Tonight I was lucky enough to see a talk with Carol Burnett, who was interviewed by Rosie O’Donnell.  It was a funny and inspirational conversation about creativity, show business and life.

While there were many hysterical stories, the one that resonated most was when she spoke about her daughter, who passed away from cancer.   When she was in the hospital, the nurses were floored by her daughter’s cheerful attitude and wanted to know why, in the face of a terminal illness, she managed to be so upbeat.

The answer was that she woke up every morning and decided to be in love with her life.   She decided to be in love with her life—it was her mantra.

What about you?

Can you decide?  In spite of everything you don’t want to do this week, everything that makes you crazy or gives you anxiety, can you?  In the face of not feeling good enough or smart enough or pretty enough, can you put all of that aside and decide to see things differently than you have?

Dare to decide.

xo, with goodness and grace.