if someone is showing off their tattoo and it’s fresh and they’re happy about it do not fucking make fun of it i don’t care how pretentious or typical or pseudo-artsy you think it is if another human being shelled out a large sum of money to have something permanently etched onto their body and they are happy and proud of it do not fucking try to make them feel bad about it especially if it was a really big tattoo. holy shit.
They told me they’d only recently been married. I asked if it was an arranged marriage or a “love marriage.” He answered: “a love marriage.” I asked where they met, and he said: “the telephone.” He then told me that he never actually saw her before the day of their wedding.
"So when did you fall in love?" I asked.
"The third phone call," he said.
Learning to say “thank you but I think I will skip” when we do not want to do something
Taking responsibility for how we feel
Using only positive and glorious words when talking about ourselves
Before eating asking “what is the healthiest most nutritious thing I can eat now”?, then trusting what we hear, really trusting. May be ice-cream today, might be spinach tomorrow, if we trust.
Taking a media fast once in a while
Taking a “me” day off, for real
Praying at home, in the train, in the car, during laundry, after yoga, on the street, in the shower…
Taking a long walk, with only ourselves
Remembering our priorities
Honoring those whom we love
Using place mats and the art of conversation during meals
The kitchen sink is always empty and clean
Making the bed every morning
Taking a Saturday afternoon for a beauty treatment (can be done at home very afford-ably, here is one idea)
Writing down ten things we would like to experience in this lifetime
Looking at the list often
Reaching out to someone we know needs it
Giving something away
Speaking half the times we think we need to
Organizing the closet
Buying clothes only if they fit 2 criteria: 1-comfortable and 2-makes me feel fabulous
Avoiding drama at all costs
But 22 (above) does not mean we avoid dealing with issues we know we need to deal with
Speaking up when is necessary
Learning to be compassionate towards others but also and most importantly to ourselves
Going to bed at around the same time every night
Making sure we go to the bathroom for number 1 and 2 every day
Looking at our reflection and going “Wow you are hot”
Appreciating that it does not need to be perfect, it just needs to be
Using our energy efficiently
Sending love towards Mother Earth
There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.