We can all use a few suggestions to make life better, right? Well, here are five things I’ve discovered in the last few weeks:
- I’m terrible at keeping up with email. My number of unread emails would make most of you cry. That’s why I tried unroll.me. It is a free service that unsubscribes you from email lists. I’ve been using it for almost three weeks, and I feel like I can breathe again.
- While email makes me a little itchy, I love getting letters and postcards in the mail. If you do, too, visit postcrossing.com or search #postcardswap and #postcardexchange on Instagram. In just a matter of minutes you can find people from around the world who are willing to trade postcards with you. It’s a great hobby for children and grandparents to share — and it doesn’t take up much space!
- Sometimes it is better to argue via text message. It gives you a moment to think before speaking… and to add a little kindness.
- You know how sometimes a price sticker leaves a residue? Baby powder takes away the stickiness. Really. It’s that simple.
- My natural hair isn’t so bad. There are large streaks of gray (larger even than I imagined before I stopped coloring it) but each of those silvery strands reminds me of my daddy who turned gray before I turned 5. He was an encourager, the kind of man you were better for having spent time with. A creative thinker. A person with steadfast faith. You’d think after 15 years of living without him, my hair looking like his wouldn’t matter so much. But it does. Sometimes I need a physical reminder — something I can see and feel — to show me who I am and whose I am.
What have you learned recently? How are you making life better?
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