It was a warm January afternoon, the 29th to be exact, when we locked eyes at a local organic cafe. I briefly smiled.
We can read about this stuff all day long, but it’s not until one has a personal experience with a disease or disorder, or associates closely with someone who has said disease or disorder, that one truly understands what it is like.
Making people feel like they are worth something is so much easier than we think. It doesn’t require power, or wealth, or spoiling them rotten with gifts. What it requires is simply making them feel like a person.
Find a public wish list on Amazon and buy a small gift for a stranger.
What you need to do in order to healthily process bad news or any sort of large emotional setback. Because if you don’t learn what exactly your mind and body need in order to deal with an upsetting change, your brain will quickly latch onto the first thing that distracts it – food, alcohol, drugs, sex, clothes, work, gambling, etc.
Convincing yourself that it’s necessary to stay at a job you hate in order to pay the bills, to show up to work every day feeling exhausted before it’s even begun – thereby allowing yourself to confuse ‘misery’ with ‘responsibility.’
I’m sure if we started living in this way that we’d spend a lot less time hating ourselves, and a lot more time spent creating and spreading love, kindness and happiness.
Real happiness, real joy, is not about the abundance or even the quality of things or people. It is about what you choose to see in them.
Meeting someone and knowing immediately in your gut that you’re going to be friends.
You wonder if it is fair to have loved a creature so very much, and at the same time, you wonder how it is fair to then have to live a life without them.