There has been little in my life that has made as much an impact as learning to be content — with my life, where I am, what I’m doing, what I have, who I am. I love simple things, like taking a walk, spending time myself, reading a book, eating something nice drinking tea or a nice wine. These cost very little, and require very little, and can make me very happy. Find the simple things that give you similar happiness, and focus on those rather than what you don’t have.We compare ourselves with the images in our head of perfection — movie stars, models in magazines, other people who seem to have it all together — and we can never measure up to those perfect images. But those images are not real. They are an imagined ideal. Even the beautiful people have bad hair days and feel flabby, and if you take away their photoshopped and heavily-made-up façade, you see that they are every bit as human as you are. Even the people who seem successful, living exciting lives — they have the same self-doubts you have. I'm passionate about life and would like to spend it with people who can appreciate it.