Give to others, Love yourself, Own your potential - GLO!
My sweet friend Katie posts this on her Twitter bio: "I go to seek the great perhaps."
She's young and beautiful and smart, just forging an adult life, and yet her wisdom is an eye-opener, a message shared from the poet Francois Rabelais.
To me, Katie's quote means she's a seeker of possibilities, not knowing what is around the corner but being open to what might or will come her way. And how exciting is that!
I met my good pal Dorothy 15 years ago nearly. She was an intern at a well-known celebrity magazine where I was working. And she joined me one evening to cover a big party with a lot of A-list talents filling up a room.
For a student, it was a big, darned deal, a heady mix of beauties and actors and even a few Academy Award-winners among this group.
"Go over there and talk to him," I encouraged her of a big-name star we hoped to chat with that evening. She balked, briefly. Her trepidation resonated.
I vowed to speak every positive thought that came into my head.
If someone got into my elevator with a great dress, shoes or haircut, I was going to tell her, or even him, how much I liked it.
- Tell her you love her. Every. Single. Day.
- Ask her family members — from siblings, to cousins, to grandchildren and even longtime friends — to write a detailed memory of her that they love the most. Bind them all in a journal or print them on small scrolls that she can open each week for some love and nostalgia. Sweet remembrances!