Continue being great, generous and grand

Just a note to remind yourself to continue being great, generous and grand:

  1. People will promise never to leave you. They will. It’s okay to be sad when they do.
  2. It is always okay to cry. Always. Find a bathroom, bury your face in your pillow, and let it out. Cry in the shower. Cry in the car. Cry when you need to.
  3. Never pretend to be someone you’re not. If you don’t like tea and or horror movies, don’t act like you do to impress people.
  4. Figure out how you like to eat your eggs and stick to it. Too often we aim to please and over-accommodate our partners or friends in ways we would never dream of once the beginning phase of the relationship is over.
  5. People will be mean to you; they will spread lies, call you names, and talk about you behind your back. Eventually, you will realize that it is petty and stupid and not worth your time. You’ll be right. Move on with your life.
  6. Your friends will not always be there for you. When you need to talk, they will sometimes not want to hear it. That’s okay. Take a deep breath and remember all the times you felt the same way. Exhale.
  7. Tell people how you feel. It will be terrifying in some cases and will be gratifying. It will create relationships and ruin them. But speak your truth, even if your voice shakes, because your thoughts may never otherwise be heard.
  8. Trust your intuition. It will never let you down.
  9. There will always be someone prettier, smarter, funnier, or more attractive than you. The beauty of it is that it isn’t a competition.
  10. People treat you how you allow them to. If you want different results, stop settling with the same people and for the same things. If you want to see a change in your existence, be the change. Life isn’t as complicated as we make it and love isn’t as hard as we claim it is. If you want something, work for it. Be honest in your actions and give the world great reasons to love you. Smile at yourself every once in a while just because. Continue being great, generous and grand.
  11. Open yourself up, do not harden yourself to the world and be bold in who and how you love. There is courage in that.

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