The Nudge to Grow

A child goes to school, and finds guidance there. A child is surrounded in love, and finds nourishment there.

And then graduation day comes, as does moving day. You can’t stay where you are; no one can. Life simply won’t allow it.

Accept the nudge to grow; to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

Grow we must, grow we must! Because remaining invisibly the same is no longer an option for me.

Or you.

Life is a Special Occasion

Be gentle with yourself today. Be compassionate and take care of yourself today. Make that appointment (cancel that appointment); book that trip, write a letter to express your dormant thoughts and desires-(you don’t have to send or share it. Ever.)

Listen to music that makes you feel good (extra credit if you get up and dance it out for 3 minutes.) Put on the lipstick; the special occasion earrings, jeans, shirt, dress, suit, shoes, jacket, or tie. You woke up today…this IS the special occasion.

It is only when we take care of ourselves FIRST, that we can show any semblance of humanity, compassion, and decency to others.

Have the best day today.

And enjoy it.