Take a moment to ask yourself if you are doing what you want to do with your time.
And for many of us acting or at least being a part of the world of theater and film fill us with wonder and a sense of identity.
Keep in mind the top three, whatever they may mean to you, as to be an actor and not go crazy-out-of-your-mind requires some grounding, and lots of support.
Always have a life line to grab onto when you are down, or things get tough, and always be willing to let go when you are ready to swim and challenge your talents, skills and dreams to levels you may never have dreamed of before.
But keep the lifeline within reach and never be afraid to use it.
We need each other.
One thing lacking in Las Vegas is the sense of community needed for actors to survive and thrive, artistically, financially and emotionally.
We can build it. We can achieve it.
Instead of attacking, compliment and help and teach.
Instead of belittling, help to lay the foundation and then build the palace (and I do not mean overpriced shows for wealthy people at the temple that is the Smith Center, although it has helped arts in the schools and a general awareness of the arts in Las Vegas).
Spend time with friends and family. Use your faith to relax, center and motivate you to accept the rejections and failures as success in a longer journey as an artist.
Work toward common goals, good works, building and not tearing down or destroying.
Take a moment to realise no matter what you have gone through in your life and career, someone gave their life up for our country, our freedom and your ability to be an artist.
Do not toss that freedom away or take it for granted.
Create. Build. Do. Love and move forward to make a difference in your life and the lives of others, many of whom you may never meet.
Be an artist.
Best to you and your families.
Go forth and enjoy the arts.