The Basics Of Life

Hello ladies and gents, i hope you are having a good weekend. Since it has been a minute since i wrote y’all, and i have gotten side tracked from my Saturday short stories i thought i would share a little something that has been on my heart. See, lately i have been thinking about authenticity and getting back to the basics or the simple things of life. I know, it is hard to do with our world moving into a more technological future. However, i feel we should do everything with moderation and technology is no exception.

Because of working ten hours a day I have been doing a lot of contemplation and self – reflection. For most of you that follow my blog, you know I’ve been on a journey to self – discovery in hopes to take better care of myself. I have been trying to find books to expand my mind, focus on speaking words of kindness over myself, and find little moments in my day that bring me joy. This, as most who have been or are currently on their own journey have noticed, has made me aware of the world around me, opened my eyes in a sense. I have noticed how most people have become numb to the world around them, and just strive to get through the day. I believe this is the reason we see such a high suicide rate, not to mention anxiety and other disorders that have come to light because of the need to provide for ones self and their families.

Might I pose the question however; what would happen if we lived life on purpose, making memories and showing kindness to those we meet, instead of just drudging through life until we breath our last? You may think it doesn’t matter, but if the previous generations did this would we have been better off?

In an effort to not sound morbid or depressing, I just want to challenge you for the next two weeks to find one thing that brings you joy, find one person you can perform an act of kindness towards, and write down your progress each day with one positive affirmation for yourself. At the end of the two weeks we will compare notes on how things have or have not changed for you.

I would like to leave you with a quote from one of my favorite authors, Corrie Ten Boom: “Happiness isn’t something that depends on our surroundings…it’s something we make inside ourselves.”

Till we meet again,

Angela

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