Note to Self.

One of the greatest joys in the world is a deep, shake-your-bones belly laugh. Or doing something unexpected and extraordinarily kind for someone else. Or pausing and being amazed by something simple and wondrous that it is typically taken for granted. Or stepping aside so someone can experience success and recognition instead of you.

One of the greatest sources of regret is wishing failure on someone because of jealousy. Or getting into a power struggle over something that is ultimately meaningless. Or backhanded insults that stem from a lack of confidence in yourself.

We are all imperfect.

In our imperfection lies beautiful opportunities to get just a little better every day. To smile more. To let go of caring so much about what others think and play and be silly. To give freely, not monetary things, but gifts of the heart that make someone else’s life just a little better. To pause and breath and wonder.

Remember, life is hard. For everyone. We don’t need to make it harder.

Embrace your inner child;

Be childlike,

Not childish.

-Brad Montague


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