Just promise yourself one thing…

Lately I have noticed that a lot of status updates (on bbm, facebook, and/or twitter) have been changing to famous quotes on life and love. Today’s include:

“Just promise yourself one thing… LIVE!”
-and-
“The greatest thing you will ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”



Inspiration is something that isn’t talked about very often but everyone needs it. Running my first half marathon was something that I have always wanted to do but I just never had the drive to do it until last year. Reading inspiration stories and quotes helps to put your mind into perspective of what your goal really is and what it means to you.
Live. Following through with my goal of completing a half marathon has showed me that running 21K wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. Of course I had days of struggle but that’s what happens in life. I gained a huge self of accomplishment and self-confidence after crossing the finish line and I knew that I could do anything I put my mind to.


The hard part of living while loving is caring for others. In my mind in order to be able to ensure that you can live, you have to make healthy choices. The biggest thing I see everyday is smokers. I never want to tell someone how to live their life and if smoking is something that they want to do then I can’t stop them. And I don’t want to put up a fight with them. What’s the point? Everyone knows the consequences of smoking and everyone is free to make their own choices. What really hurts is when you see someone you love endangering themselves and knowing that you have a friend who has just battled cancer. So, instead of putting up a fight I will post 2 videos that are stronger than reading words. As an artist, I believe that seeing a performance is one of the most powerful ways to get your point across to your audience. I introduce to you my friend, Marc Kimelman:


http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/GMuPnN1oMzU?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0&hd=1&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6


“I Move Forward” raised over $35,000 for artists touched by cancer. This inspiration story is one that touches my heart and I hope it has touched yours as well. Marc is now a cancer survivor and continues to perform and choreograph just like he was born to do.


This is where Marc has been lately:


http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/uwX23vQ7dws?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0&hd=1&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6


So please, LIVE. 
And continue to LOVE.


http://www.imoveforward.ca/

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