I want to share with you one of the letters I received that really blesses my heart.
Here it is:
Hi Sir Francis,
Thanks for speaking at UST last month. It was wonderful and, in terms of content and audience feedback, everyone agreed it was the best seminar in the college of architecture. (And to think you’re not even an architect and the topic is not even “architectural.”)
It was actually I who persuaded the organizers to invite you because personally you have inspired me a lot especially in writing. I was in grade 6 the first time I read your book Three Little Words and I was so inspired by it I even wrote your quotes on our blackboard. My teacher wasn’t exactly thrilled but eventually she learned to like the quotes and even borrowed the book from me. I continued writing in high-school and won several awards for it. I’m now in my fourth year in college and currently editor-in-chief of the country’s longest-running architecture magazine. Right now, I enjoy helping younger writers in our college to do better in their craft.
Your inspiration is contagious and may it continue to infect other people. And may they never recover.
You know what? I am of all people blessed!