Sunday, January 26, 2014

Kid President is Back


Video: http://www.youtube.com/soulpancake


Seriously, this kid is incredible. This video was everything I needed to hear right now, and I know it has a lot of things we all need to hear again. Some of my favorite quotes:

"Laughing is the best."

"Somedays gross things will happen. Some days awesome things will happen. Some days you'll get ice cream. Some days you won't. Some days your kite will fly high. Some days it will get stuck in a tree. It's just how it is here."

"There's plenty of reasons to dance, you've just got to look for them."

"Being a person is hard sometimes. You should give people high-fives just for getting out of bed."

"Just treat everybody like it's their birthday, even if they don't deserve it, because we all mess up sometimes. The biggest mess up: Not forgiving each other's mess ups."

"Try this, take a breath. Isn't that amazing? It's called breathing! You're going to do it a lot, and nobody knows exactly how much, so enjoy it."

"You're going to do so much. But it's not about what you do, it's about who you are."

"You're made from love, to be loved, to spread love."

"Love is always louder."

"We're really glad you're here. We don't say that enough to each other here because, well, life gets busy. You're going to be important, and you're going to do a lot, and you're going to smell great, but don't get too busy."

"For now, remember this: You're awake, you're awesome, live like it."

I know this is a video to newborn children, but seriously, this is a message we should hear every single day. Laughing is still the best, life is still hard sometimes, and breathing is still amazing. None of these lessons have changed, and they are probably more important now then ever, since we are constantly getting older. I saw a different quote the other day, and I don't know who it's by, but I really, really liked it.

"Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again."

So don't wait to make a difference in someone's life, and don't wait to change yours if you need to. Tomorrow, try to be a little kinder, a little happier, and a little more positive. Because life really is wonderful.