Today is my 100th blog. I began writing “One Magical Moment Per Day,” to turn my attention away from the things in my life that I saw as failure. Writing this forced me every day, to search for something positive and inspiring, no matter how sad, angry, or hopeless I felt while pursing my dream of becoming a musician and performer. I didn’t know how long this blog would last when I wrote "Magical Moment 1." I remember being surprised that I was in the thirties, then fifties, and now the triple digits.
One thing is certain, I would not have made it to a 100 blogs, or made it 6½ months in NYC without support and encouragement from others. I cannot express the gratefulness I feel when I read a comment at the end of my blog, or see “like” under the facebook link. I would have given up long ago if not for my ever supportive grandmas, sisters, parents, husband, friends, and family. Sometimes I look for encouragement in quotes, and have shared some of my favorites below. But the most important encouragement I’ll ever receive comes from my friends and family, who make me feel like the most talented and successful person in the world. And it is because of them and for them that I’ll keep going.
"Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there." ~ Will Rogers
"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy" ~ Dale Carnegie
"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog." ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." ~ Robert F. Kennedy
"If your life is free of failures, you’re not taking enough risks." ~ Anonymous
"Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down." ~ Charles F. Kettering
"Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. " ~ Unknown
"Never, never, never give up!" ~ Winston Churchill