You Matter.

These days, with our ability to communicate in a million ways, information spreads fast. At times, it's overwhelming.

But when it's feel-good, inspiring stuff, I'm thankful for every bit that comes my way. 


 

IN A WORLD OF NOISE + CHAOS, WE NEED CONTINUAL REMINDERS OF WHAT'S GOOD, WHAT'S TRUE, WHAT'S BEAUTIFUL AND WHAT'S POSSIBLE.

 

Which is why I love the following quote from Martha Graham:

 

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost.

The world will not have it.

It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate YOU.

Keep the channel open.

- Martha Graham to Agnes DeMille

- As quoted in "Dance to the Piper and Promenade Home" by Agnes de Mille (1982)

 

It seems like I've been seeing this quote everywhere lately. In posts, on podcasts, even in the book I'm reading before bedtime... It could be a coincidence - but like Elizabeth Gilbert, I'm a believer in Big Magic. Strange, wonderful, interesting messages seem to show up over and over again when the universe is trying to tell you something. Okay, Universe. I get it! Message received. 

Art Installation by Arielle Robbins. Art Hotel 2016. Photo by Lindsay Landis.

Art Installation by Arielle Robbins. Art Hotel 2016. Photo by Lindsay Landis.


YOU ARE UNIQUE + IMPORTANT + INCREDIBLY SPECIAL

There will never be another you in all of time.

Let me repeat that... It's very important you get this. 

THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU. EVER. 


Which means we need you to share who you really are. We need to know what you know and see what you see. You bring something unique and remarkable to this planet that will weave itself into the tapestry of humanity for all of time.


THAT IS OUR LEGACY AND OUR PURPOSE. TO DREAM STUFF. TO MAKE STUFF. TO DO STUFF. TO LOVE PEOPLE. TO LEAVE THIS PLACE BETTER. AND TO SHARE IT ALL WITH OTHERS.


So start. NOW. Don't wait. Show up, be you. See what big magic awaits.

Love + hope to you,

Lindsay 

P.S. How are you sharing your uniqueness with the world right now? Through writing? Art? Music? Passion? A killer espresso?  What inspires you to keep showing up when you're not sure it matters? Tell us in the comments below.

P.P.S. If you know someone who needs to be reminded that they matter, please share this post with them. Email this link - http://www.wit-whimsy.com/blog/2016/3/16/you-matter

XOXO

Good Friday

For many, this weekend is about the love of chocolate, bunnies and EGGS. Which is all very, very good. And for many, this weekend is about life, death and resurrection - hope and belief that what was lost can be restored and made whole once again. Whatever this weekend symbolizes for you and yours, may it be full of life, love and hope.