As my husband and I watched the Oscars last night, I kept finding myself nodding along with many of the winner’s acceptance speeches. Maybe it’s that I’m a little bit older and wiser now, or maybe it’s being a mom, but I couldn’t help but think about everything that has gone into the winner’s life to bring them to that point of ultimate recognition and achieving their dream of winning an Academy Award.
Listening to the speeches, I was stuck by the fact that these actors, actresses, directors and screenwriters are people, just like you and me, who have worked really, really hard in their field to get to the place they are. And one of my kids could be standing up there one day, if they really wanted it and worked hard enough for it, and I would be so proud as their mom. Whatever line of work my children choose to go into, I want to encourage them to go after their dreams and make them a reality.
As with most areas of life, we look to and listen to successful people for inspiration, and there was no lack of inspiration last night. Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the Oscars this year to inspire my children toward greatness.
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What was your favorite moment from The Oscars last night?
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