FRIEND OR LOVED ONE: I don’t get you, (your name here).
Why would you ever want to (choose from a-aa)?
Don’t you know (choose from 1-53) people just don’t do that?
YOU: Of course we do, honey. Observe… (then DO the thing).
a. smile widely at a stranger b. cool your heels in a public fountain c. kick your feet up while swinging on a swing d. be, trust, know, and honor yourself first e. laugh until you cry, peepee or both f. fly first class because you’re worth it g. stop trying to help and fix people to death h. ride, drive, or walk with no destination in mind i. wear something that makes you feel sexy and bold j. voice your deepest feelings to someone you trust k. write and post a letter instead of text or email l. take yourself on a date sparing no expense m. break up with a dead-end bastard n. sing loud with the windows open o. go back to school after thirty p. listen to your heart and follow it too q. expect the best for yourself … and for others r. suck the sweet middle out of a warm jelly donut s. believe you have lots more options than you think t. befriend and love someone from another background u. stop waiting for other people to approve of you v. have a sleepover with great friends and food w. define your own standards of beauty x. forgive someone who wronged you y. start your own business z. shine, shine, shine
aa. your choice
1. enlightened 2. dim-witted 3. married 4. divorced 5. Christian 6. New Age 7. atheist 8. republican 9. democratic 10. old 11. young 12. happening 13. humdrum 14. sophisticated 15. bohemian 16. left-brained 17. right-brained 18. strong 19. weak 20. educated 21. ignorant 22. brown 23. red 24. blue 25. yellow 26. black 27. white 28. gay 29. straight 30. vegetarian 31. meat-eating 32. well-heeled 33. barefoot 34. sensible 35. foolish 36. professional 37. unskilled 38. urban 39. rural 40. rational 41. crazy 42. stable 43. fragile 44. careful 45. carefree 46. creative 47. clueless 48. greedy 49. needy 50. skinny 51. fat 52. real
53. your choice
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