Good Morning Starshine, the Earth Says “Hello!”

This is a quote from Johnny Depp Willy Wonka.  Although this may be regarded as utter blasphemy to some of the theatre or movie people out there, I actually prefer the newer version. Johnny Depp! Explosions! Eating bugs! But even better than that is a crazy character that is actually wiser than everyone else. This quote became one of my signature quotes to say circa 2005.

Each day can get quite monotonous if we let it. I admit, I have often felt like an octogenarian in the past– skip the golden years and straight to the sun set. Sometimes, life throws you some shit-cakes and if enough smacks you or if a big enough one does, it can be hard to get out of the funk you are in. Everything seems to be a bit duller and life doesn’t hold any promise or excitement. You look at the years ahead of you as a chore to drag your feet through instead of a challenge to enjoy, or at least something to hold your interest.

Each day, you have to greet the world with the same excitement and enthusiasm that you did as a child. Logically, the world is a large place with much to offer. So why is it so hard to realize that and live it? Sometimes you have to give yourself a good kick in your pants, and this is the time to do it. There is an infinite amount of potential in life and it is our part to wake up and feel uncomfortable and realize this! Wake up and say, “Hello World! Give me what you’ve got and I’ll give you what I got!”


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