If everyone were the same – it would be VERY BORING!

As I sit here waiting for my coffee to kick into full gear (may need another cup – thanks to Merri and all those Margaritas last night…holy cow).  I have my walking clothes on;  sneakers by my side.  Ready to get in a good 3 miles before it gets too hot!

Whether you’re single or married, looking your best is very important.  And it’s NEVER too late to begin a do-over.   A most important element of what makes you different from everyone else is what you bring to the table in a unique way.  It’s true, if everyone were the same it would be very boring.  Thus, work with what you’ve got and ALWAYS keep investing in yourself.  Through exercise, education and emotional well- being.

We all have an internal running ‘to do’ list of what we think we should do to get back into shape, take that class, finish that degree, or start a new one.  Read more, join a group, yadda yadda yadda.

Think about what makes you unique?  Do you like yourself?  I happen to like myself quite a bit.  Now, that could verge on being narcissistic but I don’t think so (for those who know me well, I don’t think that’s the case).  I’ve just always enjoyed my  own company. I’m very comfortable with who I am, and have no problems being by myself. I go to the movies by myself, I will go to dinner alone in a restaurant, I’ve even gone on a cruise by myself.   Do I get lonely at times? Well of course…..  that’s normal. I’m human.   But there’s a difference between being alone and being lonely.

One thing I truly believe in is reading.   I love books period. Light reading or business books.  I try to read at least one business book a month. Have you ever read anything by Barbara Corcoran?  She’s the savvy Real Estate Broker mainly associated with NY Real Estate scene, but has had major success world wide for her keen business sense.  Her book ‘Use What You’ve Got‘ and other Business Lessons comes along the lines of using your own unique abilities.  I love that.  Do you belong to a book club?  I do…. a n’hood group of very diverse and intellectual gals, Historic College Park Book Club. The best thing about being in a book club, is that you’ll end up reading material you would have probably never chosen for yourself.  Expanding your interests and your mind.  It doesn’t mean you have to like everything you read, but discussing it and giving your opinion – whether positive, negative or indifferent.  Contribution counts.

You alone are a great work of art.  There is no one who comes close to being you, looks like you (unless you’re a twin or cloned of course – but still differences abound!) or thinks like you.  I find that VERY exciting.

Coffee has kicked in.  Off to walk.

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