Friday, July 18, 2008

Happy Friday: Inspiration

I'm a happy crier. It's a known fact. I can cry at the drop of hat if something is particularly celebrative or inspirational or life-affirming. I've always been this way- and I love it.

Sometimes things are life are just so beautiful that I can't help myself from crying. They're usually the simplest things too, much like this video below.

The video below is produced by Where the Hell is Matt?- a guy who started off doing a silly dance and soon enough got the entire world involved. I've watched the video around 10 times now and I can't get through it without either full on crying or getting the least bit misty.

I guess he follows the famous lyrics: "If I had the chance I'd ask the world to dance."

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

Big thanks to BStewart for throwing this my way and lifting my soul, again and again.

Spread the video. Spread the love. Happy Friday.

20 comments:

Marc said...

ok - now you're starting to scare me - i was tearing up when i watched that the other day! there's just something so uplifting about his totally unselfconscious dancing and the total joy in his face.

jawnny said...

YAY. I hadn't seen this newer version of the video yet.

Serg said...

I've seen this many times now, and I still tear up every time. Beautiful.

Jim said...

Wow, it is SO awesome to see people smile! It's infectious. Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

i also welled up when i first saw it on my friends blog: god is patient(i am not). we are not alone, well-uppers unite!

pjs
www.pjs-net.com

sftallguy said...

Thanks for the great lift today. It was highly needed. I'll have to share with friends who also need a lift.

Coke Brown Jr. said...

I thought I was just going to smile, not cry, until Israel and the West Bank were back-to-back.

Then I felt like a stupid fool for crying.

I wish everybody could cry until they felt like a stupid fool once in a while. :)

bigislandjeepguy said...

india gives me chicken skin no matter how many times i watch.

RG said...

Does it make me heartless that I didn't cry when I watched the video? I thought it was sweet and shows our common humanity - I did smile though. Does that count?

Jay said...

I remember his original vid :)

Cool stuff,
jay

k.d. f/x said...

Sweet indeed.

But never understimate the power of music...watch it without sound and something gets lost.

But given the advance warning ; it did move me more.

So thanks Eric for spreading the word and the warmth.

ewe said...

thanks for making my day brighter.

Charley Beal said...

Eric, thanks for the cool vid. I'm pretty weepy myself and this sure did the trick. tears of joy... tastes great!

Charley

joey said...

Thanks for the new version of this - I rarely cry at anything except dog food commercials, but this did the trick.

pdxprofessor said...

this is why i love your blog! awesome video! thanks for sharing it with us.

pdxprofessor said...

this is why i love your blog! awesome video! thanks for sharing it with us.

evilganome said...

I admit it. I teared up like anything watching this.

Kevin Roddy said...

oh, gawd, get me a tissue. sniff.

WHY does that video get us all weepy?

Because it confirms everything that we suspect about other people in the world...

We all want to have fun.
We all have fun when we dance.
We are all the same inside.

Thanks for sharing, Eric!

A video that has affected me very similarly is below.

If you want a short animal video that expresses the beauty of friendship between a cat and people, go here, and have a tissue or hanky ready - beautiful happy story....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adYbFQFXG0U

Peace!

Kevin

Todd E. said...

This is so great...so simple, really...but brilliant. Really great combination of song and video. Thank you, Eric.

NetBear said...

You made me cry too!!! BIG HUGS
Eric you rock! Thanks for sharing this.