Remembering your spirit - Honoring you you really are
Thankful for life
What does Wild Wild West costar Selma
Hayek do to stay in touch with who she is?
As she says, one of the universal ways she
finds herself is through being creative. For
her it's a matter of survival. "You have to be
creative," she says.
It's something Salma's mother instilled in her long ago when she
used to say, "Only stupid people get bored." Although Salma
didn't quite grasp what her mom meant by that at the time, she
eventually understood and incorporated it into her daily life. "If
you are smart enough, you will find something in your head to
do, or a way to entertain yourself."
Then, there is laughter. Through humor and laughter Salma
discovers life isn't as tough as it always seems. "Life is tough,
and if you have the ability to laugh at it you have the ability to
In her joy and love of life she expresses her gratitude of it by
noticing and appreciating those seemingly little things, like
kissing, eating, cooking and friends. "I love life, I appreciate it,
because I have a good one."
Wednesday, June 23, 1999 - The Oprah Winfrey Show