Thursday, January 24, 2013
Take honest photographs; write honest words. Read past bedtime and fill notebooks with thoughts that will never have to be told to anyone. Be a good friend when things are hard and when things are easy. Write the stories inside your heart. Be honest. Be polite. Be loyal. Be encouraging and stop tearing everyone apart. Read good books; watch good films. Experience exciting things and learn about the world. Go outside and be stunned by all the beauty. Learn about things, because learning is fascination. Drink lots of water, even though it isn't the summer. Keep a clean room, but let it get messy when feeling especially creative. Listen to good music; make good music. Wake up early enough to see the sunrise. Go to sleep before 10pm. Lay awake long enough to see the day off and greet the next. Let ink spear on your hands. Look up at the stars. Drink warm tea during the winter. Learn new words to honestly and fully express thoughts and emotions. Tell people they matter. Hang memories from spring clouds. Play hide and seek to remember what it's like to be a child. Stop being so afraid and do something exciting. Chase after butterflies. Grow flowers. Draw things because they are beautiful. Appreciate people and what they have to offer the world. Learn to love, but understand that sometimes loving is letting go. Be selfless, you'll be much happier. Ask question even if you might never know the answer. Forget what you're supposed to be doing for a few moments and bathe in the sunlight. Watch the rain fall. Clean up after yourself. Keep your promises. Be gentle. Stand in the middle of nowhere and feel what it's like to be such a small part of something so big. Remember what it's like to feel alive. Love the imperfections. Never touch anything with less than your whole heart.