Labor Day Musings on Sharing and Creativity

“Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past.
Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn't what you get for it, 
but what you become for it. 
Shake things up today! 
Be You...
Be Free...
Share.” 
― Steve Maraboli
 Life, the Truth, and Being Free


I have been thinking about how amazing the Internet is, because it fosters creativity and sharing, friendships bridged by fiber optic cables and cultivated through instant messages, hour-long conversations over chatboxes, and encouragement in the form of blog comments and social network "Likes". No matter what they say about how impersonal communication is becoming in the day and age of the Internet, there is also a lot to be said about how the Internet is fostering a new kind of friendship and meaningful communication between people who have not even met in person.

I consider a lot of bloggers and writers online as personal mentors, whether I communicate with them personally or not, and without the Internet, I would not have these influences (will definitely be doing a post on my top inspirations and am pretty excited about it!) Nor would  these things be possible had these people been too selfish to answer questions or write about things that inspire them, which also inspires me. The world is bursting at the seams with creativity, it's just a matter of knowing what draws you in, what makes your heart skip a beat, and immersing yourself totally in it.

Creativity is free online and there are so many sources of inspiration out there, but without  people willing to share the results of their creativity and without those who readily give encouragement to others who need it, none of these will be available for inspiration-starved people like myself. So a big Thank you to the people who invented the Internet, the people who share in it, and the people who spread positivity and inspiration with each of their posts. 

Happy Labor Day! 


3 comments:

Jeff said...

It is beautiful indeed. Did you get the camera yet? I wish I write like you. You know? :)

joselle said...

@ Jeff: Awww, nagsalita! You write really well yourself Jeff, no shortage of inspiration everytime I visit the Green and Purple blog! :D

Anonymous said...

At long last :) I can see my comments :)

 

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