Months back, I saw this billboard in the O’Hare airport. I was so struck by it, I stood in front of it for a few minutes just thinking about how inspiring it was. I jotted down the web address and went to the site to check it out.
As it turns out, the story behind this billboard is even cooler. A family, who prefers to remain anonomous funds this effort. They are placing billboards all over the country with the hopes to inspire.
‘The mission of The Foundation for a Better Life, is to encourage adherence to a set of quality values through personal accountability and by raising the level of expectations of performance of all individuals regardless of religion or race. Through these efforts, the Foundation wants to remind individuals they are accountable and empowered with the ability to take responsibility for their lives and to promote a set of values that sees them through their failures and capitalizes on their successes. An individual who takes responsibility for his or her actions will take care of his or her family, job, community, and country.”
The reason this specific billboard stood out to me is because here we have jolly old Shrek, not the most attractive ogre in the world, plump and but totally inspiring. If you have not seen the movie, you must. The message is awesome, and it really relates to everything we talk about here on mamaVISION.
It all starts with a thought, a single positive thought that you can and will push on through adversity. You can pick yourself up and keep going, and there is a plan for your life.
Believe, concieve, achieve. Make it your mantra,