…in this world of constant challenges, sadness, and uncertainty, we’re also surrounded by beauty, promise, and goodness.
So above all,
-Strive for happiness. The alternative is life and energy depleting.
-Forgive. It’s lurking in your heart. Find it.
-Laugh. Never stop laughing, especially at yourself.
-Never ever give up. It’s not an option.
-Be sensitive to others. Especially those you encounter who are less than polite. Something must be going on with them. We’ve all been there.
-Stand tall. Hold your head up, especially if you’ve been betrayed. Whatever it was, it probably wasn’t meant to hurt you.
-Look for the light. In the sky, in someone’s eyes, in the darkness. You’ll find it. It’s there.
-Hold others up. There’s enormous power in recognizing and promoting a fellow human being.
-Be drawn to new experiences. Even if they’re scary. No, especially if they’re scary. It builds character.
-Look for the good. Especially in tragic and unimaginable happenings. It’ll be hiding, but the little sparkle will give it away.
-Absorb the wisdom. You’ll find wisdom in people everywhere. Young and old. In the grocery store, the library, in the car next to you. In your friends and your foes.
-Regard Hope as a Life Force. Because it is. Where there’s Life, there’s Hope.
And above all, believe in yourself. Despite fear, self-doubt, and emerging obstacles. You are a reservoir of creativity and goodness. Move to understand your many facets and purposes and act on them without reservation.
The world is waiting.