I’m always on the lookout for inspiring articles, quotes and other input that can help me to expand my horizons and fuel my creative spiriti Here is a thought-provoking quote from Richard de Gallienne, an English poet, which I found in the program of my daughter’s high school choral concert last night:
“Humanity spends a lifetime trying to find a voice — trying to be heard. Some voices lead, some follow, some murmur and are never understood. Some are nourished, some are malnourished… some are silent. Even strong voices soon pass, but their messages light up stars and constellations far beyond their dreams. A voice never knows when its message is a light which others will use to navigate their lives. Send out the best messages, for they may be shaping future generations.”
This inspiring quote speaks to me on two levels: First, it says that we should do our best to let our creative voice be heard, and share our unique talents and contributions generously with the world. Secondly, it reminds me that each day, our lives touch those of countless others around us. Right now, you may be touching the lives of people around you in ways that you not even realize, just by being who you are. Therefore, be a light for others, not a critic. Inspire others with your creative courage and persistence. And remember: the number of ideas that your wonderful mind can create is virtually infinite, so don’t be stingy with your ideas. Share them freely with others, even if you don’t stand to gain anything by doing so.