Life can be a bitch. Not a startling thought, because we all know it. All experience it.
And when life isn’t rolling smoothly and you aren’t traveling freely along the highway of peace and calm, you can get distracted. You start looking inward instead of outward. You miss things that way. Mostly your friends and colleagues – other people.
It’s easy to collapse into ourselves because we’re worried about paying bills, losing weight, selling books, ranking on Amazon or a million other things. And there are times when you must concentrate on yourself. Times you must go to your internal world and work on you. Self care is important.
But self-absorption? Not so much.
I’ve been living there for a while lately and I’m not proud of it. And it hasn’t helped either.
And I have once again realized that if you want to feel better, in general or otherwise, help somebody. It doesn’t have to be fancy or elaborate. It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture. It can be as simple as giving somebody the right of way, letting a person with one item ahead of you in the checkout line, smiling at someone, or saying thank you.
I promise you’ll feel better, worry less, and probably like yourself more. When you’re happier, good things happen.
I wish nothing but good things for you. Thank you for reading, when you could be doing a hundred other things.
Have a lovely weekend.