While it’s true, that I am no saint, ahem. . . . I am someone who tries to be a better person. Seems like there is always room for improvement. What I want is to keep my gratitude close by and grow my compassion. That’s a tall order for anyone, but all we can do is try, right?
This morning I made myself a to-do list, a reminder list of the simple things that make me a kinder, happier person. I hope that you find some value in it too and that maybe you’ll make your own list. Here’s mine:
Strive to be authentic and honest with yourself and those you meet along the way.
Admit your faults.
Say “I’m sorry.”
No matter how healthy you get, eat bacon once a month.
Say “thank you.”
Spend a lot of time in the garden and in the woods and always take your dog.
Let your dog (or cat) make you laugh (it’s their job).
Be as kind as you can be to your partner–they put up with you.
Keep your sense of humor with you at all times.
Appreciate your friends and be generous with your love, affections and support.
Wear black lacy underwear no matter how old you get. (TMI?)
For every dollar you make in the world, give some of it away.
Let gratitude be the way you pray.
Don’t judge anyone by their religion, the color of their skin,their sexual orientation, or their ability.
Dance to rock n’ roll music, and dance often.
Sing when you clean up the kitchen or drive in the car.
Always wave hello to your neighbors.
Stay current on current events.
Be an advocate and an activist for those things that are important to you.
Dream big and be patient–it’s coming.
Now while I go tape this list to my bathroom mirror, why don’t you share some of the things you’d put on your list? Hit me up in the comment section.