"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!" ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
On a different note...My roommate was recently telling me about something her professor was encouraging everyone in the class to do: write a "creed" to live each day by. This reminded me of what Gretchen Rubin, the author of The Happiness Project book (and blog) did at the beginning of her path towards a happier life. I think it's a pretty cool idea and while I am a huge advocate for setting goals and doing what you can to stick to them, I think the most important aspect of each and every day is living to your fullest potential and being the best version of yourself that you can. That being said, I really like the idea of writing a personal "creed" as a subtle reminder to yourself of how you want to live life each day. I haven't had a chance to think about this too much yet, but off the top of my head, my own personal creed would be something along the lines of...
- Find something to smile about no matter what the situation
- Start each day with an open heart and open mind
- Open my eyes to the best of everyone and try to see the positives in them
- Let things go. Move on.
- S l o w down
- Eat the cookie!
- Be here, in the moment, right now
- Brighten the world with laughter
- Share a kind thought with someone
I will eventually add more to this list, but for now, I will do my best to work on remembering these things each day. I think it's really important to take the time to remind yourself how you can surround yourself with positivity and optimism.
What does your own personal creed look like?