How many times have you left your phone number on a check for your cute waiter? And how many times has it worked? I'm just curious. The first time I did it, well, the guy very bluntly hinted at me to do it, and he was super cute so I did. Our short affair was…well, short. Turns out we were not a good match at all. That was the only time I’d ever left my number on a check, so I don’t even know if that time really counted since I knew he wanted it.
I tried it again tonight, though, and for three reasons: 1) because he was super cute—I mean Henry Cavill GORGEOUS, except blonde and from South Carolina; 2) I just wanted to see if anything would come of it; and 3) I just felt like topping off the already awesome night with something silly.
I’m always of the mindset, “You live but once; you might as well be amusing.”--Mlle. Chanel. So, I figured what the hey, I’ll never be worse off taking a little risk by putting myself out there, whether it’s for my career or my love life.
Then I got to thinking about life in general. You know, how much of it is serendipity, and how much of it is making your own fate? Well, that’s an easy question to answer. Things happen, and you make magic out of it…or not. For me, I put my faith in God, and whatever happens, I just make the most out of it. I figure if nothing else, at least I'll have a good story to tell or remember.
In an industry of “it’s who you know,” well, it’s who you know, but then it’s up to you to make magic happen. If someone opens a door for you, you better walk through that door and build a freakin’ castle…and also be ever grateful to that person. I’ve been blessed to have had many doors opened for me, and I always make sure to take advantage of it, but never for granted. And keeping that in mind, whenever I am able to (with the little power I currently have), I try to open doors for others, because someone else did for me.
As Audrey Hepburn put it ever so eloquently, “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”
So, keep in mind: it starts with time, and when it’s time, make your own magic out of the time that has been given to you.
BIG LOVE & HUGS