Passionate Colors Newsletter ~#5 ~ Questioning

"The first key to wisdom is this-- constant and frequent questioning... for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at truth."~ Peter Abelard

Daily Celebrations The goal of Daily Celebrations is to celebrate life. I always try to find the positive spin on the person, place or thing I am featuring. It's usually a simple joy to do once I start researching my topic.

Usually.

I've been working way too long on an upcoming celebration (4/4/01) of actor Robert Downey, Jr. I've always been astounded by his remarkable acting ability, from Chaplin, to Ally McBeal, to the Wonder Boys. But the more I learn about his drug problems and how he's wasted his talent, the harder it is for me to keep the spin positive and not sound preachy. So I've been struggling...
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WHY?...
"I've often thought that when something is hard for you, whether it's going to law school or anything else that challenges you, that's probably what you should do." ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton

If something is hard for you, don't give up. Just keep trying.

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MEETING CHALLENGES...
"To take the difficulties, setback and sorrows of life as a challenge which to overcome makes us stronger rather than unjust punishment, which should not happen to us, requires faith and courage." ~ Erich Fromm

With faith and courage, all things are possible...

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THE ULTIMATE MEASURE...
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

So, challenges are good. The harder a job is to do, the more necessary it is to stick to it. The challenge builds strength. Accomplishment reveals true character.

I think I've found the positive spin for Mr. Downey... and me. Have a great weekend!
leialoha@dailycelebrations.com