I’ve decided 24 hours are not enough for a day. I need more like 25-27. There’s simply too much to stuff into 24. (Herein lies the reason that I’m a bit behind on my blog schedule…!) I’m hoping to get an entry in to the 2nd Crusader Challenge because it looks fun, but I’m currently drowning in work and promotional postcards. Where is my personal secretary when I need him? (Oh, right… with my personal trainer, personal chef, personal chauffeur, and personal masseuse – in my personal good imagination!)
So in the interest of time management (not my strongest skill) today’s post is pretty simple – just a little something I wanted to share.
When I do school visits, one of the things I tell the kids is that each of their voices is important. Each person has things to say that no one else can say in quite the same way. Each person’s view of the world is unique. And whether they share that view through writing, art, dance, music, or any other medium, it is theirs and theirs alone.
Yesterday, my husband showed me a quote from Martha Graham, and it turns out she says essentially the same thing (in her own way :)) and she’s somebody famous 🙂
"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 of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open". from The Life and Work of Martha Graham
I find these words inspiring, comforting, empowering. I hope you do, too. Are there certain quotes that you find uplifting? Please share!