With that being said, I would like to dedicate this post, and ONLY this post, to my biggest fan (via Google Analytics).
|“Your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” by Steve Jobs|
I figured I would use quotes to get my point across, due largely to the fact that they seem the most suitable tools for the job. My fan has been quite giving over the past year or so. I have received or been directed to many things that were done just for me. I would like to share some of these things:
|“For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.” by Albert Camus|
This was a very nice representation of my foot tattoo. It lost a little something in the translation (neither really apply to me) with the title of the piece, but the courteous sentiment was not lost on me.
|“If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.” by Thich Nhat Hanh|
Now, I know that only the BEST of intentions were meant by this very unique and well thought-out definition of my name. I mean, why else would someone go through all THAT trouble to write such a lengthy description of someone they follow so closely?
|“Life is the sum of all your choices.” by Albert Camus|
I can even appreciate the extra lengths my fan went to in order to make sure I knew just how much she/he cared. It is not everyday you have someone who will watch what you “fan” or “like”, and then take joy in the same things you do! From the bottom of my soul, do I appreciate all the notes, well wishes, and communications from her/him to me.
With all that been addressed, I would like to share some quotes that come to mind when I think of my #1 Canadian fan:
“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
by Mother Teresa
“The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.” by Thomas Carlyle
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” by Mahatma Gandhi
“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.” by Martin Luther King Jr.
And finally, if not some friendly and helpful words of encouragement to my fan:
“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.” by George Washington Carver
I know I mentioned in the beginning of this post that this was going to be the ONLY entry dedicated to my fan, and that is true, so while I keep the wonderful words of George Washington Carver in my heart because they are true, I also would like my fan to ponder one last thing:
“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I must leave you with these words, “If I am so inconsequential to your existence, then why do I seem to be such a focal point?”
There is no need for a response or reply…