has dedicated her life to ensuring effective co-existence of animals (endangered gorillas, wildlife etc) with humans. As an environment, animal and outdoorsy enthusiast, Dr. Gladys speaks to my life and the passions that come with these.
Read more about her here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladys_Kalema-Zikusoka
“You are missing half the story and half the impact if you do not involve women in conservation” Dr Gladys Kalema – Zikusoka
In my head, I have so many things we would discuss and questions I would ask. I know what I would cook and serve to these great guests of mine. I know this dinner would change my world altogether as these great persons inspire the different virtues I stand for in life.