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The Joy of Being [Insert Your Name]

When I photographed this sculpture in London a couple of years ago, I admit I knew nothing about the artist or his abstract, surrealist work. I snapped the picture because it was interesting, and I was excited about my visit to London—one of the rock stars of cities, as far as I am concerned. The sculpture matched the mood of the moment. Later, I came stumbled upon this quotation that hints how this man could create such bold, artistic images:

“Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy—the joy of being Salvador Dali—and I ask myself in rapture: What wonderful thing this Salvadore Dali is going to accomplish today?”

I listen to his word choices—experience, exquisite joy, joy of being, rapture, wonderful, accomplish. Then I ask myself, when was the last time I woke up in that frame of mind? Exquisite rapture, joy—these are the expressions of appreciating one’s own beauty and potential. Accomplish. Dali leaves nothing to chance but drives the outcome personally. He intends to be involved.

These words encourage me to approach each day with the confidence that I have something to offer: carpe diem! I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Each morning, let’s embrace the hours ahead with bold confidence, knowing each of us posesses special gifts that the world needs. Even now, all of my knowledge of Salvador Dali could could fit in the eye of a needle with room to spare, but there’s exquisite joy in my life–the joy of being me.

  1. March 12, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Great post. Very inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

    • March 12, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      Would like to reblog your post. Hope you don’t mind.

      • March 13, 2012 at 11:17 pm

        Thanks for stoppying by and especially for reblogging my post. That’s a first for me and I’m deeply honored! Glad you found the quotation as inspirational as I did.

  2. March 13, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Reblogged this on Changeversations and commented:
    A great post I reblogged from Face in a Crowd. If you need encouragement, joy, and confidence in facing your challenges every day, why don’t you adopt this mantra, too? I just did!

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