I don’t really believe in life styles. I would rather live stylishly, if anything. My vision of living stylishly would be having a comfortable home that people could feel comfortable visiting, always appreciating the people in my life — especially my family members and creating value with my life. What is creating value? By helping others even when I am imperfect by example. I work towards helping my community and environment instead of hurting them. I recognize day by day how precious our lives are, how valuable. I try to move forward with joy.
I don’t think about whether my neighborhood is esteemed by others because it is trendy. I don’t strive to have people admire my car or my child’s education. Instead I want my neighborhood to thrive, my car to work and my child to become a genius at being happy. I feel truly fortunate that I can make choices about these things and how I spend my days at work and at play. I doubt that I am living a slick or enviable lifestyle. Instead, I am trying to live happily and perhaps, in my own way, stylishly.