“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~ Charles Dickens
This picture has been sitting in my flickr waiting for me to pay attention to it for so long I’ve probably lost the credits. I’ve been doing that a lot lately. I think it’s time for me to step down and let the real SL fashion bloggers take over the cyber world. These days I seem to style outfits, take pictures and, and, well that’s it, just and. So a short but sweet post today (and no I am not completely leaving blogging or SL).
But as I fade away, I want to share something. And, as always, it’s just my opinion, so you can take it away or shred it to oblivion. Over the weekend I was watching a story about a Canadian soccer player and he made a comment that caused me to stop and reflect. He said loosely, “Everyone who becomes someone great has someone who believed in them.” For him it was a beloved coach. I think that is something that is missing a lot in life these days and maybe the cause of a lot of the turmoil in the youth today. They have no one to believe in them, to push them to do better, to be better. No, not blow them full of hot air and tell them they are something they are not, that’s just a bunch of unrealistic lies. That’s one of my biggest pet peeves today, we put our children in sports, they play hard and in the end “everyone’s” the winner. No, somebody won and somebody lost. We can’t all be winners. In fact, we learn more from our losses then we ever do from our wins. And I reckon winning AND losing, are both a part of what creates our life, melds us into who we become as adults, and boy I’ve seen a lot of childish acting adults lately. Heck, read just about any headline involving the exploits of professional athletes these days. How the ‘ell did we become so spoiled that we walk all over, bad mouth, punch and kick anyone that isn’t acting how we want them to? What ever happened to I’m OK, but you know what? You are too. What ever happened to turning the other cheek or better yet, just walk away? I don’t know how I even got from up there to down here, it’s not even where I wanted my feet to land. But in a way, no wait, yes it is, I digressed. “Everyone who becomes someone great has someone who believed in them.” I want to be that person, that believer in youth. Don’t you?
Hair: Vanity Hair, Moon River
Earrings: ieQED, Araw
Necklaces: MG, Royal Khadijah & Celtic Cross
Jacket: *sigh* flog me bc I can’t find it… –.–
Skirt: *COCO*, Lace skirt
Shoos: Azoury, Leontine