But anyway.... I came up with my idea right off the bat after the Challenge was issued simply because I am "WEIRD"! How many of you watched the Oscars this year?? If you did, then you know exactly what I am on the path to: "Go ahead and be DIFFERENT; stay weird!" Now, I am fully Christian, so I don't condone alot of shenanigans that alot of celebrities do. But, there is a HUGE difference between the titles of 'Actor' and 'Celebrity'. An actor worries about his CRAFT; the job of making the audience feel emotiion over the character he/she is portraying. A celebrity only worries about the publicity he or she garners, and very rarely do they care about anything other than 'staying on top'. Actors usually earn alot less money and are much less seen in public. (I will give margin for likes of Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Kevin Costner, and Harrison Ford, who are hugely famous, but also HUGELY talented.) But this unkown guy got up there in front of everyone watching, admitted that he -at one time in his past- thought he was worthless and almost comitted suicide. He felt he didn't 'fit in anywhere' or 'wasn't like everyone else', but he kept on and what was percieved by others as his "weirdness" paid off; there he was up on the podium with a much-coveted award that few win once in their lifetime for their film creation (whatever their part in it was).
His acceptance speech was for those of us who consider ourselves 'weird' (too loud, too soft, too picky, too OCD, too unchoosey, too choosey, too silly, too pesky, too 'star-trekky'spacey, or even too serious)....Well, GOD made us exactly as HE wanted each person to BE. Not that HE doesn't want us to mold more to being like HIM, which of course HE does, but GOD also told us that HE created us in HIS Image yet made each one of us different!!! AWESOME!!! So, yeah, I am gonna just keep on being the person I am. And I am gonna keep on tossing out all those 'nice' things to say to others, toss over the smiles by the tons, and keep reaching out to help others BE HAPPY, and BE LOVED. And as Sir Paul McCartney sang: "What's wrong with THAT?!" The answer is the same as then: "NOTHING AT ALL!"
|The full front of my entry.|
|I doubled on the tags to start with- knowing I wanted one as a plain backside.|
|I loved the idea I came up with for the 'dirt and grass'- the common ground from which all the flowers come. ;)|
Even if you can't participate, give it a peek anyway- the talent in there is nothing short of AMAZING! if not totally inspiring!! Thanks everyone- for the get well wishes, kind comments, and just any SMILES that were put on faces as a result of looking in on my posts. Take care, stay safe, and as always;