Number One

In case anyone thinks you’re odd ๐Ÿ™‚ Different is good!


A Way

I am confident there is not a single task in life that one cannot attempt to be talked out of.

You may be so determined that you can’t be talked out of it, which could be great, but there will always be a reason not to do it.

So when making your next pro/con list, instead of focusing on which list is longer, reprioritize each list. How many things are on there out of fear? Is it hurting anyone? Do you need help with it? Where can you get that?

And then focus on your pros. It could be as simple as, “I want to create a painting.”

Pro: I’m inspired.

Con: I’ve never painted before.

This con can spiral into, “I’ll be terrible at it. No one will like it. I’ll fail.”

But you can take a class. You can study. Ask someone who does paint for advice. Remind yourself it’s your first painting and it doesn’t have to be great. It’s a start.

Find a way today, friends!

Ocean in a Drop

Who else is working on changing their perspective this year? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Change starts with you, and it starts on the inside. How do you see yourself? Do you need to adjust your self talk?

You are beautiful, unique, capable, valuable, and much loved.


We are all on our own paths.

Even if your goal is similar to someone else’s, you have completely different journeys, different reasons, different backgrounds, different experiences.

For No Reason

Is anyone else guilty of avoiding people?

Where you don’t go out of your way to close the elevator doors, but you may not hold them open either, and hope the other person doesn’t make it in time?

Have you stared down at the floor when passing a stranger in the hall, but make eye contact and smile if you know them?

Do you prefer online banking and food ordering truly for convenience or partly because you prefer not talking to people?

I’m certainly guilty of all of these – so seeing this quote on Instagram this morning hit home.

More than that, it’s how I expect people to treat me. If a stranger smiles at me, I assume they’re flirting. If a neighbor engages in conversation too long, I wonder why they’re talking to me. When people that are not my friends are extra kind – I’m confused. But this should be the norm!

We should be good to everyone just because. Smile at your friend AND that stranger. Hold the elevator. Let that struggling car into your lane of traffic; what’s one more car in bumper to bumper anyway? Offer to help your neighbor with groceries.

Small acts of kindness go a long way.

What if all of us did them? Every single person on earth, offering one extra smile a day. Pausing one time after saying “how are you?” to listen to the response and possibly engage in conversation.

Imagine how our world would change.