5 Things I Know for Sure
- You don’t have to be the best. What matters is how you feel doing what you’re doing. If you’re terrible or even just mediocre, but you enjoy it – keep on enjoying it. It’s not a competition. Well, unless it is – but I’m guessing it’s not.
- Naps are always okay. Lunchtime naps, right before bed naps, just woke up naps, meditation naps, bathroom naps (just a quick few moments of your eyes shut usually does the trick).
- Playing is living. Laugh a little harder (and longer), say yes to invitations, try something new, be open to ideas – even when it’s not what you would pick, don’t be afraid to feel like a kid again. I mean, there’s a reason kids spend so much time playing. Why did we ever stop?
- Garlic should be added to all things (and sometimes eaten on its own). After this past weekend at the Garlic Festival in Hutchinson, Minnesota, I have a new level of appreciation for these pungent bulbs. We ate garlicky food, tasted bits of several varieties of garlic, watched people walk around with garlic-inspired head wear, and almost tried garlic ice cream. Till next year, Garlic Fest. And for now, we have a satchel of garlic ourselves to inspire new flavors in our dishes.
- The root of suffering is attachment – Buddha. Letting go of outcomes, expectations, experiences, and objects – now that leads to more peace in your heart and more time to focus on what matters. It’s a practice.