2017 note to self:
Here’s to brighter days, bigger smiles, louder laughs. Let’s hope the cursed year ends, but just in case things are rocky in our future: be kind, listen, be uncomfortable, learn, and surround yourself with people who bring you happiness.
It’s a battlefield out there for all of us each day and we cannot know from our screens what each other is going through. Remember that we share our best and for the most part hide our “worst”. Be brave and be there for one another.
Create! This one is personal. Even if you know it will be terrible, do it anyway. Maybe you’ll surprise yourself. Even if you are terrible at finishing things, you finish zero things you never start.
Be open and get out of your comfort zone. Don’t be lazy. I know it’s easier to curl up and just watch Gilmore Girls all day, but there’s a whole world out there to explore.
Be generous. I may not have much, but I will share it with you. The act of giving is fun! Volunteer and help out.
Explore. Everything. The town around you, oceans afar, and that space between your ears.
Return texts, like photos, and comment. When you can. Don’t let social media control your life, but pressing a button can make someone’s day.
Support each other. :]
Make friends with people you wouldn’t usually choose as friends, the elderly especially.
Make time for the friends and family you already have. Tomorrow is not guaranteed; make today count.
Use your words for good. Communicate even when upset.
Let it go. Forgive. Move on.
Don’t be mean.
Bring it on 2017.