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Saturday, 18 June 2011

Life in a Day

The lights slowly dimmed and I settled back into my seat. Feeling all warm and cosy I took a sip of my triple shot soy mocha and watched as the opening credits illuminated my face. In less than 30 seconds, the lump in my throat had already appeared and my eyes had started to glisten.
‘Life in a Day’ is a story of, well, a day in the life of us here on planet Earth, created solely by using people’s YouTube videos filmed over the course of a single day in July.
Pretty much throughout the whole hour and a half I was moved, sometimes to tears.
I have always tipped my proverbial hat to us human beings but for the first time I truly understand how amazing life is. It reminded me that even in the face of heart-breaking loss, we can be fearless. Without shoes on our feet, we can still wear a smile. And sometimes, without even realising it, we start a ripple that radiates out across the entire planet.
I was lucky enough to spend some time with one of my inspirations last week who is also in the film. That sunny afternoon, he reached into his pocket and gave me a card upon which were written the words ‘You are beautiful. (Pass it on.) I realised at that moment, he had created a ripple of his own that would extend through and beyond me.
So I am now passing this on to you - You are beautiful! You are amazing! You can be fearless.
Every single day is a golden opportunity to change the world in our own small way and make our home a better place!

(A massive thank you to Davey Wavey for the card and for your inspirational light - Shine on)

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  1. Not trying to self-promote, this simply reminded me of a poem I wrote a few weeks ago
    I really felt a lot of what you said in this post. I have to see Life in a Day now!

  2. we need more ripples such as these :-)

  3. Thanks for that LMichele. I read the poem and really liked it - very beautiful. You should go and see the film. It's great!
    Olivia - your ripples reach across an ocean. x


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