Friday, February 21, 2014

Things That Have Inspired Me This Week

Some weeks I could type up three posts a day and some weeks my focus is far, far away.  This week is the latter.  It happens.

But in the extra minutes I've spent online, I've loved watching the following over and over again.  And thought y'all might, too.

First up, my boy Shaun White.  I will do a proper post on my love of Shaun and other Olympians but I wanted to share this video.  We so often see these superstar athletes as super-humans.  But they aren't.  They work their tails off for years and years and then get nervous and introspective and humbled and fall and succeed and find comfort in loved ones, just like the rest of us.

Next we have two of the many amazing videos from TedX.  Y'all know I am a BIG fan!  There is just something good for every person in these vaults of videos.

How about a little tunage from my favorite Sam Tsui.  His voice is like buttah!

And last but never least, my very favorite video that went viral one week ago.  Ellen Page, whom I adore (totally on my girl-crush list with Reese and Drew and Jennifer Garner...I'm pretty sure we could all be besties and have amazing brunches with endless mimis and bloodies), came out as gay in the most inspirational speech I've seen in a very long time.  I've seriously watched this video a dozen times.  There's so much beauty in vulnerability.  Her point that "this would would be a whole lot better if we just made an effort to be less horrible to one another" has really resonated with me.  Way to be even more awesome, Ellen!

What's been inspiring you lately?  Are there any articles or videos that you think the rest of us might get a boost from viewing?  Please share!

1 comment:

Alex said...

How amazing is Ellen Page?! I just cant wait for the day when "coming out" is no longer a big deal because we will all be treated as equals.


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