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The Things That Can Be Measured

by Heather Hooker

What if one day you wake up and realize that the things that can be measured are NOT the things that make life worth living?

There’s no stat counter for laughs, or love, or joy. You can’t quantify trust or a feeling of safety to be completely yourself, vulnerable to other humans near you, just hoping that they will treat you gently in return.

For years, I chased numbers. Analytics and stats. The numbers growing everywhere meant that I was on the right track. Except it didn’t. I was stuck on a hamster wheel that I couldn’t get off of.

L I F E is wild. She can’t be tamed. Much like myself, she is what she is – and she doesn’t give a shit how many followers you have on social media or how much you weigh, the little number printed on the tag of your jeans or the numbers in your bank account. It’s so, so easy to get so distracted in the chase that we forget what we left behind.

None of those numbers will ever equal happiness my friend. Trust. Me.

So from now on can we add GRACE, FUN, JOY, LAUGHTER, FRIENDSHIP, LOVE, and REST to our to do lists – right at the top too? Moving forward, it’s my only goal – HAPPY 🖤

#onmyheart

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