My current emphasis: how to make good habits and break bad ones (really)

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Story: You May Not Be the Best, You’re Probably Not the Worst.

For the weekly videos, I now tell a story. I’ve realized that for me, and I think for many people, a story is what holds my attention and makes a point most powerfully.

This week’s story (courtesy of my husband, many years ago): You may not be the best; you’re probably not the worst.


Check out the little Christmas tree behind me. It’s hard to tell, but it’s decorated with bluebirds, a symbol of happiness. My mother loves a collection! She gives me a bluebird ornament each year.

If you want to read more along these lines, check out…

Story: I can’t choose what I like to do, but I can choose what I do. Like driving.

12 tips for a happier home, adapted from nursery school.

How about you? Do you have a similar way to give yourself encouragement? This story reminds me of one of my Secrets of Adulthood: You know as much as most people.

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