I was going to wait until later in the week to post the 2nd anniversary video of The Life Enthusiast Chronicles. Due to the uncertainty enveloping so many hearts after the recent attacks in Paris, I couldn’t wait.
If there is ever a time for us to come together, that’s now. One way we can rise above this tragedy is through positivity. And though it cannot undo what has been done, positivity has a way of healing us even when we feel lost.
I began The Life Enthusiast Chronicles on a whim two years ago. I wanted to start a monthly series where people were challenged by a theme that would bring out their truest human nature and exude inspiration.
Life enthusiasm was that theme. Specifically, to answer one question: What makes you enthusiastic about life?
I’ve been told by almost every Life Enthusiast—who are all brilliant writers—that this is one of the hardest things they’ve ever written.
Interesting, isn’t it? That a seemingly simple question can challenge us on such a deep, personal level.
But, it makes sense. How often do we stop to ask that question? If you asked yourself right now, what would you say?
The first year of the Life Enthusiast series opened my eyes to so many possibilities, reminding me (and many of you out there) how much beauty resides in all of us. The second year I noticed something else as another group of people from completely different backgrounds and places came together to answer the same question.
We are not different. No matter our age, our race, our profession, or our language, we share the same human qualities and we share the same sky.
We are alive. Together.
For the one-year anniversary celebration of The Life Enthusiast Chronicles, I used my own voice to speak the wonderful words of each Life Enthusiast. (If you missed that video, it’s right here.)
This year for the anniversary video, the Life Enthusiasts were kind enough to lend me their voices to accompany their words. Though it took some persuasion, everyone (but one) was able to come together to create 3 1/2 minutes of sheer positivity.
In addition to the wonderful people who participated in the first season of The Life Enthusiast Chronicles, here is a loving thank you to all of the beautiful writers who helped make this inspirational series come alive this year.
(though dearly missed in the video)
51 thoughts on “We are not different. We are alive. Together.”
Ahhhh I’ve been waiting for this! Now it’s just weird to hear my voice in there, haha. Thank you so much for putting this together, Britt – this dose of positiveness was really needed.
Tada! I loved your voice so much…we had to have you go first, love!
It’s wonderful! Y’all deserve a standing ovation for this project. ❤
Thank you, Rara. It was a labor of love.
Reblogged this on Dannie C Hill- The writer and commented:
Britt has come up with a simple question that is so thought provoking. The answers are a pleasure for me to read. Please enjoy
That is totally awesome and such a great way to offer inspiration, especially nowadays.
Thanks, sweet pea! I was pretty emotional when I saw the finished video.
This is so moving, Britt; I almost have tears in my eyes. To hear the voices of people whose words I’ve been reading for years, to be reminded of their beautiful message, to see it all come together through your amazing artistry. This is truly inspiring and I am moved.
Aww, honey. I’m so glad the video moved you. There is no finer instrument than the human voice. And when that instrument is playing the words written by an awesome human, well…it’s stunning.
What a wonderful post for Year 2, and yes, the timing is perfect. I wish I could live to see a day when humanity would recognize that for each of us to be truly safe, respected, and loved, each of us needs to help, respect, and love others who are different from ourselves. No small task given our past.
I hope to see that too one day, love. For now, we all just have to do our best and work together.
very cool Britt, it was an honor to be included, peace and love your way xo
Honor to have your lovely voice for the project, Miss Abby! xo
This is so beautiful and now I’m sitting here crying. 🙂 I loved hearing the voices of our friends out there all over the world. Love is stronger than hate any day.
Made you cry? We did our job then! 🙂
So neat to hear everyone’s voices. As each person emailed them to me, I had to open the file right away.
Incredible. THANK YOU.
You are most welcome! So happy the Life Enthusiasts came together for this amazing project.
So cool! Thank you for putting these series together Britt. I’ve so much enjoyed them. Each and every one of them were truly inspiring.
The series has been nothing but joy for me to run. Amazing how inspiring the stories always are!
Lovely. What a great series you’ve done here.Terribly sorry I’m late. Been avoiding the Reader. Also sorry I wasn’t able to contribute.
It’s all good, yo. We missed you, of course, but it did turn out pretty damn awesome. So yay for that!
It really did! 🙂