“Take time to recharge your batteries. It’s hard to see where you’re going when your lights are dim.” ― Robert H. Conelly
“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles.” ― Helen Keller
“The best and most beautiful thing in life cannot be seen, not touched, but are felt in the heart.” ― Helen Keller
“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” ― Brené Brown
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive.” – Marcus Aurelius
“Don’t underestimate the power of thoughts and words. What you tell yourself every morning will set your mind and life on that path. Talk success, victory, happiness and blessings over your destiny.” – Nina Bolivares
“The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” – Pablo Picasso
“Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.” – Henry James
Set this week up to be as beautiful and wonderful as you. I will.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jnr.
“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” – Albert Schweitzer
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ― Mother Teresa
It’s DonateLife Week in Australia – Australia’s national awareness week to promote organ and tissue donation and encourage Aussies to #HaveTheChat about their donation wishes with their family, as currently only 53% of Australians know their loved one’s organ and tissue donation wishes!
This year I’m involved with FilmLife, supported by DonateLife, which is a short film festival capturing stories of organ and tissue donation through the eyes of young and emerging filmmakers, during and in honour of DonateLife Week. It’s a brilliant initiative that encourages creatives and producers to use their creativity for social change and social good. That’s a thumbs up from me.
I went to their inspiring FilmLife filmmaking workshop on Saturday with my awesome boss Sarah Allen Consulting and I wanted to share some of my behind the scenes shots (of these beautiful short clips) to give you a little insight into it and to show the amazing creatives in action. See below.
If you’d like to get involved, please support FilmLife’s Thunderclap** campaign to help spread *Daniel Christie’s message to the masses, “If change can be, it’s up to me.” They need 100 supporters by Sunday, so please follow this link >>Thunderclap!<< and share it with your friends!
Thank you very much everyone. <3 <3
Without further ado…
“Film is, to me, just unimportant. But people are very important.” ― John Cassavetes
“Humans want nothing more than to connect.” ― Susan Crawfor
“There is no reason why challenging themes and engaging stories have to be mutually exclusive – in fact, each can fuel the other. As a filmmaker, I want to entertain people first and foremost. If out of that comes a greater awareness and understanding of a time or a circumstance, then the hope is that change can happen.” ― Edward Zwick
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” ― William James
“Young people are the catalyst for change.” ― Kerrie Noonan
Have you had the chat with your loved ones?
****Daniel Christie was a young Australian who has touched the lives of many Australians, who unfortunately died following a coward-punch or king hit in Sydney’s Kings Cross. His family bravely opted to donate his organs. What his family said of Daniel: “He was as solid as a rock, as tender as a lamb. He was humourous, quick-witted and willing to speak his mind. I am very proud of my son for being such a wonderful human being.” It was with their blessing that FilmLife created the Thunderclap campaign to help Daniel’s message reach the masses. As his mother says, “I believe Dan would have been pleased to tell you the same thing – just do it, look at it and see if it makes sense to you, then have the chat [about donating].” **Thunderclap is the first crowd-speaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together. If enough people support it, Thunderclap will blast out a timed Facebook Post or Tweet from all your supporters, creating a wave of attention. Seriously, get on it!