I just read Seinfeld’s Three Rules for Living in the November issue of O. First, bust your ass. Next, pay attention. Learn from everything and everyone all the time. Finally, fall in love. Fal in love with your street, your tennis game, a pillow.
I loved Seinfeld’s three rules, and it made me think about what my three rules for living would be (at this point in my life). Here’s what I think they are right now:
1. Find your voice. And once you hone in on your own true north, your own truth, let it be your emotional and moral compass. If you are plugged in to yourself, you’ll know what is right and wrong for you. You’ll know when you are being faced with a situation that is right for you, and you can count on your integrity to tell you when to turn away.
2. Find your passion, and use it to change the world. Perhaps, Buechner put it best when he wrote in Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC: “The place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”
3. Be game and use that willingness to increase your exposure. The more of the world you see, the more that you understand what is possible.
The above photo is of the Atlantic Ocean off Ocracoke (sunset while kayaking). It was taken during a 4 day cycle trip my husband and I did last year– cycling through North Carolina’s Outer Banks (a grouping of island beaches off the coast of North Carolina). Part of that “be game” idea.