“Carpe Diem”… seize the day.
We’ve all said it a million times, but do we do it? Do we live like each day is our last? Is that even possible?
I’m sitting here completely heartbroken as I watch the news and learn that the BRILLIANT, enigmatic, effervescent, hilarious, eclectic legend Robin Williams has died.
The world has truly lost a bright light, and I admit it… I’m in tears.
I sit here thinking about the quotes, the jokes, the one-liners and cinematic masterpieces that he brought to generations, and I knew I was a fan, but even I was surprised by just how many times he has made me laugh, cry, and THINK over the years. It made me want to say thank you, and pay homage to the gift that he gave us all. So, this is what I came up with…
TEN THINGS THAT ROBIN WILLIAMS’ MOVIES TAUGHT ME:
10 – Laughter is the best medicine.
9 – Always speak your truth – even when you know there will be consequences.
8 – We should all embrace our inner child.
7 – It’s okay to make a fool of yourself.
6 – Humans and aliens can peacefully co-exist.
5 – It’s important to see things from a different perspective once in a while.
4 – We all need someone to listen to us.
3 -It’s okay to show that we care.
2 – We are all connected, and everyone has a story.
1 – Seize the day. Every moment is precious and every day is a gift.
Robin Williams was a gift. A genuine talent who needed nothing more than a microphone and a stage to entertain and engage, teach and amaze. I hope that his passing will remind us all that sometimes our demons are too difficult to overcome alone. No one should suffer in silence.
Rest in peace, sir. And thank you for sharing your spirit and talent with the world…