This is #26 of 108 Ways to Livin’ the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny, and delicious moment at a time
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By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy.
I have a hard time looking at myself in pictures. Can you relate?
If you are halfway normal, you see all that’s wrong and say things like:
“Oh I look terrrrrrible in that photo!”
“Now I understand why they called me Boom Boom in college…”
“Oh My God l look like Gargamel with a moose knuckle!”
How you look in pictures, how you really look, is not based on what you were wearing or how fit you were at the time.
How you look in pictures is based on how present you were in that moment when the shutter snapped.
Presence beats the greatest look, the hottest shoe, the finest handbag.
Presence is stylish.
Presence is rare.
Presence is sexy.
For cryin’ out loud, presence smells good.
So here’s your challenge today:
If you want to look shinier than the woman with a Chanel Diamond Forever Tote (cost: $261,000) or bolder than the dude with a Alexander Amosu suit (cost: $110,000)…
If you want to be more evocative than the girl with the sick body or more powerful than the dude who runs the Ironman while you sleep…
Be more attentive.
Be more forgiving.
Be more loving.
Be more present.
I’m hard at work in putting together my little plan on how to save the world.
The Manifesto: Restore value to the little moments in your day.
>> When enjoying the morning…instead of reaching for the phone, reach for your kid.
>> When taking in a beautiful summer night…instead of a video, take a breath.
>> When eating dinner… instead of TV, how about a some good ol’ fashioned conversation.
Are you feelin’ it? I struggle with it too. So let’s push each other! We can do better…
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