The evening was designed to inspire people and it certainly did all of that.

Thoughts and extracts from Brian’s book, Your Beautiful Life: A Gift, touched the hearts and minds of all those gathered at the Talbot Hotel in Stillorgan last Thursday.

The big theme from the event was how we respond to the situations we find ourselves in, in our lives, each and every day.

As no two days are the same the major challenge faced by all of us is to give our very best response to the situation we are in.

We can try or we can give up. We can blame ourselves for our failures or we can blame others. We have a choice.

These choices and the responses made to them were beautifully brought to life by two of the guest speakers on the night, John Lonergan and Margaret Hayes when they spoke of their particular struggles and how they responded to them.  All of which resonated with the audience who joined in and opened a wonderful discussion illustrating the beauty and gift that is life.

Lest you feel this was a heavy night, it was certainly not. The delightful John Spillane was ever present and sang a number of his inspirational ballads, lifting the hearts and minds of everyone.