The Real You

January 31, 2011
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Enjoy the feeling of being happy—
Like a blanket of salt water or snow:
Something refreshing and abrupt.
It is a marvel—a tribe of smiles.
Discover that you are happiest
when you are entirely outside of


Altruistic—give like a hero,

live like a peasant,

wonder like a child.

Decapitalize the “I” and become a part of something “significant,” “important,”
More than just you.
Unearth treasures alone in an aspen grove—

thousands of eyes spying you—
Like the archaeologist that you are.
Absorb solace in the company of another.

Don’t be bitter:

A citrus rind is compost, but inside

the fruit is sweet.

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