Substance before style, always. ~Michelle Medina
Michelle was born with a severe facial cleft, has courageously endured 66 surgeries, a public speaker and is currently working on her autobiography.
If today were my last day on Earth and I could share 500 words of brilliance with the world, here are the important things I'd want to pass along to others...
Close your eyes and see your partner with your heart, soul and hands.
Follow your intuition.
Explore nature with your entire being. Forget about your sight for a few hours and use your other four senses.
Grant yourself the grace to simply be on your darkest days.
Realize that the only one you have control over is yourself and the only one you can help is yourself. You are not responsible for what other people think, say or do. They are walking their own path and you are walking yours.
Never lose your sense of humor. It may be the only thing you have left in a crisis.
Be gentle with your children. Speak kindly to them and reprimand them in a way that builds character.
Learn from your animals. Sometimes you need to just rub your head on the floor and put your tail in the air!
Say "I love you" every day and mean it. Hold tightly to your best friends.
Learn to see change as a positive force, something you can use for ...