10 Truths: Kelly Rutherford

Kelly Rutherford

  • Something about you that might surprise others
  • I’m not sure how surprising this is, but I love to be around nature and make collages! I love to stay at home, listen to music and read and write.
  • What’s your favorite age?
  • This age for sure. It’s the richest time. The wisdom, the experience. I love right now.
  • What do you admire most in others?
  • Their ability to see the good in life.
  • Something that turns you off immediately?
  • Somebody who doesn’t have the ability to listen.
  • What makes you smile?
  • My children. Even the thought of my children makes me smile.
  • What’s your biggest insecurity or fear?
  • I don’t know if I have as many fears or insecurities as I used to. Or perhaps it’s more that they still pop up, but now I know what to do with them.
  • When do you feel like the best version of yourself?
  • When I’m engaged creatively. When I feel like I’m on purpose.
  • Words you live by?
  • Gratitude, blessings, miracles, peace, joy, kindness, compassion. The yummy words, the words that make me feel good.
  • What have you yet to figure out?
  • So many things. I’m still learning every day! I just want to keep learning how to be more aware and conscious and connected to that source of abundance, whatever you want to call him or her—that source of all the abundance and beauty that we see everyday.
  • What have you figured out?
  • I always think, imagine if the news just reported on really great things. The world would look so different. Imagine if one day you woke up and the news report was: ‘Theres a sale at Barney’s, a cat was saved from a tree, a little old lady was walked across the street, and a guy left his keys in a taxi and they were returned!’ They need to do a SNL skit on it. All that the news focuses on is fear. I don’t watch any of it but somehow I find out about it. You find out everything you need to know just by walking down the street or out at dinner. But every time we open our mouths and say ‘a war on terror’, we’re perpetuating that fear. It’s the same when it comes to raising our children. If you acknowledge all of the good things that they do, it shifts everything. And isn’t that what we want, people to see the best version of us? To not focus on where we mess up and fumble, but where we are graceful and doing well? It’s the same on an individual scale and a global scale. So in terms of what I’ve figured out, I think it goes back to focusing on what you want instead of focusing on what you don’t want—whatever the situation.