Sunday Inspiration: A Fresh Start

A fresh start“A New Year. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.” -Sarah Ban Breathnach

Happy New Year one and all. In the coming year may you give birth to many delightful dreams.



  1. Penny Ann Prichard on January 2, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Sorry but I cannot get the copy of the image of the note that he saved to copy into this reply. The message says it all though. Great reminder as we start a new year.

    This was posted on my son’s Facebook page and is attributed to Kevin Smith.

    Kevin Smith
    Like This Page · December 31, 2016 ·

    I’m gonna close #2016 with a relic from 1989. I briefly dated a girl whose Mom knew I wanted to be a writer. After her daughter and I split up, the Mother handed me a piece of graph paper that was folded up so I couldn’t read it in front of her and said to me “If I’m wrong, come find me and I’ll eat this.” When I got to my car and opened the note, I read something completely unexpected. In tiny words on the large piece of paper she had written “Kevin Smith will never be a famous writer. He does not have the drive. I do wish luck.” It was also dated and signed, as if it was an official proclamation about my future. I was only 19 years old and someone had informed me in writing that my dreams would never come true. So I cut away the empty page until only the sentiment itself was left and tacked it to my desk. Later, I put it into a small baseball card frame. It was important to preserve – and not because I wanted the woman to eat it one day. The note served as a constant reminder that NOBODY writes my story but me. Rather than believe this adult who had some minor insight into my character, whenever I looked at this piece of paper, I’d start typing. And one day, I typed a screenplay that changed my life. So as we head into #2017 remember: nobody writes your story but you. This year, write the shit out of your story. Don’t let someone else define your future for you: sing your song and show ’em what you’re made of. Happy New Year, everybody. Thanks for making the lady wrong… #KevinSmith #nye #nye2016 #auldlangsyne #newyears

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