“The best blush in the world is a sip of champagne” – Megan Washington
“She is sugar, curiosity, and rain.” – E. Lockhart, We Were Liars
“The signature item is an attitude. It is the gun in your holster that makes you feel well dressed and invincible.” – How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are, Caroline de Maigret
and it’s the best kind.
I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.
stay close to anything that makes you feel alive
Don’t be afraid to be you and own it. If you think being a leader is about having some agenda, it’s not. Being a leader is actually being completely with who you are and speaking from that place, giving feedback, sharing opinions from that place. That’s why people follow you.
Key words: including yourself.
“Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct course along the way.”
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.