This is simply about you. Press play, Smile.

This is not about how to change the world.
Or saying that we should stop fighting
against crime, corruption, poverty, oppression or racism.

This is simply about you.

Yesterday I drove an hour outside of Cape Town
with my family to be with the snow.
A rare occurrence us Cape Townians hardly get to experience.

It was then when it hit me, we need to celebrate more.
But not in a traditional sense.
But in a way to celebrate life and our time on earth,
which we all seem to be rushing through.
For what?

Let’s celebrate being young.
Let’s celebrate love.
Let’s celebrate family.
Let’s celebrate the offering for no reason.
Let’s celebrate the city you live in.
Your home.
Having the ability to be able to watch this video is a privilege.
Having access to internet, celebrate that.

Every day I see these negative things on Facebook
like F*&* my life and stupid rants about pointless sh*t.
Let’s change that to positive appreciations.

Today, I decided to go outside with the purpose of finding positivity and happiness.
This is what I found.

Stop listening to the answer
and just listen to understand that your time here is worth celebrating.
Looking at your life as an outsider,
it’s more beautiful than you can ever imagine.

Embrace it.

~ Dan Mace

From Dan Mace:

“Being a young filmmaker from one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town — South Africa, it is hard to not be inspired by the world around me. Recently, when shooting a documentary in a local informal settlement I was driven to create this piece; being faced with how people in this community with close to nothing can be constantly happy. They are not oblivious to crime and hardship as they live in the center of it, but yet they have created a solution to find a way to celebrate the small things. My call to action is to challenge you to wake up in the mornings and celebrate your surroundings, it’s that simple.”

Source: Soulproprietorship


  1. This is going in my archive. I will access it throughout the year and nod and remember, and re-calibrate. This. is. perfect.


  2. Reblogged this on Waiting for the Karma Truck and commented:
    It doesn’t get any better than this. Seriously.


  3. embrace it.


  4. Loved this!


  5. Celebrating as I type because the words above made such an impact on me today and similar to mimijk above I will be printing this out as a reminder; integrating it into who I want to be – the person who recognizes the beauty in the world and the privileges she has, embracing the blessings and feeling the gratitude every day. Thank you the smile.


  6. Powerful words to carry us into a new year….find joy it what you have. Be here now….


  7. the first thing i watched/read/assimilated this morning. 🙂

    It’s gonna be a GOOD day!! 🙂


  8. How can anybody not press play and smile with this?


  9. Thank you David… 🙂


  10. Reblogged this on Radiating Blossom ~ Flowers & Words and commented:
    Yes…your time here is worth celebrating. 🙂


  11. Thank you for the gentle reminder!


  12. Reblogged this on b2msnow and commented:
    Embrace this.


  13. Fantastic!!! I’m going to share this with everyone I know.


  14. Thank you for sharing!! I’m passing it on!! Hugs ….


  15. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    This is well worth a few minutes and a REBLOG!! It’s about YOU!!


  16. David, there is no way you could have known this; today is my 50th birthday and I feel this post was meant especially for me. Thank you for everything you have shared with me this year! Happy New Year!!


  17. I cant tell you how much I agree with you. Like my Solstice Resolutions, all we have to do is be nice. To the world and to ourselves. Keep up the positive energy!!


  18. This is lovely, thanks for sharing.


  19. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    This is excellent, utterly beautiful. Wonderful stuff.


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