Happy 3rd Birthday to my second born. My monkey. My mini me. Just like your Mom, you hold true to all the cliches of the second born.
You sir, are a wild animal with a personality so large that I often wonder how it fits in such a small body.
I write a letter every year to the boys on their birthdays. This year I decided to steal all my favorite wisdom from the video “The Meaning” by Jim Carey. I picked all my favorite quotes from the video. Words that seem to be cutting into me lately.
Thought you may need to be inspired today as well.
Dear Jack man,
A little birthday wisdom for you. No matter how many years pass, I know these words will still ring true…
The Meaning by Jim Carey:
I watched the effect of my father’s love and humor and how it altered the world around me.. I thought, that’s something to do. That’s something worth my time.
I realized that the purpose of my life had always been to free people from concern, just like my Dad. I did something that made people present their best selves to me wherever I go.
How will you serve the world? What do they need? That your talent can provide. That’s all you have to figure out.
I can tell you from experience, the effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is. Because ultimately, we are not the avators we create, we are not the pictures on the film stock. We are the light that shines through. All else is just smoke and mirrors, distracting, but not truly compelling.
Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. RISK BEING SEEN IN ALL OF YOUR GLORY.
I was concerned about going out in the world and doing something bigger than myself. Until someone smarter than myself, made me realize there is nothing bigger than myself.
Our eyes are not viewers, their also projectors. That is running a second picture over the story.
I’m just making a conscious choice to see challenges as beneficial so I could deal with them in the most productive way. You’ll come up with your own style. That’s part of the fun.
You’ll only ever have two choices. Love or fear. Choose love and dont ever let fear turn you against your playful heart.
My soul is not contained within the limits of my body, my body is contained in the limitlessness of my soul.
You can fail at what you don’t want. So you mine as well take a chance of doing what you love.
Relax and dream up a good life.
You can spend your whole life imagining ghosts, worrying about the pathway to the future. But all there will ever be is what is happening here. The decisions we make in this moment, which are based on either love or fear. So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach, and ridiculous to expect.
I’m saying, I’m the proof. You can ask the universe for it..