Sunday, July 12, 2009

Best motivation I've heard all week

I went this week and bought scrapbook materials to do a book as a gift for Jonathan Knight. In my search, I found a really cool sheet of paper on clearance. It was really motivational. It's dark brownish-black with white & red lettering on it. Nothing else..just the writing. I'm trying to find out who wrote it. I know part of it comes from Gilda Radner.

Life is made of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a long stretch of gray cement. Some say that life is a party. You join it after its started and leave before its finished. The lover of life makes the whole world into his family. Life delights in life. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. Why not? is a slogan for an interesting life. Life is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return? Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies and be it gash or gold. It will not come again in this identical disguise. Blaze with the fire that is never extinguished. Nothing is to small to know, and nothing is too big to attempt. Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get. Be strong, go with your heart and believe in mieracles because anything...anything can happen. Dance as though no one is watching you. Love as though you've never been hurt Sing as though no one can hear you. Live as though heaven is on earth. May you live all the days of your life. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty, never grows old, to laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as you go along. May I never miss a sunset or a rainbow because I am looking down. I have found that if you love life, life will love you right back. That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. The purpose of live is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give it away. Life engenders life. Energy creates energy.

It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. Old age is no place for sissies. There is no fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult whereas I am merely in disguise. Life itself is the proper binge. It has begun to occur to me that life is a stage I'm going through. It's going to be a long, hard drag, but we'll make it. The way to know life is to love many things. Rules for happiness: something to do. Someone to love. Something to hope for. I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned the hard way that some poems don't rhyme and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.