— Dan Gilbert
Some days, it is easier to use someone else’s words to explain how you feel. It’s one of the reasons I love quotes– that strong sense of connection to someone who felt the same way you did and found just the right words to describe it all. It is in this spirit that Dan Gilbert is just the guy for us.
As you move into this weekend,
as you move from one week to the next,
as the months and seasons begin to change,
remind yourself of something very important– YOU ARE NEVER FINISHED.
Continue to grow and change. You are a work in progress, and to us, you are a masterpiece every step of the way.
Love and Light,
— Charlie, Red Band Society
— Sean Maguire, (Robin Williams) Good Will Hunting
Bloom where you are planted.
Grow wild and free. Free from worries, judgement, or expectations. No one can take that away from you.
Get out of your head for a while. Get some fresh air and save yourself from your own limitations or assumptions.
Never stop growing. Never stop trying to blossom into something more.
–Robin Williams, Patch Adams
While the loss of Robin Williams is tragic, we must remember the innumerable lessons in happiness, cheer, comedy, and laughter that he taught to us, sometimes, as in Dead Poets Society, quite literally. He played some of the most iconic characters to ever have touched our hearts, like Peter Pan who taught us to never grow up, and Patch Adams, for whom laughter was the best medicine. Mrs. Doubtfire exemplified that our parents will always be there for us, but even Genie couldn’t bring people back from the dead.
“The most radical act anyone can commit is to be happy.” And I hope that you delight in stirring glee in someone else’s heart by making them smile, and laugh, and roll their eyes because, in his words, “you’re only given a little of madness. You must not lose it.”
— Peter Drucker
At times, you may find that life can be a bit bumpy. In fact, those bumps may be large enough to make you confuse which direction is up.
The only thing that can make that worse is using out-dated methods to smooth out the wrinkles. Finding what works for you can be the difference between a small dip and a solid crash-and-burn.
You can’t always avoid every up and down, but you can remind yourself of how much you do know and trust your instincts. You’ve moved on, you’ve learned a lot.
Pilot your own life.