There's a beautiful quote by a theologian named Howard Thurman. This press-pass mentality scholar challenges us with this: "Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
Is it just me or do you think lots of us live outside of our own lives sometimes? We talk about people not being comfortable in their own skin....in their own bodies. I'm just asking...what are we afraid of?
Is it fear of failure? Rejection? What? Not fitting in? Why are we not all using our press passes?
So, here's what happened to the rest of the world on the afternoon Taylor came alive---after Taylor joined the band at the sorority house that Saturday in October. Before Taylor became the Down Syndrome Ringo Star of the band, the real invited guests were just politely sitting and eating lunch. Sitting around.....engaged maybe a little. BUT! The minute Taylor hit the sticks, everybody got up and started dancing! Daughters and their mamas; daddies and their wives; daughters with their sisters.
Because when one person comes alive, it is hard for the rest of us to just stay.....seated.
Being alive-----is contagious.
It's what the world needs.
Come alive. Go do what you gotta do.
Hear the music.
Load up your wagon.
Beat your drum.
Or better yet....dance!