Circumstances and schedules aren’t an excuse. Not taking care of myself is lazy and selfish. The people around me deserve better than me showing up like a broken down bag lady.
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The next time you’re panicked, trying to find a way to avoid something, you might want to consider taking the back door to peace and plan for the catastrophe instead.
Some people will wake up a year from now and barely be able to remember what they left behind in the dust of a previous life. Some people will find a “why” that’s bigger, louder, and more determined than all their “why nots”. Some people will elevate themselves so high they can see heaven. They will stand so tall on their dreams they can touch God himself.
The bottom line is when you find The One it’s less about who he is than it is about who you are when you’re with him. Who he turns out to be might surprise you. Who you become in relationship with him is the very best more joyful version of yourself.
Ken Pivak is my favorite photographer. This man photographs some of the most beautiful people on the planet and has a way with finding the most extraordinary beauty anywhere. He’s a genius artist, his tool is his camera, and the world is his canvass.
People tend to wake up one day and wonder where the spark went. I know better. I know any fire requires fuel to burn.
I’ve seen a commitment to gratitude and appreciation bring the most damaged relationships back from the brink. However, more importantly gratitude and appreciation set a tone that prevents relationships from getting to the brink in the first place.
This isn’t about judgement. It’s not about right or wrong. It’s not even about consequences. It’s about how you’re going to feel about yourself the morning after knowing he might not call again. It’s about whether you feel like you sacrificed or not.
This year let’s opt out of wanting our bodies to be different in favor of loving the bodies we have now more than ever before. This year let’s remember love is a verb. It’s about treating our bodies like bodies we love.
You can’t expect someone to love all of you when you’re only willing to show the bright and shiny parts. All of us have some icky scary stuff we’d like to hide, but if you want intimacy you can’t. Vulnerability is required if we want to be loved deeper than the surface, and everyone wants to be loved deeply.