Friday, January 25, 2013

Pay It Forward: Today is a Gift

This is one of the most incredible, inspiring, moving, beautiful videos we have ever seen. Ever. Period. Louie Schwartzberg, photographer and happiness-giver extraordinaire, reminds us of the following (but please, please watch the video to understand the images he reflects within some of these words):
  • Aren't we glad we have hearts to feel the vibrations of life throughout our own bodies?
  • "When you get to explore you get more imagination than you already had. When you get more imagination it helps you go deeper and get more and see more beautifuller things" (young girl in video).
  • "You think this is just another day in your life. It's not just another day. It's the one day that's given to you today. It's given to you. It's a gift. It's the only gift that you have right now and the only appropriate response is gratefulness" (man in video).
  • "If you do nothing else but cultivate that response to the great gift that this unique day is...if you learn to respond as if this were the first day and the very last day then you will have spent this day very well" (man in video).
  • "Look at the faces of the people you meet. Each one has an incredible story behind their face - a story you could never fully fathom, not only their own story but the story of their ancestors. We all go back so far and in this present moment, all that life from generations all over the world flow together and meet you here like life-giving water if you only open your heart and drink...".(man in video).
  • Open your heart to that incredible gift that civilization gives to us. Electric light. Turn a faucet and there's warm water and cold water. Drinkable water. A gift millions in the world will never experience. These are just a few of innumerable gifts you experience. Open you heart to all these blessings and let them flow through you.
  • "Let everyone who you will meet on this day will be blessed by you. By your eyes. By your smile. By your touch. Just by your presence. Let the gratefulness overflow into blessing all around you. And then, it will really be a good day.
You deserve to take a few minutes out of your day to watch this video to completely change your day. It changed ours and now we watch it on a regular basis to fuel that inspiration.

A special thank you to Michelle, from Gospel of Goose, for sharing this incredible video with us! Oh, and we'll be leaving this video up for several days because we feel it's that special to share with others as an important source of inspiration.
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  1. Gratitude is so important ...really makes such a difference and can completely change the tone of the day. Have a wonderful day!

  2. If only we could get people to SEE what we HAVE and what we've been given...and I don't mean THINGS!...:)JP

  3. Goose, Michelle, and See Beautiful..... As I sit in my warm, cozy, well lit home and am surrounded by an ice storm, this video makes me feel and reminds me that I am so blessed. To live each day like it is BOTH your first and the last, is the BEST. Thank you for the tears of gratitude that were shed during this video. Quite the man! Quite the gift he has and has shared with us.

  4. TEDx presenters are known for their very touching and moving videos. Golden Thanks for sharing. We are always grateful to see the beauty around us. This week we've experienced being above the clouds and indescribable feeling to be able to see the clouds below rather than above. Being the moment and Seeing the Beauty is a gift. Golden LOVE n Woofs, Sugar

  5. Thank you for sharing this and reminding us to see beautiful!

  6. Such an amazing video! Sorry I haven't been around much lately but I've had a lot going on. I've missed your amazing site and everything that it stands for! I can't visit without being impacted in so many ways!

  7. This was truly one of the most beautiful videos I've ever seen.. Bill and I so enjoyed the photography and the message.. Thanks for sharing..


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