there is a little sign in front of me on my desk….
“DO ONE THING EVERYDAY THAT MAKES YOU HAPPY”
this small square leans onto my computer screen each morning, i often don’t even notice it…
in fact most days i feel like this – we blindly do
we pass through life forgetting the things that matter most to us.
the alarm rings. we wake. we go into our routine and do what we are supposed to do.
we walk down the street, overly connected with “our world” that we miss the beautiful faces that we pass. we do – do – do without seeing the things that make this world exactly what it is. we forget what we are here to do
then, the day ends
day in day out…the things that make us happy somehow turn into tomorrow’s plans.
our passions get shoved under the rug, because…there’s too much else going on.
the other day my little sister’s best friend virginia posted a video of a cover she did on youtube + i was immediately compelled to ask her to get together to do a vision shoot. i am inspired by her, her gift – the way she beats to hear own drum, her free spirit presence…her unique soul.
i can remember when they were in high school i would hear this beautiful voice singing in my sisters bedroom as they hung out, between the laughs and chats…she would sing.
it is who she is
but who we are…our passions – they are the things we fear to embrace… there’s a risk of losing the things we love most, there is a chance that if we choose to take a chance that it wont be seen.
that we wont be heard
but all it takes is one person to say you are meant to do this, all it takes is us to love ourselves and say we that we are worth the risk…that the happiness is a result of our acknowledgement and effort
once we appreciate and value our purpose…the days seem less like a routine and more like a journey, where we want to pay attention to everything, everyone, every moment as it ties to our story
once we say “this is who i am, this is what i have been placed on this earth to do…this is my why”
then we can sing
we all have something inside of us, just waiting to be seen. it is our choice – it is our duty in this life to see whats inside, whats around us…to embrace it and share it with the world…
life is too short not too.
lets help each other see that we are heard
please go on and listen to this freaking incredible soul – show her the love she deserves
hello world, meet virginia burtis