life is short

Life is Short, So Do What Makes You Smile

As I’ve grown older, I see the value in finding joy and happiness in life every single day.

Life is short. Do what makes you smile.

What have you been putting off in your life, waiting for “the right time?” Today is the right time to pursue an idea, dream, skill, education…you name it. What is that wished-for wish, that long-unfulfilled achievement?

Is there a valid reason why you can’t start today? Even one little step today toward the direction of your dream is one little step closer to making it a reality.

Do more of what makes you happy.

Do more. Do often!

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What azaleas have taught me

Azaleas are flowering bushes that come alive with brilliant color in early springtime here in the South. It’s a joy to see them emerge each year into the fullness of their glorious beauty. Harbingers of the growing season, azaleas awaken the garden with their bright and sunny blossoms.

They are a dream in spring, but a dream that is short lived.

The sad part of having azaleas is watching those bright and colorful blossoms fade and die away at the end of their super short lives.

This said, what exactly can azaleas teach us? (more…)

Be good to yourself

Gather people into your life who want to nourish you.

Nourish them in return.

Avoid those who want to siphon off your joy.

Instead, find those who want to help you experience that joy.

Life is short. Play well, love, and live life fully.

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