By being present in our interactions, we show genuine interest in the person at hand. Being present is something we don’t always think about, but intentionally striving to be in the present moment will enrich interactions and build more meaningful relationships.
Wherever you are, be all there.
Connecting with people is one of the one of the greatest ways to find happiness. Another option is wifi.
“The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.”
The point of life isn’t to be perfect, it’s to learn and grow from our choices and mistakes.
Collect memories, not things. As time goes on material things break, get lost, and lose their value. Memories however, will always be there, to remind you of the great things you’ve done. The experiences you’ve had. The people you care about, and the precious moments spent together. So spend more time collecting memories, and leave the things to collect dust.
Sometimes, all it takes is an hour out of your own day, maybe less, to fix all twenty four of someone else’s. And maybe even a little more.
Just as we try to love others, do we remember to love ourselves unconditionally? I know often I get caught up in the feeling that nothing I do is good enough, and always just wanting to be better. Consider the idea of fully accepting yourself for who you are, loving yourself flaws and all. When you come to love yourself, you grant yourself the ability to more fully love others as well. Accepting ourselves does not mean that we do not continue to improve.
“Acceptance isn’t stagnation — you will change no matter what. You can’t avoid changing. The question is whether that change comes from a place of acceptance and love, or a place of self-dislike and dissatisfaction. I vote for unconditional love.” – Leo Babauta