“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” -Buddha
Do you remember your day to “share” in preschool? Elementary school? Do you remember how excited you were to take your favorite bear or game to school and show it off to your friends, classmates, and teachers? You very carefully selected your most prized possession and put it in the limelight. I remember begging my mom to let me bring my newest treasure to school in Kindergarten. I remember promising that I would be so careful and I wouldn’t take her outside. Naturally, I did take her outside at recess because she was beautiful and I loved her. I wanted to play with the beautiful treasure I’d brought to school that day. My little treasure lost her head that day, but thankfully the break was clean and she’s been glued together and safe in her case ever since.
Today, I want to share two things I stumbled upon today. The first is a treasure of sportsmanship. The decision Coach Rohlman made is truly one that will remain with his team and Womack’s team for a lifetime. It is a shame that such acts of kindness and sportmanship are not more prevalent (or perhaps they are merely not deemed newsworthy?). I’m thankful for this piece and wanted to share it with you all.
The second thing I wanted to share is a beautiful reflection on self. Zach’s words reflect deeply the challenge of the photographer, the artist, the individual who constantly strives to better himself or herself. It is worth watching the entire video. It is worth bookmarking the video and returning to it again and again and again. And while you’re there, take a look around Deb Schwedhelm’s Photoblog and website. She’s a brilliant photographer and writer. Her words and actions inspire me often.
What do you want to share today?