Show Up Thu, Jan 12, 2017
Last night while watching a Keanu Reeves movie with a bunch of high schoolers and racking my brain for something to write about for the loop, my boy Keanu threw down some wisdom with the following phrase: "What I've learned from you all is that really one of the most important things in life is showing up."
Consistency is a trait that can be hard to come by. Life gets busy, things get hectic, and when push comes to shove it can be hard to follow through sometimes. But when I stand back and look at my life and think of influential figures that have really shaped who I am today, my first thought isn't my favorite designer or speaker or author. The people that stand out by a mile are the people who consistently chose to show up for me. Regardless of whether they felt they weren't their best self or were too busy or tired, they still showed up and that simple act alone has had a profound impact on my life.
Simply showing up holds so much weight in the lives of others. I challenge you to show up for the people in yours! Follow through with those commitments. Volunteer somewhere and make a habit of it. Be there for your friends and family, even when it's hard. Write a far-away friend a letter. It may make more of an impact than you know
In other news, HAPPY THURSDAY! Look how close we are to a three day weekend: