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I’ll have a Shirley Temple, please

by | Feb 11, 2014

Shirley Temple drinkThe drink?

No, that drink consisting of ginger ale and a splash of grenadine, topped with maraschino cherries tastes too sweet. 

The personality?

No – the iconic child actress also seems a bit too sweet.

The legacy?

Yes. Here’s what you can glean from this child star’s journey that can guide you to speak for yourself with power and presence.

  • Tenacity – persevering after early fame fades
  • Resilience – recreating herself as a diplomat and politician
  • Optimism – viewing reality from a positive slant
  • Strategic grace – “retiring” from show biz at the age of 22
  • Courage – revealing her taboo breast cancer story in the early ‘70s

 Shirley Temple currentShirley Temple Black died yesterday of natural causes at the age of 85. May she be a blessed memory and a reminder of how to speak for yourself whether singing “On the Good Ship Lollipop”, winning praise during her three years as an ambassador in Prague, or becoming co-founder of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies, raising funds to fight the disease that afflicted her brother, George. 



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