Life is like a ball of yarn that the kitten has been playing with for hours, full of tangles and knots. And as my mother reminded me yesterday, it is also incredibly long. Given the average life span of my grandparents, it is a sure shot bet that I will see the other side of 90. And that thought completely freaks me out. Another 55-60 years!
So here's my advice. To me and to you.
Cut the drama.
There is enough in life to challenge you. You do not need self-created soap operas to add flavour. If someone pulls you down, cut them loose or tune them out. If you crave a hot choc fudge, go get one. Do work that inspires you. Love without holding back. Jump into the abyss. Do not waste your time with petty issues, things, thoughts or people. Tell it like it is. The only people you should invest in (and you must do all you can for them) are the ones who make you smile. Follow your heart, not the well trodden path.
Cut the drama out of your life, it just adds a layer of dust to the myriad of colours in the world around you. You shouldn't need the world to tell you how incredible you are.