08 December 2010


I get a nice little newsletter weekly from singer Christine Kane. Not only is she a gifted musician but she is also a motivational guru with her Uplevel Academy. She always has something to say that I think she wrote just for me! How could she know? Today I got this little gem, and since she invites people to reprint her article, I thought that this would be a perfect Random Act of Wisdom.

Christine Kane is the Mentor to Women Who are Changing the World. She helps women uplevel their lives, their businesses and their success. Her weekly LiveCreative eZine goes out to over 12,000 subscribers. If you are ready to take your life and your world to the next level, you can sign up for a F.R.E.E. subscription at http://christinekane.com/.

What's Easy. What's Not.

by Christine Kane

It's easy to be right.
It's not easy to be kind.

It's easy to hope.
It's not easy to know.

It's easy to be a damsel.
It's not easy to be a heroine.

It's easy to complain.
It's not easy to make requests.

It's easy to have the perfect retort.
It's not easy to listen.

It's easy to be busy.
It's not easy to be productive.

It's easy to criticize.
It's not easy to create.

It's easy to say you don't feel like it.
It's not easy to do it anyway.

It's easy to obsess.
It's not easy to meditate.

It's easy to sing your heart out when the audience loves you.
It's not easy to sing your heart out when no one is paying attention.

It's easy to wait for rescue.
It's not easy to rescue yourself.

It's easy to resent people who take up your time.
It's not easy to say no in the first place.

It's easy to make excuses.
It's not easy to take responsibility.

It's easy to worry.
It's not easy to make a plan.

It's easy to come up with reasons why someone pissed you off.
It's not easy to ask yourself how you participated.

It's easy to dabble.
It's not easy to commit.

It's easy to rail on the idiot driver behind you.
It's not easy to just move out of his way.

It's easy to read books about writing.
It's not easy to sit down and write.

It's easy to say no to bad things because you want good things.
It's not easy to say no to good things because you want great things.

It's easy to fire off an angry email or blog comment.
It's not easy to pause and breathe and clarify your feelings.

It's easy to react to an angry email or blog comment by firing one back.
It's not easy to pause and breathe and clarify your meaning.

It's easy to start your idea.
It's not easy to finish it.

It's easy to buy something cheap because it's cheap.
It's not easy to buy something expensive because you love it.

It's easy to say you don't know what you want.
It's not easy to admit what you do want.

It's easy to let a kid watch TV.
It's not easy to find ways to play with a kid.

It's easy to do urgent things.
It's not easy to do important things.

It's easy to say it's too hard.
It's worth it to do what's not easy.

Here is mine...

It's easy to have friends.
It's not always easy to be a friend.

to my dear friend kari!

{"Sincerely, You" print from an original
by San Francisco artist Aimee Sicuro
as weathergirlshop on Etsy}

Now it is your turn...
what is easy and not so easy for you today? Do tell!

Enjoy the day!


Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing Erin, love this so very true and great words of wisdom to live by. I just went and signed up, I can always use some elevation in my life.

Alice said...

So many of these thoughts ring true for me. Many times we react too quickly, or forget to walk that mile in the other person's shoes, or take the easy way out. Thanks so much for the reminders.

Well, today its easy for me to play a the computer, and not so easy to do the things on my ever-growing to-do list.

Rosanne said...

Christi about said it all, thanks for sharing it with us. I'm gonna have to follow Penny and sign up too. Love that necklace too, a perfect winter piece.

Brandi Hussey said...

Friend, this was beautiful. It right into my bookmarks - such a good and powerful thing to remember.

Unknown said...

That is awesome but here is my tough one

It's easy to be thankful
It's not as easy to show thankfulness.

I have been so lucky since I came into this blogging world meeting great people who have become friends and been gifted with so many things because of those friendships it is hard for me to find a way to properly thank and honor them for what they have given me.


Lance said...

I am a huge fan of Christine Kane. It started with her music, and led from there into the messages she shares in her writing and speaking.

This, as usual, is really great stuff!

It's easy to say.
It's not always easy to do what I say.

Have a SUPER day, Erin...

Pretty Things said...

Well put.

rosebud101 said...

That was an excellent article and so true, so very, very true!

Yeli said...

I love them all. I really try to practice not reacting with the same type of attitude I get from people. It takes a lot of practice, and of course, I never manage to do it all the time, but I am proud to do this most of the time.
Here are mine:

It's easy to look at others and want to change them.
It's not easy to look at yourself and change.

It's easy to know what everyone else should do.
It's not easy to do what you should.

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

love this! Thanks for sharing. What rang in my ears was It's easy to be busy.
It's not easy to be productive. This is my resolution for 2011 to be productive and not just busy, to have a plan.
Shannon C

N Valentine Studio said...

Wow, a lot of that is timely for me. I stole it and posted it to my blog. Now I'm off to check out Christine. Thanks for posting that!

lisbonlioness said...

It's easy to be strong.
It's not easy to be weak and ask for help.


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