They say he took his life before his advice, yet his advice was golden, so why did he not take it? Well, the truth is, maybe his advice was for you and not him.
His name is Anthony Bourdain. His advice was "Eat at a local restaurant tonight. Get the cream sauce. Have a cold pint at 4 o’clock in a mostly empty bar. Go somewhere you’ve never been. Listen to someone you think may have nothing in common with you. Order the steak rare. Eat an oyster. Have a Negroni. Have two. Be open to a world where you may not understand or agree with the person next to you, but have a drink with them anyways. Eat slowly. Tip your server. Check-in on your friends. Check-in on yourself. Enjoy the ride."
So, Today I will eat at a local restaurant, at a mostly empty place. I will order a meal I haven't tried before. I will eat slowly as I edit my book. I will then message someone I haven't spoken to in a while. I will remind myself that I am ok with who I am, and enjoy the ride.
Most of life is how you look at it, and what you make out of it. We will make mistakes, learn from them, and even perhaps repeat them. Within it all it's important to remember that some lessons take more than one mistake to learn from. So live and let live, love, and be loved.
Love Cerise Fairfax