my sister-in-law often snail mails me hokey, albeit inspiring magazine clippings. i love that she does this. especially since her and my brother live 15 minutes away. these messages always seem to arrive at the right moment. generally, when i’m feeling disconnected and need to turn inward (eehhh hem, need a big smack of reality). here’s the most recent:
unplug. we often rate our days by what we’ve accomplished, applauding ourselves for a workout logged, an errand completed, a task crossed off. but consider grading today on a new curve: give yourself credit not for doing but simply for being - for taking time to sit alone, listening, daydreaming, creating space to think. only then can you connect with the most important person in your world: yourself.
1. a meal shared with family + friends sustains you in more ways than one.
2. gratitude cannot always change circumstances, but it can help you see beyond them.
3. with rejection comes a decision: you either turn back or find a new way forward.
4. feeling restless may be a sign that you haven’t sat still long enough.
5. stop seeing life as a problem to be solved and, instead, as a mystery to be enjoyed.
6. sometimes you have to travel to a new place to rediscover the old you.
7. to make the best use of your intuition, think less and listen more.
8. give above and beyond what you think will help.
9. rather than worry about how your body should look, focus on you want it to feel.
10. virtuous and delicious aren’t mutually exclusive; the most nourishing foods can also be the most delightful.
…ripped from an old copy of whole living magazine. not too shabby.