February 5, 2010

Gabrielle Bouliane

A friend of mine who's battling cancer just posted this on his blog and it is so touching that I have to pass it on. This amazing performance is by poet Gabrielle Bouliane at the Austin Poetry Slam. This was her last public performance. Gabrielle was diagnosed with Stage Four Cancer shortly before this video was filmed. Her fight ended 7 days ago.

The idea of living each day to its fullest and not letting the petty, insignificant stresses of the day-to-day inconveniences warp our perspective on life is something I constantly work toward. It's easy to let that shit in, but it takes a strong person to make a habit of letting go of the negative experiences and doing more of what makes them happy. This is it. This is your life. It really is what you make of it. The one common goal that every person has in common is seeking happiness and the answer is simple. Do more of what makes you happy and stay away from the things that don't.

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