I’ve recently been reminded of how fragile we are. An out-patient surgery can trigger something dormant in the body and prematurely end a life. . . a pregnancy can become high risk in the final weeks due to stress. . . we face illness, addiction, loneliness, heartache, and a thousand other trials in a lifetime. When I focus on all the ways we can struggle and fail, I’m amazed by our resilience. We survive 100% of our bad days until our last breath. We learn from our mistakes, we try again and again, we forgive, we laugh despite real sadness, we encourage one another, and we continue loving after we’ve been heartbroken. When you consider everything a person could go through from birth to death, we are unbelievably strong, brave, powerful, and truly amazing.
Everyone is facing something, carrying something, surviving something, or healing from something. My recent mission has been to spread more light and bless those around me. Instead of going through my days on auto-pilot, I look for opportunities to have meaningful interactions, give compliments, and show my appreciation. I’ve had some really special encounters with total strangers simply by caring and paying attention, and the more I naturally engage with others, the more happy and blessed I feel. Giving positivity is a wonderful way of switching your focus from internal to external, changing negativity into positivity, and feeling more connected with those around you.