Life is short. Enjoy your ride.
But don't ride too hard, or you'll shorten your life.
Speaking of life, you only get one.
But if you're always living for today, then you might not be making the best decisions to ensure you're around for tomorrow.
Speaking of tomorrow, don't worry about tomorrow today.
Spend today on today, but tomorrow you might wanna think about the next tomorrow 'cause we've also always got to keep our eyes on the future and building ours into what we want it to be.
Speaking of building, is your foundation solid?
Do you have a good moral base?
A supportive village?
Make sure you do.
But also, don't worry if you screw up or your village screws you because we make lemonade with lemons.
Unless the lemons are so sour that no amount of sugar can help make the lemonade any more digestible, then you just swallow the bitter and get on with your day because nobody likes a complainer.
But complain if you must because it can be cathartic.
Speaking of bitterness, why are you always walking around like such a sour puss?
And speaking of digesting, what is it that are you intaking these days?
Your diet is more than just what you eat; that's what we're told.
But also, watch what you eat, because staying fit is essential.
You know, calories during a pandemic DO count.
But it would be best if you didn't count them or the numbers on your scale because we're all carrying around the weight of a lot more these days.
Speaking of days, are you spending yours wisely?
And speaking of spending, how wise have you been with that?
Do all your extracurricular enjoyments fit in your budget?
Speaking of fit, don't look to be fit to fit in because you belong wherever you want.
Unless you want to be in a mansion-sized tiki hut in Bora Bora, and then you need to focus on working hard for that sh*t.
But don't work too hard, or you'll get run down and then you'll feel like poop.
Speaking of poop, have you been regular?
Are you eating enough veggies?
And, NO, Bloody Marys do not count.
Speaking of counting, do you count your chakras?
To be honest, I don't even know what those are, but I know I should probably be counting mine.
Instead, I'm working on counting my blessings.
It's hard when your blessings are pint-sized, adorably loud, opinionated noisemakers, but still, I'm working on it.
Speaking of working, how's it been balancing your job and family?
Omg, you're crying -- why are you crying??
I TOTALLY GET why you're crying.
Because it's all so hard, and we're all a bit more emotional these days.
"But you make it look easy;" more people should say that to each other.
Because we all benefit from encouragement and support.
Do you know who you should relentlessly support?
They deserve ALL THE SUPPORT.
But I digress.
And digressions happen, AND THAT'S OKAY.
We're not always going to stay on track.
But we've always got to find our way home.
And not home as in your house, but as in, where you feel you need to be, emotionally, at any given time.
I say all this to say, keep running the race.
Not the rat race, no, but your own.
And if people join your race, be kind.
Just don't be so kind that you're a doormat.
Know your worth But don't think you are more worthy than anyone else. Try hard.
But don't be hard on yourself.
And if you do all these things, you'll be in a good place.
I don't know where that place is, but I know it'll be good because you'll be there holding the fort down as you always do.
I am too.
But I'm still enjoying the ride, and I hope you are too.