Red Thought of the Week
“Every time I walk down one of those red carpets, you think I'd be used to it after all these years, but it's like it's happening for the first
Jeff Bridges (actor)
What a wonderful way to approach the world. The imagery of the red carpet as well as all the perks we associate with it, of course, doesn’t need to be confined to our treatment of celebrities. What if we gave more thought to extending some of that treatment to the friends and neighbors so much a part of our lives? Towards ourselves? What if we approached life with the certainty each of us is special, therefore deserving of nothing but the best?
An energizing attitude to cultivate and
one to inspire others?
And what about the color are more directly
addressed in the quote. As an award winning actor, Jeff Bridges has journeyed along that red carpet many many times. Does it get old for him? Does he get bored? Does he say, same thing, different day? Not hardly.
Don’t you get the idea he’s enjoying each
occasion to the max and getting the max out of each occasion?
He’s looking at each experience through fresh
eyes and appreciating and valuing it for its own unique character. Extrapolating, he’s reveling in the novelty, learning new things, and just plain living in the moment.
In what ways this week might you apply this kind of
“fresh eyes” perspective to a task you have engaged in many times? How do you learn something new from tried-and-true routines? More, how can you use the imagery of a red carpet as a reminder that you are special, as well transforming each ordinary moment into an experience all its own?