Look around you. People are consumed with stress and their own thoughts. We all carry so much around with us wherever we go. Even the people who give the appearance on the outside that life is wonderful, carry the same worries as anyone else. It is in our nature to over think and expect more from ourselves that we could ever deliver. Give yourself a break. Take a step back and look at who you are and how much you really do. I don’t mean observe how many things you cross off your to do list but how many things you do that really matter. We do so much for people all the time and sometimes we don’t even pause long enough to notice. Thank someone who had made a difference to you Tell them how much you appreciate them and learn to appreciate yourself too. Be the reason someone smiles today and be that reason for yourself too.
Just the other day I received the sweetest message. A friend of mine sent me a message letting me know how grateful she was that God brought me into her life. Seriously, it made my day. I was beaming from ear to ear. We need to hear more of these kind of things. We are quick to tell people how they disappoint us, but how often do we let them know how much we appreciate that they are part of our lives? I challenge you to let someone know today. Be a positive voice to someone today and work on being a more positive voice for yourself as well. Practice makes perfect and one day it will become second nature.