MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2008New Blog Entry

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January 28, 2008
I wrote my first blog entry about a year ago for BOX 388,and had so many drafts of those to follow it. The funny thing is that I received so many notes each weekresponding to it that I always felt it was premature to take it down. So days turned into weeks, and weeks turned into months. It is now the beginning of a New Year, and even though I still have the nicest notes each day responding to the them of communication in that first entry, I feel it is just necessary to move on as many would say.

Life is the greatest gift, and over the past month I have had several friends lose important people in their lives. Most notely is a dear friend that has lost their first born during child birth. It reminds you, especially during the month of December and the holiday season that more to life than the silly and unnecessary things we get obsessed with. If you are dark, then light will not shine on your life. You must pick up and move on. Happiness is a decision. So I invite you all into the light of happiness and ask you to choose the good things, even if some days you struggle to just come up with one, to focus on.

Today I am at the Sundance Film Festival. If you are ever lucky enough to attendsuch an event, please take advantage. It is my 8th year attending. Some years I am working with artists performing at various studio parties or corporate sponsored events, I have also come just to vacationand enjoy some skiing with a movie slide in here and there. This year it is a combination of the two.

Today I awakened to a new blanket of snow. It reminded me of how lucky and blessedmy life is. However, you have torecognize these things and not take them for granted. This is where light shines down and you decide if things arebad or good. I could sit around in my room and worry about the various disasters that are occurring with many of my friends, how I am going to get a long list of impossible tasks done, and most immediate, how I am going to get to my first appointment that is on MainStreet in Park City through a new batch of snow in the next 30 minutes. I decided that the universe wanted me to slow down and enjoy the beauty in front of me, not get stressed out, and put myself in a different frame of mind to tackle the many issues at hand (both serious and not serious).

As I went out in the freezing cold to catch a taxi or shuttle into town with my laptop. I decided I would begin to walk. It was freezing, and perhaps I would regret my spontaneous decision to be engulfed in being moved by a higher being, but for the meantime it was a delightful and peaceful journey. It made me realize (really I am not trying to be corney here) that you never stop to really think, ponder, examine, and enjoy. Life is what you make it. It really is! This is not a clich√©’. I decided at that moment that I was going to have the most productiveday, right here in Park City, but also find balance in it. You never know what life is going to deliver you. You never know what it may through in your path. If you are not emotionally prepared to accept it, you can get kicked around by your own inability to see the good in everything.

6 Responses

  1. Just wanted to drop a line to say “Hello.” Enjoy Sundance sounds absolutely FANTASTIC!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Lisa you seem to be an amazing woman and every time I read something about you or your blogs I see how you have done so much good. Richie has always said how great a friend you are to him and it sounds like that includes so many others. Maybe one day we will meet. God bless.
    Paul from Pyramid

  3. Sid Shah says:

    Hey Lisa,
    Thank you for coming to my class (Lauren’s class) today! You were the most inspiring speaker we’ve ever had, and I truly appreciate it.


    – Sid

  4. aj827 says:


    You truly are an amazing and accomplished woman. Whenever you are in Europe again,my mother and I would like to meet you.

    tony west/brenda ellis

    2nd cousin living abroad

  5. Anthony says:

    Ms. Ellis! It’s Anthony (front desk manager) from the Westin here in Rhode Island!

    Glad we got you a last minute room…hope your journey wasn’t too stressful!! We would love to have you back again- it was a pleasure meeting you! Best of luck =)

  6. Jaiye Bynoe says:

    Hello Mrs. Ellis,

    How are you? My name is Jaiye Bynoe writing to you. Congratulations on all of your success. You are a positive role model and I admire, respect, and look up to you very much. I'm 29 years old and I live in Woburn Massachusetts. The reason that I'm writing to you. is because I'm an aspiring R&B artist/songwriter and I have a CD out at and at if you would like to check out my music. The kind of music that I do is Alternative R&B. I rap about God, Love, Intimacy, and different relationships that people go through in life. I'm trying to either get a recording contract with Sony Records for myself or sell my songs to other R&B artists that are already well established. Everyone says that I look exactly like Mr. Sean P.Diddy Combs, and on my myspace profile that I mentioned above there will be pictures of me so you can see for yourself. I understand that you are busy with your own career and life but if possible I would be honored meet with you in person so I could discuss my life and career with you. I would be very grateful for any guidence or knowledge that you could offer me to help me further my career in music. My email address is [email protected] if you would like to correspond with me. I wish you much continued success and Blessings and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Thank you again for your time.

    God Bless

    Jaiye Bynoe