The writer, Gretchen Rubin, encourages us to take our time and think very clearly about this. She took several months to put hers together. I dashed mine off before Meghan and Harry even had their first kiss. I guess that I am surprisingly clear about what I want my life to look like.
Always look for ways to help others. Always ask for help when you need it.
Listen. Make it about the person speaking. Understand. Care. Be a safe place for friends, family, and strangers.
Give your all in business. Continue to make it a place of music, culture, charity, and fun. Be prosperous and generous.
Give people the benefit of the doubt. Look for the best in people, and even help them to find it for themselves. But trust your nose for nonsense of any kind. It is eerily accurate.
Replenish your spirit with exercise, art, music, travel, time in nature, time at the water, time with the beloved pup.
Spend time with people and in situations that make you feel good, happy, and like your best self.
Distance yourself, with kindness, from people +/or situations that are not good for you.
Be yourself. You are not, “too much.” Don’t squash yourself down to meet others.
Acknowledge your feelings, and feel them. Pain, anger, love, joy. Experience them; don’t smash them in an effort to make others more comfortable.
Create. Create. Create.
Make your home an oasis of beauty, calm, and love.
Stay vulnerable, + don’t hide it. It’s a big part of what makes you, YOU.
Sending you all outrageous love.