It’s awesome to say, “I was there.” When something historic happened; when something unexpected happened; when the thing that couldn’t happen happened–it’s thrilling to say, “I was there.”
“I was there” is only an appetizer, though. The entree is “I helped it happen.” Sports doesn’t allow that for fans, but almost everything else that matters does. Elections. Community transformation. Work projects. More than occupying a seat on the bench when the big event goes down, most of life is an invitation to be on the field playing a role. That’s the entree.
Helping others play a role is dessert. “I will help you make it happen“: is there anything better?