i've been reading this girls blog for years. she's kept one for like 10 years or something crazy. although i don't always agreee with her, i do think she makes some great points & she's done some pretty rad things. she posted a list recently. these parts stood out and made me think:
....go out there and do. Live. Don't be the same as yesterday.....Run, walk, bike. Put that self help book down and pick up yourself.....Let go of the snark, your worries, your anger and fear and give into possibility, action, joy and life. Do. Do some more...Being of use is more important than being popular.....Dream big, work harder. Have lots of fun, lift a finger, do something for someone else. Cheer your friends on. Cheer yourself up. Celebrate as much as possible. Enjoy everything. Right now....Don't rush the situation....Go outside. Go outside yourself....Don't complain about someone unless you're talking to that someone. Don't complain about a situation you're not willing to make better. They don't have it better and you don't have it worse. Don't make excuses. You'll never see possibility if you do. And you're smart and worth more than settling for a life of complaining and limitation.....Play. Remember what it's like to be seven. Remember to listen to a seven year .....Be quiet more often, listen harder....Don't envy others' lives, envy yours. Live it fully. Teach by example how to live well, how to be treated, how to be kind, how to be alive.