Saturday, April 24, 2010

Day 24: Seeds - Planting For The Future

Planting For The Future - Based on One Month to Live by Kerry and Chris Shook
Life Lesson (from journal): "Every day, every moment, with every action, you're planting something. So the question is, what exactly are you planting? What is the cumulative effect of your work, actions, and intentions on those around you and those ahead of you? What harvest will be reaped from all that you plant day in and day out? From the outside, it may be difficult to discern between a seed and a pebble. But, of course, inside they're vastly different. There is life in the seed; there is nothing but rock inside the pebble. The seed has power and potential in it; it produces life. Unfortunately, some of us spend our time planting rocks--no potential, no life, no fruit.

"You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving" - Leonard Carmichael

One Month To Live Journal: People are created in God's image as spiritual beings who will live for eternity, either in Him or apart from Him. If we invest in people's lives, then our legacy becomes like a giant oak, providing life for generations to come.

*What did you do this last week that will last for the rest of the year? for ten years? for eternity? Read the parable of the sower in Matthew 13. Which type of soil describes your heart at the moment?

*Read John 12:24. What selfish desires have you had to die to in order to live for God?

"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I decided to end my Day 24 entry with this quote out of the One Month To Live journal because it really speaks to me and my passion for wanting to be an actor. I see so many faces, happy and sad, as I move through this life and I often wonder what their story is. I wonder if I can say or do something that could make things better for them. I feel that by working as an actor through film, television, or theater, I can reach the masses and bring stories that will inspire, transform, and change someone's life. I always hope to help the greater good in my lifetime. I do hope that what I do even now as a senior caregiver, while I work towards a full-time acting career, is helping some senior in his or her last days feel better than before they met me. Wow, to know that when it's time for me to leave this life, that I have helped at least one life breathe easier, is well worth the work, rejection, hardship, lack, and any other adjective that could make this an impossible road to staying the course as an actor.

I hope you enjoy Day 24. Leave any feedback or comments you may have.

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