Sunday, March 11, 2012

The World Owes You Nothing...

This world doesn’t owe you a happy romantic relationship.

This world doesn’t owe you an amazing, healthy body.

This world doesn’t owe you success and all the richest in the world.

This world doesn’t owe you anything.

Once you learn this you’ll start to find happiness...maybe even find you already have so much to be happy about.  We have to work for happiness. 

I often hear of people becoming frustrated over life and really, maybe, they should be.  Sometimes, life just isn’t fair.  Your co-worker gets promoted over work that you completed.  Your heart has been broken over and over again.  You discover you have lung cancer without having a single cigarette in your life.  You’ve lost it all.  You’ve hit rock bottom.

I have a little story for you...There once was a single mother, on her last penny.  She had no idea of how she was going to put food on the table or support her family.  Within five years of her hitting rock bottom, a “failure” as she has said in interviews, she became a millionaire.  Her name?  J.K Rowling, she's now a billionaire, just so you know.  She went on to write a Book Series that would change her life and her family’s circumstances forever.  You may know it, Harry Potter?  It wasn’t an easy journey, multiple publishing houses rejected her manuscript.  I bet they are kicking themselves on that one.  But she powered through, didn't she?  “And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” J.K. Rowling in 2008.

We are all one moment away from greatness.  Greatness can be found in smiling at every single person you meet through out your day.  Greatness could mean curing cancer or just beating it.  Greatness could mean loving someone everyday for who they really are.  The world doesn’t owe you anything but you do owe the world something...What will it be?  You may never write a best seller.  You may never be someone that people look to for help.  You may not even be of any great importance. That’s not the point.  The point is to stay true to yourself.  To find out what you can contribute.  What are your talents?...The world doesn’t owe you anything...But you do owe the world just one small piece of yourself.

Want to know what my greatness moment will be?  When I finally learn to spell,  have correct grammar and punctuation...Sadly someday...Until then, you'll just have to be patient with my short-comings.

***This video is of a acoustic session with one of my favorite music artist, James Morrison. I adore him.  One Life is a new song off of his new album. ***

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