What would happen if you lowered your expectations of others and raised your standards for yourself? Why not give the world a break from your chronic disappointment and bring a better you into the every day.

How about not attempting to manipulate circumstances to improve your “lot” in life and instead, feed your mind with the knowledge you need to improve what you have to offer and use your power to genuinely change circumstances yourself?

If your environment sucks, maybe you do. If there’s too much negativity, maybe you’re too negative. If life is being unfair, maybe you are.

Are you just too tired to deal with it all? Then feed your body, feed your mind, feed your spirit with the best, the purest, the most uplifting of everything you can find.

Whatever has gone before is the lesson if you learn it, or an ego-beating if you earn it. The point is to get up, shake it off, take the gift of any back-handed eye openers and maximize yourself to your highest potential.

We really should learn how the world works so we can work with it or around it. It may not make sense sometimes, but if we learn stepping off the curb without looking both ways puts us in the ICU then fair or not we should learn to look both ways, right? If we’re going to spout off about how unfair it is, then do it from the curb, yes?

Life can be god-awfully hard sometimes. I know it. There are some pretty torn up people out there willing to suck the life out of us, and tear us down so they can seem taller.

They’re not darlin’, they’re just small and afraid and we can’t save them. But in saving ourselves, we can be an example for them to follow if they choose to do so.

We can’t make that happen either. It’s up to them. It’s up to us to follow the instructions from the flight attendant to place the oxygen mask on ourselves so we have the capability to help the others find theirs and get them in place.

What if we let go of the control over life and other people that we don’t really have anyway? What if we put that effort into bringing our best self forward instead? Improving ourselves instead?

What would that look like, I wonder?

What would we have to offer the world then?


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