A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked. “Who would like this $20 bill?”
Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you - but first, let me do this.”
He proceeded to crumple the 20 dollar note up. He then asked. “Who still wants it?” Still the hands were up in the air.
“Well,” he replied, “what if I do this?” He dropped it on the
ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. “Now, who still wants it?”
Still the hands went into the air.
“My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No
matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless; but no matter what happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.
Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still
priceless to those who love you. The worth of our lives comes, not in what we do or who we know, but by …WHO WE ARE.
You are special - don’t ever forget it.”
This post always shows up in my life when I need to hear it most.
Morgan Freeman’s brilliant take on the shooting in Connecticut:
Turn Off the News
“You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here’s why.
It’s because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single *victim* of Columbine? Disturbed
people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he’ll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.
CNN’s article says that if the body count “holds up”, this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer’s face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer’s identity? None that I’ve seen yet. Because they don’t sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you’ve just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.
You can help by forgetting you ever read this man’s name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news.”
They were the ones you would kick it with almost everyday and laugh at the most random shit with. The people you would go anywhere and everywhere with just to fuck shit up. And the people that made your social life so much more interesting. It’s so heartbreaking knowing that everyone in that group went their separate ways and moved on to different cliques. I’m not really sure what happened, but I wonder if they miss it as much as I do.
Its like an evolution 0.o
In which Tim Burton has just been directing one long movie this entire time.
Except for fucking Batman.
May I note, hes been doing it BACKWARDS?
1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas
2005 Corpse Bride
Reblogging this because of something related that happened on Halloween. A little kid was looking at the part of my yard display that had Jack, Zero and Zero’s doghouse and he said to his dad, “Look! It’s Sparky!” His dad answered, chuckling, “No, that’s Zero, not Sparky.” Then I said over my shoulder (they didn’t know I was listening), “It’s cool, technically I think they’re related.” :)
(Tim Burton wrote, or was a contributing writer on all three.)
This is the coolest thing I’ve ever reblogged. I think about this all the time.
Nobody can even comprehend this fact. There are 7 billion people on the Earth. You can’t comprehend an afterlife because it seems too crazy? Well I can’t comprehend this current life and nobody’s going to tell me it doesn’t exist.
Think about it.
YES YES I WAS TRYING TO REMEMBER THIS THE OTHER DAY because I have this all the time, especially when I travel by train which is one of the reasons why I DO travel by train a lot.
I’M REALLY GLAD THAT THERE’S A WORD FOR THIS WOW
Wow. There’s a WORD for it?
This is CONSTANTLY on my mind. With EVERY person I meet. It’s a bit overwhelming, yet so enthralling. :D
yes yes omg
Dancing.It doesn’t matter what you’re style is whether its, ballet, bboying, choreo, lyrical, etc. We all share one common thing, which is the love for dance. And once you hit that floor/stage give it your all and make sure they remember you. Because the only feeling you should have after is knowing you danced your heart out. Remember to “Dance to express, not impress.” As dancers we must use our abilities not only to show how good of dancer we are but to touch others through our movement.