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Instructions for Living

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Go on a run.  Think about running into your future, not away from your past.  You are in control of the direction you go.

Talk to yourself.  Sometimes you’re the only one who knows what you need to hear.

Don’t be too hard on yourself.  The past is the past.  You would you have done better if only you knew how.

Wake up in the morning.  Take a deep breath.  You are alive.

Listen to sad songs, but don’t forget to listen to happy songs sometimes too.

Hug many trees. They know more than us all.

In all of the noise, be the moment of silence.


Reclaim your heart.  It only belongs to you.

Break.  Understand that you are preparing to rebuild yourself into something bigger than you can even imagine.

Life does not just happen to you.  Understand this.

The stars have stories to tell.  Listen.

Notice the good in yourself.  Notice the good in others.


Use your imagination.  Let it take you for a ride.

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