Grab your cell phone and check the time.
Groan in disbelief when you drop it on your face.
Pray for the ones you love and then pray again.
Slide out of the bed so you don't disturb the little sister sleeping next to you.
Shut the window that's letting in so much cold air and shuffle off in search of that elixir of life....coffee.
Curl up with a blanket, a notepad and pen and write until you're dry. Do it even if you don't want to, and do it especially when you feel like you have no words inside you.
Decide to choose joy for this day.
Take a deep breath, and think about that person you want to be and decide to do something today that will take you closer to that person.
Use kind words.
Ask for forgiveness when you don't use kindness.
Love those around you and love them with your actions, not just your words.
Never give up, no matter how desperate it may seem.
Surround yourself with people, music, books and art that inspire you to be an even better version of you.
And above all things, be authentic to yourself.
xo xo Liz