There's day-to-day life: You forget your keys, get stuck in traffic, lose your wallet, your dog eats something stinky, your kid puts something small and weird in their nose, you worry about your taxes and your car needs a tuneup.
And there's extraordinary life: You find yourself discovered and appreciated. Suddenly, you can fly.
Those moments, when they are honest and true, are the high points of your entire life.
Dare you to notice someone you usually pass over. Mmmm hmmmm...Take a second look and notice what you haven't seen before. Could it be that when you look in the mirror you'll be a skoshe less critical?
Be a daredevil, go counterculture, buck the trend of snarkey, ugly, mean-spirited criticism. Go 'head. Say what you feel when your heart warms up and your day tips up towards happy. We all need it and long for it. Those momentary feelings of elation spread so far beyond you it's unbelievable. All the tea in China, all the gold in the world is just stuff compared to the feeling of plain ol' love.
Causes Christine Bottaro Supports
The Nature Conservancy, California State Parks, The United Way