The column is beautifully written and there are countless quotable lines, but one recent line from this response has been banging around in my head since I read it:
be your best, most gigantic self
That’s it, isn’t it? The thing to aspire to? The way to get through the ups and downs of life with your dignity intact?
I’ve been such a ball of stress lately and stress turns me into a small, fighty person. Not good for me. Double not good for the poor, unfortunate soul who has to put up with me every single day.
So I made this little image and I have it hanging above my desk now. Because I can be so much better than this.
I just need a reminder sometimes.