I found this on a spirituality blog where I used to publish weekly. When written several years ago, it was inspired by a reality TV star whose life and associated reality TV show were both in the midst of unraveling. Reading it this week gave me a sense the message is much more broadly appropriate - whether you live in the limelight or not. - Mike Brown

Decide to live humbly.

It will make it easier when life decides to humble you.

Decide to live simply.

You'll be ready when the simple pleasures are all you have.

Decide to live boldly.

You'll attract other bold people who'll shore you up if your boldness fades.

Decide to share lavishly.

What you share with those who need it will enrich you both.

Decide to leave quietly.

You're more likely to hear if someone asks you to stay.


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