Monday, April 13, 2015

The secret to life

The secret to life, in four words and an ampersand is this: fresh air & good company.

Life is messy and challenging and let's be honest, there are moments it just sucks. But it is also beautiful and hilarious and amazing. The bad moments can be made better and the good moments can be made most excellent by going outside and/or spending time with your people.

So how do you do this?

To find the outside: just open the door. Don't wait for the right weather. There is no "good" weather or "bad" weather. There is just weather. Sometimes the sun goes away for a while. Sometimes things fall from the sky. Things will stop falling eventually. The sun will come back eventually. Either way, go outside. Make the best of it.

To find good company: there are many ways to do this, but it helps to be good company. Try some of these things:
  • Don't take things too seriously. Have a sense of humor about life, and especially about yourself.
  • Listen more, judge less. You don't know what it's really like to be anyone else.
  • Deal with your own shit. Don't take it out on others, or on yourself. It's ok, everyone has shit. Such is life. Work on it. Let it make you more compassionate and open minded.
  • Do difficult, challenging things, things you're afraid of attempting. Whatever the outcome, you will likely find secret reserves of innate awesomeness you never knew existed.
  • Love your people on their good days. Love them more on their bad ones. Be grateful for the ones who do the same for you.
Lyric of the moment: "Let love show you that everything here is gonna be okay. When you feel lost, let love show you the way..."

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