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Build people up instead of tearing them down, appreciate them instead of taking them for granted, and be kind instead of being insensitive. Let’s focus on compassion and love and let’s make the world a better place.

The most beautiful things in life are not things. They’re people and places and memories and pictures. They’re feelings and moments and smiles and laughter.

Instead of avoiding your pain, work through it. Instead of withholding your tears, let them flow. Instead of closing your heart, open it. Instead of expressing hate, show love. Instead of judging another, appreciate them. Instead of being uptight and serious, be playful. Instead of fearing the unknown, move into it.

A shoutout to everyone who is trying right now… Trying to do the right thing. Trying to stay open. Trying to keep going. Trying to hold on. Trying to let go. Trying to find their flow. Trying to stay afloat. Trying to meet each new day. Trying to find their balance. Trying to love themselves. Trying new things and new ways. I see you. I’m there too. We’re in this together.

You might think that you don’t matter in this world, but because of you someone has a favorite mug to drink their tea out of each morning that you bought them. Someone hears a song on the radio and it reminds them of you. Someone has read a book you recommended to them and gotten lost in its pages. Someone’s remembered a joke you told them and smiled to themselves on the bus. Never think you don’t have an impact. Your fingerprints can’t be wiped away from the little marks of kindness that you’ve left behind.

Go where your energy is reciprocated, celebrated, and appreciated.

Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can’t put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones.

Divorce is okay. Breaking up is okay. Starting over is okay. Moving on is okay. Saying no is okay. Being alone is okay. What is not okay is staying somewhere where you aren’t happy, valued, or appreciated, that is not okay.

The broken will always be able to love harder than most. Once you’ve been in the dark, you learn to appreciate everything that shines.

Don’t tell a mother she looks tired; she already knows that. Tell her she’s doing a great job; she may not know that.

Sometimes you just need to hear how much you mean to someone.

You will never forget a person who came to you with a torch in the dark.

Some people could be given an entire field of roses and only see the thorns in it. Others could be given a single weed and only see the wildflower in it. Perception is a key component to gratitude. And gratitude a key component to joy.

You gotta look for the good in the bad, the happy in the sad, the gain in your pain, and what makes you grateful not hateful.

In a society that has you counting money, pounds, calories, and steps, be a rebel and count your blessings instead.

Tell your people you love them. Life is so fragile.

What is the difference between ‘I like you’ and ‘I love you?’ Beautifully answered by the Buddha: ‘When you like a flower, you just pluck it; when you love a flower, you water it daily.’ The one who understands this, understands life.

As you get older you really just want to be surrounded by good people. People who are good for you, good to you, and good for your soul.

I don’t care much for things I can’t take with me after I die. Give me love. Moments. Purpose. Things that’ll settle in the soul.

You should always tell people how important they are to you. Always.