Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare. -Ed Asner I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. - Marilyn Monroe Slow down. Look for truth and beauty in the simple things. Be grateful. Find something to believe in. Promote peace, starting in your own heart. Be fierce and fearless and sweet all at once. Say what you think and do what you say. Never say no to fun. Talk to strangers. Eat vegetables. Exercise your body. Embrace change. Spread your gifts far and wide. Nurture your spirit. Learn something new every day. Step outside your comfort zone. Abandon to play. Stand up for the underdog. Live in the moment. Laugh long loud and often. Go skinnydipping. Spend time with children, elders and animals. Commit random acts of mirth and merriment. Learn how to say “thank you” and “I’m sorry”. Stay open to bliss. Immerse yourself in culture. Take care of the environment, starting in your own home. Love unconditionally . Question everything. "Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild."