Life is stressful. That is part of life. There is always something going on or something to do. It is important to take moments to relax. I booked a trip about 6 weeks ago to Dublin. I had no real idea how busy my life would be at the time of the trip. Really it probably isn’t the best time to leave. However, it is only for the weekend and nothing will burn down while I am away. It is important to take opportunities as they present themselves. Instead of being stressed that I am leaving I will focus on enjoying my weekend. Hope you enjoy yours.
It is a new year. 2018! We have survived last year and are braving on to this year. A month has already gone by and the news isn’t any better. As we revel in our strength and courage we must remember to be humble. Be strong. Be courageous but be humble. It is a very fine line to walk and very few can do it well. I often fall off the wagon and must labor to get back. If everyday we attempt to remain humble soon it will be a habit and then a skill. We can do this!
Often times we hear that we should be “in the world but not of the world.” I do agree with that but I have noticed something. We aren’t even “in the world” any more. All we do is have stare at our devises and ignore our surroundings. So I say to you… BE IN THE WORLD. Interact with strangers, friends, and family. See the flowers and the shapes of clouds. Be as a child and embrace your life!
Winter time is a very common time to suffer depression. Whether its Seasonal Depression or the weariness that comes from high stress holidays, it’s easy to find yourself in the dumps. Keep an eye out on family and friends and for yourself. Take a moment to see Spring is just around the corner.
Many millions of people suffer from some type of depression. I think at some level this is the normal working of the brain. The waxing and waning of hormones and other factors. The emotional depression is normal. We all have points in our life that drag us down. The key is to recognize and accept that you are depressed and move through it. It is so easy just to wallow in the pain. It is much harder to make yourself push through. But you can! And it will get better. If it takes medication or a spa day or just disappear for a day you can get through it. We are here to help each other.
The winter season sees a lot of loss. The trees and greens things hide and many animals try to sleep it out. There is also a culling of the human population. Winter is very hard on the elderly. So for those who have love ones who might struggle to make it through the winter, spend time with them. In fact, spend time with all your love ones. We never know how many breathes we have left. Spend them with friends and family.
As 2017 comes to a close one thing keeps coming back to me. Be kind. This is my goal in life; be kind and spread kindness. I truly believe in paying if forward; that kindness begets kindness. It is the one thing that is free to give away and grows from that. Keep kindness in your heart as we move into 2018.