April 26, 2010
over the past few weeks i've found myself in quite a funk. i don't know how else to describe it. i worry. i worry about things and they take over my brain and put me in a bad place. the days are long and they seem so bad. annoying event after unexpected expense after decision gone wrong. my mood has been blacker than blacker than black. and then suddenly about a week ago i decided just to... stop. there are good things in my life, things that matter, and new friends, and though the days pass by at lightening speed they really are good. are those bad moments really the one's i want to focus on when i have so little time?
this week is about finding those good things and sharing them with the lives around us. and i hope i can convince all of you to participate with me.
i want to watch this video every single morning so i'm in the right frame of mind throughout the day. when i saw it, it blew my mind and it changed my perspective on the funk i've been in. i can partially credit it with bringing me back out. so i'm sharing it with you, some of you for a second time. it's that important. and i know that for many of you it's a pain in the ass / you are unable to watch videos at work. bookmark it for later.
this. is. worth it.
we are united on this pale, blue dot, experiencing all these highs and lows together. it's about time we started acting like it. and those pressing problems cluttering up my mind? suddenly didn't seem so important.
this was my challenge to myself, and today my challenge to you:
think about that one thing in your life that is dragging you down.
is worrying about it and letting it ruin your mood really going to make it any better?
worrying about bills isn't going to make you any more money. agonizing over relationships isn't going to help them get better or be over. freaking out about projects and schedules isn't going to change them.
i needed to stop letting it control me. i am that kind of person that worries and worries and worries about things i can't change. they nag at me and tear at my thoughts and that's all i can think about. the things-to-do consume me and it's serving no purpose and it was making me miserable. but i have the power to change that, and so do you.
so this is the story of how we ended up here, marooned at kindness and karma week 2010, trying to be more aware how we can lift ourselves up and lift up others around us.
on tap tomorrow: kindness and karma in the bloggosphere.