i tell myself often: breathe deep. forgive. forget. release regret, resentments big and small. abandon fear and angst if possible. practice compassion, kindness, respect, inclusiveness, gratitude, humility. expect successes but allow yourself to fail. imagine. wonder. create. explore. find a perch or cave from which to ponder the world. reflect. muse. hold onto hope. lose yourself. take risks, as long as you don't hurt others. founder, but move forward with as much grace as you can muster. embrace others. listen and live awhile in their shoes.