Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscar Quote

"It's not the load that breaks you down,
It's the way you carry it."
Lena Horne

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What's your story?

Ever have a friend who you shared an experience with but they seem to remember the story completely different from how you remember it? You wonder whether or not that person was even there because their recollection of it is so much different than yours.

Why? Because of stories. Our lives are made out of stories that we tell others and most importantly the ones we tell ourselves.  Some people may recall their life story and it may sound sad but from the outside looking in, their story is beautiful, unique, and special.  Others may inflate their stories because they don't think it's interesting enough for others to hear.  Others, have happy stories, stories of love, loss, successes, and disappointments.

Whatever your story is, make it beautiful and make it count.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Career Choices & Hard Times

Listening to Tim Storey's Storytelling on SiriusXM's Stars. His advice is amazing and he is so inpirational so I wanted to share his thoughts with you:

on career:
Make sure you put in the hard work and never lose sight of your childhood dreams because those dreams are really going to make the difference when you take the steps to move on in your career.  With that being said, you have to remember to plow the ground, sow your seeds, plant them, water them, and then after all that, you will be able to reep the harvest you have grown.

on hard times:
We all go through hard times, and this is going to happen whether you are poor, rich, white, black, man or woman; but you have to remember that "When you are going through hell, don't set up camp there". Gosh, what a wise thought and words to live by.  Sometimes we forget that our situations are temporary.  Everything that happens is temporary. So, when your feeling that this feeling is bringing you down, tell yourself to wake up! Don't set up camp in your hell, remember, "this too, shall pass" and when you realize that, you will be able to pick yourself and truck on, as tough and hard as it may be.

We are all trying to be somebodies. When you live your life through mercy and try to be the world around you better, you will always be on top.