John D. Rockefeller III Once Said…

John Davison Rockefeller III was born on March 21, 1906 and died on July 10, 1978. John was a philanthropist and third generation member of the Rockefeller family.

The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it put your whole soul into it-every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have. – John D. Rockefeller III

Wise words said by John about happiness. I know I have repeated this theme more than once but I believe it’s important to see that this is an underlying theme that is very important to figure out in one’s life. Find out what interests you for me lately has been my writing but I still take pictures and draw but I’ve been focused on my writing. I believe in the power of words and the messages we send out to people and I look at my journey with quotes from many people in history. They all had profound things to say and so do I and I want people to listen and regard these words. Look at your life and see what you’re doing and if you’re not doing what makes you happy, change it and do that thing you love and pour energy into it. It will shine through. People who love cooking, it comes through in their dishes. People who take pictures capture those tiny moments that you wouldn’t have seen otherwise. People that invent things make it easier for others to do things they want to do. People who are musicians when you hear them sing or listen to them play and you get goosebumps then that is love.

The arts are not for the privileged few, but for the many. Their place is not on the periphery of daily life, but at its center. They should function not merely as another form of entertainment but rather, should contribute significantly to our well being and happiness. – John D. Rockefeller III

Art isn’t just for the privileged. We all have or create our own version of art from photography, drawing, painting, sculpting, sewing, playing an instrument, singing, writing poetry or songs or books, cooking, decorating… the list is endless. Art can’t just be for the privileged because it doesn’t just touch those with money or come from those that have money but those who are penniless often create art. Most of us can appreciate some form of art and do and thankfully it isn’t limited by how much you have or do not have. Many museums offer people to view their exhibits without charge but just ask but not demand donation. Art makes the world go round.