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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.

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16 thoughts on “Sunday Serenity: Send the Elevator Back Down

  1. Val Boyko says:

    I love this too Cher 💕

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      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 says:

    Love it!! Words to live by!!

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      I agree completely, Anjali!! Cher xo

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  3. Ronnie says:

    He learned proper values on K-PAX.

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      That’s the ticket, Ronnie!! Cher xo

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

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      I agree my dear! Thank you! Cher xo

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

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      He sure is, isn’t he? Cher xo

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

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      Hi dear Sue! Oh yes, I most definitely feel that way as well! Cher xo

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      1. ❤ Thinking of you all today xxx

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      2. seaangel4444 says:

        Oh Sue, thank you sooooo much! Cher xo ❤❤

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

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    1. seaangel4444 says:

      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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