Tired of tiring
yourself out?

Give up those
bad habits.

Don’t second
guess yourself

or obsess
about things

that are beyond
your control.

Give up that
martyrdom thing.

Embrace happiness
and commit

to finding
more of it.

Become your light
on starless nights.

Learn to welcome
the unexpected.

And when necessary,
become the unexpected.


Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. Janet prefers different and original over pretty. She loves collecting stuff, but cleaning not so much. Janet also talks to strangers. A lot. Her column appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.