The start of another new year! Good. I think it’s mildly unfair, that so much of what I have learned over the years, to help me start to round out my life, be happier from within and such, comes at a time that I have started to develop gray hair, saggy boobs and wrinkles. But that’s not my point.
I am thankful, that’s the point. I have so much to be thankful for on my birthday, and I want to go forward from today with more purpose than I had yesterday. I saw such a great quote yesterday from the Dalai Lama
“If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.”
I love that, and want that to be top of mind in my family.
I saw a quote from Amelia Earhart that inspires me as well
“No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.”
We all know this to be true and so we need to do it more. Just be kind. Let people be who they are, encourage them, and love them.
Finally also from Amelia Earhart
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”
So, my aging self, is hoping that what inspires me, and guides me into my 34th year, will inspire you as well. Be kind today, do something nice, and do the things you are afraid of.