Your achievements in life can make you great,
but what you overcame to get there makes you significant.
Almost everyone loves POPCORN. For many of us, the smell of fresh POPCORN can get our taste buds excited.
In fact, POPCORN is so popular that more than 17 billion quarts of it are consumed by Americans every year. This equates to about 58 quarts eaten annually by each person in the US. Based on these numbers, a senior adult has probably consumed more than 3,600 quarts. That's a lot of POPCORN.
For me, the smell of popcorn brings back fond memories of going to watch a movie with my grandmother. I remember how I was amazed to see the kernels of corn change into a tasty treat when faced with extreme heat. In the same way, when the seeds of our potential are transformed by overcoming the heat of adversity, we metaphorically SMELL THE POPCORN™.
Thus, my definition of a seasoned Popcorn Person™ is a Senior Adult who, like the kernel of corn, grows to his or her greatest potential when faced with the heat of adversity. Unlike a candy bar that melts into a gooey mess and takes the shape of its container, a Popcorn Person™ defines and shapes his or her destiny by growing from a challenge.
This faith-based 40-minute message (perfect for small groups, church services and senior centers plus keynote format for conventions) provides life-changing secrets to turn a setback into a setup to rediscover your joy, purpose and passion.
Presented by Jerry LePre
Award-winning Journalist, Author, Speaker and Life Coach
(The POPCORN Concept is based on Jerry LePre's faith-based book SMELL THE POPCORN: 12 LIFE-CHANGING SECRETS TO POP TO THE TOP AND BEYOND.)
Don't be afraid for I am with you. Don't be discourage for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you with my victorious right hand.
Isaiah 41: 10 - NLT
Even when I walk through the deepest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.
Psalm 23:4 - NLT
Jesus replied, "What is impossible with man is possible with God.
Luke 18:27 - NIV
When you walk through the fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
Isaiah 43:2 - ESV
When faced with the heat of adversity, CHAMPIONS are forged by the fire while the others are consumed by its flames.
- Jerry LePre