Ok, I'm going off topic this week but it's a topic I love and can change and affect so much of our everyday lives including our work and home life ... Stay with me...
Have you ever been the recipient of of an act of goodwill or paid it forward either anonymously or not? At the heart of these acts are gratitude, compassion and often times love. I love seeing people light up even if it was just from giving them a compliment.
We are in the middle of a crazy time in life at the moment. Some are revelling in the change of pace, the time with family. Some are not coping so well. Not everyone has developed coping mechanisms or has strong supports systems. I think myself lucky that I have both but that doesn't make me immune. There have been some dark days. Days where you I couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel. Days where my work and home life fall apart because I just ''forget'' it all. That's ok. I sit with it. Let it pass. Then guess what I do? I do something good for someone else. I send someone a text telling them I am grateful for their existence and for being in my life. I cook something for someone I love. I pay for a coffee for a stranger. Each time I do this, I feel better. Not for the thanks I might get. It puts me back on track so I can remember my coping mechanisms and that my support system are there. The world rights itself again and I can go back to doing what I love. Helping you. Supporting you. Teaching you how to get the most out of your day... and life!
You know the best part? When you are the recipient of an act of kindness and you realise that there are other people in this world doing their bit to make the world (and your life) a little bit better. Like attracts like. You have found your people and those darks days are now full of sunshine.