Do you know who Lou Holtz is? You should. He’s one of my favourite people to quote.
. . . and earlier, my eyes were watering as I responded to the 100+ messages I received on Facebook from family and friends greeting me a happy birthday! On LinkedIn, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, iMessage and through texts and emails, I also received more greetings from others!
I even received birthday greetings on Meetup because a friend posted happy birthday there, which let other people know it was my birthday. I call these bonus greetings, LOL.
I’m the proud recipient of A LOT of in-person birthday hugs, kisses, dinners, and gifts from people who wanted me to celebrate with them earlier than today. This and next week, I will meet with others who also want to join me in celebrating my special day by dining out, hanging out or just going for tea! Yes, I know I’m blessed.
I deeply APPRECIATE being able to play tennis, especially today. This has been a birthday tradition since I re-started playing tennis in 2011. There’s something about hitting balls, running around, laughing, being outside, feeling the sun and wind on my skin that really appeals to me! Today, at tennis, I made 2 new friends at the public courts. I invited them to join my group for rallies and drills next time because they are eager to learn more about tennis. I LOVE being a tennis ambassador. This is the cherry on top 😉
Follow the “stay weird” advice from this video How to Age Gracefully
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
. . . I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.Make your mistakes, next year and forever.
Most of you know, I do intermittent fasting which means I skip breakfast so that I can do fasted workouts. I don’t always eat pastries, but when I do, I eat it only for lunch. This pic shows what I had for lunch earlier this week. From left to right, you are looking at a cream-filled dark chocolate eclair, a napoleon which is a Russian-style mille feuille, and 2 cream puffs!
I woke up the next day still f*cking sexy. It’s possible to eat what you want when you eat clean 80-90% of the time, workout smart and keep yourself in vibrational alignment with things, people, circumstances that keep you feeling good.
#HappyFriday #pastries #SOML
For Sale: Men’s tennis racquet with Free Djokovic falcon dampener!
HEAD Graphene Speed XT with 4 1/2 grip size.
Strings are Prince Tour Xtra Spin 1.35 (for spin and control).
Modified for power: Lead taped at 9, 10, 11, 12, 1, 2, 3 o’clock positions. Silicone has been injected into the handle to customize the racquet for strength-training purposes as well as more lead tape at 6 o’clock position and racquet throat.
Base and overgrip are new; replaced with Head brand grips.
Update: Decided not to sell this because I enjoy lending it to men I meet who are new to tennis but haven’t committed to having a racquet, yet ~ LOL
When something is bothering you — a person is bugging you, a situation is irritating you, or physical pain is bothering you — you must work with your mind, and that is done through meditation. Working with our mind is the only means through which we’ll actually begin to feel happy and contented with the world that we live in.
“To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness. This state is then no longer dependent upon things being in a certain way, good or bad. It seems almost paradoxical, yet when your inner dependency on form is gone, the general conditions of your life, the outer forms, tend to improve greatly. Things, people, or conditions that you thought you needed for your happiness now come to you with no struggle or effort on your part, and you are free to enjoy and appreciate them – while they last. All those things, of course, will still pass away, cycles will come and go, but with dependency gone there is no fear of loss anymore. Life flows with ease.”