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Take a Break
Next time you go to your favorite cafe or coffee house, stay a while, sit down, pretend you’re at a French café, and watch the world go by. Oh, and ask for your latte in a real porcelain mug rather than a cardboard cup. Starbucks is happy to do this for you, and you’ll be surprised how much more elegant you’ll fee.
Wave a Red Flag
Wear a red silk slip under your LBD (Little Black Dress). It’s a simple and slightly subversive way to feel sexy and mysterious. No one has to know it’s there but you. However, if you do feel like being a bit daring, you can always cross your legs and flash a little red.
Adopt a Pet
A cat, a dog, a bird, an iguana — it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you’ve committed to caring for another creature in your life and you’re willing to give them some time and attention. You will receive just as much love as you give; maybe more.
Consider the Power of the Pen
Write a handwritten note to a friend today. It’s very old school and will immediately bring a little joy into your friend’s life, as well as your own. And here’s a radical thought — pay close attention to your penmanship. It sounds crazy, but your handwriting is like your voice. It’s completely unique to you. Take care of your penmanship and let that handwritten note reveal your brilliant personality.
Talk to Strangers
Get into conversations wherever you go. Ask the produce manager what recipes he recommends to go with the artichokes that have just arrived. Talk to your local librarian. Ask your office receptionist what she’s been reading. Chat up the barista at your local cafe. This isn’t about flirting, so much as building a community and enjoying the simple pleasures around you. Oh, and a whole lot of joie de vivre!