I’m a firm believer in kindness. There are a million ways to disagree with someone that don’t require you do be an asshole. Find one. Yoga and sunsets are good for the soul. Common courtesy is a lost art and therapy heals if you’re willing to do the work. No is a complete sentence and trust is the foundation for all relationships. I believe it’s okay to ask for help and that one of the best parts of traveling is coming home to your own bed.
Respect for others goes a long way and the world would be a better place if people would practice it more often. Admitting mistakes is courageous. Vulnerability is the bravest way to live. I believe we get back what we put into the universe. Laughter is one of life’s sweetest gifts. It’s okay to let go of friendships, just don’t let go of all of them. I believe we won’t always get what we want but it’s better to try than to watch life pass by doing nothing at all.
Standing up for what you believe in is bold and empathy, grace and compassion make for a beautiful life. Just because you don’t experience something first hand doesn’t mean it isn’t happening to others. It’s better to be different than exactly like everyone else. Sometimes the hardest decisions we ever have to make end up being some of the best ones we’ll ever make. It’s actually quite easy to scroll by something you don’t agree with, not everything warrants a debate or your opinion.
Rainbows don’t always appear after storms but what a sweet surprise when they do. Sometimes it’s better to listen than say anything at all and it’s important to recognize those moments. The world needs more people who are willing to stand up for others. If you wouldn’t say something directly to someone’s face, you shouldn’t say online, or anywhere else for that matter. There is always room to grow. I believe your values should sit well within your own soul, even if that means readjusting the ones you were raised with.
Comparison will absolutely rob you of contentment and accountability will earn you deep respect. It’s easy to do the right thing when people are watching, but it matters even more when you do it when no one is. Never stop being curious. Do better. Love people well.