After so much heartache most recently about Robin Williams and others close to home, I really found this statement from the Obama’s about Robin’s death strumming the strings of my heart with a tight tug on the reality of what it means to live.
You’ll read firstly in their condolence above, all of the things Robin Williams was. All the things he BECAME.
You’ll keep reading…
Then they go on to try and describe how he made you, and all of us feel, but that is a personal encounter. He’ll be admired by all of us for how he freely and generously gave all of himself and his many faces to us without reserve. He gave them to us because we would benefit from his humor, talent, and memory. He’s left an impression on us.
If we can learn anything from current events and loss it’s how precious and important it is to share yourself, your beautiful self with your world as you live. With everyone you meet. And to not be afraid of freely sharing yourself because you are YOU and that alone is a gift. Your quirks, your smile, your expressions, your humor, your love, your style, your energy, your honesty, your integrity, your mind, your magic, your friendship, and your heart. Share and be yourself everyday as you were born to be, because at the end of the day, we can be so many things. As they had said, “an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a bangarang Peter Pan, a president,” but it’s the experience you create being your genuine self and sharing it with others freely that creates your trademark.
Then right there… You’ve made your impression for anyone and everyone to remember you by… who could forget Neverland.
If we can strive for anything in this lifetime… let us strive to live and be trademarks of love and laughter, so everyone we leave when we are free, can continue to love and laugh in celebration of what we brought to their worlds and ours.
I had heard the most beautiful thing the other day in remembrance of a young woman who couldn’t be anymore lovely, and that made me decide how I wanted to be remembered too. Her trademark? Simple yet so eloquently put, “You didn’t love, you were love.”
“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark.” -Jay Danzie
What will be your trademark? Go Live It.