Sunday Serenity: Send the Elevator Back Down

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It’s not often that I feel compelled to write a post based on a quote; however, today I am doing just that.

Here is the quote I came across by one of my favorite actors:

If you are lucky enough to do well in life, it is your responsibility to send the elevator back down. – Kevin Spacey

I love this quote! I love it for a number of reasons.  First of all, to me it is a wonderful metaphor noting it is our responsibility that, if we find ourselves doing well (in whatever capacity), we really ought to help others.  It also tells me that Kevin Spacey (whose acting I greatly admire) ‘gets it’.  He understands the value of walking around the planet not with ego so inflated that he’s lost touch with what is truly important in life.  Ego can set a treacherous path (and a false one, I might add) if we let it get the better of us to the detriment of others.

Let’s remember to send the elevator back down, even if our view is not that much higher than others; it can still have a major impact in helping someone “share the higher view” with us.

  16 comments for “Sunday Serenity: Send the Elevator Back Down

  1. July 9, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I love this too Cher 💕

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    • July 9, 2017 at 4:19 pm

      Hi Val! Oh do you? I had never heard it before, but I am certainly glad I did! Thank you, Val! Cher xo

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  2. Anjali
    July 9, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Love it!! Words to live by!!

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    • July 9, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      I agree completely, Anjali!! Cher xo


  3. July 9, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    He learned proper values on K-PAX.

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  4. July 10, 2017 at 3:46 am

    Words to remember and practise . Than we feel us happy.

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    • July 10, 2017 at 7:31 am

      I agree my dear! Thank you! Cher xo


  5. July 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    I like him too. He’s one of the good guys.

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    • July 10, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      He sure is, isn’t he? Cher xo


  6. July 11, 2017 at 4:36 am

    I agree, paying a little back and helping others Up, is a wonderful way of paying it forward .. ❤

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  7. July 14, 2017 at 3:46 am

    Great quote, Cher. I see a lot of bloggers sending the elevator back down. 😀

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    • July 14, 2017 at 6:58 am

      Thank you, dear Hugh! Ah, bless; yes, I sure do too! That’s for sure and you are one of them, kind sir! Cher xo

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