Day 2396: It gets better

Yesterday, at a better hospital in Boston, I noticed this:

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When things seem to be getting worse, it helps to believe that it gets better.

It gets better when we …

  • welcome each other,

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  • introduce ourselves with love,

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  • throw kindness around like confetti,

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  • commit to accountability, communication, respect, innovation,  and teamwork,

 

  • accept and express appreciation,

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  • accept all our feelings,

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  • stop self-defeating thoughts and behaviors,

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  • show our strengths and our vulnerabilities,

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  • inspire and become inspired,

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  • see beyond,

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  • transform tomorrow while also honoring the past,

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  • accept ourselves exactly the way we are,

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  • realize we have options of different ways to respond,

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  • set healthy boundaries,

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  • eat healthy food,

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  • and realize that we are loved.

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It gets better with music like “It Gets Better” (by Broadway Sings for The Trevor Project):

It gets better with gratitude, so thanks to all who helped me create this “it gets better” post and — of course! — to YOU.

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23 thoughts on “Day 2396: It gets better

  1. Luis Del Castillo

    Your Blog is another one that get’s better everyday!

  2. It gets better when one ultimately shuts up.

  3. it gets better when we understand we have the power to make it better

  4. You are a superhero, Ann Ka-plow! It doesn’t have to get any better than that. You have inspired me to think of a positive solution to a stressful problem. Thank you

    • I takes one superhero to know another one, Maureen! Thanks for making it better for me, every time you appear.

  5. Today is great, tomorrow will be awesome, Ann.

  6. It might get better if I wear a cape.

  7. Bravoooo Ann!!!

  8. Sometimes we need to remember that things get better

  9. I remember when the It Gets Better project started, and what a great idea it was: adults reassuring young people that the future would be better. When I look at Dylan Morang’s art I feel like he’s one of many young people assuring adults the future will be better.

  10. I love everything about this post, Ann. I took a nice long drink of positivity! Thank you!

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