I asked some of my dear friends how they managed to cope when life knocks them down. They all came back with varying responses. Each of their unique personalities shines through their words and I found it so touching to hear what helps them, I learned a lot about my friends reading their coping strategies.
It’s like I’ve finally crossed enough territory, that I can look back and see my footsteps with enough distance to understand it, to make sense of it.
I really hope you’ve found something this month that resonated with you. The final days of May are about creativity and simply appreciating the joy of being alive, right here and now. “I like the smell of earth, the touch of waves, the taste of berries, the sight of trees, the sound of laughter, and the feeling of being fully alive.”
It was yet another rainy day and my cousin, my sister and I were having the time of our lives literally singing in the rain. I’m the one in the purple raincoat on the right, you can see the strain in my face as I tried to hit a high note to whatever song we were singing. This picture perfectly captures the playful innocence of child’s spirit.
It’s like a blink, a moment caught on pause before it’s flooded over with conversation or movement. I love that kind of photography.
We can choose to meet death like a great opponent about to begin an epic sword fight. We grow in size by our ability to live life in its absolute fullness. We let no moment of beauty pass under our nose without sniffing it and hugging it and holding it close.
“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.”
Life is not always as joyous as our social media profiles may make it seem. And although this is obviously not a new realization, I do think it’s easy to forget that people are struggling when we’re constantly bombarded with images of the opposite.
Do you ever get in those moods when your brain feels like a sponge and you crave inspiration, or a change of perspective, or just simply having your mind blown? Here’s a carefully selected list of 11 of my favorite articles, videos and podcasts that have done exactly that for me.
It feels like my mind is a wild horse that is being whipped into shape by a violent owner. So I sit in my stable and dream of a that time when I ran free in open fields, galloping fiercely alongside other wild horses who made me feel like there was a different way to live this life. A life that tasted of freedom, adventure and spontaneity.