Once upon a time there was a famous general who shared her wisdom with a friend. She said “take your broken heart and make it into art.” From any heartache or setback, there is always hope that things will get better. Make amazing things and practice radical kindness and you never know you might just change the world.
Only thirteen more shopping days until Christmas! I say, if you celebrate Christmas, don’t worry about getting the shopping done. Focus more on how you are going to best spend the time off with people you care about.
Tomorrow, there is a big election. It is always important to participate in local politics, your vote could make the difference between prosperity or doom. Optimism is radical – don’t lose hope, but don’t sit by and let things happen without your say.
Sometimes you have to butt a few heads to build consensus.
Take extra care of yourself as the holidays approach – this can be a joyous time of year but also a time of year that stirs up all sorts of things. Be patient, practice self care and don’t feel bad about eating an extra cookie or two.
One small change can end up making a big difference. You may inspire someone else to make a change, or your change could start a domino effect of subsequent changes and be the start of something amazing! So never be afraid to switch things up a bit.
Unfortunately, it is inevitable that sometimes people say or do unfortunate things. You have no control over the actions of others, but you do have control over your own actions and reactions. As challenging as it can be, always choose kindness and compassion.