I’m fast to judge experiences as either good or bad. When I’m tired or hungry, I’ll label almost anything as bad. Then I’ll spend the rest of the day grumpy and upset about something that wouldn’t necessarily be a problem under different circumstances (like after I had lunch).
As I’m starting my vacation today, I created this as a reminder that it’s not all about me. I can let things be what they are, without jumping to conclusions of what they mean to me. I can watch whatever is happening with curiosity, watch my gut reactions to it, and only then choose to act.
BTW I’m in love with stationery shops in Japan. Haven’t seen such a wide choice of luxury envelopes and correspondence cards ever in my life. I’m sure this calligraphy brush pen and fancy paper won’t be the last thing I buy there.