Tonight, I had completely noble intentions of writing a post updating you on my life. I mean, not like you care, but I’ve admittedly been M.I.A. (not to be confused with the rapper) lately, and things are poppin’ in Everythingtarianville. But because I am a pansy and have a hard time saying no to things, I took on an extra work project to be completed tonight. Therefore, I leave you with some inspiration from my homegirl Maya Angelou, with a bit of commentary from yours truly thrown in for good measure…
“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow (otherwise, I will voluntarily have myself committed).
I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights (don’t forget having surgery in Thailand – trust me, it’s a character builder).
I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life (Mama + Daddy Everythingtarian 4 Life).
I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same as making a “life.”
I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance (and sometimes people deserve second chances).
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back (like perhaps, a baseball?).
I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.
I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one (no comment).
I’ve learned that everyday you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug or just a friendly pat on the back (or a free can of Diet Coke or bag of Peanut M&Ms).
I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
~ Maya Angelou ~
And as if those eloquent words weren’t enough inspiration, PLEASE check out the Eat Art Exhibit at the Interact Center in Minneapolis if you can! My aunt works at Interact, which is a center for visual and performing arts featuring artists with disabilities. My cousin has Down Syndrome and has been performing in shows here for years. It is truly an amazing place. Anyways, in partnership with The Wedge Co-op, their newest exhibit features art made from FOOD!
It runs until September 15th and is FREE!
Hugs and love,