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Cultivate an Openness to New Things - Guest Post by Ruby RedHat, Red Hat Society

Monday, November 28th 2016 @ 2:15 PM

Hey there! Today I would like to share with you my #7 rule for living, which is: “Cultivate an Openness for New Things”. I’ve come to realize that many people lose a natural curiosity they most likely had for life when they were kids as they get older.  As the mascot of the Red Hat Society, one of the largest women’s social organizations in the world, it’s my job to inspire them rekindle that curiosity.

It’s far too easy to fall into the routine of getting up, going to work, taking care of the family, going to sleep, then repeating everything the next day. By the time the weekend comes you’re so tired from the daily hustle and bustle that you just want to do something mindless. 10-14-hour television marathons are more common thanks to a culture that has encouraged binge watching. Now don’t get me wrong… I am a huge proponent of self-care and occasional lazy days, but if the only thing you are looking forward to every weekend is what new television show you’re going to start… this message is for you.

Injecting newness into our lives can contribute greatly to our happiness and self-esteem. One surefire way to find happiness is to pursue your passions and your deepest interests. Ask yourself these questions:

-        What have you always wanted to learn?

-        Where have you always wanted to go?

-        When is the last time you said yes to something outside of your comfort zone?

-        What were the things you wanted to do “if you only had time”?

The time is now! I just received a booklet of activities my city is doing for the holidays and some winter classes they are starting at the local recreation center, and I’ve challenged myself to attend at least two new events and to sign up for one class before the end of the year. 

I would like to challenge you to do the same. Go online and see what activities are taking place in your city or the cities around you. While you’re there, you may want to take a peek at the Red Hat Society’s website and see if there’s a Chapter in your area. Our Queens plan wonderful activities throughout the year for their Members and we would love to have you join us.

Earlier, I asked you about where you have always wanted to go… if New York City is on your list, I invite you to check out our Hats in the City International Convention in New York City taking place this February. This is going to be an amazing trip at a steal of a price.

Okay friends… are you ready to get out there and try something new? Let’s do this!

Happy exploring!

-Ruby RedHat, Red Hat Society


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RUBY REDHAT is the official mascot of the Red Hat Society.  In the year 2000, a little lady named Ruby appeared, out of nowhere, on the computer screen of EQM Sue Ellen's daughter, Andrea (aka Princess Daughter). Princess Daughter was working on the first Red Hat Society website and when Ruby got wind of it, she just volunteered her services as a representative (mascot?) for the entire membership. Ruby had recently finished compiling her Top Ten (plus one) Rules for Living and she had a feeling that both she and her rules would be able to help the Red Hat Society clarify its members and its purpose to the world. We are all thrilled to have her represent the little girl inside all of us, who is ready and willing to come out and play again in every woman who invites her to do so.
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