" the best the best "

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smile like the breaking of a new day. warm, enveloping, golden and full, pure and brilliant.

smile so your soul beams and glows outward; concentric heat waves emanating from your marrow out into the universe.

you affect molecules and matter, people and neighborhoods, cities and atmosphere, the planet itself, the galaxy.

you soar and expand into the solar winds, and ride the blissful contentment past the stars and into the depths unknown.

tonight's homework:

feel it, be it, do it, sleep at a reasonable hour, dream dream dream.

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" open conversation "

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through it all, we find our collective strengths in others. it's in their kindness, openness, humanity.

when we are weak, their camaraderie gives us strength, and this sense of vitality fuels and restores in ways that hard-fought endorphins may never deliver.

it's always in the small details, again and again, where we find ourselves understood and paralleled with all people.

in one moment, one exchange, one willingness to listen.

one conversation can turn a whole day around in all the best ways.

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 with so many good people in the world, you’ll come to a point where it’s overwhelming in the best way. you’ll have the benefit of genuine feedback, shared experiences coupled with different perspectives, laughter from odd and hilarious angles, and you can see into the loveliest depths of humanity. 
 in this manner, leaving yourself open to the flow, absorption, and reflection of life experiences, leads to a marked lessening of anxiety and frustration. we’re all in it together. 
 it’s so much. it’s so important, it’s everything. 
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with so many good people in the world, you’ll come to a point where it’s overwhelming in the best way. you’ll have the benefit of genuine feedback, shared experiences coupled with different perspectives, laughter from odd and hilarious angles, and you can see into the loveliest depths of humanity.

in this manner, leaving yourself open to the flow, absorption, and reflection of life experiences, leads to a marked lessening of anxiety and frustration. we’re all in it together.

it’s so much. it’s so important, it’s everything.

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 if each day could just remain a series of moments of elation and laughter, that would be completely fine with me. 
 great conversations, hot cups of delicious aromatic teas, healthy foods that are textural and nuanced in the best ways, the realization that your body is vulnerable but powerful, sharing stories with friends, solitary observational fulfilling walks in strange places, community engagement, riding the train home in no time flat, preparation of a great meal, watching films that do it for you, sleep at a late yet appropriate hour, and dreams dreams dreams of fantastical everythings. 
 more please, more. please more. 
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if each day could just remain a series of moments of elation and laughter, that would be completely fine with me.

great conversations, hot cups of delicious aromatic teas, healthy foods that are textural and nuanced in the best ways, the realization that your body is vulnerable but powerful, sharing stories with friends, solitary observational fulfilling walks in strange places, community engagement, riding the train home in no time flat, preparation of a great meal, watching films that do it for you, sleep at a late yet appropriate hour, and dreams dreams dreams of fantastical everythings.

more please, more. please more.

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 held a holiday gathering at my apartment last night, and it was pretty snazzy. lots of laughter, pizza-making, responsible drinking, irresponsible cookie-ingestion, and the looming unnatural warmth that slipped into the east coast. 
 remember to take care of your people, and remind them that you love them and are there for them. good deeds, good friends, sweet dreams. 
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held a holiday gathering at my apartment last night, and it was pretty snazzy. lots of laughter, pizza-making, responsible drinking, irresponsible cookie-ingestion, and the looming unnatural warmth that slipped into the east coast.

remember to take care of your people, and remind them that you love them and are there for them. good deeds, good friends, sweet dreams.

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