Modern Day Medici

by Lisa Donovan

I used to be quite an idealist. People close to me often mark it as a weakness – my want and need for people to be better than they really are (sometimes). So, through the years I have had to revamp my open door policy – or, as my husband calls it, being a doormat. I have learned, through tough lessons, that some people aren’t to be trusted on any level and that there are a few out there that will really take advantage of you if given even the slightest opportunity. I used to give anyone and everyone that chance. It is sad to say, but now, I have become pretty careful of who I take a chance on.

And then, one day, some one takes a chance on you. It’s a golden moment and one that you might not feel you deserve. Someone gives you an opportunity simply because they have faith in you - seemingly for no reason other than because you are a human being with obvious struggles and talents that you may have to offer the world if only given the chance. Those are the times when you are reminded that most of the world is, indeed, good and full of simple love. It reminds me that idealism and hope in people is a strength to be honored and displayed at any given opportunity.

So, for you modern day Medicis out there (and you know who you are) supporting us artists and giving us a chance to arrive at our full potential – cheers to you all for making this world a much more livable and generous place.

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This entry was posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2006 at 9:39 am and is filed under Daily Living. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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