The Power Of The Pause By Maria Shriver


This is a link to  Maria Shriver’s commencement speech this past weekend.She was talking to  USC Annenberg School of communication .

In a moment of truth, I have been pausing a lot lately. Not  that I did  anything wrong. But I am pausing at how much I am learning. A girl that started blogging four  months ago.

Thanks to Diane, and other bloggers that have made this journey a remarkable one.I am learning from all of you. I just finished an interview with a  preschool  teacher and was paused  also by how  much information I have just learned about boys as compared to girls.

I want to pause and take the moment to thank everyone of  you for accepting me the way I am .

I am thrilled at how much I want to see. And how  I can make impact in this world. During last weeks commencement speech Maria Shriver gave her, ‘too many pauses speech’, which I thought was very unique. It has a lot of fun pauses for everyone aspiring to become a journalist to see.This should go down as one of the best examples of ‘pauses’  I have heard recently. In your spare time click on the link to read . This is part, the rest is on the links above and the video below.

PAUSE — and take the time to find out, what’s important to you. Find out what you love, what’s real and true to you — so it can infuse and inform your work and make it your own.

PAUSE — before you report something you don’t know is absolutely true, something you haven’t corroborated with not just one, but two sources, as I was taught. And make sure that they’re two reliable sources.

PAUSE — before you put a rumor out there as fact. Just because you read it or saw it on TV or the Web — no matter how many times — doesn’t mean its true. Don’t just pass on garbage because you want to be first. There’s no glory in being first with garbage.

PAUSE — before you hit the “send” button and forward a picture that could ruin someone’s life — or write something nasty on someone’s Wall because you think it’s funny or clever. Believe me, it isn’t.

PAUSE — before you make judgments about people’s personal or professional decisions.

PAUSE — before you join in and disparage someone’s sexuality or intellectual ability.

PAUSE — before forwarding the untrue and inflammatory tidbits that have made it so difficult for would-be public servants and their families to step up and lead. Edmund Hillary once said, “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”

you can watch the video here yfeature=player_embedded


5 thoughts on “The Power Of The Pause By Maria Shriver

  1. So true. We all can learn something from this. *Just Pause* Great advise that I will take! A. Burke

  2. Hello this is kinda of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors
    or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding skills so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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