These are fantastic stories. Thanks for sharing!
Regarding the commentary on the first one: “When the weather is bad, when your crush won’t answer, when the obstacle won’t budge, don’t say no. Don’t dig in your heels and push and shove until your veins pop out in frustration. Say yes. Accept. Breathe. Life is flowing. Always. It’s us trying to swim upstream. Let the current carry you instead.”
This feels contrary much of the advice out there on not quitting, on fighting the tide till it subsides, making way for you. If you ‘let the current carry you instead’, you might end up having little control over where you end up. You’ve got to pick your battles, obviously, but it doesn’t seem right to believe that you shouldn’t sometimes persevere to reach the outcome you want.