This is your LIFE.

I first learned of the Holstee Manifesto when I saw it posted on my friend Scott’s Facebook wall last summer.  I immediately fell in love with the words, and promptly printed it out and hung it up on my refrigerator.  Holstee is a lifestyle company with the belief that “with genuine positive intentions, anything is possible.”  Each and every line just speaks so strongly to me that I wanted to share it with you. I guess you could say that I have a thing for manifestos!

It’s pretty clear that I took the whole “If you don’t like your job, quit” line pretty seriously. Perhaps these words became a source of encouragement to do something that I never thought I would do.  The statement about watching less TV turned out to be true as well, but not by choice!  Ironically (tragically?), my TV died the night before my last day of work. As much as it would have been nice to spend a couple days in my PJs watching the Real Housewives, I was way more productive without the distraction.  “Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences” really encompasses what this blog is all about. And of course I love the line “Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself”  – I certainly hope that it proves to be true this time around. As for my passion, well, I suppose I’m still trying to pinpoint precisely what that is, but I believe it lies somewhere in the realm of connecting with others.

Did you find inspiration in this manifesto? What’s your passion?

7 Comments on “This is your LIFE.”

  1. These are GREAT words! All we can do is try to live by them – a little at a time. As for me, I am still not really sure what my passion is, although for the time being, I would have to go with my family! Here’s to hoping you get lost and find yourself many times over on this wonderful trip you are about to embark upon. Happy travels – can’t wait to keep reading about it!

  2. I think my passion is creating and expressing myself in words. But in the end, I do that simply to connect to other people. I love how the gist of this is to keep ourselves open to whatever the universe will bring to us. I love that line in “Eat, Pray, Love” when Richard says: “If you clear out all that space in your mind that you’re using right now to obsess about this guy, you’ll have a vacuum there, an open spot – a doorway. And guess what the universe will do with that doorway? It will rush in – God will rush in – and fill you with more love that you ever dreamed.” I like the idea of keeping my mind open to whatever the universe, or God, or whatever you believe in, wants to bring to my life. Thanks for sharing, Kavi!

  3. Thanks for sharing! I just decided to NOT get cable when I move to the new house – my obsessive HGTV addition must end!

  4. I also loved the line: “Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself.” It reminded me of our GPS-challenged adventures in LA/Long Beach! Wish I was traveling with you right now! Have fun and be safe!

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