Do something different, yet authentic. Confound expectations - including your own.
Strive, seek, and do not yield (and thank years of poetry reading for always putting words in your head and disguising them as your own truth).
Wear black for a day.
Sing to yourself as you are walking up the path.
Count the gulls circling over the rooftops.
Embrace becoming, not being.
It is a journey, after all.
And be thankful for thankfulness never goes out of fashion.