You don’t have to be Mother Teresa to be great. I hate to break it to you, but no one will ever do what Mother Teresa did, because she was the only Mother Teresa the universe ever saw. There is no other Maya Angelou, Deepak Chopra, or Beyonce. There is no other You, and that is your power.
Author Jen Sincero nails it: "We're on a planet that somehow knows how to rotate on its axis and follow a defined path while it hurtles through space! Our hearts beat! We can see! We have love, laughter, language, living rooms, computers, compassion, cars, fire, fingernails, flowers, music, medicine, mountains, muffins!”
For the love of all that is decent in this world, don't stick your chopsticks upright in your rice in Japan, wear a crop top in Vatican city, or blow your nose in public in China. Everybody's got their own ideas of right, and they ARE right. But so are you. Get it?
Every now and then, a coffee shop surprises you. Its rare, but sometimes the vibe of the place is as focal as the food and drink, and they're not shoving it (the vibe, or their food) down your throat. Amsterdam's Coffee & Coconuts has nailed it.
If the booming selfie stick industry can tell us anything, its that we are f***ing serious about getting photos of ourselves in places other than home. For some reason, everything is worth photographing when we're on vacation. What if we looked at the stop sign on our street corner with that kind of awe?
We know money is a currency. We want as much of it as we can get, generally speaking. We think carefully about how we spend it, because (for most of us), it doesn't grow on trees. But - and this is a big but - money is a renewable resource. You can always earn more of it. What about time?
If unplugging is the new luxury travel, what does that say about our mental health at home? We've got a few suggestions for finding inner peace on your average tuesday (suggestions that won't cost $600 a night to have your phone taken away).
Why are we balls-ier on vacation than we are at home? A bowl of grasshoppers at lunch. Zip lining through the jungle. Taking the subway (hey - everyone has a different level of ballsy). What if we approached the average Tuesday that way? Reason #3 to think like a traveler at home: Why Not Try It?