I came across this quote while watching LAaRT on PBS and think it is one of the most amazing things I’ve read – just had to share:
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And, if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.
– Martha Graham
At first I was inspired, and then a little sad. It also reminded me of another quote I heard in the movie “A Bronx Tale.” Chazz Palminteri’s charachter, Sonny, said, “The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.”
I believe we are creative beings and it’s sad when people don’t bring their inner beauty to light…I encourage you to follow your dreams – I actually wrote and recorded a song about it – here’s a snippet:
I read this article today about a couple that was married 72 years! They died within a day of each other. Other than taking marriage seriously and sticking it out (I’m sure they had the same problems as we all do, but instead of giving up worked it out), when people asked them for marriage advice the answer was, “Be kind, lift each other up, don’t put each other down.”
I think this is great advice not just for married people, but for ALL people. Wouldn’t everyone be happier, and even a wider thought, wouldn’t the world be nicer to live in if we encouraged, and supported each other?
I know it’s an old saying, but here’s a challenge – for one week if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
I am not one for New Year’s resolutions. It sets a tone for the whole year. And if you don’t succeed, you feel bad. Sure, I’ve made them before, “Oh, I’m going to exercise more, eat better, and volunteer at a charity!” I would start out with good intentions, might even do it for a month or two, and then the momentum gets lost and I would fail. Sound familiar?
When we fail we become discouraged and we don’t try again. It was our New Year’s resolution, it didn’t work, and we don’t need to try again until next year.
I think that every day, every moment is a chance to make a resolution. And, if it doesn’t work out, the next day is a chance to start again – there are 365 days in 2014. 365 days to make a change. I think that’s one of the beauties of life – you have a chance to evolve everyday.