Wisdom from Michelle Medina
Close your eyes and see your partner with your heart, soul and hands.
Follow your intuition.
Explore nature with your entire being. Forget about your sight for a few hours and use your other four senses.
Grant yourself the grace to simply be on your darkest days.
Realize that the only one you have control over is yourself and the only one you can help is yourself. You are not responsible for what other people think, say or do. They are walking their own path and you are walking yours.
Never lose your sense of humor. It may be the only thing you have left in a crisis.
Be gentle with your children. Speak kindly to them and reprimand them in a way that builds character.
Learn from your animals. Sometimes you need to just rub your head on the floor and put your tail in the air!
Say “I love you” every day and mean it. Hold tightly to your best friends.
Learn to see change as a positive force, something you can use for good.
When angry, learn to take five and return ready to talk calmly.
Speak without offending, listen without defending.
Share your opinions, but allow others to share theirs as well. Keep an open mind.
Michelle was born with a severe facial cleft and has courageously endured 66 surgeries to become a public speaker and writer.
Photo Credit: Gail Lynne Goodwin