On Sunday May 6th, 2012 I was humbled and honored to receive the 2012 International Humanitarian Award from Variety International, the Children’s Charity. Receiving this award has lifted our charity work to new heights. We are now recognized alongside great humanitarians who have earned the award in the past, including Sir Winston Churchill, Dr Henry Kissinger, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn, Sammy Davis Jr, Sir Roger Moore and Simon Cowell.
The speech that I gave received standing ovations as everyone in the room responded to the teachings of love. Many said it was one of the most powerful speeches that they have heard in 30 years in Variety and called it “a world call to charity.”
If you are moved and inspired by the acceptance speech, as most of the 500 people at the event were, I encourage you to pass along the link to your friends and family. So many people might benefit from the truth and love that resonates throughout the speech.
Thank you all for your tireless support, and for celebrating this great moment with me.
Derek, Thank you for being the wayshower for so many. May all hear your words and open their hearts to help as you do so all the people’s in all the world will be happy.
Love Love Love
You are one of the most humble persons who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting, and studying with. Your speech was awe-inspiring. Your follow-thru on dreams, enthusiasm and work is showing the world what is so important to all. Lovelovelove. We are ONE.
So inspiring and moving, thank you Derek for helping me recognize the true purpose of my life…to serve others. You and Linda and your family are humble instruments of true Love in action.
I couldn’t be prouder, CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Derek, what exquisite work! Congratulations!
This video has brought a tear to my eyes! I couldn’t be more proud of you and to be part of the SQ Family. Well Done! I know you will continue to change lives throughout the world as you have changed mine. The World is waiting! So much Love to you, Lori
WOW, all I can say is wow and Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Congratulations. To be able to witness, experience, and share in this journey with you is an infinite blessing of Grace!
Congratulations on the wonderful acknowledgement of your magnificent work here on Earth. I am proud to support SQ.
Having had the joy of participating in two of Derek’s workshops in New York City, I am thrilled with the recognition he has received from Variety. His workshops are always filled. His amazing ability to walk in LOVE for all beings is a gift to all beings on this planet.
Thank you for your utterly moving message of love and hope. It is fabulous that the world will finally know, as I do, your tireless & loving service to all.
Love Love Love,
Thank you, From amazing workshop ,and a great book. sai ram
My heart is pounding with hope and happiness! Your work is inspiring because you do it for LOVE. I believe this magnificent work is going to light up the world!!
My heart is full. Thank you. “it is not the activity of evil people, but the inactivity of good people” brought tears of recognition of more truth. I am listening to your words in this speech everyday, first thing, to remind me of what this day is about and to begin my day with a full heart.
Dear, Dear Derek,
What an inspiration you are to all who meet you and work with you – what a joy to see love unselfishly at work around the world. Congratulations on this remarkable recognition – it makes the heart sing. Love, love, love, Barbara
Congratulations Derek, Linda and SQ Foundation for your service. Thank you for reminding us to stay humble as we help others and ever gracious for the opportunity to serve. Much love to you. Thank you for being here.
You are the bomb!!!
Congratulations Derek !!! Thank you for ALL…
It is so wonderful to see, watch and hear you..
A loving hug Madelen
From Long Ireland…CONGRATS DEREK!! Your service is changing the world every minute of the day and I’m so proud that the student was ready when the teacher came. xxxooo
Awesome post, where is the rss? I cant find it!
Thanks! RSS is here: https://www.derekoneill.com/feed/
I am one of many extremely grateful people you’ve helped and continue to support through your words and actions. Seeing you honored for the beautiful work you’ve done in the world, and hearing such an inspiring speech gives me the strength of heart to keep moving forward. Thank you so much.